We are willing to bet that most of you would include swimming pools in your plans when having custom homes built in Fort Collins. Unfortunately, you need a big backyard for such a project. Besides, with the Colorado climate, having a swimming pool installed really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. What does make sense is having a swim spa or hot tub installed.

You see, swim spas and hot tubs are not as large as traditional swimming pools and therefore don’t need a whole lot of space. In addition, swim spas and hot tubs can be installed above ground and can even be placed inside. But best of all, a swim spa will give you all of the benefits of a swimming pool, without ever having to reach the end of a pool.

Health Benefits

Swim spas have become very popular as a way to get exercise. Aqua fitness is aerobic exercise performed in shallow water as a form of resistance training. Resistance training increases muscle strength, helps maintain balance and flexibility, improves stamina and is an efficient method of pain management. And let’s not forget that resistance training is also a great way to lose weight and keep it off.

Because exercise occurs in the water, you will not experience the impact on your joints like you get when jogging or walking.

Portable

Say you do have a rather large yard and the financial means to install a swimming pool. What are you going to do when you move, take it with you? Unfortunately, that just isn’t an option. But if you invest in a swim spa, when you move, it comes with you. Better still, you can have your swim spa placed outside in the spring and summer, and moved indoors in the winter so you can utilize it all year round.

Maintenance

Maintaining a traditional swimming pool is a difficult task. Which is why you have probably heard about pool boys. A swimming pool that is not well-maintained is a swimming pool you don’t want to use.

Swim spas, however, are quite easy to maintain by comparison. In addition, you will save a whole lot of money on chemicals as a swim spa uses less than half of what it takes to maintain a swimming pool.

Many swim spas combine the benefits of a swimming pool and hot tubs in one.

Reduces Stress

Sitting in a hot tub is very relaxing and studies have shown that the massage of the jets and the feeling of weightlessness significantly reduces physical stress and decreases anxiety. Having a rough day at work? The best thing you can do to unwind is going home and soaking in your hot tub.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Relaxing in your hot tub not only relaxes you, it also reduces your blood pressure. When you slip into a hot tub, your heart works harder and faster to disperse the excess heat. The increased blood flow produces extra oxygen and revitalizes cells. The increased warmth causes cells to dilate, which decreases resistance against the heart and lowers blood pressure.

Promotes Younger Looking Skin

If you are considering ways to make your skin look young and healthy, think about it while soaking in your hot tub. As we mentioned before, sitting in a hot tub reduces stress and anxiety, both of which are leading causes of premature aging. So while you are soaking in your hot tub, you are fighting the effects of premature aging.

Furthermore, the increased circulation you enjoy while in your hot tub delivers vital nutrients and oxygen to your skin, which gives you that healthy glow.

Decrease the Frequency of Headaches

There aren’t a whole lot of treatment options for those who suffer chronic headaches, so relief can be hard to come by. But there is evidence that suggests regular trips to the hot tub can help prevent certain types of headaches. Think about it, if you are suffering from tension headaches, sitting in your hot tub that reduces stress makes sense.

Arthritis

The soothing warmth and buoyancy of a hot tub is the perfect combination for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. The jets act as massage therapy and helps to relax tight muscles.

Better Sleep

Statistics show that more than 70 million Americans suffer from mild to chronic sleep disorders. Studies show that soaking in a hot tub before bedtime can help you achieve a deeper and more relaxing sleep.

Family Time

If you want a way to bring the family together, have a hot tub installed at your custom home. You can bet that the wife and kids will put down their electronic devices to sit in the hot tub.

Party

Having a hot tub means throwing hot tub parties and inviting all of your friends. Hot tub parties are fun and a great way to enjoy the company of close friends.