Getting Your Swim Spa Ready for Summer

Can a swim spa be cool in the summer?

Swim spas are fast becoming a popular alternative to traditional swimming pools, as they offer numerous benefits in terms of portability, cost-effectiveness, and maintenance.

However, one question often arises among prospective swim spa owners: can my swim spa be cool enough to use during summer when the sun is beating down and temperatures are high?

The answer is yes! Swim spas can be made to feel refreshing and comfortable, even on the hottest days of the year.

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One way to achieve this is by investing in a swim spa with a built-in cooler or chiller feature. Such a unit can help regulate the water’s temperature, keeping it within a range that is comfortable for swimming, exercising, or simply lounging.

Additionally, many swim spas are designed with dual temperature ranges, meaning that this system incorporates two temperature range settings with independent set temperatures. These ranges can be used for various reasons, with a common use being a “ready to use” setting vs. a “vacation” setting.

Each range maintains its own set temperature as programmed by the user. This way, when a range is chosen, the spa will heat to the set temperature associated with that range.

  • High Range can be set between 80 °F and 104 °F.
  • Low Range can be set between 50 °F and 99 °F.

How do I keep my swim spa cool in summer?

Depending on the model you have, you can set your unit to a lower temperature and place it into Rest mode. This setting allows the water in your swim spa to maintain a cool temperature, while only heating during the cycles for your filtration system. By doing this, you can turn your swim spa into the perfect swimming pool alternative!

For more information on how these features work on TidalFit models, please refer to the owner’s manuals here.

  • Visit sections Dual Temperature Ranges (High vs. Low) and Heat Mode – Ready vs. Rest for more details.

While all TidalFit models have Rest mode, it’s important to note that not all swim spas have a similar option. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual or speak with a professional to determine if your unit does.

Other tips for keeping your swim spa cool during summer include location placement, shading, and water chemistry management. It would help if you keep your swim spa in a shaded area, either under a pergola or beside a tall tree, as direct sunlight can cause the water to heat up quickly. This can be further aided by installing pool umbrellas, canopies, or even a swim spa enclosure. Lastly, maintaining proper water chemistry can help to keep the water cooler. With these tips in mind, you can enjoy all the benefits of your swim spa, even during the sweltering summer heat.

What temperature should a swim spa be in the summer?

In general, the ideal temperature for a swim spa during the summer months is between 80 and 84 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature range is comfortable for both swimming and relaxation, and is perfect for cooling off during hot summer days.

If you’re using your swim spa for exercise, you may prefer a slightly cooler temperature to maintain a more comfortable level of exertion.

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On the other hand, if you’re using your swim spa for relaxation or therapy, a warmer temperature may be more appropriate to soothe sore muscles and promote relaxation.

It’s important to remember that the ideal temperature for your swim spa may vary depending on your personal preferences, as well as the climate and conditions of your region. Consider how often you’ll be using your swim spa, the purpose of your usage, and the overall climate in your area to determine the best temperature range for your swim spa.