Apart from the advantages, a swim spa also has disadvantages compared with a normal swimming pool.
- Higher electricity and heating costs
- An artificial counterflow is different to a genuine countercurrent
- Not swimming real lengths
- Strong turbulences possible
- Aesthetically inferior to a normal swimming pool.
- Not suitable for a summer pool party
- Aimed at really athletic swimmers
- Price difference compared to a normal swimming pool is relatively small
One of the major disadvantages of a swim spa are the running costs. The temperature of a swim spa is usually higher than for a normal swimming pool. This means higher heating costs. In addition, the jet stream also requires additional energy consumption.
Another disadvantage is the artificial feel of the counterflow. Whether the counterflow is not so strong or really powerful, the feel is different to that of a genuine countercurrent in both situations.
Furthermore, a swim spa does not match the beauty of a swimming pool. Even if you have a built-in swim spa, you will never get the same ‘wow’ effect as with a swimming pool. Moreover, a swim spa is not suitable for a pool party with a group of friends, but this is also true for a jacuzzi.
A swim spa is ideal for an athletic swimmer. This is both an advantage and a disadvantage. For jacuzzi lovers, a swim spa like this simply will not do. Nor is its limited size suitable for children to play and romp about. Once the novelty has worn off, a swim spa often becomes a personal swimming pool for the athletic swimmer.
Such a swim spa can easily set you back over €20,000. Even though a concrete swimming pool is often more than twice as expensive, we find it is a better investment. After all, a swimming pool can be used for all purposes and also adds value to the home.