Nothing elevates a backyard quite like a swim spa. Sure, in-ground pools are lovely – but those looking to get the most out of their outdoor swim space will appreciate the multi-functionality and ease of owning a swim spa.
Renowned for providing a place to exercise, relax, and/or entertain, swim spas are versatile home additions that are easier to install and maintain than conventional in-ground pools. They allow you to swim in place and work out at home and also feature hot-tub-style lounge seating and jets. Plus, they can be comfortably used year-round – providing the ultimate reason to spruce up your backyard and create an all-season oasis.
At Just Spas, we stock the widest range of Australian Made swim spas in Australia, and come with a 100-year TuffFrame™ Structural Warranty. Our manufacturing facility in Hallam, Victoria, has been in business for over 25 years. Basically, we know a thing or two about high-quality spas and getting the best use of them! So whether you already own a swim spa and are looking to redo the space surrounding it, or are in the market for what will inevitably become your new favourite home feature, here are our favourite swim spa backyard ideas for 2023.
The Intimate Swim Spa Setting
If you’re the type to take a solo dip in the quiet of the morning, or someone who loves washing away the stress of the day post-work in peace, then creating a cozy corner of your backyard for a swim spa could create the perfect vibe.
There’s nothing like the quiet tranquillity of the outdoors with only the sound of your spa’s jets to keep you company. Creating an intimate nook within your deck, patio, or yard can help you achieve this kind of ultimate relaxation zone. Considering adding the following to your outdoor space:
- Comfortable surrounding furniture like lounge chairs, a swinging couch, etc.
- Landscaping techniques to increase privacy
- String lights to create a calming atmosphere
- A large umbrella to block out UV rays and harsh sunlight
Especially if you have a smaller yard, this design option will help you get the most of your space. Plus, there are many benefits to small swim spas themselves, as they require less energy to heat and maintain than a pool, keeping your costs down.
The Space for Entertaining
Let’s be honest, if you own one of the best swim spas in Australia, you will want to show it off to friends and family. So why not create an outdoor atmosphere conducive to a good gathering? By implementing the following techniques, you could set your space up to be the home of the party:
- Consider adding a BBQ area nearby your swim spa
- Include lots of seating
- Opt for surface furniture such as an outdoor dining table, coffee table, side tables, etc.
- Invest in a cover such as a gazebo or large umbrella to promote year-round enjoyment
- Keep an ample amount of space clear around the edge of your swim spa for people to move in, out, and around safely
Whether you have a large backyard or a smaller patio or deck, a swim spa serves as the focal point for relaxation, good conversations, and memorable times with friends.
The Luxurious Swim Spa Space
Often see photos of traditional in-ground infinity pools and think, “Wouldn’t that be nice?” Well, why not replicate these indulgent design styles with a swim spa?
By leaning into the characteristics of your property, such as a steep drop-off, you can create a luxurious setting with your swim spa that is unique to your home. If your yard features a cliff, consider installing your swim spa in the ground nearby to create the infinity-pool effect. Of course, depending on the terrain, make sure to implement whatever safety features are necessary.
This same idea can also be applied to other outdoor features. Say your swim spa will be installed against a wall – why not decorate the wall with plants or flowers to boost the atmosphere? Thoughtful touches like this will make your space seem more inviting and lush – encouraging more time spent in your spa!