Portable Swim Spa


If you're running a bit low on real estate, yet you're still looking to enjoy all of the year-round benefits of a swim spa, then you'll have to find a portable swim spa to fit your needs.

Of course, with so many swim spas on the market today finding the perfect one that can fit like a puzzle piece in your backyard can be quite difficult.

Luckily, we've done the research for you. Below you will find some of the best portable swim spas on the market today.





Best Swim Spas For Portability


Endless Pools R200

Endless Pools is arguably one of the biggest swim spa manufacturers on the market today and the Endless Pools R200 might just be one of the best for portability.

You'll get access to the ultimate opportunity to enjoy fitness, health, and wellness, all from the comfort of your home.

The Endless Pools R200 provides access to low-impact resistance exercise and swim workouts throughout the year.

You can even add in the additional tether to switch up your workout routine. 

When your workout is all done, you can head on over to the other side of the interior and enjoy one of the five ergonomic seats that they were able to pack into this little 12' tub. There you will find the 27 built-in therapy jets for the best hydrotherapy massage experience around.

Even with its small size, there is still more than enough room for 10 adults to hang out. Even the kids will enjoy playing around in the 30" deep reef area that sits between the seats.

For those who want to amp up their R200, there are a few additional features available, including the Aquabike, Sound System, and Swim Tether, which adds a bit of weight to your workout.

PDC Spas is another major manufacturer and the Vitality model is an excellent choice for those seeking out portability in their backyard.

At only 12' in size, the Vitality comes with a massage therapy seat, wide entry steps for entry and exit safety, and a barrier-free area for swimming and other types of fitness.

You can easily fit up to ten people in this model at once.

There are 18 hydrotherapy jets in all, perfect for those who want to take advantage of hot tub-style massage therapy.

In the sculpted seat, you will find shoulder and lower back jets, which target common pain areas.

Of course, the most important jet in the Vitality model is the one used for swimming. This high-powered resistance fitness jet utilizes a six-horsepower pump that works to deliver a constant stream for easy swimming. You can adjust the speed of the pumps depending on how fast or slow your want to swim as well.

Whether you are a veteran swimmer or just learning, you'll be able to find the perfect speed for your needs.

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Even though this particular model doesn't take up much space, it is packed full of notable features that come stock. Some of these features include LED lighting, the EverPure Ozone filtration system for crystal clear water at all times, and Dual RX6 standing massage columns.

For portability and luxury, look no further than the Vitality fitness model from PDC Spas.


AquaFit Sport

The AquaFit Sport from DP Spas is just a step up from the other two swim spas on this list in terms of size, as it comes in at 13'.

However, compared to most swim spas on the market, it is still quite small and won't take up much space in the average yard.

As with the other models on this list, you can fit up to ten people in the DP Spas AquaFit Sport as well.

The AquaFit Sport, as the name suggests, is all about fitness.

It is the perfect, portable swimming spa that combines cross-training functionality with powerful swim jets to give you a complete range of motion, regardless of your exercise routine.

We absolutely love the unique layout of this particular model, as the steps allow entry from either side. You can put it directly up against a wall or in a corner and still get inside with ease. Plus, there is plenty of space in the workout area for swimming, even if you are taller than average.

The AquaFit Sport is notably one of the very first models in the industry to incorporate a unique water management system, known as the UltraPure water management system. While it may seem like your typical ozone water management system from the outside, it is a commercial-grade system.

In fact, this system is one that you could expect to find throughout municipal waste facilities in major cities around the world. The beauty of having a system like this one is that you don't have to deal with a ton of harsh chemicals, which can save you money and keep your hair and skin feeling healthier over time.

Lastly, the Terracina Collection that is available with the AquaFit Sport is worth mentioning. Compared to the other models on this list, the AquaFit Sport has one of the best-looking exteriors. The Terracina Collection provides the look of real wood, giving you unmatched beauty. You can choose between a few different styles, including Vintage Cedar, Driftwood Grey, and Cherry.



Final Thoughts - Why Smaller Swim Spas Are So Beneficial

With a smaller swim spa, you have the ability to save tons of space.

Plus, the smaller the swim spa, the easier it will be for you to drain it, clean it, and maintain it.

The sheer water weight of a 16' model can make it difficult to manage.

Managing a 5'x5' hot tub can be enough work as it is, so imagine having to deal with something three times the size of a hot tub.

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Plus, if you don't have the proper area to dump all of that water, you'll be in trouble. Smaller swim spas use fewer chemicals and therefore cost less over time. The smaller the model you have, the less you will have to pay to heat it up over time as well. Cutting down on the cost of energy can be majorly beneficial to some people.

Plus, smaller swim spas are incredibly versatile in terms of where you can place them. With a swimming pool, you typically have one choice, which is to place it flush in the ground. With smaller swim spas, you have the choice to place them in-ground, on the surface of a deck, in a sunroom, on the corner of your patio, or indoors!

If you don't have room for a swimming pool in your backyard or you want to take advantage of all of the wonderful hydrotherapy benefits that come from hot tubs, then we highly recommend getting yourself a high-quality, portable swim spa. 





Tyler Connaghan

Contributing Author