Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing the Best Swim Spa for Your Home
Understanding exactly why you are buying a swim spa will help you choose the best one for you
- Choose where you will put your swim spa
- Research the features that are most important to you
- Understand the costs associated with owning a swim spa
- Compare the features and costs of the best models
- Consider purchasing a swim spa from Barefoot Spas as our swim spas offer the best patented technology and high-quality parts.
Picture this: It’s a hot, summer day outside. To cool off, you decide to take a swim, but instead of having to drive to a germy gym and swim in a public pool filled with strangers, you can go right to your backyard. You jump in, swim a bit, get a great workout, and towel off. Later, you and your family venture into the backyard for a relaxing soak, letting the jets soothe your muscles.
Congratulations, you’ve just experienced the perfect day with a swim spa!
Now it’s time to make your big decision. Which one of these lovely models will you be bringing home? Which one will best serve you and what you’re looking for?
In this guide, we will give you simple strategies to separate a good spa from the best – one that gives you the most bang for your buck. The best part? It all comes down to your unique preferences and what will best serve your lifestyle.
Locate your swim spa’s destination
A big factor in choosing the right swim spa is deciding where you’re going to put it. The size of your backyard will determine how large it can be. You’ll also need to consider important aspects of your location like accessible power, the condition of your yard, and aesthetics.
Once you pick the model, installing it will be a simple procedure for the professional installers who deliver it. Spas come in a one-piece design. Each unit is pre-molded, mostly to prevent water leakage. You’ll need to consider accessibility for the crew installing your unit. Can they easily access the installation area? How accessible are the plumbing and water hookups? How stable is the ground your swim spa will be resting on?
You may even want to have an electrician come to your home beforehand and help you choose the best location. It must be placed on a flat, sturdy surface that is built to code. Your technician can also give you the exact dimensions you’ll need for your chosen spa. You can check your location yourself or ask for some extra help.
What are your swim spa must-haves?
When you begin thinking of what you want from a swim spa, strongly consider doing some research. Find out what the best models offer in terms of features. Make a list of what you want from your dream swim spa. Compare those features with the best options available. Have fun with it!
Not sure what features you want? Ask yourself why you’re investing in a swim spa. Is it for rest and relaxation? Is it for exercise or to gain complete wellness?
Is it going to provide a family experience where everyone can gather and spend time bonding? Do you plan to host backyard BBQs and have company over a lot to enjoy your swim spa?
Once you figure out what you’ll be using it for, it will be a lot easier to pinpoint the features most important to you.
Also, remember that a swim spa is not just useful for one thing. The right unit can give you more benefits than just becoming physically fit, massaging your muscles, or the typical things people think about when they first start thinking about getting a swim spa.
Understand what your swim spa needs to last
To protect your investment, realize that swim spas are not “set it and forget it” items. They require swim spa maintenance tasks that you’ll need to do regularly to keep your investment in tip-top shape. You’ll also want to familiarize yourself with the effect a swim spa will have on your utility bills.
Fortunately, the costs associated with a swim spa are much less than a large pool! While costs fluctuate based on the unit model and which brand of chemicals you use, you’ll need to plan on spending around $15 - $35 per month on chemicals and related products like filters to keep your water safe. For your spa’s energy needs, plan on spending around $50-$100 per month. That range could vary greatly depending on your swim spa’s size and if you live in a cold climate.
Depending on your choice, your swim spa may have slightly different maintenance needs. But most will need the following tasks performed:
- Drain your swim spa once a year
- Monitor your water’s acidity and alkalinity
- Maintain your swim spa’s ideal temperature
Ideally, choosing a unit from a reputable brand will help reduce any potential repair costs, assuming you follow your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. Remember that water is corrosive and working parts of your swim spa will be exposed to water and may wear out over time.
Choose a swim spa with advanced features
Every industry sees advances periodically. From improvements in components for longer wear and tear to increased comfort, the swim spa industry is no exception. Here at Barefoot Spas, we believe we offer the best swim spa options in the industry.
Our engineers always strive to ‘p their game when it comes to our designs. We are not content with using the same old technology, either. By constantly pushing forward, we are helping to evolve the swim spa industry.
Here are just a few reasons we feel (in our not-so-humble opinion) that our swim spas are the best because of the “Barefoot advantage:”
- Exojet™ Hydro-Therapy Systems – Barefoot Spas’ patented design dramatically improves overall jet performance and feel.
- Pro-Loc™ jet bodies –Our system guarantees you get just the right pressure and volume.
- High-performance diffuser – Our diffuser is highly resistant to chemicals, improves strength and rigidity, and is designed to last.
- Patented locking systems – This innovative locking system makes it easy to install or remove jet inserts, meaning less hassle for you.
- Viton O-Ring seal – Our unique design improves vacuum and air draw by as much as 46% when compared to other jet designs! The Viton O-Ring also prevents build-up, reducing the likelihood of a breakdown.
Live life Barefoot
Now that you have a good idea of how to narrow down your swim spa choices, you can start researching features, prices, and different options. Much of choosing a swim spa comes down to personal choice and you deserve one NOW. If you are not sure what your best option is, talk to a professional.
You can contact us to schedule a visit to our factory or simply get in touch with our customer service team. Call 804-298-3950 now or fill out our form and one of our courteous representatives will reach out to you.