What is the best swim spa in New Zealand?


There are a whole range of swim spas on the market in New Zealand – varying in size, quality, design and price. 

Given that the average swim spa should last you up to 20 years it’s worth buying a quality product that’s energy-efficient, has quality parts and equipment, is well designed, built to last and made by a reputable brand. 

We've reviewed the swim spas for sale in New Zealand and have identified what we think are the best brands on the market right now. 

Our decision is based on a range of factors including design, build, durability and reliability - and of course, our 30 years of selling and servicing many different brands of spas and swim spas. Basically, if we were buying a swim spa today, there are the only brands we'd buy from.

So, without further ado, here are our top three swim spa brands in no particular order...

Endless Pools®

The first Endless Pool® was manufactured in the United States in 1988 with the aim of creating an exercise swimming pool, so people could swim at home. Since then over 20,000 Endless Pools® have been sold in over 100 countries.

Why Endless Pools® swim spas?

  • Unique swim system using propulsion rather than a pump (premium range only)
  • Extremely robust ABS backed acrylic shell
  • The option of an underwater treadmill system
  • A reliable trusted brand
  • Modular design means you can install it in a range of spaces

Endless Pools® products include a two-in-one swim spa design combining a swim current with hydro massage.     

It has three swim spas ranges to choose from – the Endless Pools® Fitness System, SwimCross™ Exercise System and the RecSport™ Recreation Series.   

In New Zealand, Endless Pools® are sold by HotSpring® Spas.


Jacuzzi® swim spas

Jacuzzi are the original inventors of the spa pool. They’ve been in business for over 60 years and are one of the largest, most recognised distributors of spas and swim spas in the world. 

Why Jacuzzi swim spas?

  • Reliable, trusted brand with a 60-year pedigree
  • Outstanding hydromassage system 
  • Unique active swim jet design and technology 
  • Higher than average levels of insulation – designed for the Canadian sub-zero climate

Jacuzzi has two ranges of swim spas to choose from – The Poweractive™ Collection and Powerpro® Collection. In Australia, Jacuzzi® swim spas sold exclusively by Spa World™. 


Vortex® swim spas

Vortex® is a design-led wellness company that distributes spa pools, swim spas, Infrared saunas and other products under various brands to over 20 countries around the world. 

Why Vortex® swim spas?

  • Superior build quality including a US-made acrylic shell, bearing-less jets, quality steel frame, and flexible PVC plumbing designed for high pressure swim spas
  • Outstanding hydrotherapy and powerful resistance swimming in one unit
  • A reputable, innovative brand
  • Low maintenance automatic water care with Vortex® 'Purezone' UV/Ozone + 2 stage filtration
  • Excellent warranties including 10 year warranty on acrylic shell and 5 years on jets, plumbing and heaters

Vortex® has five models of swim spa to choose from – the Aquagym, Aqualounge, Aquagym Max and Aqualap (which are all single zone pools) and the Hydrozone pool with separate hydrotherapy spa. They are sold exclusively through Spa World in Australia and New Zealand.


In conclusion

These are our picks of the best swim spas in New Zealand based on everything we’ve learned about spas and swims over 30 years in the industry.

Overall, as we often say – buying a swim spa is a very personal experience. It comes down to your own unique preferences and needs. The best way to know if the swim spa is right for you is to try it for yourself. Yes, that means getting wet!

Most Spa World™ stores have dark rooms away from the main area where you can ‘wet test’ the swim spa you're interested in. You can also talk to the salesperson about trying one out after hours, if that suits you better.

We hope this article has helped you in your decision making, and of course, we invite you to try out a Jacuzzi® or Vortex® swim spa in any of our showrooms as you seek to find the perfect swim spa for you.    

For more information, visit the Spa World product pages where you see all of our spas, swim spas and prices.  Our Ultimate Spa Buyers Guide is also a fantastic resource for anyone interested in purchasing a spa or swim spa.   


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