Swim spas are a popular addition to the home, offering an affordable alternative to an in-ground swimming pool that can be used throughout the year. Swim spas offer a combination of water exercise benefits and therapy of soothing hydrotherapy – and they look good while doing it!
With the arrival of spring, there’s never been a better time to refresh your swim spa installation and create a space to de-stress at home. Before you change the water, upgrade the installation’s efficiency and enhance the environment, make sure that you read our expert recommendations!
Reasons to Refresh Your Swim Spa Installation
Maintaining your swim spa is essential to keep your installation in good condition. Carving out a bit of time to refresh your all season pool will ensure that you have many more happy memories in the comfort of your backyard.
While you’re at it, why not spruce up your backyard and create a fun and relaxing environment to enjoy your swim spa?
Consider the following practical and enjoyable reasons to refresh your swim spa installation.
- Create a rejuvenating environment in your backyard to enjoy during your downtime
- Establish a space where guests can enjoy the features of your backyard in the upcoming summer season
- Identify any scratches or cracks in the surface to be mended
- Fortify any weak areas on the surface due to sunlight and UV exposure
- Keep the water clean and hygienic
- Ensure the water chemistry and water filters are operating efficiently
- Check the condition of the cover to ensure that energy costs are kept low
Top Considerations When Refreshing Your Swim Spa Installation
Enhance the experience by refreshing your swim spa installation, while keeping the following considerations in mind.
When You Plan to Use It
Depending on your revamp plan, you may need to let your swim spa settle before making use of it. For example, if the swim spa needs to be drained to fix a crack then you’ll need a few days before the repair job has settled. If you’re adding chemicals to the swim spa, then you’ll need to let the chemicals settle for a few hours.
In another instance, you may be adding a deck or installing a patio in the surroundings in which case it’s best to wait until all of the debris is cleared before you remove the cover.
Patio furniture is a subtle addition to the backyard that can make a big difference. Consider how you plan to use your swim spa and what patio furniture will be best suited for the area. For example, if you mostly use the swim spa as part of your exercise routine, then you may prefer a space to stretch or do complementary land-based exercises.
If your swim spa is mostly used for its hot tub properties then you may want to add recliners and furniture that is geared towards relaxing.
With the weather warming up, you most likely have plans to spend the sunny days outdoors. Surrounding your swim spa with thoughtful landscaping features creates a relaxing environment that encourages hours of fun and rejuvenation.
Decide whether you want to create a private space around your swim space, the opportunities to add lighting, consider a cover that complements your landscaping, and transform your swim spa into a backyard feature. Your ultimate goal will guide your landscaping choices.
Patio and Deck Area
Do you have a patio and deck area? If yes, then it’s worth considering how the swim spa fits in with the existing structure and what developments can be added.
If no, then you may want to think about the value that a patio or deck can add. Assess the amount of space in your backyard, your budget, and how a patio can refresh your swim spa installation.
Ways to Improve Your Backyard and Swim Spa Installation
It’s no secret that all season pools are an affordable alternative to an inground swimming pool, with different options to suit various price ranges. In the same way, there are cost effective ways to spruce up your swim spa installation, as well as more elaborate measures – and here are a few of them.
Start small and consider what decor can be added to the space. Buying new, waterproof cushions for patio furniture, adding greenery and buying a basket to store swimming towels are all examples of simple decor additions to beautify the outdoor space.
Create a Private Space
Do you prefer that your swim spa be an intimate space? There are various ways to create a private mood by planting shrubs that grow vertically and installing attractive drapery such as outdoor curtains or even a trestle.
Plan a Maintenance Day
With the arrival of spring, it’s worth conducting a spring cleaning of your swim spa installation. In the same way that a man can be refreshed with a shower and a shave, so can a swim spa be refreshed with a bit of maintenance.
Allocate a day to drain the all season pool, fix any weak spots and fill with fresh water. With a little bit of effort, your swim spa will look as good as new!
Brighten up the outdoor space by adding light to the area. Consider the existing style of the backyard and how you use the space. A fire pit is an effective way to set the mood, whether you prefer a gas fire pit, fire table or fire bowl.
Another option is to string lights to create a magical ambiance. String lights are available in a variety of different colors, styles and battery options.
Install a Deck or Patio
If you don’t already have a deck or patio in your backyard, then it’s worth considering. A patio and deck provides a social space to relax, entertain and enjoy the sun.
You can also take it one step further and add a BBQ or smoker to the space.
Install a Premium Swim Spa to Enjoy This Spring
There are a range of different ways that a homeowner can improve their backyard and swim spa installation. As the weather warms and you plan to spend countless hours outdoors, getting ahead of your swim spa revamp couldn’t come at a better time. Whether you’re limited for budget and space or you’ve been saving all year – the options are endless.
If you don’t have an all season pool but you want one, then you can browse our selection at Premium Home Leisure. Find out more about our patented and proven technology to bring your swim to life, or give us a call at 306-955-5466. We proudly carry industry-leading brands, including Jacuzzi® Swim Spas and SwimLife™ Swim Spas!