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All-Season Pool & Swim Spas Buyer’s Guide

All-Season Pool / Swim Spa Buyer’s Guide

Welcome to the Ultimate All-Season Pool Buyer’s Guide by Galaxy Home Recreation! Are you dreaming of a versatile backyard addition that combines the relaxation of a hot tub with the functionality of a pool? Looking to use your pool year-around? Seeking aerobic exercise and swim? Want it to be a lot less maintenance than a traditional pool? Look no further than all-season pools. These innovative units offer the best of both worlds, providing a space-saving and cost-effective alternative to conventional pools with the same hydrotherapy options that you get with a hot tub. In this all-encompassing guide, we’ll dive into the myriad benefits of all-season, covering everything from size and installation to maintenance and beyond. Whether you’re seeking to amplify your outdoor family fun options or optimize your relaxation routine, all-season pools are the ultimate solution.

The Dealer

The most important criteria to choosing the right swim spa, also called an all-season pool, is choosing the right dealer. An all-season pool is a long-term investment lasting up to 20 years depending on the quality of brand you choose. You will need service, chemicals, filters, maintenance help and accessories over your ownership to help you and your family have the best all-season pool experience.

Here are some more important questions you should ask:

  • How long has the dealer been carrying their brands?
  • Does the dealer provide in-house service installation team and technicians?
  • Does the all-season pool dealer carry multiple brands and have a variety of options?
  • Do they have chemicals, filters and dedicated staff to help you maintain your swim?
  • Is the dealer open 7 days a week, year-round?

Many all-season pool purchasers consider buying an all-season pool at a show like Home & Garden or State Fairs, or even a traveling road show sales event at the Expo. You want to make sure that the all-season pool dealer is local and that the brand is reputable. You may “save” some money on a generic brand all-season pool with no local store, but you will pay for it dearly even with the slightest of all-season pool service issues. Lastly, keep in mind that all-season pool brands choose the all-season pool dealer as much as the all-season pool dealer chooses the brand. The top brands seek out the best all-season pool operators that will keep their brand strong and their customers happy. You will see the top all-season pool brands in almost every metro city.

The Brand

There are many high-quality brands in the all-season pool industry. Unlike a car, most all-season pool buyers are in the market for an all-season pool only once or twice in their life. So, buyers don’t have as much experience purchasing this investment compared to other products like a home or appliance.

In general, it’s best to stay with the best brands as they have been in the business the longest, have the most reliable product, and back their warranties. They will also have better performance, lower energy costs, cleaner water and last longer.

There are also many brands being made by local and regional manufacturers, or even overseas. These companies are just not at the same level as top brands who have been making hot tubs for over 60 years.

Some of the generally recognized top brands are:

  • Hydropool™ Swim Spas
  • CalSpas® Swim Spas
  • Jacuzzi ® Swim Spas
  • Endless Pools™ Swim Spas
  • Artisan Spas ® Tidal Fit™ Swim Spas
  • Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas by Master Spas®

These brands have been in business for the last 10 years, producing all-season pools worldwide, earning the best awards annually for enjoyment and reliability.

Why You May be Interested in an All-Season Pool

Exercise:

Offers ample space for swimming against a current, providing an effective workout.

Entertain

Doubles as a relaxation spot or social hub for gatherings.

Year-Round Usage

Ensures enjoyment regardless of the season, making it a valuable investment.

Low Maintenance

Requires minimal upkeep, offering convenience and peace of mind.

Tight / Narrow Space

Compact design suits tight or narrow spaces, providing flexibility in installation.

Portability

Easily relocate or transport, catering to various lifestyles and needs.

Your Purpose

For fitness enthusiasts, it offers a dynamic aquatic environment ideal for rigorous workouts and muscle toning. Families find it a versatile entertainment hub, where children can play, and adults can unwind. Seniors benefit from its gentle resistance, aiding in rehabilitation and low-impact exercise. Busy professionals value its convenience, providing a rejuvenating retreat amidst hectic schedules. Moreover, individuals with limited mobility or disabilities find it a safe and accessible option for aquatic therapy. Understanding the diverse needs of users ensures that the all-season pool fulfills its purpose effectively, catering to a wide range of lifestyles and preferences.

Size

When selecting the perfect all-season pool size, several factors should guide your decision:

Length

  • All-season pools typically range from 12 to 19 feet long.
  • For entertaining: Opt for 16ft or larger for more seating.
  • For swimming: For ample space to move, look for models with a spacious poolside area, ideally 14 ft. and larger.
  • For a blend of recreational and exercise: A length of 13ft can meet your needs effectively.

Height

  • All-season pool tank heights vary from 48 to 60 inches.
  • For most users: Tanks ranging from 48”-54″ offer a good balance.
  • For taller individuals (above 6’4) and for general entertainment purposes: Consider 54”-60” but note it may limit exercise due to higher water levels.
  • For exercise purposes: Shorter heights, 48”-54″ work better as the water line falls below the shoulders.

Water Line

All-season pools boast a higher water depth compared to traditional hot tubs, offering a deeper soaking experience.

The Most Common Size

An all-season pool with a length of 13 feet is most common among buyers. This size is favored for its recreational versatility, multipurpose functionality, low maintenance requirements, and minimal construction. 16 feet models are the 2nd most popular length due it’s large size, pool area and massage seats.

Seating Options

Different Seating Configurations:

All-season pools may offer various seating options, including separate swim and spa sides. Some models are designed primarily for swimming, offering fewer seats to maximize swimming space. Others feature four corner seats and a small swim lane, catering to those seeking both relaxation and exercise. Longer all-season pools provide the best of both worlds, offering ample swimming space and multiple seating areas for relaxation.

Pool Bench Seating vs. Open Pool Tank

Shorter all-season pool models typically include bench seating, which is perfect for entertaining but may not be ideal for serious swimmers. For those prioritizing swimming and exercise, opting for open pool tank area models will enhance comfort and maneuverability in the water, ensuring a more enjoyable experience.

Dual Temp Control

For those seeking the ultimate relaxation and fitness experience, a swim spa with a dual-temp feature is an exceptional choice, combining the therapeutic benefits of a hot tub on one end with the refreshing aspects of a swimming pool on the other. This innovative feature offers the convenience of having both a dedicated hot tub and a pool in a single unit, with temperatures ranging from a maximum of 104 degrees Fahrenheit for the hot tub zone to as low as 85 degrees Fahrenheit for swimming.

Swimming and Hot Tub Zones

Typically, only available in larger models, 17 feet and up, dual-temp all-season pools offer a spacious 7-foot hot tub area and a generous 12-foot swimming pool section. This space allows for unrestricted movement during aquatic workouts or play and while also accommodating multiple users enjoying the hydrotherapy benefits comfortably.

Electrical Requirements

It’s important to note that dual-temp swim spas require two separate electrical outlets to support the different temperature zones effectively. While a standard 50-amp outlet is sufficient for most swim spas, dual-temp models necessitate two separate electrical hook-up, usually a total of 100 amps, ensuring optimal performance and safety.

Comfort & Configuration

Ensuring comfort and the right configuration for everyone using the all-season pool is crucial for an enjoyable experience. Here’s how to make sure the all-season pool is right for you:

Test it Out

Sit in the all-season pool at the showroom with all intended users to ensure everyone finds a comfortable seat.

Check for Space

Look for adequate elbow room and seating depths. Make sure everyone can stretch out comfortably.

Consider Alignment

Ensure the neck aligns with the water line for optimal comfort.

Evaluate Layout

If legs can’t fully stretch out in a lay-down seat or if users feel cramped, it may indicate the all-season pool size or layout isn’t suitable.

Wet Test

If unsure, wet testing the all-season pool can provide clarity and answer any lingering questions about its suitability for your needs. Remember, if you’re not comfortable in the all-season pool, you won’t be comfortable once it’s wet.

All-Season Pool Placement

Indoor or Outdoor Placement

All-season pools can be installed either indoors or outdoors, depending on your preferences and available space.

Ease of Access

Place the all-season pool in an area with easy access to encourage frequent usage. Convenient access means increased enjoyment and utilization of the all-season pool.

Foundation Requirements

Ensure the placement area has a firm and level ground for the all-season pool’s foundation. 6” Concrete foundation reinforced with rebar is critical, and a slight slope for drainage is common.

Space Considerations

Allocate enough space for steps leading into the all-season pool, typically around 4 feet. Standard cover lifters require an additional 18 inches on each side. Also, consider any seating that you may place around it or bar consoles to hold towels, drinks and snacks.

Cover Options

Choose covers and cover-lifters that suit your preferences and space constraints. Rollaway covers are ideal for maintaining visibility and accessibility while providing protection for the all-season pool.

Building a Deck

Consider building a deck around the all-season pool to enhance its aesthetics and functionality. Select suitable decking materials such as wood, composite decking, or pavers to complement the all-season pool’s surroundings and ensure durability and longevity.

Jet Performance

Round Jets

These are the basic jets commonly found in the industry. While they are cheaper, they may only push your body left or right when swimming against them, providing limited resistance.

Oval/River Stream Jets

These jets minimize the left or right push, aligning better with the frame of your body when swimming or stationary walking/running against them. However, there may still be some turbulence.

Accuflo Jets

These jets are an improvement over traditional oval jet. Two AccuFlo jets create a strong flow by flattening the current, offering better resistance for swimming against.

PowerPro AX Jets

Utilized by Jacuzzi, these jets provide a combination of power and buoyancy, creating an ideal current for walking, jogging, or swimming against. They are designed to improve swimming technique and offer a smoother swim experience.

V-Twin Jet System

Found in Hydropool™ trainer models, this system is designed to minimize turbulence and provide a higher level of speed compared to other jets. It offers programmability, allowing users to control the flow level and adjust the current for different activities, from low-impact exercises to high-speed swimming.

Propulsion Jet System

Popularized by Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas by Master Spas®, this system features powerful circular jets. While they provide strong propulsion, the current may be inconsistent due to the propulsion system, with varying levels of intensity.

Pumps

When it comes to all-season pools, pump performance plays a crucial role in water circulation and jet power. Here’s what you need to know:

Number of Pumps

The number of pumps in an all-season pool will affect water performance. Generally, 13ft models will have 2-3 pumps, while larger models like 14ft may have 3-5 pumps. More pumps mean more power, which can enhance the swim and hydrotherapy experience.

Distribution of Pumps

Some pumps will be dedicated to the swim side, while others will power the hydrotherapy side. Larger models with more swim jets may use additional pumps to ensure sufficient water flow for swimming.

Customization and Programmability

Consider the swim system design and the programmability of pump levels. This allows you to tailor the water flow to your preferences, whether you’re focusing on swimming or hydrotherapy.

Hydraulics and Engineering

The hydraulics and engineering of the all-season pool unit will also impact pump performance. Choose an all-season pool with well-designed hydraulics to maximize power and efficiency. Smaller pumps can also deliver more volume with proper hydraulics, which will in turn last longer and be more energy efficient.

Water Sanitization

All-season pools, with their smaller volume, are easier to maintain than pools, requiring only capfuls of chemicals for upkeep. Additionally, all-season pools benefit from covers that keep debris and algae out, maintain heat, and reduce energy costs.

Most all-season pools also come equipped with sanitization systems to keep the water clean, with popular options including:

Ozone

An effective and cost-efficient option that oxidizes contaminants in the water.

Salt

Saltwater systems generate chlorine from salt, offering a regulated approach to sanitization.

UV

Ultraviolet systems neutralize bacteria and viruses in the water using UV light, reducing chlorine down to 1 part per million and lowering water ratings to 3 to 5 microns, the same as drinking water.

While these sanitization options are generally add-ons, they significantly reduce the need for chemical maintenance. Although they won’t make the all-season pool entirely maintenance-free, they contribute to cleaner water with minimal hands-on maintenance. Ultimately, a cleaner all-season pool provides a better swimming and relaxation experience while prolonging the lifespan of the unit and reducing the need for excessive chemical use.

Ozonation

Ozonation is one of the oldest sanitization technologies in the all-season pool industry, utilized to maintain cleaner water in all-season pools. An all-season pool ozonator functions by generating ozone gas, a potent oxidizer, to eliminate bacteria and contaminants in the water. By injecting ozone into the water, the ozonator helps uphold water quality. Ozonation systems typically cost between $150 to $500 and have a lifespan of around 3 years.

However, it’s important to note that ozonators are not rated as primary sanitizers and require higher chemical upkeep compared to saltwater or UV systems.

Despite this, nearly every all-season pool brand offers an ozone option, including Hydropool™, Jacuzzi®, and Master Spas®.

Saltwater Chlorination

Saltwater chlorination systems have gained popularity in all-season pools, owing to their effectiveness and ease of use. This system utilizes salt to produce chlorine within the water, maintaining sanitation and cleanliness. By adding salt to the all-season pool, an electrolytic cell converts the salt into chlorine, eliminating the need for manual chlorine addition.

However, saltwater chlorination comes with some drawbacks. The small environment of an all-season pool can lead to corrosion and rust of metal components and equipment due to the salt content. Additionally, the chlorine produced by saltwater systems can cause skin dryness, eye redness, and discomfort for some users. While saltwater systems were used in all-season pools decades ago, they fell out of favor due to these issues. Nevertheless, saltwater chlorination has made a resurgence in recent years, driven by its popularity in pool sanitation.

UV Sanitization

UV sanitization is a cutting-edge method used in all-season pools to maintain clean and safe water. This system harnesses the power of ultraviolet (UV) light to eliminate pathogens by disrupting their DNA, preventing reproduction and survival. By utilizing UV light, this system effectively neutralizes harmful microorganisms, ensuring the water in your all-season pool remains pristine.

UV systems have gained recognition worldwide and are utilized in water treatments and hospitals. Recognized by the EPA as a sanitizer, UV systems require only 1 PPM chlorine, making the all-season pool virtually chlorine-free. Additionally, UV systems significantly reduce chemical usage and maintenance costs while eliminating the need for continuous emission of odors like ozone or chlorine found in saltwater systems.

The latest technology combines UV with ozone, offering even greater sanitation benefits. This premium upgrade is now offered by many all-season pool brands, including CalSpas®, Jacuzzi®, and Master Spas®. By integrating UV and ozone, this advanced system provides optimal water purification for a cleaner and healthier all-season pool experience.

Chemicals & Ongoing Maintenance

Maintaining an all-season pool involves ongoing care and chemical management to ensure clean and safe water. Regardless of the sanitization system chosen, all-season pool owners will need to invest in pool chemicals and ongoing maintenance, with costs ranging from $350 to $1000 annually, depending on the system.

Firstly, all-season pool water must be balanced, which typically involves adjusting alkalinity and pH levels. While city water is usually balanced, rural water may require additional chemicals or water purifiers to soften it. A good cover helps maintain water balance over time.

Secondly, maintaining a level of free chlorine is essential for water sanitation, typically ranging from 1 to 5 PPM, depending on the chosen sanitization system. Mineral purifiers are a popular natural treatment option, maintaining a low chlorine level of 1 PPM.

Chemical feeders are another common method for managing water chemistry. These devices dispense and regulate chemicals to ensure optimal water quality, offering both automatic and manual options for convenience. All-season pool brands offering chemical feeders include CalSpas® Swim Spas, Hydropool™ Swim Spas, and Jacuzzi® Swim Spas.

All-season pools typically require draining every 3 to 6 months, providing an opportunity for maintenance tasks such as purging with all-season pool Serum to clean out biofilm in plumbing lines and cleaning the shell. Additionally, most all-season pool owners replace their filters annually, with monthly filter cleanings recommended for optimal performance. Regular maintenance helps ensure the longevity and performance of the all-season pool.

Filtration

Filtration is a critical component of all-season pools, ensuring clean and purified water for a safe and rejuvenating experience. The circulation of water is fundamental to water health, continuously removing contaminants and impurities to maintain water cleanliness and safety. Coupled with appropriate sanitizing agents or chemicals, the filtration system ensures that all-season pool water remains fresh and inviting for enjoyment.

All-season pools typically employ standard all-season pool filters or commercialized pressure filters to effectively clean the water. Brands often use similar filters, with the number of filters influencing the thoroughness of cleaning. For example, Hydropool™ utilizes commercialized pressure filters, which quickly pull and clean the water, preventing water turbulence and ensuring rapid purification.

Master Spas® incorporates the EcoPur® Charge all-season pool filter, replicating nature’s purification process using copper and zinc to remove dirt, bacteria, and algae. The size and type of filtration system significantly impacts water cleanliness, with larger filters cleaning more water quickly. All-season pools may feature single, dual, or multi-filter systems, with the square footage of filters being the best indicator of cleaning capacity.

Filters can be vertical or horizontal, with most systems utilizing vertical filtration. Larger skimmer intakes allow more water to be cleaned, while horizontal filtration systems mimic inground pools, ensuring thorough cleaning of the water surface where debris accumulates. Ultimately, the filtration system is essential for maintaining pristine water quality in all-season pools, enhancing the overall enjoyment and comfort of users.

Construction

When it comes to constructing an all-season pool, there are various methods used:

Pressure-Treated Lumber Framing

This traditional method offers durability, with a lifespan of up to half a century. It’s similar to how homes are built and provides a sturdy foundation.

Galvanized Steel Framing

Some newer models use this method, which offers precise cutting and easier adherence for cabinetry. It’s becoming more common in modern all-season pools.

Assessing All-Season Pool Construction

  • How many all-season pools does the manufacturer make annually?
  • Where are the all-season pools manufactured?
  • What standards does the manufacturing process adhere to?
  • Does the manufacturer have any patents?
  • Are the all-season pools parts proprietary, from trusted third-party brands, or generic?
  • What materials are used in the construction?
  • Is the bottom of the all-season pool protected against the elements?

In general, all-season pools are made from pressure-treated lumber, plastic, or steel. Pressure-treated lumber has been the traditional choice and is still considered the best quality by many. However, newer model molds have been making galvanized steel brands due to precision cutting and ease of cabinet adherence. The steel frame models also weigh more. Plastic frames do not have strength or resiliency to hot and cold to withstand as much weight as pressure treated lumber and steel frames.

Insulation

Insulation plays a crucial role in the energy efficiency of all-season pools, impacting monthly operating costs and overall performance. A well-insulated all-season pool should cost less than $100 a month to operate, based on regional weather conditions and usage. The insulation underneath the all-season pool is a key determinant of energy efficiency, with shell thickness and all-season pool covers providing additional insulation value.

Overall, the type of insulation in an all-season pool significantly impacts energy efficiency, sound insulation, and maintenance requirements. Choosing an all-season pool with adequate insulation ensures optimal performance and cost-effectiveness in the long run.

There are three main types of all-season pool insulation:

Full Foam

This is the original and most effective method of insulation. Similar to cell foam insulation in new homes, full foam all-season pools offer superior energy efficiency and sound insulation. Although full foam all-season pools may require more effort to access plumbing lines for repairs, trained technicians can efficiently handle any issues.

Partial Foam

Partial foam all-season pools insulate the plumbing lines but not the entire cabinet. These all-season pools are often paired with eco-wrap or insulation boards along the cabinet to enhance insulation. While partial foam all-season pools may be slightly less energy-efficient than full foam models, they offer easier access for service technicians in the event of a leak.

No Foam

All-season pools with no foam insulation are rare and generally less efficient. While they may be more affordable upfront, they tend to have higher monthly operating costs, increased noise levels, and a higher likelihood of leaks due to insufficient insulation.

Energy Usage

Energy usage is a crucial consideration when it comes to all-season pools, as it directly impacts operating costs and overall affordability. On average, all-season pools are more energy-efficient than inground pools, offering significant savings in heating costs. While it typically costs between $500 to $800 to heat an all-season pool, monthly energy expenses can be as low as $50 to $100 with proper insulation and energy-efficient features. All-season pools equipped with self-cleaning systems and high-quality covers further reduce electricity usage, making them even more cost-effective to operate. Investing in a well-insulated all-season pool can significantly enhance energy efficiency, ensuring optimal performance and lower long-term operating costs.

All-Season Pool Designs and Features

When selecting an all-season pool, consider the following design features:

Color and Cabinet

Ensure the all-season pool’s color and cabinet design complement your home and backyard décor. Many models offer options for different shell colors and cabinet finishes to match or accentuate your style.

Entertainment Options

Explore the available entertainment features such as LED lighting, waterfalls, cup holders, and stereo systems. These additions can enhance your all-season pool experience and create a more inviting atmosphere for relaxation and entertainment.

Evening Appearance

Consider how the all-season pool will look in the evening, as it may serve as a focal point in your outdoor space. LED lighting and other aesthetic features can create an appealing ambiance, even when the all-season pool is not in use.

Control Options

Evaluate how you can control the all-season pool. Modern all-season pools often come with advanced technology that allows for remote control via smartphone, smart home devices, or smartwatches. This feature can provide convenience and flexibility in managing your all-season pool settings and functions.

All-Season Pool Developments

All-season pool developments have undergone remarkable advancements, ushering in a new era of convenience, efficiency, and comfort in the industry. Thanks to cutting-edge technology and innovative design, modern all-season pools offer an array of features that enhance the overall spa experience.

Floating Automatic Sanitizer Systems

All-season pool owners can enjoy clean and safe water effortlessly with floating sanitizer systems. These systems feature a floating device that houses a sanitizer, such as chlorine or bromine, gradually releasing it into the water for even distribution. With minimal maintenance required, floating sanitizer systems provide a hassle-free solution to maintaining optimal water quality. Available in various sizes and formulas, all-season pool owners can choose the ideal option for their sanitizing needs, ensuring a relaxing and worry-free spa experience.

Frog@Ease

For all-season pool owners prioritizing cleanliness and ease of maintenance, the FROG@Ease system offers an innovative two-way approach to sanitizing. Utilizing a low level of chlorine and FROG Sanitizing Minerals, this system provides continuous water purification for up to four months. With SmartChlor technology, which self-regulates on demand, all-season pool owners can enjoy crystal-clear water with minimal chlorine usage. The FROG@Ease Test Strips make maintenance a breeze, providing clear indicators when chlorine replacement is needed, ensuring all-season pool water remains fresh and inviting.

Mobile Apps

All-season pool ownership is more convenient than ever with mobile apps that offer seamless control and monitoring capabilities. These apps allow users to adjust temperature, control jet intensity, and customize settings directly from their smartphone or tablet. With features such as maintenance reminders and troubleshooting support, all-season pool owners can ensure their spa stays in optimal condition with ease. Integration with voice assistants and wearables further enhances convenience, providing hands-free control options for an enhanced all-season pool experience.

SMARTTUB®

Experience unparalleled convenience and control with the SmartTub® App, designed to provide a seamless interface for managing your all-season pool. Adjust temperature, jet strength, and lighting effortlessly from your fingertips, and take advantage of advanced features such as automated usage schedules for enhanced control. Seamlessly integrating with voice assistants and wearables, the SmartTub® App offers convenient hands-free control options, while also simplifying water care and maintenance with integration with the @ease™ system. Stay connected with your dealer for streamlined maintenance and support, ensuring a hassle-free all-season pool experience.

Touchscreen Displays

Elevate your all-season pool experience with touch screen displays, offering seamless control and monitoring of various functions such as temperature, jet intensity, and lighting. With an intuitive interface, all-season pool owners can navigate settings effortlessly, even while submerged in water. Durable and waterproof, touch screen displays ensure reliability and longevity, providing convenient access to controls for an enhanced all-season pool experience.

Delivery, Labor, & Permits

All-season pools, being sizable investments, require careful consideration when it comes to delivery and installation and can vary depending on the complexity of the delivery path. Typically, all-season pools are transported on a 10 ft trailer, with the trailer tilting and the all-season pool sliding off with the help of PVC rollers. This requires 10 feet of clearance space. When placing all-season pools in elevated locations or encountering obstacles like fences or HVAC systems, using cranes may be necessary. This alternative method incurs costs ranging from $500 to $2,000. Additionally, it’s important to check for any HOA ordinances that may affect delivery and installation.

Geographic Location

Where you live plays a role in delivery costs, with remote areas incurring additional charges based on mileage. Regardless of location, ensuring easy access to the equipment panel and maintaining a safe distance of 10 feet from overhead power lines are essential safety considerations.

Outdoor vs. Indoor Placement: Site Prep

When planning for outdoor placement, proper site preparation is crucial. This includes establishing a suitable foundation like a 6” thick concrete slab that is reinforced with re-bar. For indoor installations, additional considerations such as floor supports, and ventilation may be required.

Operating Costs

Electricity Use

The monthly electricity bill for operating an all-season pool typically falls between $50 and $100, depending on factors like climate, usage frequency, all-season pool model, and size. Energy-efficient all-season pools, especially those with superior insulation, tend to have lower electricity consumption compared to basic models. It’s important to note that installing a spa disconnect may require an additional investment ranging from $1,500 to $2,000.

Water Use

Routine maintenance for an all-season pool involves draining and refilling 2 to 3 times a year. The cost associated with this activity depends on local water prices and the all-season pool’s size. Although it may add up over time, the cost of water maintenance is typically not considered a significant expense in all-season pool ownership.

Additional Costs and Considerations

When purchasing an all-season pool, it’s essential to consider potential additional costs and factors beyond the initial purchase price. In addition to delivery and ongoing maintenance, owners should budget for accessories and potential upgrades.

Convenience Accessories & Upgrades

Covers

Keep your all-season pool protected from debris and maintain water temperature with a durable cover.

Cover Lifters

Make it easy to remove and replace your all-season pool cover with a convenient lift system.

Spa Vacs

Keep your all-season pool clean and free of debris with a specialized vacuum designed for spa maintenance.

Steps

Ensure safe and easy access to your all-season pool with sturdy steps designed for both safety and aesthetics.

Spa Trays

Keep essentials like drinks, snacks, and towels within reach with convenient spa trays that attach to the side of your all-season pool.

Aftermarket Headrests

Enhance your comfort and relaxation with aftermarket headrests designed for all-season pools.

Towel Bars

Keep towels handy for easy access during and after your all-season pool session with convenient towel bars.

Fitness Accessories & Upgrades

Boogie Board

Add versatility to your all-season pool workout with a boogie board, perfect for various aquatic exercises and activities.

Box Fit Gloves

Incorporate boxing-inspired workouts into your all-season pool routine with weighted gloves designed for water-based fitness.

Cable Resistance Bands

Increase resistance and intensity in your all-season pool workouts with cable resistance bands, ideal for strength training and toning exercises.

Rowing Kit

Transform your all-season pool into a rowing machine with a specialized rowing kit, allowing for a full-body workout while enjoying the benefits of aquatic exercise.

SMART Goggles

Experience advanced swim tracking and analysis with SMART goggles equipped with motion sensors for automatic stroke detection and tracking. These goggles offer customizable display metrics, automatic syncing with compatible apps via Bluetooth, and extended battery life for uninterrupted swim sessions. Additionally, they feature heart rate tracking capabilities.

All-Season Pool Installation

Electrical Setup

Proper electrical wiring is crucial for the installation of an all-season pool, providing power to essential components like pumps, heaters, and lighting. Running a 220v electrical line to the installation area is necessary. It’s advisable to hire a licensed electrician to handle this task, ensuring compliance with local building codes and electrical regulations. They’ll assess the specific electrical requirements of your all-season pool and install new circuits or panels as needed, ensuring a safe and reliable power supply.

Ground Preparation

Preparing a solid and level foundation for your all-season pool is essential to support its weight and prevent settling or shifting. The foundation should withstand the weight of the filled all-season pool and occupants without compromising stability. By carefully evaluating the ground and ensuring proper leveling, you can safeguard your all-season pool against potential damage and ensure its longevity.

Base Considerations

When choosing a base for your all-season pool, it’s important to avoid materials like gravel that may void the manufacturer’s warranty. Opt for a sturdy and level surface such as concrete or reinforced decking to provide optimal support and stability.

Install Accessories

Installing essential accessories like covers, cover-lifters, steps, and other options are crucial for the functionality of your all-season pool. The delivery team will handle the correct installation of these components, following manufacturer guidelines and conducting thorough testing to ensure seamless operation.

Fill and Run the All-Season Pool

After positioning the all-season pool and installing accessories, it’s time to fill it with water and activate it. Connect a garden hose or water source to fill the all-season pool, monitoring the water level to ensure optimal capacity. Fill the all-season pool through the filters. The water should be coming out of the jets and intake valves. Once filled, power on the all-season pool to activate pumps, heaters, and other components, providing you with the desired swimming experience. Additionally, ensure proper water chemistry by adding necessary chemicals for a safe and enjoyable swim.

Warranties: Protecting Your Investment

Warranty Length

The warranty length for all-season pools varies based on the brand you select. Rest assured, each brand provides its own warranty coverage, guaranteeing the longevity of your investment and offering peace of mind accordingly.

Dealer Support

Partner with a trusted dealer like Galaxy Home Recreation, offering reliable customer support and service for your all-season pool needs.

Customer Support

Help When You Need It. Galaxy Home Recreation is committed to providing expert guidance and support for a seamless pool ownership experience.