How Swim Spas Are Different:
The ultimate combination of a spa and a hot tub, a swim spa is a compact version of both. These spas also have jets, which allow for hydrotherapeutic benefits along with the opportunity to exercise. Here’s a breakdown of the most important things you should know before buying.
The Cost Of Installing A Swim Spa:
Prices for a swim spa vary depending on specific features and sizes. Swim spas typically vary between 8,000 and 30,000 dollars. Having this as an addition to your home, will ultimately cost somewhere between the price of a hot tub and a pool.
The cost of installing your swim spa will vary depending on where you intend to put it and the surface that you already have available to house it. You might need to install a concrete pad for your spa, which will likely cost you a few thousand dollars, depending on where you live.
A concrete pad is required for swim spas that are heavier and lager in size. Additionally, a concrete pad provides the foundation to make sure your swim spa stays safe and secure for many years to come.
Other costs associated with installing a swim spa include transportation, delivery methods, and electrical work.
The delivery of your spa is another step in the installation process to keep in mind. In many cases, a crane will be required to deliver your spa, particularly ones that are lager in size. When looking to rent a crane for your delivery, it can cost anywhere from 500 to 1,500 depending on where you live.
Another step within the installation process is hiring a licensed electrician. The cost of electrical work can range from 800 to 1,500 dollars depending upon the location and other factors. However, we want to highlight the importance of hiring a reputable, experienced professional, especially where water and electricity are combined.
When determining what the estimated price of installation for each of these items would be, you need to consider the type and size of your swim spa. Other factors like location and the specific space you’re going to put it, also play a role in overall cost.
The Costs Of Maintaining A Swim Spa:
We recommend keeping these specific things in mind as you consider the ongoing costs of running a swim spa. To start, there will be the cost of hydro in order to heat and run your swim spa all year round, along with the chemicals required to maintain proper pH levels.
When it comes to the cost of your hydro bill, it is inevitable that it will slightly increase with the addition of a swim spa, just as it would rise with any new electrical device in your home. So, this increase is certainly not a cause for concern, as it is an expected part of owning a spa. The cost of this will be influenced by certain aspects like the insulation you have and how much heat it can retain. On average, your hydro bill will increase by one dollar per day. There are many other factors that play a role in this, from its size to how frequently it is being used each day.
Another part of ongoing costs is determined by your warranty. Knowing what your specific swim spa’s warranty covers will be of great use to you long term. For instance, Hydropool spas come with a 10/5/3 warranty. This covers 10 years on Structure, 5 years Shell Surface, and 3 years Plumbing and Mechanical Components. This ensures that you do not have to worry if something happens within these time frames, as the warranty should cover any associated costs.
In many cases, knowing the ongoing costs of your swim spa, is just as important as knowing the initial ones. Hydropool’s warranty means that you can rest assured that many aspects will be covered for years to come.
We hope this blog helps you feel more prepared for your swim spas installation process. Learn more and download our free buyer’s guide today, or visit us at our swim spa store.