Life really is better when you have a pool in your backyard but when it comes time to decide between a traditional swimming pool or a swim spa, which is going to be your best bet? Both options have pros and cons; here are a few things to consider when you’re making your decision:


This is probably one of the first things you need to consider. If you’ve got a large amount of space to put a pool or spa, you will have more options. Traditional swimming pools can take up more space than swim spas, so if space is an issue, a swim spa might be a better choice.


The weather in New Hampshire can be tricky. When it’s nice outside, there is no better place to be. But the long New England winters can be an issue. Traditional pools have a limited amount of use time, maybe four to six months out of the year. A swim spa gives you year-round access and by adjusting the temperature, you can use it all year long.


Swim spas have the ability to be moved with you if you decide to move to another home. Traditional swimming pools can’t be moved. If you’re planning to move to another home in the near future, a swim spa might be the right choice for you.


If you have a large family or love to entertain friends, a traditional swimming pool might be a better choice. You’ll have the ability to accommodate more people than you would in a swim spa. While swim spas are larger than traditional hot tubs, there are still limitations.

As you can see, there are many things to think about when you have to decide between a pool and a swim spa. If entertaining is your motivation then a traditional pool might be better. But if you’re looking for a place to relax and renew, a swim spa might be just the ticket. Both options give the gift of relaxation, fun, and health.

At Great Bay Spas, our dedicated staff can help you find the perfect solution for your needs. Contact us today and let us show you how easy pool and spa ownership can be.