Spa Pools: The Stress-Free Alternative To Hot Tubs

orbitor max round spa pool by Jet Spas in Dunedin

In today’s fast-paced world, finding ways to unwind and relax is essential for our overall well-being. While hot tubs have long been popular for their therapeutic benefits, spa pools have emerged as a stress-free alternative that offers a unique and rejuvenating experience and even assist you to sleep better


In this article, we will explore spa pools’ benefits and features and why they are becoming the go-to choice for individuals seeking ultimate relaxation and tranquillity.

If you’re looking for hot tubs for sale, your algorithm might start showing you spa pools as an alternative. Same thing, surely? The short answer is no.


While both are used for soaking in hot water in the great outdoors, the difference comes down to running and maintenance costs, energy efficiency and functionality. Here’s why spa pools are the stress-free alternative you should invest in.

What is a Spa Pool?

A spa pool, also known as a swim spa or relaxation pool, is a hybrid between a hot tub and a swimming pool. It combines the benefits of hydrotherapy with the ability to swim against a current. Unlike traditional hot tubs, spa pools offer ample space for relaxation and exercise, making them a versatile option for individuals of all ages and fitness levels.

The Benefits of Spa Pools:

Stress Relief: 

One of the primary reasons people turn to spa pools is their ability to alleviate stress. Combining warm water, massaging jets, and hydrotherapy provides a soothing environment that helps reduce tension, improve blood circulation, and promote relaxation.


 The best spa pools have strategically placed jets that deliver therapeutic water massage to specific body areas. This targeted hydrotherapy can help relieve muscle soreness, joint pain, and stiffness. The pulsating water jets can also aid in improving sleep quality and reducing the symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Fitness and Exercise:

Unlike traditional hot tubs, spa pools offer the added benefit of resistance swimming. With adjustable water currents, individuals can swim in place, engaging their muscles and cardiovascular system for a low-impact, high-resistance workout. Resistance swimming makes spa pools an excellent option for those seeking to improve their fitness levels, recover from injuries, or engage in aquatic therapy.

Year-Round Use: 

The best spa pools are designed to be used throughout the year, regardless of the weather conditions. Equipped with heating systems, users can enjoy warm water even during colder seasons. And heating systems ensure that you can benefit from the relaxing properties of a spa pool all year long.

Features of Spa Pools:

Size and Design Options: 

Spa pools come in various sizes and designs to suit different needs and preferences. Whether you have limited outdoor space or desire a larger pool-like experience, a spa pool option is available to fit your requirements.

Temperature Control: 

Most spa pools allow users to adjust the water temperature to their desired level, ensuring optimal comfort. This flexibility will enable you to customise your spa pool experience based on your preferences and the therapeutic benefits you seek.


Jet Configuration: 

The jet configuration in a spa pool can vary, with different models offering various types and intensities of water jets. Some spa pools feature powerful massage jets for deep tissue relaxation, while others may include gentler jets for a more soothing experience. The ability to control the jets’ pressure and direction allows for a personalised hydrotherapy session.

Water Filtration and Maintenance: 

The best spa pools have advanced filtration systems to ensure the water remains clean and free from impurities. High-quality filtration systems help maintain water hygiene and reduce the need for frequent water changes. Also, spa pools often include user-friendly control panels for easy maintenance and water quality monitoring.


For Best Spa Pools Installation Considerations Are:

Outdoor or Indoor Placement:

Spa pools can be installed outdoors or indoors, depending on your preference and available space. Outdoor installations allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature while soaking in the warm water, while indoor installations provide privacy and the convenience of year-round access.

Site Preparation: 

Before installing a spa pool, it is important to consider preparing the site. Site preparation includes ensuring a solid and level foundation, proper drainage, and easy access to water and electrical connections. Consulting with professionals during installation is recommended to ensure a seamless and safe setup.

Maintenance and Safety: 

Regular maintenance is essential to maintain your spa pool. Maintenance includes cleaning the filter, monitoring water chemistry, and following the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance tasks. It is also crucial to adhere to safety guidelines, such as securing the spa pool with a cover and following appropriate electrical safety measures when not in use. While hot tubs often require a lot of maintenance, recurring treatments for cedar wood frames, and regular water drainage, with some even recommending drainage after every use. The high level of care is why hot tubs are more suitable for a resort than a laid-back backyard.


The Alpine Aesthetic

Kiwis understand the benefits of heated water therapy. After all, our ancestors grew up in our volcanic terrain, enjoying therapeutic hot springs. This aligns with the Alpine aesthetic – cozy, nostalgic, upmarket style.

Hot tubs are known for their Alpine aesthetic due to their cedar wood frame and a stock of firewood required to keep water heated. However, the need for lower running costs and stress-free maintenance is driving buyers in a different, more environmentally friendly direction with spa pools and swim spas.

Hot Tub Alternatives

You can try a circular spa pool ‒ officially taking over as the new hot tub. Traditionally, spa pools feature loungers, armchairs, or bench-style seating. Various seating options are available, and sizes vary from a two-person up to a six-person model. There is plenty of space to move and entertain in a circular-style spa pool featuring the classic hot tub aesthetic.

The Orbiter and Orbiter Max:

If you’re looking for a hot tub for sale, take a look at the Orbiter as a hot tub alternative ‒ a large round spa pool with the aesthetics of a hot tub but absolutely none of the stress, maintenance requirements, and large water bills.

The Orbiter takes it a step further with its whirlpool feature, which makes it fun for kids and WiFi, which might be even more popular with today’s tech-savvy kids. It has very efficient power requirements: 10 Amps.

It features a 10-year structural warranty, with 5-year warranties on most components. In addition, it’s extraordinarily lightweight at only 320 kg, making it easy to relocate if needed.


If you’re looking for a hot tub alternative, then take a look at Jet Spas Orbiter and Orbiter Max spa pools.

and help you to sleep better.

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