There are a whole range of swim spas on the market in Australia – varying in size, quality, design and price.
Given that the average swim spa should last you up to 20 years it’s worth buying a quality product that’s energy-efficient, has quality parts and equipment, is well designed, built to last and made by a reputable brand.
We reviewed the swim spas for sale in Australia and have identified the best swim spa brands on the market right now.
Our decision is based on a range of factors including design, build, durability and reliability – and of course, our 30 years of selling and servicing many different brands of spas and swim spas. Basically, if we were buying a swim spa today, there are the only brands we'd buy from.
So, without further ado, here are our top three swim spa brands in no particular order...
Fastlane Pools® swim spas
The first Fastlane Pool® was manufactured in the United States in 1988 to provide an exercise swimming pool that allows you to "Swim at Home".
To date over 20,000 pools have been sold in over 100 countries. Fastlane Pools® are also called 'Endless Pools®' in other parts of the world, including New Zealand and the US.
Why Fastlane Pools® swim spas?
- Unique swim system using propulsion rather than a pump (premium range only)
- Extremely robust ABS backed acrylic shell
- The option of an underwater treadmill system
- Modular design means you can install it in a range of spaces
Fastlane Pools® products include a two-in-one swim spa design combining a swim current with hydro massage. It has three swim spa ranges to choose from – the Fastlane Pools® Fitness System, SwimCross™ Exercise System and the RecSport™ Recreation Series.
Fastlane Pools® are sold in Australia through a range of retailers including HotSpring® Spas and direct from Fastlane Pools® Australia.
Jacuzzi® swim spas
Jacuzzi are the original inventors of the spa pool. They’ve been in business for over 60 years and are one of the largest distributors of spas and swim spas in the world.
Why Jacuzzi swim spas?
- Reliable, trusted brand – the inventors of the modern spa!
- Outstanding hydromassage system
- Unique active swim jet design and technology
- Above averages levels of insulation – designed for the Canadian sub-zero climate
Jacuzzi® has two swim spa ranges to choose from – The Poweractive™ Collection and Powerpro® Collection. In Australia, Jacuzzi® are sold exclusively through Spa World™.
Vortex® swim spas
Vortex is an Australian-owned manufacturer and distributor of premium quality spa pools and swim spas. Its products are sold in over 20 countries worldwide.
Why Vortex® swim spas?
- Superior build quality including a US-made acrylic shell, bearing-less jets, quality steel frame, and flexible PVC plumbing designed for high-pressure swim spas
- Outstanding hydrotherapy and powerful resistance swimming in one unit
- Trusted, innovative brand
- Low maintenance automatic water care with Vortex 'Purezone' UV/Ozone + 2 stage filtration
- Excellent warranties including a 10-year warranty on the acrylic shell and 5 years on jets, plumbing and heaters
Vortex has five models of swim spa to choose from – the Aquagym, Aqualounge, Aquagym Max and Aqualap (which are all single zone pools) and the Hydrozone pool with separate hydrotherapy spa. They are sold exclusively through Spa World in Australia and New Zealand.
These are our picks for the best swim spas in Australia based on everything we’ve learned about spas and swims in over 30 years in the industry.
Overall, as we often say - buying a swim spa is a very personal experience. It comes down to your own unique preferences and needs. The best way to know if the swim spa is right for you is to try it for yourself. Yes, that means getting wet!
Most Spa World™ stores have dark rooms away from the main area where you can ‘wet test’ the swim spa you're interested in. You can also talk to the salesperson about trying one out after hours if that suits you better.
For more information, visit the Spa World product pages where you see all of our spas, swim spas and prices. Our Ultimate Spa Buyers Guide is also a fantastic resource for anyone interested in purchasing a spa or swim spa.
We hope this article has helped you in your decision making, and of course, we invite you to try out a Jacuzzi® or Vortex® swim spa in any of our showrooms as you seek to find the perfect swim spa for you.