Installation Options for Swim Spa

What are the Installation Options for Swim Spa?

If you’re thinking about buying a swim spa, you have many options when it comes to installation. Hydropool Swim Spas can be installed indoors, outdoors, on or in the ground, or even in a half and half style. Depending on whether you prefer to use your swim spa in warmer or cooler months, your installation preferences will vary. Below we’ve compiled a list of the difficulties and benefits of each installation method so you can make the right choice for your needs.


Now that you know the pros and cons of each installation type, it’s time to choose the perfect installation style for your needs.

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Edge of Deck Installations

If you already have a deck or are thinking about adding one to your garden, an edge of deck installation is a great choice.

As one of the world’s most popular installation types, edge of deck installations can add all the beauty of a raised deck installation with the convenient service access of a stand alone installation.

Inground Installations

In-ground installations can offer huge payoffs and make your outdoor space look incredible, but they are also one of the most difficult installation styles so you have to plan ahead.

First, look at pictures of in-ground installations to discover whether it’s worth committing the time and effort required.

Next, think about serviceability and make sure your swim spa will be serviceable on all sides. Also consider ground water seepage.

Since your in-ground swim spa will be the lowest part of the garden, you need a pit that can handle water flow.

Finally, make sure the pit is secure and protected from rodents and pests that might want to make a home there.

Once you’ve made these considerations, get in touch with your local retailer for the installation help you need.

Half and Half Installations

Half and half installations require the same level of precautions and planning as in-ground and raised deck installations.

Due of their difficulty, it’s essential to work closely with your Hydropool retailer (us!) for the guidance you need.

Once a half and half install is complete, it is one of the easiest swim spas to get in and out of and to maintain.

The swim spa’s raised lip makes entry and exit simple:
Just sit on the side and swing your legs in or step over the side onto a level surface.

If you have users who need ease of access, half and half installations are strong choices.

Stand Alone Installations

Stand alone installations are the most common installation type.

They require no digging, contractors, or special equipment and can be easily lifted by a crane into the desired location.

As soon as your swim spa is in place, it is ready to be filled.

Another benefit of stand alone installation is easy service and installation of cover lifters. Stand alone installations can also dramatically change the look of your garden.

Raised Deck Installations

Some of the most beautiful installations in the world are in the raised deck style, but you must talk to your retailer about this type of installation prior to completing it.

Before installation, it’s important to make sure there is access on all four sides of the swim spa in case you need service.

In addition, raised deck installations can suffer from hardcover placement issues because space restrictions in raised decks make lifter installation difficult.

Sunroom or Indoor Installations

If you or your family aren’t fond of cold weather or your outdoor space isn’t right for swim spa installation, an indoor swim spa is a good choice.

A swim spa can enhance your exercise or spa area, glass solarium, or four-season room.

Indoor installations not only add a unique element to your home, but they offer privacy and a controlled climate that will maximize your enjoyment.

If you decide to install your swim spa indoors, make sure the swim spa room is close to the washroom and showers. Also ensure that the room has a floor drain, window, outside exhaust fan or humidistat controlled exhaust fan, and a humidifier.

This will promise proper ventilation for support equipment. To encourage draining, add a water tap and drain location nearby.