It’s no secret that both swimming pools and swim spas are a major investment – so you want to get it right. Both have great benefits to keeping you active, spending more time outdoors and reconnecting with family; but which is a better choice for you?



If you’re going to be using your pool for swimming, it’s not going to be small.

You’re going to need a lot of space in your garden if you’re going to be swimming regularly. A 20-foot swimming pool would mean you have to turn 260 times just to swim 1 mile – I’m dizzy just thinking about that!

If space is more limited in your garden and you want to swim seriously, a Swim Spa is the way forward. With the use of powerful current jets, you can swim continuously for a more authentic swimming experience. If your Swim Spa comes with an Infinity Edge, you’ll have unobstructed views of your surroundings, giving you the true feeling of swimming in open water!


An Infinity Edge Swim Spa feels like you're swimming in open water



Depending on the size, you will be looking at spending upwards of £25,000 to around £100,000. Swimming pools tend to be larger than Swim Spas as you’ll need the extra space for swimming.

Good-quality Swim Spas are also not cheap! Our Swim Spas are manufactured by Coast Spas, producing the World’s best-built Spas. Our Swim Spas start at £13,995 and are fully customisable to suit you.

You should also consider the cost of maintaining your pool or spa. You should expect a swimming pool to cost you between £10-15 per day to run, compared to the £6-8 per day for running a Swim Spa.


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A huge benefit to having your own private pool or Swim Spa are the hydrotherapeutic effects from regular sessions. Our Swim Spas are specifically designed to give you a targeted hydrotherapy massage, helping to ease muscle tension and joint stiffness – as well as being the perfect warm-up or cool-down after exercise!


Swim Spas have built-in hydrotherapy massage jets


Moving to a New House

If you’re thinking of investing in a swimming pool or Swim Spa, it’s likely you’re not looking at moving house very soon. What about a few years down the line?

Swimming pools are usually quite literally a hole in the ground. If you move away, you can’t really take the hole in the ground with you! While it may be a great selling feature to increase the value of your property, you then can’t take it with you and continue to reap the benefits.

Swim Spas are portable and can be moved from one home to the next. Of course, you could also leave it at your old home to increase the value, but why would you want to miss out on regular hydrotherapy massages?


Swim Spas are portable and can move house when you do


It’s pretty clear that we love our Swim Spas – but that doesn’t mean a swimming pool isn’t the right choice for everyone!


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