Aqualap Extreme Spa

From $26,999
5.85 x 2.30 x 1.30/1.50m
8,500 ltr
Weight (full)
9,700 kg
Up to 81
Tech Info

Aqualap Extreme Avanté upgrade

The Vortex Avanté is a collection of our best selling upgrades that makes your swim spa longer lasting, more economical and more fun.

Standard Aqualap Extreme RRP $26,999
+ Hydroflow stainless steel jets $699
+ Hydroglow jet and topside control lighting $499
+ Backlit drink holders $199
+ Perimeter and cabinet lighting $499
+ Purezone UV water purifier $999
+ Backlit laminar jets $399
+ Dual layer insulation $999
Total value $31,292
Aqualap Extreme Avanté RRP $30,499
Compare the Aqualap Plunge, Pro, Pro+ and Extreme

The Aqualap comes in 4 variations. All four have exactly the same seating layout and features. However, the swim resistance zone has additional jets in the Pro, Pro+ and Extreme.

Please note, the electrical requirements for each model are: Plunge 15amp, Pro and Pro+ 32amp, and Extreme 45amp.

Aqualap Plunge
1 Pump
Aqualap Pro
2 Pumps
Aqualap Pro+
3 Pumps
Aqualap Extreme
4 Pumps

Compare Aqualap and Aqualap XD (extra deep)

The Aqualap swim spa is now available with extra depth.
You can select the standard water depth of 1.3 metres or enjoy the many comforts and benefits that come with the 1.5 metre extra deep Aqualap XD swim spa.

Spa World Rating

Energy Efficiency
Build Quality
In-Spa Experience
Water Maintenance
How we rate our spas

Choosing the right swim spa can be confusing. Especially when faced with many options to choose from. To simplify this process, we have used our years of spa experience to create a simple rating system that compares our huge range of spas across a number of important attributes.

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Seating design

The Aqualap Extreme seats four adults in comfort. 
aqualap seating design

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The Aqualap's hydrotherapy lounger combines upper and lower back massage with fantastic foot massage to bring you the ultimate hydrotherapy experience.

Back therapy seat

The back is generally where most of hold our tension and many of us suffer pain in various parts of the back. As such, back massage seats come in a variety of jet layouts that focus therapy to the upper, middle or lower back.

Neck and shoulder therapy seat

As the name implies, the Neck and shoulder therapy seat has downward facing 50mm jets specifically designed to massage the back of the neck and the top of the shoulders. The neck and shoulder therapy seats also feature 6, 75mm jets for a great back massage.

Cool down seat

Designed to seat you in a higher position to allow you to cool down. The Aqualap Extreme has one cool down seat.

Aqualap Extreme Features

In-Spa Experience
four high volume swim jets
Four high volume swim Jets

The Aqualap Extreme has four powerful 150mm swim jets create a current strong enough to swim against. The jets are fully adjustable for a personalised work out.

hydrotherapy lounger
Hydrotherapy lounger

The Aqualap Extreme has a fully fledged hydrotherapy lounger. The lounger offers a full shoulder to toe massage from a mixture of powerful hydrotherapy and air jets.

individual seat pressure controls
Individual seat pressure controls

Just as some people like a firm mattresses and some like soft ones, the Aqualap Extreme allows you to adjust your jet pressure.  The Aqualap Extreme has individual jet pressure control for each seat to ensure everyone is satisfied.

twin laminar jets
Twin Laminar jets (Optional)

The term 'laminar' relates to a pure stream of uninterrupted water flow with no swirls or eddies. Laminar water jets are usually only found in luxury swimming pools, but due to Vortex Spas' unique balancing chamber system, the Aqualap Extreme spa has two pairs of laminar jets built in. Not only do these laminar jets give a beautiful water display during the day, but at night they light up like liquid Neon.

twin tranquil water features
Tranquil water feature

The Tranquil water feature gives your spa a relaxing feel with a gentle back lit water cascade. This water feature runs of the filtration pump, so it can be left running while your spa is not in use- turning it in to a garden water feature.

neck therapy collar
Neck therapy collar

The Aqualap Extreme’s neck therapy collar is specifically designed to target the common tight spots around the neck and shoulders. 4 powerful 50mm hydrotherapy jets are embedded in the collar to target from above your neck and shoulders.

easy access steps
Easy access step

A wide textured step allows you to enter and exit the pool area with ease. The large step can be lit up making it easier for the less mobile users.

illuminated glass holders
Illuminated glass holders (Optional)

It is important to stay hydrated whilst using your spa, but at night, it can be hard to find where you've left your favourite beverage. The Vortex Aqualap Extreme spa pool has 4 illuminated glass rests so locating your drink is never a Problem. They also tend to illuminate both the vessel and the liquid within it giving a nice lighting effect above the spa's water line.

illuminated topside controls
Illuminated Topside Controls (Optional)

Another thoughtful touch on the Aqualap Extreme spa is that the topside controls, which alter water and air flow, are illuminated. This makes them easy to locate at night and adds to the separate LED lights that illuminate various parts of the Aqualap Extreme spa.

spa health indicator light
Spa Health Indicator Light

The Vortex Spa health indicator light has been designed to communicate the spa’s condition to spa user without having to lift the cover. The indicator lights up blue to show it is at the correct temperature, or red to indicate a water temperature fluctuation over 5°C or a fault.

spanet wifi control
Spanet WiFi control (optional)

Control your spa remotely from anywhere in the world! With the optional Spanet wifi/bluetooth control unit, all you have to do is download the phone app (Android or Apple) and you can control all the spa functions simply and remotely. Also included is the SV HiFi which allows you to stream music from any bluetooth equipped smart device (phone, tablet etc). Sit back relax to your favorite music.

Color Options

Shell Colors
Pearl Shadow

Pearl Shadow


Stirling Silver

Stirling Silver

Cabinet Colors

Coastal Grey
Cabinet - Chocolate

Cabinet - Natural


Size, Volume and Weight

Spa measurement
Aqualap size 
spa weight
Empty: 1,200kg

Full: 9,700kg
spa volume
Volume: 8,500 litres

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Hydrotherapy Rating
Jet Count
Jet Layout
Aqualap Extreme Jet Layout
  • 150mm swim jet4 x 150mm Swim Jet
  • 127mm directional jet2 x 127mm Directional Jets
  • 127mm single spinning jet3 x 127mm Single Spinning Jets
  • 75mm directional jet8 x 75mm Directional Jets
  • 75mm single spnning jet10 x 75mm Single Spinning Jets
  • 50mm directional jet24 x 50mm Directional Jets
  • 50mm twim spinning jet16 x 50mm Twin Spinner Jets
  • 40mm air jet   14 x 40mm Air Jets
Jet Types
4 x 150mm Swim JetsThe swim jets are specifically designed to provide a variable current for you to train against. These jets are large and very powerful.
127mm Directional Jet
127mm Directional Jet
2 x 127mm Directional Jets The 127mm directional jets provide and intense, pressure point massage. These are particularly effective at treating knotted muscles in the back.
127mm Single Spinning Jet
127mm Single Spinning Jet
3 x 127mm Single Spinning Jets This large single spinner gives a rotating massage effect similar to a masseuse using their thumb in a kneading fashion. They provide a very effective back massage.
75mm Directional Jet
75mm Directional Jet
8 x 75mm Directional Jets This style of directional jets gives a targeted but less intense pressure point massage. It's very effective for a more prolonged treatment of tired muscles.
75mm Single Spinning Jet
75mm Single Spinning Jet
10 x 75mm Single Spinning Jets The 75mm single spinning jets offer a similar effect as the larger 127mm variety but given their smaller size, the kneading effect is lighter and more focused.
50mm Directional Jet
50mm Directional Jet
24 x 50mm Directional Jets These jets are usually used in banks of 8 or more jets and are often coupled with 50mm twin spinners to give a shiatsu style pressure point massage therapy.
50mm Twin Spinning Jet
50mm Twin Spinning Jet
16 x 50mm Twin Spinning Jets The 50mm twin spinner offers a pulsating massage effect ideally suited for neck and shoulder therapy or as part of a shiatsu style massages treatment when teamed with 50mm directional jets.
40mm Air Jet
40mm Air Jet
14 x 40mm Air Jets As the name implies, the 40mm air jets emit an air stream as opposed to a water stream. These are almost always used under the legs and buttocks to provide a relaxing soft tissue massage treatment.

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Energy Efficiency

Consumption at rest
Consumption in use
programmable circulation pump
Programmable Circulation Pump

Up until recently, there were two types of filtration pump systems available. The first was a two speed pump which filtered on low speed and switched to high speed when the jets were turned on. Two speed pumps are still available, but the pumps are usually more noisy and less reliable.

The second system was a very small circulation pump which ran 24 hours a day regardless of whether you needed it to or not. The Vortex Aqualap Extreme instead uses a programmable circulation pump. It is quieter and more reliable than a two speed pump, but can be programmed to run for between 2 and 24 hours per day depending on how much the spa is being used.

Variable Output Heater
Variable Output Heater

The heater of your spa draws more power than any other component. As a result, when the big jet pump or pumps turn on, the heater usually has to turn off, as unless your spa is hard wired, a conventional outdoor power point cannot provide enough power to run the heater and big jet pump at the same time.

The Vortex Aqualap Extreme however, has a variable output heater. This means when the spa's jet pump is turned on, the heater turns DOWN rather than OFF. This has the benefit of maintaining the spa's temperature while you are using it, rather than cooling it down.

High Density LidHigh Density Lid

As heat rises, most of the heat loss in a spa occurs through the spa's cover. As such, it is important that the spa's cover is manufactured from a high density foam that has better heat retention properties. The Vortex Aqualap Extreme uses a high density foam insert which is also heat shrink sealed to prevent water ingress, prolonging the cover's life.

Insulated Base
Insulated Base

The insulated base works in tandem with the perimeter insulation to ensure the cold is kept out and heating costs are reduced.

Perimeter Insulation
Perimeter Insulation

There are several ways to insulate a spa. Vortex spas have chosen to use perimeter insulation. Whilst more expensive to produce than foaming the shell of the spa, it does have the benefit of insulating the water that is in the plumbing of the spa, as well as the water in the spa itself.

Dual Layer Insulation
Dual Layer Insulation*

Acting like double glazed windows, the dual layer insulation system traps air between the foam insulation on the shell and the reflective foil and foam insulation of the cabinet, to create a pocket of warm air.

This system ensures that not only the water in the spa is insulated, but also the water in the pipework. This option adds a higher level of heat retention than Vortex’s standard perimeter insulation.

*optional on all Vortex spas

Arctic Insulation
Arctic Insulation*

Vortex Spa’s optional Arctic pack insulation is the ultimate level of insulation available. It increasing the thickness of the perimeter insulation to 50mm gives unsurpassed heat retention and the lowest possible running costs.

This system is extensively used on Vortex Spas sold in very cold regions such as Scandinavia and Canada.

*optional on all Vortex spas

Water Cleaning

Ease of Use
Water Cleaning Technologies
Overall maintenance cost
UV Sterilizer (Optional)UV Sterilizer (Optional)

Using the power of ultra-violet light, the Water Sterilizer kills 99.9% of virus and bacteria. Giving you the safest possible spa pool water.

Ozone Water Clarifier Ozone Water Clarifier 

The Water Clarifier uses ozone technology to oxidize and remove micro organics and metals that are smaller than 5 microns resulting in the clearest water available.

Purezone Filtration
Purezone Filtration

Ozone UV filter combo that removes both bugs and organics meaning you use even less chemicals.

Build Quality

Shell construction
Thermobond shell construction

Vortex Spas use a 4 layer thermobond shell construction in the manufacturing of all of their spa shells.

The first layer is acrylic which gives the spa its colour. This is backed by a water proof, vinyl ester resin, marine grade polyester resin, which adds torsional strength, and, finally, a polyceramic layer which adds rigidity.

The shells are oven cured to ensure the correct bonding of the various layers. This is a crucial step that is missed by most manufacturers due to its additional cost.

Flexible PVC Plumbing

In order to eliminate the chance of kinks in the plumbing and to prolong life, Vortex Spas use a flexible PVC plumbing material called Duraflex. This is a flexible tubing that incorporates a spiral of rigid PVC. Unlike the tubing used by many manufacturers, Vortex Spas Duraflex plumbing is specifically designed for hot, chemically treated water and carries a 5 year no leak guarantee.

Timber-free frame

Vortex’s Permaframe construction is a timber-free framing system that is impervious to rot, mildew or vermin damage. Produced used high impact, injection molded plastic, it is designed to last indefinitely.

Lifetime warranty
Lifetime Warranty

Vortex's permaframe is guaranteed for life against a loss of structural integrity leading to the spa being inoperable.

10 Year Non Pro rata Structural Warranty

All Vortex Spas are offered with a 10 year 'non pro-rata' shell structure warranty. This means that if the spa's shell cracks resulting in water loss, for a period of 10 years, the spas shell shall be replaced.

5 Year Non Pro rata Acrylic surface warranty

All Vortex Spas are offered with a 5 year 'non pro-rata' acrylic surface warranty. This means that if the acrylic surface blisters resulting in water loss for a period of 5 years, the spa's shell shall be replaced

5 Year Plumbing, Heater  & Jet Warranty

The plumbing system of all Vortex spas is warranted against leaking for 5 years.

The heater and jets of all Vortex Spas are warranted against defects for a period of 5 years.

2 Year Pump & Equipment Warranty

The circulation pump, jet pump(s) and electronic control system of all Vortex spas are warranted against defects for 2 years.

*Please consult your local store for complete warranty details