The Importance of Knowing a Swim Spa’s Width

Being aware of all measurements of a swim spa before purchasing is essential for planning and installation. Various aspects like your budget, the size of your backyard space, and more will play a role in the size you can choose. Below, we’ll be providing you with why it’s so important to know the measurements of a spa and how this could influence your planning.

What is the Width of a Swim Spa?

Swim spas are usually between 7 to 8 feet wide, and this is the standard measurement regardless of the make or model you choose. Prior to planning for your swim spa installation, it’s a good idea to see what swim spa size your space can fit. It’s important to follow the rule of 3 feet of clearance between the swim spa you’re planning on getting and your home and property line. This ensures everyone and everything will be safe and have proper access to the spa. Being aware of the dimensions of your swim spa is also beneficial to decide whether you would like it installed above or below ground. Additionally, are you planning on adding anything else around the swim spa? Whether it’s a deck, stonework, or even a garden, it’s a good idea to take all of this into consideration so you can find the perfect space for your spa to rest. 

When it comes to a swim spa’s width and depth, they are always about the same regardless of the manufacturer. The depth is generally always around 4 to 5 feet. This number was established for safety reasons, and it provides the most comfortable amount of water. The depth is important to keep in mind whether you’re doing an above or in-ground installation, as it will influence how much you will either need to dig a hole or add steps or decking for above-ground options. When looking at the length of a swim spa, this number can vary greatly from one make and model to the next. This number can be anywhere from 10 to 19 feet, so it’s essential to be aware of how much space you have before deciding which swim spa is best for you.

All of these measurements together make up the size of your swim spa, which is why it’s imperative to be aware of dimensions ahead of time. The larger the size, the more water it will require. This will also affect how much the swim spa will weigh and what type of support systems will need to be put into place. 

If you’re not too sure about the best installation options for your home and the swim spa you’re looking at, you can contact a hot tub dealer near you for assistance.

Choosing Your Ideal Swim Spa

Choosing the perfect swim spa for your home depends on various factors like your space, budget, and overall preferences. While some very athletic individuals will want to own a swim spa for swimming practice to improve their performance and technique, others will use it as a means of learning how to swim. Different options on the market are catered to specific interests or swimming levels. For instance, if you have room for a bigger swim spa size, Hydropool’s Trainer and Sport swim spa collections offer various designs and endless benefits. Made for the swimmers and athletes in mind, these collections are aquatic gyms and hot tubs in one. However, if you’re looking for the perfect spa for the whole family to enjoy, then Hydropool’s Play collection might be your best bet. A sales representative can help you figure out which option would be best for your space, budget, and interests by reaching out or visiting a distributor near you.  

Although there are many aspects that will play a role in this decision, the amount of space you have for a swim spa will be the biggest factor. Knowing the dimensions of your backyard will help you better envision what you can add to it to create your perfect space. 

To learn more about choosing the perfect swim spa for your home, download our free buyer’s guide today.

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