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5 Activities You Didn’t Know You Could Do in a Swim Spa

5 Activities You Didn’t Know You Could Do in a Swim Spa

If you didn’t already know, a Swim Spa is a two-in-one swimming pool and hot tub, and it’s revolutionizing exercise and relaxation. Ranging in length between 12 and 19 feet, Swim Spas can be used by the whole family. Or, if you’d rather keep it to yourself, that’s okay too.

Swim Spas are endless pools that combine powerful jets with plenty of room so you can swim laps without actually swimming laps (AKA who needs to turn when you can swim in a forever-straight line?). Once you’ve beat your personal record, you can sit back and relax with hydrotherapy jets to massage your muscles after your workout. It’s the best of both worlds! But that’s not all you can do in a Swim Spa. Surprised? We’ve got news for you: the possibilities are endless. (Like your pool!)

1. Water Walking

water walking and strength training swim spa

You know, you don’t have to swim in your swim spa. With the jets on a low setting, your Hydropool swim spa becomes a water treadmill so you can walk with less impact, and slight resistance to strengthen your legs. Add water weights to your workout for an upper-body exercise while you walk.

 

 2. Canoeing, Kayaking, or Paddle Boarding*

paddle boarding in a swim spa

If you’re a big fan of row, row, rowing your boat, guess what! You can practice your kayaking and canoeing skills in your swim spa. Just grab a boat or board and an oar or two, adjust your speed, and get going! You’ll be a master in no-time.

*If Paddle Boarding is your go-to water activity, we suggest you remain seated; standing in your swim spa can be dangerous.

 

3. Body Surfing

body surfing in hydropool

Attach a rope or cord to connect your surf board to the front of your Hydropool swim spa, and hold on tight! Turn up the speed and watch your friends and family hang on for endless fun. You can also tie an inner tube or a knee board to your swim spa to brush up on your skills before showing off your mastered talents at your next lakeside retreat.

 

4. Strength and Resistance Training

Each Hydropool swim spa comes equipped with small attachments on both ends so you can connect bands, ropes, and cords for your various water activities and aerobic exercises. With the jets turned off and resistance bands attached, you can choose from a plethora of different workouts to help strengthen your arms and legs. Exercising in the water adds another level of resistance and ensures you’re getting both your strength and cardio workouts in. The buoyancy of the water also takes away a lot of the impact you would get in a regular workout, saving your knees in the long-run.

 

5. Lazy River Inner-Tubing

innertubing in a swim spa

Just because you can exercise in a swim spa, doesn’t mean you have to. Hydropool’s self-cleaning swim spas create a circular jet cycle. You know what that means. Set yourself up in your favorite inner tube and let the jets push and pull you around your swim spa for a make-shift lazy river! Grab a book, set the jets to a slow speed, and relax as you float around your swim spa.

 

This is just the beginning! Hydropool swim spas are incredibly versatile when it comes to water activities; if you can think it, you can do it. For more information on Hydropool swim spas, go to our website: www.aquaquip.com/swimspas

Excitement over Charity at the Seattle Home Show!

Excitement over Charity at the Seattle Home Show!

What an amazing second weekend we had for Swim for Charity!! We started the weekend by still riding on our excitement from the first weekend and the huge success we had. The stories, fundraising and home show attendant excitement was more than we could have ever expected. The second weekend was no let down.

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Some highlights of this past weekend was an amazing 86 year old man who has been swimming for 75 years and swam for the COMPLETE hour!! We then met a woman with a

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After the two weekends the total donation (pledged and otherwise collected) totaled $14,688! Thank you to everyone who participated in our event! We had an absolute blast and are so thrilled to have raised so much for Habitat for Humanity!

Swim for Charity – Everyone Contributes!

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Swim for Charity is well over with. On Sunday the swimmers managed to raise $2,730 which puts us at a total of $6,818 for the entire event so far.

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Swim for Charity at the Seattle Home Show

Swim for Charity at the Seattle Home Show

content_pic1Are you a swimmer? Want to try out a Hydropool swim spa? How about donating your time and sign up to swim for charity at the Seattle Home Show? Starting this Saturday, February 16th you can swim for charity and Aqua Quip, the Seattle Home Show and BECU donate $5 for every minute to Habitat for Humanity. If you can swim for 30 minutes or more – we double the donation!

The Hydropool AquaTrainer will be set up in booth #048 at the Seattle Home Show at Centurylink Field. An hour at a time (weekends only) each contestant gets to swim for as long as they can. If you can stay swimming, not touching the sides or bottom for more than 30 minutes, we double our donation! You can see the schedule here. Times are filling up fast so make sure you arrange for your slot today! We also encourage friends and family to step up and add to the donation, if they can’t swim themselves.

Rules:

  • Each participant will be allowed to swim continuously up to 1 hour in an AquaTrainer Swim Spa by Hydropool
  • While swimming the swimmer cannot touch any part of the SwimSpa, any person or thing
  • The swim time will end once the swimmer has touched any part of the spa, any person or thing or the 1 hr has been completed
  • Any participants must be 18 or older or have a parent or legal guardian sign.

Official description:

Aqua Quip and BECU are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity for a Swim for Charity Event at this year’s Seattle Home Show. Participants can sign up to swim for up to 1 hour in a Hydropool AquaTrainer Swim Spa. Seattle Home Show, BECU and Aqua Quip will make a combined donation of $5/min that each participant is able to swim for Habitat for Humanity. If a participant swims for more than 30 minutes – then the combined donation will be $10/min. Participants are also encouraged to ask family and friends to come down and cheer their swimmer on and sponsor them for an additional donation.