Our hot tub dealers have often heard potential hot tub buyers ask, ‘Can a swim spa be used as a hot tub’ or ‘is a hot tub or swim spa better?’ While each of these spas has its own unique features and benefits, the answer is quite personal. Which one will suit you best ultimately depends on your lifestyle and needs. In the article below, we will explain some of the advantages and differences between swim spas and hot tubs. But first, we will explain exactly what each one is. Swim spas are primarily designed for fitness, keeping you in place as you swim against a current of water. Hot tubs are geared more for relaxing, do not have a current but do have jets that swirl water around. If you are torn between deciding which one to purchase, there are a few questions that you need to ask yourself in order to make the right decision.