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SWIM SPAS – HIGH-END

High-end Swim Spas For Serious Users Top of the range swim spas have been a niche choice for many in the UK over recent years, but during the pandemic, sales have been boosted. As a training aid, they have become a widely accepted alternative to more traditional pool choices. Many models also offer spa options too, resulting in the complete swim and relax package. Offering the very latest in technology for swimming and more, we take a look at some of the premium choices in the popular swim spa sector By Jon Wadeson

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s a product that offers the benefits of an effective swimming area combined with the relaxing jets of a hot tub, high-end swim spas have steadily increased in their popularity over recent years but unsurprisingly, they remained somewhat niche when compared to the overall market. That didn’t stop manufacturers expanding their ranges though, after all whilst volumes may not have been high, price tags often were for these flagship products. The pandemic changed that steady progress with many more people taking a closer look at the top of the range models on offer. Competitive pricing and ownership convenience versus more traditional alternatives has resulted in an appeal that has never been stronger for families looking for a premium, multi-use product that can be used by all. But it’s not just families that are taking notice of the various swim spa solutions on offer. Athletes and keep fit fanatics are really the core target market for the majority of these products and many have being tempted by the thorough exercise and post workout relaxation options that are provided by today’s high-end models. So what’s on offer this year at the upper end of the swim spa market? In this issue, we examine just some of the brands and models that are competing at the premium end of the swim spa sector.

combined experience for its users. Thanks to the unique solutions of the counter-current system, it serves as a swimming pool, and after an exhausting swim, users can relax in the separate spa massage section. Two variants of this flagship model are available but it’s the turbine version that really will appeal to those who are looking for the ultimate water-based workout. The W-Power Turbine – instead of the three hydromassage pumps – is capable of propelling 50-160 m3 water per hour. In contrast to standard swim spa pumps, the Rio Grande’s turbine consumes 75% less power while delivering twice the amount of water – that’s incredible performance combined with energy savings. As a relatively new model, the Rio Grande also benefits from the latest in good looks too. Its 5mm fibreglass reinforced acrylic shell is available in Sterling Silver and is complemented by a brushed grey cabinet. Two UV-C water sanitiser and five

antibacterial filters look after the water while two Smart Touch control panels located in each distinctive section of the Rio Grande make operation a simple task. There’s a total of 40 jets on offer in the Rio Grande’s spa section and chromotherapy lighting, aromatic therapy and a swim tether all come as standard.

THE ATV™ RANGE FROM MARQUIS® ACCOMMODATES EVERY NEED Marquis®’ Aquatic Training Vessels™ (ATVs™) were created to elevate the swim spa experience and provide a more convenient option for aquatic training. They are true action vessels for the whole family to enjoy all year-round and allow for a more spacious swim and workout space than comparable rectangular swim spas. Whether they’re used for training, rehabilitating or spending time with loved ones, an ATV will accommodate every need. The Marquis ATV line includes four

POWERFUL PERFORMANCE – THE RIO GRANDE TURBINE FROM WELLIS Wellis produce a number of swim spas models and they are available in the UK through Wellis direct and SCP UK. Sitting at the top of their range is the Rio Grande which was refreshed in 2019. This large swim spa measures 6,000 x 2,350mm and as with all models in the Wellis range, it has a generous depth of 1,470mm. Considering the space required for a traditional swimming pool, it could easily be viewed as the perfect highlight of a wellness section. The Rio Grande swim spa provides a

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Wellis’ Rio Grande turbine model consumes 75% less power while delivering twice the amount of water

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