Should you buy a swimming pool for your home, or a swim spa? What’s the difference between the two?
Knowing the answers to these questions can help you make the best choice for your family. Here’s what you need to know about swim spas and how they are different from swimming pools.
Swimming Pool Season is only 6 Months at Most – Swim Spas Can Be Used All Year
In New Hampshire and throughout New England, you’re lucky to get a swimming pool season of 6 months — usually it’s around 4 or 5 months of quality swimming.
Swim Spas, on the other hand, can be enjoyed 365 days a year, in all 4 seasons.
Swimming Pool : 2 weeks to Install, Avg. cost $38,307 – Swim Spa: 3 Days to Install, avg. cost $24,800
Swimming pools are an awfully big investment, but how do they compare in cost to Swim Spas?
As it turns out, swim spas are much more affordable, costing on average $24,800 and taking only 3 days to install, vs. swimming pools which take up to 2 weeks to install and cost on average $38,307.
Swimming Pool Safety Cover: $2,500 – $3,500 – Swim Spa Safety Cover Included
Swimming pool safety covers are a necessary addition to any pool, and they’ll cost you between $2,500 to $3,500 on top of what you paid for the pool.
Swim Spa safety covers are included in the initial cost.
Cost of Heating a Pool to 85 degrees vs. Swim Spa
The average monthly cost of heating a swimming pool to 85 degrees will run you on average $400 in the spring, $200 in the Summer, and another $400 in the Fall — in the winter, the cost of heating a pool increases exponentially.
Meanwhile, the average monthly cost of heating your Swim Spa is well under $100 dollars three seasons out of the year, and just over $100 in the winter.
Average Maintenance Costs
Maintaining your swimming pool with various chemicals and equipment will cost you over $1,000 every year.
To maintain your Swim Spa will run you around $500 a year.
Pool Liner Replacement Costs
Every 10 to 15 years, swimming pools will need a new pool liner replacement, which costs on average $4,000 to $5,000.
Swim Spa shells never need to be replaced.
Swimming 1 Mile in a Pool vs. Swim Spa
To swim one mile in a swimming pool typically takes 66 laps and 130 turns. Swim Spas, on the other hand, are designed for a continuous swim, so you never take any turns to swim one mile.
When You Move, Take Your Swim Spa With You
If you ever need to move, there’s no way you’re taking your swimming pool with you — it’s a permanent install that future owners will get to enjoy.
Swim Spas can be moved with you, so you can bring them to your new house if you wish!
For Swim Spas in Portsmouth, NH, Contact Great Bay Spa & Sauna Today
Great Bay Spa and Sauna serves Portsmouth, NH, and the surrounding area. Fill out a contact form for more information.