Can a Spa Be Used as a Pool?

Can a Spa Be Used as a Pool?

For many people the idea of a backyard swimming pool is the height of luxury. Being able to step out your backdoor and jump into your own pool may seem like something only the wealthy can aspire to. However, being able to swim in your backyard may not be as far out of reach as
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Are Swim Spas Safe?

Are Swim Spas Safe?

If you’re in the market for a swim spa, you may be wondering about potential dangers.  Are swim spas safe? Just like any piece of equipment, as long as they are treated with care and respect, a swim spa can make a great addition to your home. A swim spa will allow you to get
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Are Swim Spas Good for Exercise?

Are Swim Spas Good for Exercise?

For those who are looking for activities to help them stay fit, lose weight, or recover from injury, exercising in water is a great alternative. But what if your access to water is limited?  Are swim spas good for exercise? By all accounts, yes! Even though you might think the smaller area of a swim
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Small But Mighty

Small But Mighty

When envisioning an inground swimming pool, many people immediately think of the Olympic-sized standard – long and rectangular with both a deep end and a shallow end. But there are as many shapes and sizes of pools available as there are individual opinions. And in today’s real estate market, size comes at a premium. But
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The Perfect Year Round Pool

The Perfect Year Round Pool

As Canadians, one of the major drawbacks of having a full-sized outdoor pool is the limited amount of time that it’s actually usable. We’re famous for our long winters and short summers which gives outdoor swimming a very narrow window. But there are ways to have access to the perfect year round pool without having
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How an Exercise Pool Pump Works

How an Exercise Pool Pump Works

Swim spa exercise pools are an ideal way for those who love to swim and spend time in a hot tub in the privacy of their own property yet don’t have enough space to install a full-sized swimming pool with a complimentary hot tub.  A powerful water pump is able to create a current that’s
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Is a Small Pool Easier to Maintain?

Is a Small Pool Easier to Maintain?

There are many advantages to owning a swim spa instead of a full-sized swimming pool. Of course, a swim spa will take up much less space than a full-sized swimming pool. Swim spas will also allow you to practice your swimming strokes while also giving you the option of using it like a hot tub.
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Why Close a Pool in Winter?

Why Close a Pool in Winter?

Part of the reason why many people in the Great White North choose not to install a backyard swimming pool is the number of winter months we experience. Then why close a pool in the winter? Unfortunately, a full-sized swimming pool can’t be used all year round. The volume of water is so large that
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Does a Swim Spa need a Fence?

Does a Swim Spa need a Fence?

Once you’ve decided to install a swim spa in your backyard you’ve probably thought of a million other questions that need answering. Where should it be installed? How far should it be from the house or the property lines? What kind of electrical outputs will it need? Do I need to buy a cover? Does
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How to Use a Pool Year Round

How to Use a Pool Year Round

Do you love swimming, but hate the idea of going to the local rec centre or gym? Are you one of those people who would install a swimming pool in their backyard if it wasn’t for the fact that we experience winter for a good six months of the year? Well, there might be a
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