Buying a Swim Spa? Be Sure to Ask These Five Questions

December 9, 2021

Deciding to buy a swim spa is exciting—soon enough, you’ll have a convenient way to exercise and relax, right in your own backyard. Before you head to the spa store, however, it’s important that you ask yourself a few key questions. They’ll help you clarify exactly what you want, which will help the sales staff find something that fits into your lifestyle, budget and other needs.

Here’s what to ask before you visit the spa store and make a purchase.

Why do I want a swim spa?

The first and most important question to ask is why you want to invest in a swim spa in the first place. This will help you decide size, budget and features, which are major factors in your selection. Typically, people use swim spas for exercise purposes. However, there are also models that have more “spa-like” features, which can make them great for relaxing and entertaining. Think about how you plan to use the swim spa, then move on to the next questions.

What’s my budget?

When you’re deciding on a budget for your swim spa, make sure to include operating costs, installation, financing and other important considerations. As a general rule, you don’t want to pick the cheapest option available. That can wind up costing you more in maintenance, repair and operating costs over the long run. Instead, think about how much you’re willing to pay in cash, how much you can afford to finance and what you can spend on operation and maintenance costs each month. This will give you a better idea of what you can afford—and narrow down your selection as a result.

Which features are non-negotiable?

Depending on the model you choose, there are a wide variety of swim spa features available. For example, some offer custom massage features, while others may have luxuries like waterfalls, Bluetooth connectivity, lights and more. Think about how you plan to use your swim spa, and how often. This will help you determine which features are non-negotiable, and which would bee nice to have if they work with your budget.

Where will I put my swim spa?

Location, location, location: it’s not just for real estate. Swim spas generally range from 10 to 20 feet long, but there are outliers on both ends of the spectrum. You’ll need a flat, level area of your backyard to house the spa, and appropriate electrical connections. It’s often recommended that you place the swim spa no further than 10 steps away from your home.

Which brands are highly renowned?

This question can be answered by your friendly local spa store staff. Once you’ve answered the previous four questions, the team at Alcoe can tell you more about which brands offer the highest quality for the money.

Once you’ve clarified what you want out of your swim spa, be sure to visit Alcoe. Our local spa store offers swim spas, hot tubs and more. Call or stop by today to arrange a consultation and learn more about our selection.

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