How to take it easy, backyard Hydropool Swim Spa style.
Backyards, decks and patios are all about relaxing. That’s why a Swim Spa fits in so well. Let’s assume you’re just thinking about adding a Hydropool Swim Spa.

Start With the Basics

Plan to use your Hydropool Swim Spa all year long. It’s more versatile than a summers-only pool. Plant seasonal flowers, move furniture, or add a spa umbrella when the seasons change.

Keep it simple: you may only need matching steps and planters around your Hydropool Swimspa.

Create a leafy, natural retreat around your Swim Spa, for privacy and beauty. Don’t wait for trees to mature – ivy-covered trellises surrounding your Hydropool Swim Spa work well, too.

Backyards For Beginners

If you didn’t grow up gardening, or you’re as nature-deprived as many of us seem to be these days, you may be intimidated by the idea of taking care of a yard, not to mention planning how it’s going to look.

Where to Start

Hardscape. The rule of thumb is to plan for or around the hardscape. This is masonry work, woodwork, patios, decks, wooden arbors – anything permanent or built-in. (Plants, shrubs, lawn are considered softscape). A Swim Spa should be thought of as hardscaping, especially if you’re planning to surround it with decking.

Get the big picture. Nurseries full of colorful and exotic plants are tempting, especially in the Spring, but they don’t always fit in when we get them home. Most backyards are organized by a few strong elements, like a green grassy lawn, rows of hedges, a patio for entertaining. Start with these dominant features, and also decide how you will get to and from different areas. Then fill in the blanks with seasonal plants, furniture, etc.

Copy what you like. When you see something you like, consider adapting the idea for your yard. Plants growing in your neighborhood are a safe bet (the climate supports them). Admire your neighbor’s new brick walkway? Ask for the name of the bricklayer, or maybe the homeowner has some tips for you! You can research how-to details online for almost any landscaping or outdoor remodeling project.

Swim Spas vs. Swimming Pools

Swim Spas are less expensive to maintain due to their smaller size and the amount of water being filtered. Swim spas also come with a cover that keeps out debris, but also keeps the water warmer longer. Portability is also a big bonus as they are installed above ground, giving owners to relocated it on their current property or take it with them to a new property.

Swim spas offer a better range of exercise as you are able to specifically control the workout pace, and don’t have to worry about turns or running into cement walls.

Improve your property. Include an “outdoor room” addition in your Swim Spa plan.
A Swim Spa is a valuable addition to any home. Young or old, everybody loves hydrotherapy – for stress relief, soothing muscle soreness, or sharing a rejuvenating soak. Start with a beautifully designed, high-performance Hydropool Swim Spa. Then plan an outdoor room that provides privacy as well as a place for socializing.

Free from the restrictions of the walls, doors and windows inside the house, you can make an outdoor room as sophisticated or as rustic as you like.

Plan a four-seasons outdoor room around your Hydropool Swim Spa – more versatile than a summers – only pool.

Keep it simple: think about colorful indoor/outdoor fabrics and furnishings; an attractive, easy-to-install gazebo; natural stone and wood; and plantings.

Create a leafy, natural retreat around your Swim Spa, for privacy and beauty.

You don’t necessarily need professional landscapers to create the perfect place to enjoy your Swim Spa. Your local Hydropool Swim Spas dealer can help you design a plan with a luxurious, built-in look. For example, you might be surprised at how easy and affordable it is to install a Swim Spa half-in, half-out of the ground, using stone, brick or wood decking and attractive foliage to finish the “room.”

With a Hydropool Swim Spa, plan to spend more time outdoors year round.

One of today’s hottest design trends is the “outdoor room,” a relaxed environment for private enjoyment or casual entertaining. As a private and a social extension of the home, a Swim Spa-centered “living room” brings the indoors outside. Who doesn’t dream of a backyard where they can relax, enjoy family time, or invite guests for a barbecue and Swim Spa party? You can have just that, with a little planning, and a Hydropool Swim Spa.

Apply the five basics of interior design to your outdoor room:

  1. Floor coverings (what goes under the Swim Spa and around it: decks, hardscape, lawns and gardens)
  2. Wall décor (screens, trellises, hanging plants, a gazebo)
  3. Lighting (soft, colorful lighting from your Hydropool Swim Spa is one source)
  4. Furnishings (patio table and chairs, planters)
  5. Accessories (spa steps, bar and stools, stereo, barbeque)

Hydropool Swim Spas gives you a wide choice of colors and styles for your Swim Spa – plus great options and accessories. Have fun putting together the perfect Swim Spa plan for your backyard!

3 Steps to A Hydropool Swim Spa

Step 1
Identify the area for your outdoor room. Your Swim Spa plan should include a solid foundation for the spa and an electrical outlet.

Step 2
Measure the area, including space for decking, plants, trees, paths, etc. You can find the sizes and specifications for all of our Swim Spas online.

Step 3
Enjoy. This outdoor room, sheltered from the wind and surrounded by natural beauty, includes a dining area as well as a Hydropool Swim Spa .


A backyard design doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel. Just a few tweaks to a current landscape may be all that’s needed to create a personalized Swim Spa environment