What are swim spas and their relevance to treating health problems?

What are swim spas and their relevance in treating health problems

So you’ve decided to purchase a brand new swim spa, lucky you! We’re sure you’ve conducted lots of research into finding the perfect luxury spa for your needs, which means you may have already come across the health benefits associated with hot tubs and swim spas. In this blog we’re explaining what swim spas are and their relevance to treating health problems.

What are swim spas?

Swim spas are usually described as being more than a hot tub but less than a swimming pool, with much more luxury involved. Swim spas can be installed above ground or built into your space, indoors or outdoors. Depending on where you choose to place your spa, you will need to look into details such as ventilation and ensure that the spa can be manoeuvred into the space you require. 

Swim spas vary in size and price, however if you’re looking for a high quality spa that’s been built to last then Master Spas™ is the right option for you. Master Spas™ are the world’s leading hot tub and swim spa manufacturer, they have a wide range of spas to suit all requirements. When looking for a new spa, you should avoid companies with negative or very few reviews as they are not always trustworthy. You should also avoid choosing the cheapest option for your spa, it will either not be a quality spa or the company may shock you later with very high delivery and installation charges.

How do swim spas work?

Swim spas feature very advanced technology named Airless VIP. This technology works by imitating a water current so that users can swim against it and perform various exercises. This technology features high levels of control so that users can set the difficulty level based on their personal fitness and goals.

So, not only can you swim against the current in your swim spa, you could also walk or jog. You can also purchase add on exercise equipment so that you can perform other strengthening exercises such as bicep curls.

Let’s take a look at the swim spas for sale

H2X Challenger range

The H2X Challenger range is a great option if you’re looking for a training spa and more room for the whole family to enjoy. The smallest in this range is the H2X Challenger 15D, which has an impressive 45 jets, perfect for relaxing after a workout.

The H2X Challenger 18D is a wonderful spa, with 4 hydrotherapy areas and a 7 speed adjustable resistance, making exercise completely bespoke to you and your fitness goals. This spa has 45 jets as well as a range of optional extras. 

The H2X Challenger 19D is a spa full of luxury features, such as the dual temperature controls. This spa has a separate zone for exercising and relaxing in the form of a hot tub area. With 50 hydrotherapy jets, you can be sure that your muscles will be released from tension after some time in this spa.

H2X Therapool range

The Therapool range features 4 spas, all with their own impressive features. The Therapool 13 has a comfy seating area, with high quality jets to help you relax. With 28 hydrotherapy jets and an air injected flow stream with dual speed technology, you’ll get the best of both worlds. The H2X Therapool 15 is similar, however it is the largest in the range and features an insane 54 jets! These fitness orientated spas are not to be missed. 

If you’re after a smaller yet deeper swim spa, the H2X Therapool D is a great option for you, this spa is the deepest in the range which can be a great benefit when completing exercises such as swimming. An impressive 54 jets makes this a place to relax and forget about life’s stresses. 

If you want all of these amazing features on a smaller and more affordable scale then the H2X Therapool SE could be the spa for you. This swim spa has 21 hydrotherapy jets as well as 3 flow stream swim jets and dual speed technology.

H2X Trainer range

The first model in this swim spa range is the H2X Trainer 12. This spa is the perfect size for family fun in the summer months. This training spa uses Air Injected VIP technology with an adjustable speed to imitate a water current, making exercise worthwhile. 

The next model in the range is the H2X Trainer 15, which gives you even more room to relax, with three seats and a hydrotherapy cove! Not only will you be able to exercise with impressive technology, you’ll also have the pleasure of a StressRelief™ neck and shoulder seat. 

Last in this range is the popular H2X Trainer 19, with two bodies of water you can finish your workout and hop straight into the warmth of your hot tub area. The hot tub area alone features 30 targeted jets as well as a MasterBlaster™ foot jet, have the perfect massage ready whenever you need it with this spa.

Michael Phelps range

It really doesn’t get better than the Michael Phelps range which is full of elite performance training spas. The MP Force D has an incredible 4 hydrotherapy areas with 39 water jets. This is the smallest in the range but it still has the amazing features to leave you feeling refreshed. 

The MP Signature D has a much larger exercise zone when compared to the MP Force D. These spas feature Wave XP Propulsion technology, which has been specially designed for athletes wanting to enhance their fitness levels. 

The MP Momentum D is the biggest in the range and has two areas, one for working out and one ready to enjoy whenever you want to chill out. The training aspect of these spas is of the highest quality, featuring a variable speed system so you have the most control over your exercise compared to any other swim spa for sale from us.

How do swim spas help to treat health problems?

Swim spas should not be labelled as a cure for any health problem but the features of a swim spa may help to alleviate the symptoms of some medical conditions or even stress. Plus, it’s great to stay active and who doesn’t want a hot bath at the ready whenever you need to relax? Our swim spas and hot tubs for sale in West Sussex have the power to improve both your mental and physical health. Here are some ways that a swim spa may provide health benefits.

Regular exercise

Having access to somewhere to exercise within your home or right outside can really help you to gain motivation. There are so many benefits to regular exercise including more control over weight, improved mental well being, reduced stress levels, more energy and when you enjoy it, you can actually have fun! Regular exercise can also help to keep your body healthy and reduce the risk of developing some conditions.


If you’re feeling tired but you’re struggling to fall asleep at night, you may just need a little more relaxation in your life to help you nod off. Due to the temperature of the water in hot tubs and swim spas, relaxing inside of one before you go to sleep can make your body feel more relaxed and therefore you may find that you will sleep better.

Cardiovascular health

Your heart is very important and therefore anything you can do to keep it healthy is a good idea. Using a spa regularly improves circulation and can help to reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease. Not only that, but soaking up the bubbling water every now and again can help to stabilise your nervous system which can help provide relief for sore joints, joint inflammation or some other pains.

Mental health

Not only do hot tubs and spas help you to feel more relaxed and get a good night’s sleep, they also have the power to improve your mental health. Having access to your own luxury spa means that you can have family and friends over for hot tub parties all year round! It’s the ideal environment for endless fun! 

Muscle aches

Whether you’re experiencing muscle aches, pain or tight muscles due to exercise or any other reason, sometimes the combination of warm water and quality hydrotherapy jets can help with easing pain and relieving tension and leave your body feeling less sore. The gentle pressure from your swim spa creates a really invigorating experience. Plus, how nice would it be to finish off your workout and head straight into the hot tub zone that’s been heating thanks to dual temperature controls.


In a similar way that swim spas can help to reduce muscle aches, they can also help to reduce the symptoms of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Arthritis can often display in the form of joint pain. Even if your hot tub or swim spa is helping the signs of rheumatoid arthritis, you should always be seen by a medical professional to ensure your progress is being monitored. This may include gaining access to physical therapy to help you to deal with the effects of rheumatoid arthritis pain.

Weight loss

Sometimes people find this hard to believe but yes, sitting inside of a hot tub or swim spa can actually help you to lose weight. This is due to the jets working the muscles and burning calories. Aside from when you’re relaxing, you’ll be burning lots of calories by exercising within your swim spa too! 

Safety in swim spas

When using a hot tub or swim spa, you should ensure your own safety as well as your guests, as with anything there can be risk factors. If you have issues with blood pressure, you may find speaking to a healthcare professional is a good idea before purchasing. You should also pay close attention to your body temperature and use your spa in short bursts of time. If for any reason you start to experience more pain associated with any health conditions, seek medical advice. We would always advise you to speak to a medical professional if you believe that you have a condition before you splash out on a new hot tub. You may be wondering ‘do swim spas actually work?‘ and ‘what type of workouts can I perform in a swim spa?‘ We’ve got all the answers for you. 

There are many benefits to owning your own swim spa and they can be great for tackling some health problems. Plus, there’s loads of options to choose from.