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What is the ideal length for a swimspa?

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

Swimspas come in all different sizes from 12ft long up to 20ft long but most are very similar in width as they are produced to fit inside a container for shipping. However potential customers are always asking what is the ideal length. Well it depends……

Bathers come in all different heights and abilities so there is not an actual definitive answer. There is not a one size fits all swimspa. Some swimmers are quite strong, others weaker. Some have an even stroke, others vary so need more room to move up and down the lane. Different strokes require different amount of room to swim in. So there’s a lot to consider. It’s really down to the swimmers to make their choice.

Some swimspas are what we call duel zone. In other words they have 2 zones, both working at different temperatures. One end for swimming and the other for seating. Swimmers want a lower temp. Seated bathers prefer a warmer temp. A duel zone will often be at least 18ft in length with a 14ft or 15ft swim area plus a 4ft or 5ft seating end. Duel zones swimspas will be more expensive due to higher production costs and more equipment.

In summary I would strongly suggest a wet test to actually swim and ensure the spa is right for you and your ability before you make your final purchase.


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