Find the Best Swim Spa Accessories & Upgrades

Purchasing a swim spa is an exciting process! From leisure to fitness, you're investing in a holistic lifestyle upgrade. But there are certain swim spa accessories that will make your ownership experience all the more exciting depending on how you wish to use it! Let's dive into the different types of swim spa accessories that will level up your luxury.

Aerial view of a Wellis swim spa shown with swim spa accessories.

Wellis Swim Spa Accessories

With so many different options, it can be difficult to choose the perfect swim spa accessories that will enhance your ownership experience. When shopping for swim spa accessories, ask yourself how you envision yourself using the product. If your answer implies an improvement in use, maintenance, or safety, it's likely worth investing in now. Check out our favorite swim spa accessories below!

Swim Spa Cover

The first and one of the most important swim spa accessories you'll need is a swim spa cover. Wellis manufactures each cover to be perfectly compatible with your swim spa.

Not only is your cover custom designed to the exact specifications of your swim spa model, but it also offers the highest quality goods and insulation to trap the heat right where it needs to be. With a buffer and vapor seal, as well as a marine-grade vinyl material, your cover is made not only to protect your swim spa but also to add to your spa’s efficiency, minimizing heat loss and water evaporation. A well-insulated swim spa cover helps to retain heat and prevent heat loss from the water. This can contribute to energy savings by reducing the need for constant heating, especially during colder months. 

Due to its practicality and affordability, swim spa covers are one of our favorite swim spa accessories.

Swim Spa Cover Lifter

And when you want easy access to your gorgeous new Wellis swim spa, the Easy Lifter is just the right accessory to simply and effectively glide your swim spa cover on and off. With side mount compatibility, your swim spa needs minimal clearance. Featuring powder-coated durability and anti-slip hand grips, you can rotate your cover into a protective privacy shield from neighbors. Using a cover lifter helps prevent damage to the cover by minimizing dragging, folding, or placing it on the ground.

Then when you are done, simply use the Easy Lifter to glide your cover back in place and securely lock it. It couldn’t be more simple!

Automatic Swim Spa Cover

This is one of the most convenient and practical swim spa accessories! Automatic swim spa cover lifters are mechanical or hydraulic devices designed to make removing and replacing the cover effortless. They eliminate the need for manual lifting, which can be cumbersome and physically demanding, especially for larger and heavier covers.

A Wellis Spa Bag

Do you want to minimize UV exposure and debris from damaging your beautiful spa’s exterior cabinet? The Wellis Spa Bag is a great way to fully enclose your swim spa for ultimate protection. Whether spring pollen is in the air, you are away on vacation, or the dry dust of summer is blowing, a spa bag reduces the need to clean your spa’s exterior.

Want some extra savings in the winter, too? A spa bag also adds another layer of insulation to your already incredible swim spa cover and shell. Enjoy reduced electrical costs and maximize savings with full spa bag coverage. This is one of our favorite swim spa accessories to help prolong that "like-new" look.

Swim Spa Steps

Swim spa steps are specially designed swim spa accessories that provide safe entry and exit points to your swim spa. The steps are an essential component of a swim spa setup, ensuring ease of use and enhancing the overall spa experience. Of course, you can use the swim spa without steps, but your swim spa will be difficult to access.

Swim spa steps are available in a variety of colors and finishes, allowing you to choose a style that complements your swim spa and outdoor environment. From sleek and modern designs to more natural and rustic options, you can find steps that match your personal preferences and blend seamlessly with your overall backyard or patio aesthetics. Find your favorite version and use it to get in and out every day.

With the WelliStep Swim Spa Steps, you can pick your favorite version and use it to get in and out every day.

Swim Spa Steps with Rail

Swim Spa Steps with Rail

Offering both safety and convenience, this is one of the most practical swim spa accessories. Swim spa steps are available on the market in different sizes and equipment so that everyone can find the right model for them.

Swim spa steps are usually available in two or three-step designs. The width and depth of the steps are carefully considered to provide a comfortable and secure foothold while entering or exiting the swim spa. The Wellis Swim Spa Steps feature an equally elegant and durable design, with four comfortable steps and a sturdy rail made of sleek aluminum.

In addition to its design, safety is very important when it comes to swim spa steps. Many models incorporate features such as non-slip treads or surfaces to prevent accidents caused by wet feet. Steps with handrails or side handles provide additional stability and support, particularly for individuals with limited mobility or balance issues. These handrails can also become slippery if you don't use them properly, so it's worth wiping them down every time you get out of your swim spa. 

Swim Spa Enclosure

All swim spa accessories are meant to support the use and upkeep of your spa, and that includes the area surrounding your swim spa. A swim spa enclosure is a structure that surrounds and encloses the swim spa area. It provides several benefits, ranging from privacy and protection to extended use throughout the year. 

Swim spa enclosures offer privacy by creating a defined space for your swim spa. They can shield your swim spa area from prying eyes, creating a more intimate and secluded environment for you to enjoy. Enclosures also provide an additional layer of security by restricting access to the swim spa, especially when combined with lockable doors or gates.

One of the primary advantages of a swim spa enclosure is its ability to protect your swim spa from various weather conditions. It shields the swim spa from direct sunlight, rain, wind, snow, and debris, helping to maintain the water's cleanliness and temperature. With an enclosure, you can use your swim spa in any weather without worrying about external elements affecting your experience. 

Swim spa enclosures come in a variety of designs, sizes, and materials, allowing you to choose one that matches your aesthetic preferences and complements your outdoor space. Enclosures can range from simple structures with transparent panels to more elaborate designs that incorporate additional features such as seating areas, changing rooms, or even full-fledged indoor swim spa rooms.

Swim Spa Decking

This is one of our favorite swim spa accessories that can transform your ownership experience. The deck plays an important role in creating that resort-style experience surrounding your swim spa, so every little detail counts!

Swim spa decking refers to the flooring or platform area surrounding your swim spa. It serves both functional and aesthetic purposes, providing a stable and accessible surface while enhancing the overall appearance of your outdoor space. A well-constructed decking can increase the lifespan of your swim spa by many years. That's why it's worth devoting a lot of time to its design, starting with researching exactly how to start it.

How to Choose Your Swim Spa Decking

From safety to size, there are a number of factors to consider when selecting your swim spa decking.

First of all, you have to consider the material options. Swim spa decking can be constructed using various materials, each offering unique advantages in terms of durability, aesthetics, and maintenance. Some popular options include:

  • Wood: Natural wood decking, such as cedar, redwood, or tropical hardwoods, provides a warm and classic look. It is a very popular option, but it requires regular maintenance, such as staining or sealing, to protect it from moisture, sun damage, and rot. 
  • Composite: Composite decking is made from a blend of recycled materials and synthetic fibers. It offers the appearance of wood but with increased durability and low maintenance requirements. Composite decking is resistant to rot, fading, and staining, making it the most popular choice for swim spa areas.
  • PVC or Vinyl: PVC or vinyl decking is highly durable, resistant to moisture, and requires minimal maintenance. It can withstand harsh weather conditions, making it suitable for outdoor and indoor installations.
  • Concrete: Concrete decking provides a solid and long-lasting surface. It can be stamped, stained, or textured to mimic other materials and can withstand heavy use and exposure to the elements.

The material you choose should also have safety features such as slip resistance. Textured surfaces or materials designed specifically for wet environments can help minimize the risk of slips and falls. Your luxury swim spa accessories and resort-style environment won't matter if you're constantly slipping and falling, so choose your decking wisely.

It is very important to know the size and configuration. The size and configuration of your swim spa decking will depend on the available space and your specific requirements. It should provide sufficient room for easy access to the swim spa, seating areas, and any additional features you may desire, such as outdoor furniture or planters.

Swim Spa Filter

Swim spa filters are crucial components of a swim spa's filtration system. They help to remove debris, particles, and contaminants from the water, ensuring clean and healthy conditions for swimming and soaking. Swim spa filters work by trapping and filtering out impurities from the water as it circulates through the system. The filter media, typically made of materials like pleated polyester or paper, catches debris such as leaves, dirt, hair, oils, and even microscopic particles. When it comes to swim spa accessories, this is one that you'll need to familiarize yourself with in order to maintain your spa.

Types of Swim Spa Filters

There are different types of swim spa filters available, including:

  1. Cartridge Filters: Cartridge filters consist of a pleated filter element encased in a cylindrical housing. They are popular in swim spas due to their ease of use and maintenance. Cartridge filters are usually removable and can be cleaned or replaced when they become dirty or clogged.
  2. Sand Filters: Sand filters use a tank filled with a special grade of sand as the filtering medium. Water is pumped through the tank, and impurities are trapped in the sand. Periodically, the sand needs to be backwashed to remove trapped debris. Sand filters are commonly used in larger pool systems but may be suitable for certain swim spas.
  3. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Filters: DE filters use a fine powder made from fossilized diatoms as the filtering medium. These filters offer superior filtration capabilities, trapping even the smallest particles. However, DE filters require more maintenance and regular replacement of the DE powder.

How to Choose a Swim Spa Filter

With so many swim spa accessories, it can be difficult to choose the right filter. Factors like swim spa brand, model, and spa chemicals will impact which filter you need, but there are three things you should also consider when purchasing swim spa filters:

  1. Filter Size and Capacity: The size and capacity of the swim spa filter should be appropriate for the volume of water in your swim spa. It's essential to consult the manufacturer's guidelines or seek professional advice to determine the correct filter size for your specific swim spa model. Always choose a filter that fits the size of your swim spa!
  2. Maintenance and Cleaning: The most important thing is regular maintenance which is necessary to keep your swim spa filters clean and functioning optimally. Cartridge filters can be removed and rinsed with a hose to remove debris, or occasionally soaked in filter cleaner to remove accumulated oils and contaminants. Sand filters require backwashing to remove trapped debris and occasional replacement of the sand. DE filters need periodic cleaning and replacement of the DE powder. Following the manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning and maintenance is crucial to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of the filters.
  3. Replacement Schedule: Filters have a finite lifespan and will eventually need to be replaced. The frequency of replacement depends on factors such as the swim spa usage, water quality, and maintenance practices. As a general guideline, cartridge filters may need replacement annually or every two years, while sand or DE filters typically have longer lifespans.

Swim Spa Exercise Equipment

When it comes to swim spa accessories, exercise equipment can be especially useful. There are several options available that can help enhance your workout routine and make the most out of your swim spa's unique features. In order for your training to be effective, you need to find which equipment you can use in your swim spa. 

There are hundreds of swim spa accessories for water training, some of them are easier to use, some more difficult, but they all have one thing in common: they were created to make your water training more effective. 

Swim Tether or Harness

A swim tether or harness is a device that allows you to swim in place against the current created by the swim spa jets. It provides resistance, similar to swimming against a current in a larger pool, and allows you to engage in continuous swimming without reaching the end of the swim spa. This is an effective way to improve your swimming technique, build endurance, and get a full-body workout. 

Resistance Bands

A popular option to increase your stamina is the resistance bands. These are versatile exercise tools that can be used in the water for strength training and toning. They provide resistance in both directions, allowing you to perform a wide range of exercises targeting various muscle groups. Attach the bands to a stationary point or use them with your arms or legs while standing in the water for a challenging full-body workout. These bands move countless muscles, so their use is recommended for everyone.

This is one of the more advanced fitness swim spa accessories. Before you start your full body training in your own swim spa, consult with a fitness professional or swim spa manufacturer to determine the compatibility of specific exercise equipment with your swim spa model. Additionally, it's important to listen to your body, start at an appropriate fitness level, and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your swim spa workouts to avoid overexertion or injury.

If you have any concerns about starting a new exercise routine or using fitness swim spa accessories, consult with your doctor.

Where Can I Get Wellis Swim Spa Accessories?

Want to know just where to find all of these amazing swim spa accessories? You can purchase our luxury hot tubs, swim spas, and swim spa accessories online or at your local Wellis USA swim spa and hot tub store. Find your local independent Wellis swim spa dealer and hot tub store. Wellis is the premier provider of the leading luxury hot tubs and swim spas in the world, as well as all the swim spa accessories you need to go with it.

Remember, all swim spa accessories should support your spa ownership experience in some way, so make sure you're choosing the products that work for you.

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