What’s the best Hydropool swim spa?

If you’re in the market for a swim spa, you’ll soon realize there’s an array of options and features to consider. The vast selection can make your purchase decision confusing, especially when trying to distinguish between different collections and models.

At Hydropool, we frequently encounter questions from prospective swim spa buyers, particularly those new to the world of swim spas.

So, what sets each Hydropool swim spa collection apart? Hydropool offers three distinct “collections” of swim spas: Play, Aquatic, and Executive. Each collection caters to specific preferences and needs.

At the most basic level:

  • Play is for family fun and more of a large hot tub than a spa for swimming in.
  • Aquatic is a versatile pool built for exercise, swimming and family fun.
  • Executive offers an elite swimming experience, for the best possible swim.

Let’s dive into the details to help you make an informed choice.

Hydropool AquaPlay: Where Fun Meets Fitness

The AquaPlay collection is designed for families and those who seek a blend of fun and fitness in their swim spa. In this collection, you’ll find a single model: the 13FFP, signifying a 13-foot swim spa known as the Fun Family Pool.

What Sets the Play Apart?

Pumps: It features a 4 hp motor that circulates water through 2” pipes wrapped around the swim spa.

Jets: Equipped with two jets, with a non-adjustable swim experience. These jets have oval openings, which provide a smoother swim by reducing turbulence.

Controls: An on/off switch turns on the swim jets, with the option to adjust air levels which gives you more control.

Shell: The Play’s shell design incorporates built-in hips, eliminating reflective waves created by the swim jets. Instead, an eddy effect enhances the swim experience.

Noteworthy Features:

  • Ample seating, accommodating up to nine people, making it a fantastic choice for hosting parties.
  • A spacious swim area suitable for aquafit workouts and children’s activities.
  • Hydrotherapy benefits with massage jets.
  • Included waterfall jets for added aesthetics.
  • Excellent insulation with thermal blankets and foam insulation.
  • Pricing starts at £21,495.

Options:

  • An ozone system is available for enhanced water sanitization.
  • Acrylic colour available in silver marble, while the outside cabinet comes in Driftwood Grey.
  • Choice of three cover options.
  • A range of fitness equipment packages to choose from.

13FFP Play: Overall Assessment

The 13FFP AquaPlay offers a large hot tub experience with room for swimming and aquatic workouts but in a swim spa that can still fit into the average garden. It’s a versatile choice for families and individuals looking for relaxation, exercise, and entertainment.

While it’s suitable for many, those seeking more space, features, and a superior swim experience may find a better fit in Hydropool’s Aquatic Sport, Aquatic Trainer, or Executive collections.

What’s Inside the Aquatic Collection?

Hydropool’s Aquatic collection aims to cater to a wide range of preferences. It serves as both a hot tub and a swim spa, making it versatile for various purposes.

Within the Aquatic collection, you’ll find two sub-categories, AquaSport and AquaTrainer. We will start with the Sport.

Aquatic Sport: The Ultimate Aquatic Fitness Centre

The AquaSport series offers three sizes: 14AX, 17AX, and 19DTAX, designed to accommodate anyone seeking a blend of hot tub functionality and swimming capabilities.

Who Should Choose AquaSport?

This collection suits those who desire hot tub features alongside swim spa capabilities, with varying sizes to choose from.

What Makes AquaSport Stand Out?

Pumps: Equipped with a powerful 3HP Aquaboost pump and 2 ½” pipes, ensuring efficient water circulation for an improved swimming experience.

Jets: Features two robust AccuFlow jets for a strong current. These jets use an oval face to reduce turbulence, and a buoyancy jet helps maintain a flat swimming position. Laminar covers enhance the swim by creating a flatter, wider, and more consistent current.

Controls: Hand-adjustable swim controls provide control over the current’s strength, suitable for capable swimmers.

Shell: The AquaSport boasts Performance Flow Intakes in its shell, similar to the Play, designed to minimize reflective waves and enhance the swim experience.

Noteworthy Features:

  • Ample seating and room for standing, allowing more people to enjoy the swim area.
  • Hydropool’s patented self-cleaning system, ensuring pristine water quality.
  • The EZ PureWater System, combining UV and ozone elements for water purity.
  • A special floor mat for better footing during workouts.
  • Pricing starts at £28,795 for the 14AX, £32,995 for the 17AX, and £39,495 for the 19DTAX.

Popular Options:

  • Choice of outer cabinets in Driftwood Grey or Midnight Everlast.
  • Three acrylic patterns in greys and whites: Alpine Mist, Pure White, and Silver Marble.
  • Selection of three covers.
  • Multiple fitness packages.
  • HydroFlex Air Therapy for 10,000 bubbles in your swim spa.
  • Lighting options, including the Northern Lights package and the Bellagio package.

Aquatic Sport: Overall Assessment

AquaSport swim spas offer a fantastic swim experience while maintaining hot tub functionality. They provide versatility for family fun, relaxation, and aquatic workouts. However, if you’re seeking additional swimming options, digital controls, and customization, you might consider the Aquatic Trainer for a more tailored experience.

Aquatic Trainer: Dive into Your Perfect Swim

The AquaTrainer series, available in three sizes (14AX17AX, and 19DTAX), is designed for those who prioritize swimming as the core feature of their swim spa.

Who Should Opt for Aquatic Trainer?

If you’re a dedicated swimmer looking for a swim spa that offers the ideal swimming experience, AquaTrainer is a good go-to choice.

What Sets the AquaTrainer Apart?

Pumps: AquaTrainer swim spas feature two 3HP AquaBoost pumps, offering double the power compared to the Sport collection. These pumps provide a robust swimming current.

Jets: The key addition here is the V-Twin jets, capable of moving 1,400 gallons per minute, resulting in a wider, deeper, and smoother current. Buoyancy jets assist in maintaining a flat swimming position. Additional hip jets ensure you stay in place within the swim lane.

Controls: Digital adjustments for swim jets allow for precise control over the current’s strength. With 10 levels of adjustability, you can cater the swim to your skill level, much like setting a treadmill.

Shell: Similar to the Sport collection, AquaTrainer swim spas feature Performance Flow Intakes in the shell, minimizing reflective waves and delivering an optimal swim.

Noteworthy Features:

  • Spacious swim area designed for serious swimmers.
  • Hydropool’s self-cleaning system for top-notch water quality.
  • EZ PureWater System using UV and ozone for enhanced cleanliness.
  • Floor mat for improved stability during workouts.
  • Pricing starts at £33,995 for the 14AX, £37,995 for the 17AX, and £44,995 for the 19DTAX.

Customization Options:

  • Outer cabinets in Driftwood Grey or Midnight Everlast.
  • Acrylic patterns available in Alpine Mist, Pure White, and Silver Marble.
  • Choice of three covers.
  • FORM swim goggles with an optical digital display for swim tracking.
  • Multiple fitness packages.
  • HydroFlex Air Therapy for 10,000 bubbles.
  • Lighting options, including the Northern Lights package and Bellagio package.

AquaTrainer: Overall Assessment

The AquaTrainer collection offers the most powerful and customizable swim experience in Hydropool’s lineup. It’s the ideal choice for dedicated swimmers who want to replicate the feel of a pool while enjoying the convenience of a swim spa. If you’re a swim enthusiast, AquaTrainer swim spas are a compelling option.

Exploring the Executive Collection: The Ultimate Swim Experience

The Executive collection takes the swimming in a spa experience to an elite level, offering two distinct lines: Executive Sport and Executive Trainer.

Executive Sport: Where Space Takes Priority

The Executive Sport series prioritizes open-water space, making it feel akin to an in-ground pool while still offering hot tub seating for relaxation.

Who Should Consider Executive Sport?

If you’re after the closest swim spa experience to an in-ground pool with luxurious extras, the Executive Sport is an exceptional choice.

What Makes Executive Sport Exceptional?

Pumps: Each model comes equipped with a 3HP, AquaBoost pump, delivering a powerful swim current.

Jets: The AccuFlow jets, along with laminar covers, create an exceptional swim experience. These jets offer a smooth, consistent current.

Controls: Hand-adjustable controls provide customization options, ensuring your swim suits your preferences.

Shell: The shell design of the Executive Sport maximizes swimming space and swim quality, catering to those who demand top-tier swimming experiences.

Noteworthy Features:

  • Spacious swim area suitable for competitive swimmers.
  • Hydropool’s self-cleaning system for crystal-clear water.
  • EZ PureWater System for impeccable water quality.
  • Fitness packages, bubble options, and various aesthetic preferences.
  • Pricing starts at £35,295.

Additional Options:

  • Choice of outer cabinets in Driftwood Grey or Midnight Everlast.
  • Acrylic patterns available in Alpine Mist, Pure White, and Silver Marble.
  • Selection of three covers.
  • HydroFlex Air Therapy for 10,000 bubbles.
  • Lighting options, including the Northern Lights package and Bellagio package.

Executive Sport: Overall Assessment

The Executive Sport swim spa offers substantial swimming space, making it feel like you’re in an in-ground pool while maintaining hot tub functionality. It’s suitable for those who want a top-notch swim experience and spacious seating for relaxation.

Executive Trainer: Your Customizable Swim Spa Paradise

Building upon the Sport models, the Executive Trainer series takes swim spa customization to the next level, making it perfect for those who want a tailored swim spa experience. This is your elite spa for swimming.

Who Should Opt for Executive Trainer?

Individuals who seek the ultimate customizable swim spa experience, closely replicating the feel of swimming in a pool, will find Executive Trainer models ideal.

What Sets Executive Trainer Apart?

Pumps: Each Executive Trainer model is equipped with two 3HP Variable Flow Experience pumps, providing extensive customization options.

Jets: V-Twin jets deliver an unmatched swimming current, moving 1,400 gallons per minute. These jets create a wider and deeper swim lane, while additional hip jets help maintain position.

Controls: The digital controls offer 10 adjustable levels, allowing for precise customization of the swim current.

Shell: Like the Sport series, the Executive Trainer models prioritize swimming space and swim quality.

Noteworthy Features:

  • Spacious swim area for the most dedicated swimmers.
  • Hydropool’s self-cleaning system ensures pristine water quality.
  • EZ PureWater System guarantees top-tier water cleanliness.
  • Fitness packages, bubble options, lighting choices, and various aesthetic preferences.
  • Pricing starts at £40,495.

Customization Options:

  • Outer cabinets in Driftwood Brown or Midnight Everlast.
  • Acrylic patterns available in Alpine Mist, Pure White, and Silver Marble.
  • Choice of three covers.
  • FORM swim goggles with an optical digital display for swim tracking.
  • HydroFlex Air Therapy for 10,000 bubbles.
  • Lighting options, including the Northern Lights package and Bellagio package.

Executive Trainer: Overall Assessment

The Executive Trainer series offers the most powerful and customizable swim spa experience. It’s the ideal choice for serious swimmers who want a swim spa that closely mimics the feel of swimming in a pool. With extensive customization options, it is best for dedicated swim enthusiasts or anyone who just wants the best of the best.

How to Choose Your Ideal Hydropool Swim Spa

Hydropool provides a diverse range of swim spas to cater to various needs and preferences. Choosing the right swim spa depends on your primary purpose, whether it’s relaxation, aquatic workouts, or competitive swimming.

Explore our Play, Aquatic, and Executive collections to discover the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

At Hydropool, we aim to simplify your swim spa selection process and ensure you find the perfect fit for your needs.

Discover our Play, Aquatic, and Executive collections to experience relaxation, fitness, or a competitive swim.