The all-season pool, also known as the swim spa, can be the ultimate choice when you’re looking to bring both recreation and exercise to your home. These swimming pool/hot tub hybrids offer the full-body, low-impact workout of swimming, along with hot-water hydrotherapy and ample space for relaxation and conversation. 

When you start looking into all-season pools, you’ll find that there are many options to choose from, which can be a bit overwhelming. But the truth is that you only need to know a few simple tips in order to narrow down your search for the perfect model. 

Here are the key factors you will want to consider as you shop for the right all-season pool for you. 

Determine Your Budget

All swim spas require an investment, but some come with a larger price tag than others. In addition to more dependability, these models often come with a wider range of features. As you decide on your budget, consider whether there are any features you’ll want to ensure you leave enough room in your budget for. 

large rectangular swim spa on a wooden deck

It’s important to determine your budget before you begin your search so that you can narrow down your selection by eliminating any options that are solidly outside your price range. Keep in mind, though, that if you find a swim spa that’s a bit outside your budget you can always consider financing options.

No matter your budget, you can’t go wrong with models from CalSpas®️, Hydropool™️ Swim Spas, or Jacuzzi®️ Swim Spas.

Choose Your Swim Spa’s Location

Swim spas have specific installation requirements that will determine where yours can and can’t be placed on your property. You’ll need the appropriate space to fit your spa, but you’ll also need a solid, level surface with a dedicated circuit. 

wooden deck with a all season swimming pool next to a riverbank. There are trees and bushes in the background

Consider whether you want to make use of an existing location on your property for your swim spa or create a new space for it. Though you’ll need to level the new surface, provide the necessary support, and install a circuit if you decide to create one, you can design it as you see fit. 

On the other hand, choosing an existing space means less money spent and a faster installation.

Consider Which Features Fit Your Needs

There are a myriad of features available for your all-season pool. Deciding which features are a priority for you and which you can do without is a crucial part of shopping for the best all-season pool.

Not sure where to start? Take a closer look at these popular options:


How many people do you anticipate will be using your all-season pool at once? If you expect to entertain large groups of guests with your swim spa, then you’ll want to prioritize models with ample seating. 

However, if your swim spa is meant for personal use or for a small family, you can allocate more of your budget to other features.


There are various styles of hydrotherapy jets, each for different purposes. The number of jets offered will vary by model, too. If hydrotherapy is key for you, then make sure to pay close attention to this feature as you shop.

working underwater swim spa jets

Swim Current

If the exercise aspect of your swim spa is critical for you, then you’ll want to search for an all-season pool with a high-quality swim current. Some models come with stronger currents than others.

Convenient Additions

Features like Bluetooth speakers, Wi-Fi connectivity, and water purification systems are optional, but they can make a big difference in your swim spa experience. Make sure to consider all of the convenient features each model offers when making your decision.

Test Out Your Options

While doing your research is a key part of finding the best swim spa for you, it’s often difficult to know for sure whether you’ve found the ideal model until you’ve tested it.

man swimming in a swim spa

Fortunately, some swim spa dealers offer the option of wet tests. When you test a swim spa, you can accurately assess whether the current suits your exercise needs and check out other features like water distribution and circulation firsthand.

All-Season Pools From Galaxy Home Recreation

Investing in an all-season pool can give you and your family the benefit of a personal space to both relax and exercise. Galaxy Home Recreation is your premier provider of high-quality swim spas in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Find the all-season pool of your dreams, and connect with one of our swim spa experts today!