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SWIM SPAS – ENTRY-LEVEL The Mardi Gras from Catalina Spas comes as standard with both Catalina’s Pro-Swim tether system and their Exercise Equipment pack

Party, Relax, Swim – The Choice Is Yours

For customers that want to both relax and occasionally exercise in water, entry-level swim spas ticks each box. Increasingly chosen as a replacement for a traditional small pool, these counter-current equipped products are often referred to as party spas and are aimed at budget conscious families rather than athletes that need a training aid for a serious workout. With prices starting at around £10,000, we take a look at what’s available By Jon Wadeson


s a product that offers all the benefits of both a small swimming pool and a hot tub in a single, affordable, easy to own package, it’s no real surprise that entry-level swim spas have fared well. As an all-in-one solution that’s aimed particularly at families that have to keep an eye on the budget, there’s a lot to like. They’re very versatile in that they provide a lot of scenarios for their owners – a pool for swimming and to work out in, an area for the kids to have fun and mess around in on a summer’s day plus a venue for a party plus a space to relax in too – and all of this without breaking the bank! As an introduction to counter-current swimming and the wider world of swim spas, they represent great value and this almost guarantees their continued success, so in this issue, we look closer at some of the models that are available as an entry point to the swim spa market. 53-55_SPN_Dec_17_SwimSpas.indd 53

A PREMIUM PARTY SWIM SPA FROM SCP SCP UK have been developing their swim spa range over a number of years with their long standing American manufacturers Garden Leisure and one of the newer additions to the range is their GLP 13’ Party swim spa. When launched last year, the 13ft model joined an already successful range of swim spas produced by Garden Leisure but the company said this new premium model was the biggest thing to hit the market in the last few years. It features a great swim system that is almost impossible to beat with its swim tether and exercise equipment as optional extras. Despite its size, it features bench seating all around the inside of the spa which can easily seat 10-12 people, making it (as its name would suggest) the perfect swim spa for entertaining friends and family. With the powerful 4kW heater, users can go from swimming temp to hot tub temp

in no time at all, owners and their guests won’t be kept waiting! The GLP 13’ Party swim spa is available in a choice of three cabinet colours: Espreso, Grey and Black. Joining it this year was the premium GLP1300 swim spa, meaning the SCP are now able to offer a wide choice of Garden Leisure models across a variety of price points. Available through SCP, the GLP 13’ Party swim spa is a premium model from Garden Leisure

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2017  
SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2017  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...