St. George Hot Tub &
Swim Spa Showroom

765 N Bluff Street,
St. George, UT 84770

What Is a Spool?

what is a spool?

Some people think that a spool is just a small swimming pool. Others believe the term refers to a pool that also functions as a hot tub or spa. So, who’s right?

Actually, neither definition is wrong. Spools are also known as swim spas, as they offer the advantages of a standard pool – albeit a small one – along with the benefits of a hot tub. Many models also come equipped with powerful jets to accommodate different types of exercises. Buy a high-quality spool for your southern Utah home or vacation rental property, and you’ll understand why swim spas are becoming the hottest trend in backyard design.

Reasons to Consider a Spool

Swim spas are typically between 10 to 16 feet in length and 6 to 8 feet in width. The small size, coupled with the ability to act as a hot tub, means that a spool offers greater flexibility than a standard-sized swimming pool or spa.

Spools allow homeowners to do more with less backyard space. Below are a few of the many reasons to consider investing in a swim spa:

·       Enjoy a variety of activities, including swimming and lounging

·       Year-round use due to the ability of a spool to be heated like a hot tub

·       Plenty of room in the backyard for furniture and landscape features

What about maintenance? While high-quality spools still need routine care, the technology reduces the amount of work required. And some retailers – including Absolute Comfort Spa & Pool – offer affordable swim spa cleaning and maintenance services.

Spool Options & Accessories

The leading swim spa manufacturers allow homeowners to have a hand in the design. You’ll be able to choose not only the size and installation location, but also the features that fit your needs.

Many people opt for models with hydromassage seats, airless jets and heaters – those are pretty standard for high-quality spools. However, you may also want to customize yours by adding one or more of the following accessories:

  • A multi-speed underwater treadmill for low-impact exercise
  • An adjustable, feature-packed aquabike for cycling workouts
  • Detachable rowing bars for resistance and endurance training
  • Interior or exterior steps or risers for easier accessibility
  • Grab bars or rails for safety and support in aquatic therapy

Is a Spool Right for You?

While a swim spa has a great deal to offer, it isn’t the right choice for every southern Utah homeowner.

You may find, for example, that the seats limit the area for active swimming, and a full-sized pool with a separate hot tub would better suit your family. Alternatively, you might decide that you only want the comfort, relaxation and therapeutic benefits that come from soaking in a hot tub – in which case you wouldn’t need a swim spa.

Perhaps the best way to determine whether or not a spool is right for you is to consult with a local professional hot tub and swim spa retailer. In St. George and the surrounding southern Utah area, homeowners trust the team at Absolute Comfort Spa & Pool.

We offer a selection of high-quality swim spas, hot tubs and spas, and we’re committed to providing our customers with exceptional value. To speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives, contact us today!

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$850 off Dimension One Spas

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