Few people enjoy the luxury of having access to a swimming pool year-round. Many people believe a year-round pool is an impossible concept, especially in New England, where winters can be harsh.

But you may be surprised to know that extending your swimming season is not only possible in New England, but it’s also quite simple. With a swim spa, you can give your family the gift of an endless summer, no matter the weather. Here’s what you need to know about using your swim spa as a pool.

What Is a Swim Spa?

With its powerful jets and compact size, a swim spa combines the best of a pool and a hot tub. You can use your swim spa as a pool without worrying about space, as these spas are specifically designed to fit into smaller areas. This makes them ideal for yards or properties with limited square footage.

Benefits of a Swim Spa as a Pool

There are more benefits to using your swim spa as a pool than space-saving. Take a closer look at the advantages of investing in a swim spa

person swimming in a hydropool swim spa

Year-Round Use

The swimming season always seems to go as quickly as it comes. When winter comes, those with traditional pools have to haul away their pool accessories and close down for the year, waiting for that fateful day in spring when the temperatures consistently rise again.

But not the swim spa owner. Because you can adjust the water temperature to suit your preferences, no temperatures can stop you from getting your swim in. Whether it’s a cool dip in the summer to feel refreshed or a warming embrace in the dead of winter to unwind after a long day, swim spas can do it all — on your timeline, not the calendar’s.

Health and Fitness

When you hear the word “spa,” you likely think of relaxing and finding inner calm, not exercise. While swim spas offer plenty of relaxation, they can also serve as ideal supplements to your fitness routine. 

An adjustable current lets you swim in place, making exercising at home simple and fun. Swimming offers low-impact cardio exercise for anyone of any fitness level, and with a swim spa’s current, you don’t need the same amount of space as you would with a regular-sized pool. 

You can also use your swim spa for water aerobics, resistance training, or even jogging. Virtually any low-impact workout you can think of is made better by owning a swim spa.


Traditional pools don’t have the versatility that a swim spa does. In addition to using your swim spa as a pool, you can also use it as a hot tub to unwind after a long work day. Whether you want to throw your next pool party or seek the peace of a spa experience, a swim spa fits the bill.

Choosing the Right Swim Spa for You

father is teaching his daughter how to swim in swimming spa

Any type of pool is an investment. It’s important to consider what you might need to adjust or remind yourself of as you shop for your new swim spa.

The first is space. Make sure the area you have in mind for your swim spa offers enough space around it for easier maneuverability.

Cost is another major factor. The more features you choose, the higher the cost. But with their versatility, swim spas can help you save money in the long run.

Installation is not as involved for swim spas as it is with traditional pools. Many are also relatively simple to set up. While shopping for your swim spa, make sure your space suits any installation requirements.

It’s Always Swimming Season With New England Spas

Ready to see how much value a new swim spa can bring into your life? Look no further than the high-quality models we offer at New England Spas. We carry only the best brands, like Hydropool, and we can help you find the swim spa that fits both your needs and your budget. Start enjoying swimming season all year long. Reach out to us with any questions you have, and we’ll be happy to point you in the direction of your dream swim spa!