Can A Hot Tub Be Used As A Pool?

By Jon Filson

Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas

Can a Hot Tub Be Used as a Pool?


With the typical Canadian backyard shrinking, installing a backyard pool just isn’t an option for many people. What is becoming more popular these days, is seeing hot tubs installed on people’s decks or backyards. Hot tubs do come in a variety of shapes and sizes and dealers are frequently asked by potential buyers, “Can a hot tub be used as a pool?” While it may sound like an odd question, there are in fact, many ways where a hot tub can be used similarly to how a pool would be enjoyed. Keep reading below to find out more.




People love having backyard pools so that they can swim laps and get a great workout whenever they please. Hot tubs are no exception. In fact, the warm water quickly loosens muscles and combined with the water buoyancy, makes it a great place to get a low impact workout. While you cannot swim laps in a hot tub, you can tread water in place and perform a number of aquatic exercises or even aqua yoga.




Backyard pools in the summer are synonymous with relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family. Ask almost any hot tub owner and they will argue that a hot tub is even better for achieving a state of total relaxation and fun place to spend time and socialize. Jetted seats and loungers are comfortable to relax in while enjoying a beverage or chatting with friends. Plus, bathers can also be receiving a customized hydrotherapy massage packed with wellness benefits at the same time!




While swimming is a great way to stay fit and unwind after a stressful day, the benefits of hydrotherapy massage are tremendous. Hydrotherapy can help heal a number of ailments ranging from muscle tension, sports injuries, back and neck problems as well as improve sleep quality and lower anxiety. With Hydropool hot tubs, the therapeutic massage programs are customizable, so you can always pinpoint which area in your body needs it the most.


Night Time Dip


Another favourite pool pastime is taking a night time dip. Hot tubs can be used the same as a pool for this activity and are perfect for taking a soak and relaxing under the stars. Bring out some warm towels, a cup of herbal tea or lemonade and enjoy a sunset hydrotherapy session or watching the full moon from the comfortable warm waters of your hot tub. 


Hot Tubs Benefit Over a Pool


As you can see, hot tubs can be used in a similar way to how you can use a pool. But there is one major advantage to owning a hot tub and that is the year-round functionality. Even in the dead of winter or a nasty cold snap, you can always enjoy a warm soak in your hot tub. In fact, some people say that their favourite time to take a soak is when it is raining. Pools, on the other hand, need to be drained shut down for the winter months, leaving them only to be enjoyed in our warmer seasons.

Now that you know that in many ways you can use your hot tub as a pool, learn more about their unique benefits and advantages.


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