Swim Spas Articles



With the bubbling jets, a compact size, and ability to swim laps against a current, swim spas (also known as "swim-in-place pools") offer the best of hot tubs and swimming pools in one convenient package. With options to swim laps and do aquatic exercises, swim spas provide a great fitness routine for users of any fitness level--whether you are a beginner, active gym-goer, or competitive swimmer.

Combined into one portable unit, swim spas allow owners can enjoy the benefits of a swimming pool and a spa without having to dig a hole in the backyard.
Learn about swim spas and aquatic fitness benefits in the articles below.

Ready to buy? Check out these recommended swim spa manufacturers and see photos and detailed information about available models in our Swim Spas Buyers' Guide.


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Michael Phelps swimming in swim spaMichael Phelps Trains for the London Olympics

As U.S. swimming Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps prepares for the Summer Games, he has also teamed up with Master Spas on a signature line of swim spas. Read more >>


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Swim Spas: The Perfect Combo

Learn the benefits of a swim spa and how to find the best model to fit your needs. Read more >>




Master Spas swim spaSwim Spas: Current Solutions

Get in shape, enjoy hydrotherapy, and swim laps without flip turns. See your options in compact swim-in-place pools, and how to turn your existing pool into a swim-in-place pool with specially designed portable units. Read more >>


Michael PhelpsMichael Phelps: In Praise of Swimming

How has the Olympic swimming champion spent the last couple of years, post-Beijing? Between training for London 2012, he’s been raising money for nonprofits, working with his foundation, and helping to develop innovative products—all in the name of swimming. Read more >>


Master SpasSwim Spas for Aquatic Fitness

Learn how swim spas work, what you get for your money, and which products and accessories help you get into shape. 
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Soak Up a Healthier Lifestyle

Enjoy the fun, relaxation, and health benefits of a hot tub and swim spa. Read more >>


Michael Phelps Trains for the London Olympics

As U.S. swimming Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps prepares for the Summer Games, he has also teamed up with Master Spas on a signature line of swim spas. Read more >>


Swim Spas: The Perfect Combo


Learn the benefits of a swim spa and how to find the best model to fit your needs.
Read more >>



Swim Spas: Current Solutions

Get in shape, enjoy hydrotherapy, and swim laps without flip turns. See your options in compact swim-in-place pools, and how to turn your existing pool into a swim-in-place pool with specially designed portable units. Read more >>



Michael Phelps: In Praise of Swimming

How has the Olympic swimming champion spent the last couple of years, post-Beijing? Between training for London 2012, he’s been raising money for nonprofits, working with his foundation, and helping to develop innovative products—all in the name of swimming. Read more >>


Swim Spas for Aquatic Fitness

Learn how swim spas work, what you get for your money, and which products and accessories help you get into shape. 
Read more >>


Catch the Current

Get your workout and hydrotherapy in one convenient system with a swim spa. Read more >>


Compact with a Current: Swim Spa Benefits & Installation


From fitness to hydrotherapy, swim spas offer versatility and can be installed almost anywhere. Read more >>



Swimming Upstream

The latest swim spas provide the most realistic swimming experience yet, come in various depths and lengths, and offer accompanying soak areas where the water temperature can be independently regulated. Find the perfect combination for your needs. Read more >>



Swim Spas - Staying Current


With available options and accessories, they make for a total at-home gym with benefits beyond swimming. Your swim spa can be the perfect hybrid haven. Read more >>



The Flow Factor in Swim Spas

Find out the three different systems used to create the current in a swim spa: jet, paddlewheel, and propeller-powered.Read more >>



Swim Spas - What the Shell Tells


Manufacturers use different materials to achieve that smooth swim spa interior -- vacuum-formed cast acrylic, gel-coated fiberglass or a vinyl-lined shell. Read more >>



Swim Spa Basics

More companies are introducing swim spas into their product lines, while others are continually upgrading existing features, resulting in new and improved models. Read on for answers to common questions. Read more >>



Customize Your Swim Spa Current

If you plan to focus your water workout to jogging in place, stretching exercises and moderate lap swimming, you may not need a full-force current on your swim spa. Accessory products might be a better choice. Read more >>



Fitness Gear for Swim Spas

Aqua gloves, which have webbing between the fingers for greater resistance, are just one of the many types of fitness gear you can use in a swim spa. Read more >>



Swim Spas: The Wave of the Future

Health professionals have long realized that regular exercise leads to improved health. Now, many homeowners are choosing swim spas as their preferred vehicle to tone muscles, improve endurance and enhance performance. Read more >>



Swim Spas Climb the Charts

Torn between visions of lounging in the steamy waters of your new hot tub and your imagined fit physique after swimming laps in your new pool? A swim spa—a hybrid of a workout pool and a healing hot tub—may be the solution. Read more >>