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Hot Tubs vs Pools

by | Feb 25, 2021

There’s a lot to consider when deciding between a Hot Tub or Swim Spa. While both are fantastic options it comes down to your needs, wants, and what your budget will allow. When deciding on a Swim Spa or Hot Tub, consider your personal preferences and how you are planning on using your Spa. In this blog, we have created a list to help you decide which is better, a Hot Tub or Pool.

When you are weighing the pros and cons of either a Hot Tub or Pool, remember to consider your lifestyle like fun with the family, exercise, relaxing, and entertainment. You also need to take some other practical factors into your consideration.

Placement Of Hot Tub Or All Weather Pools

Where you put your All Weather Pool or Hot Tub is going to be a huge factor when deciding on the features your Spa includes. Swim Spas take up a large amount of Space and can leave you with a limited amount of Space left in your backyard. Whereas with a Hot Tub or plug-and-play Hot Tub the Space needed is a lot smaller, making better use depending on the size of your backyard. When deciding on the features you want with your Spa and how you want to set it up. Consider if they take up more Space. Things like added seating and entertainment areas will require more Space. To make sure everything will fit into the desired area. Make sure you get the dimensions and calculate the area needed for each to see if you are restricted by the size of your area.


Safety should be a top concern on your list. You want to make sure your family, including pets, are safe from accidents involving your Hot Tub or All Weather Pool. When you start looking into safety it’s important to remember things like safety covers, cover locks, and cleanliness of your water and filtration system. As Canada’s largest Hot Tub company. Arctic Spas® is committed to being a leader in pursuing tougher energy use legislation and will continue to drive the agenda of manufacturing responsible, safe, and efficient products. As an international Hot Tub manufacturer, we are required by law to meet certain quality and safety standards. We choose to get our certification from TÜV, one of the most strict and respected manufacturing certification organizations in the world. Because your safety is and should be a top priority regardless of buying a Hot Tub or Swim Spa.


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Arctic Spas Spa Boy


For many, maintenance on an All Weather Pool is the deciding factor because it’s typically a lot more work than a Hot Tub. Arctic Spas® Hot Tubs and All Weather Pools are equipped with Spa Boy®. Spa Boy® is the world’s first automated Spa monitoring and maintenance system, developed exclusively by, and for Arctic Spas®. Rather than solely relying on manual testing, Spa Boy® monitors and helps maintain ideal Spa water conditions for efficiency and low maintenance. This incredible, patented technology uses medical-grade sensors constantly to analyze key water cleanliness parameters and from this data, the Spa Boy® system precisely controls the output of our integrated salt water system, ensuring that sanitizer levels are kept in the absolute optimum range. Spa Boy® simply, accurately, and effortlessly assists in maintaining perfect clear, and safe Spa water for you

So relax, enjoy your Arctic Spas® to its fullest potential, and leave water maintenance to your own, personal Spa Boy®!


Fitness & Fun

Relaxing, entertaining, and having family fun is another reason to decide between a Swim Spa or a Hot Tub. When purchasing either form of Swimming entertainment. For those that are wanting more of a fitness platform, the Swim Spa or all-weather Pool will be the better swim system for you. All-Weather Pools are equipped to be used for fitness with countless numbers of options for workouts. Including rowing, resistance training, or even just using it for Swimming continuous laps! Some other fun activities you can try with your Swim Spa is kneeboarding and rapid paddling. Although Swim Spas are geared towards fitness they are still a Hot Tub in one. Some models like the Okanagan Swim Spa comes complete with an LED-lit swim-up bar and even an ice bucket to keep the drinks cold when the heat is on! Perfect for the whole family. If a large all-weather Pool doesn’t fit your lifestyle there are tones of Spacious luxury Hot Tubs available that will fit your relaxation needs and your Space.

A woman rowing in the swim spa

Hot Tub Or Pool? Which Is Right For Me.

When looking at investing in your own luxury Swim Spa or Hot Tub it can be a big decision to make. Pools and Hot Tubs will not only increase the value of your home but help you relax, entertain, and spend quality time with your family. If you’re still not sure if a Pool or Hot Tub is best for you. Don’t hesitate to call a specialist at an Arctic Spas® location near you. Let us help you find the perfect Hot Tub or Pool for your home.