If one of your goals for 2023 is to improve your health, you’ll want to keep reading.
Luxury swim spas provide a unique way to workout and relax all in one place. Over the last few years, they’ve exploded in popularity, and it’s no surprise that people are raving about their new and improved swimming experience.
Whether you’ve always wanted a pool or have been considering upgrading your backyard with a home spa, you’ll want to explore the possibilities a swim spa offers.
Below, we’re going to explore some of the best luxury swim spas on the market, and we may even share some of our favorite swim spa exercises with you at the end!
Let’s get started!
What is a Swim Spa?
If you’ve never heard of a swim spa, you might be curious about what they are.
They’re essentially a compact heated pool with a built-in hot tub!
Not only does this make them an amazing year-round pool, but it ensures you can reap the full range of benefits that hot tubs provide as well.
Whether you want a way to push yourself past your limits during a challenging swim or enjoy a hydromassage after a long day, a luxury swim spa makes that possible.
The Best Luxury Swim Spas for 2023
Swim spas come in various styles, each with its own unique benefits. While some models have a large open swim area, making them ideal for taller people, others are more compact, making them a great option for smaller yards without compromising on the quality of your swim.
Let’s dive in.
Outfitted with a luxuriously smooth Soft Stride mat and four hydromassage seats, the J-16 PowerPro®️ is a stunning option for anyone. This model is designed to be ultra-compact, with a wide swim area, making it easy to fit in backyards of any size.
With two bold wide-stream PowerPro®️ jets lining the front, you’ll be able to easily adjust the current to match your skill level, pushing yourself to become stronger with every swim.
The Soft Stride mat makes it easy to incorporate any range of body weight exercises into your workout routine, keeping you firmly in place as you move through each exercise.
After your workout, simply float back and relax in one of the hot tub seats. With four distinct jet configurations, you’ll be able to treat every weary muscle, recovering faster than ever.
Similar to the J-16 PowerPro®️, this model includes a wider open swim area and has four luxurious hydromassage seats tucked into one corner.
The J-16 PowerActive™ swim spa includes three powerful jets at the front, providing the optimum current to swim against.
With their even distribution near the tops and bottom of the spa, your body will be hugged by a balancing current of water, ensuring you are perfectly stable as you move through your swim session.
Following your workout, lean back in the FX-Therapy seat and enjoy a full body massage as your back is massaged from shoulders to hips, and your aching legs are treated to a soothing massage.
If you need a longer swim area, the J-19 PowerPro®️ is the way to go.
With an extended open swim area outfitted with two wide stream PowerPro®️ DX swim blades at the front paired with a SteadySwim™ buoyancy jet, your body will be kept perfectly in place as you work up a sweat.
This will allow you to build up strength faster than you would in a traditional pool as you adjust the jets to match your growing strength. You’ll be able to push yourself to the limits at any level.
This swim spa boasts four seats, each lined with its own jet configuration to give you maximum control over your hydromassage each time you jump into the water.
With precision jets, you’ll be able to ease your aching muscles while enjoying quality time with your loved ones as they play in the open swim area or join you for a side-by-side massage.
The J-19 PowerActive™ swim spa was designed to maximize family fun.
Outfitted with two PowerPro™ AX Jets and a SteadySwim™ buoyancy jet at the front, you’ll discover a powerful swimming experience. With their inverted triangular configuration, your body will be pushed up from the lower jet while you fight the current of the two jets at the top.
Along the back of the swim spa, you’ll find a set of flow return suctions designed to reduce reflective waves from pushing back against you as they hit the end of the spa.
This creates a reliable and predictable swimming environment so you can move through a challenging swim just as you would in a traditional pool.
Pair that with the SoftStride floor, and you’ll be working up a sweat, no matter your workout routine.
The J-19 PowerActive™ includes the same four precision hydrotherapy seats found in the models above, providing an unmatched massage experience you can only find in a Jacuzzi®️ Swim Spa.
Our Top 5 Best Swim Spa Exercises
While these luxury swim spas provide the ultimate swimming environment, they can be used for so much more.
Swim spas provide a joint-friendly atmosphere and are designed to support you during any exercise routine.
The Soft Stride mat lining the floor of each of these models will give you maximum stability. This allows you to perform various exercises without worrying about losing your form or slipping as you push through a difficult set.
Here are some of the best exercises to include in your swim spa session.
If you like to mix up your cardio routine, you’ll be happy to know you can run, jog and walk in place against the current as well.
After setting the jets to your desired strength, you can jog in place against it, running through a challenging cardio session without the impact on your joints.
2. Flutter Kicks
If you want to work your core and lower back, adding some flutter kicks to your routine is a great place to start.
The various levels built throughout the swim spa create the perfect environment for bodyweight exercises. Using one of the hydromassage seats or one of the ledges near the swim jets, hold yourself in the air with your legs straight out.
Then, simply kick your legs up and down. This will engage your lower core and help strengthen your lower back as you kick against the resistance of the water.
If this is too challenging, sit on the edge of a hydromassage seat to reduce the strength needed to keep yourself levitating in the air.
As mentioned above, swim spas are a great place to move through some bodyweight exercises, including push-ups.
This is especially good for beginners that are working on building up their upper body strength.
To complete push-ups in your swim spa, stand near the edge of your spa with your hands on the ledge. then, slowly lower yourself down at an angle into a pushup position before pushing yourself back up.
Not only will the water help support your body, reducing the load on your arms and back, but the angle your body is at while you move through each pushup will make it easier to push yourself back up.
4. Bicep Curls
Many swim spas include a section to attach resistance bands to. This allows you to include resistance exercises in your workout without having to leave the water.
Whether you use resistance bands or water weights, you can strengthen your arms by including bicep curls during your session.
Simply plant your feet on the SoftStride mat and challenge yourself with this weighted workout.
You may not have paired yoga with swim spas, but you might be surprised at how well they go together.
Between the resistance of the water and the Soft Stride mat, you’ll be able to move through an intense flow anytime you want.
While the warm water relaxes your muscles, you’ll discover an increase in your range of motion, allowing you to get deeper into each pose without worrying about injuring yourself.
Luxury Swim Spas in Orange County
Whether you’re a professional swimmer looking for the optimal environment to push yourself to new heights or simply want a place for your kids to play all year round, investing in a Jacuzzi®️ Swim Spa can be the answer.
At Jacuzzi Outdoor Living, we pride ourselves on creating a quality experience for the people of our community, from the moment you walk through our door to long after your swim spa, hot tub, or sauna has been installed.
To explore your options in person, visit our Mission Viejo showroom, or contact us today to learn more!