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For those who want a true 'lap pool' experience, the Aqualap provides all the features of the Aquagym range in an extended variation.

Seats 4 adults
in comfort
82 powerful
therapeutic jets

9 / 10
Therapy rating
Dimensions (cm):
585 x 230 x 130
Volume:
11,500 Litres

Aqualap Avanté

The Avanté is a collection of our
best upgrades.

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Aqualap standard $33,999
+ Hydroflow Bearing-less Jets $899
+ Hydroglow jet and topside control lighting $899
+ Backlit drink holders $199
+ Perimeter and Cabinet Lighting  $499
+ Purezone UV Water Purifier $999
+ Back Lit Laminar Jets $599
+ Dual layer Insulation with foamed base  $1,499
+ Hybrid 8.8kw heat pump $3,999
   
Total value
$43,591

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Aqualap Seating Design

Seating for six
The Aqualap is a swim spa with all the benefits of a luxury spa. There is seating for four adults comfortably.  

Hydrotherapy lounger
The Aqualap swim spa is the perfect exercise machine that also boasts a relaxing hydrotherapy lounger. Combine an upper and lower back massage with fantastic foot massage to bring you the ultimate hydrotherapy experience in the luxury of a swim spa.

Cool down seat
The cool down seat raises you out of the water just enough to cool you off. Rotate seats to keep the optimum body temperature.

Back massage seat
Most of us can get a tight back from time to time. The Aqualap's back massage seat, massages the whole back from the base to the tip.


Neck and shoulder therapy
If you feel stress and tension in your shoulders, you will love the Aqualap's neck and shoulder therapy seat. With 4 massaging jets embedded within the therapy collar, you will experience a sublime hydrotherapy massage. This swim spa is not just for exercise!
 

Colour Options

Shell Colours
Gypsum
Gypsum
Pearl Shadow
Pearl Shadow
Stirling Silver
Stirling Silver
Oceanwave
Oceanwave
Cabinet Colours
Coastal Grey
Coastal Grey
Chocolate
Chocolate
Natural
Natural

Aqualap Features

High volume swim jets

Vortex 150mm swim jets are designed to create a current strong enough to swim against. The Aqualap has two swim jets, each jet is adjustable so you can personalise the current to suit your work out.
  Vortex Spas Volcano Spa Jet
Spa Pool Lounger Seats  

Lounger seat

There is no better way to relax after a swim than in a Vortex lounger seat. The Aqualap has a lounger that will rejuvenate every part of your body.

Individual seat pressure control

Just as some like hard beds and some like soft, there is a variety of personal preference when it comes to jet pressure. To ensure complete satisfaction for all, each seat in your Vortex spa pool can be controlled with the seat's pressure control dial. In addition, most jets can be individually controlled, directing pressure to where you need it most.
  Spa Pool Jet Control
Spa Pool Neck Therapy  

Neck therapy collar

Optional on most Vortex spa pool models, the neck therapy collar incorporates jets specially designed to eliminate stress and tension carried in the neck and shoulder area. Choosing the neck therapy collar is like having your own personal masseuse on stand by, to sooth away the stresses of your day.

Tranquil water feature

Turn your swim spa into a water feature with twin waterfalls and a back lit water cascade. Running off the filtration pump, these tranquil water features can operate even with all of the jets turned off. 




  Spa Pool Lighting
 

Laminar jets

Twin streams of water are illuminated and arc across the spa pool to form an impressive visual display. Even when not using the spa pool, you can transform it into a water and light display to enhance any back yard event

WiFi / Bluetooth control (optional)

Control your spa anywhere in the world from your smart device (phone, tablet or laptop). Simply download the Spanet app and you can have full control of every feature on your spa from lighting to water temperature. 


  Spanet WiFI and Bluetooth for Vortex Spas

Energy Efficient Spa Pools
Don’t subject your family to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals. Vortex Spas feature advanced water treatment technologies that don’t rely on a harsh chemical regime.
standard       standard/optional   optional
Spa Pool heating Technology   Meter Ready Spa Pools    Spa Pool Insulation   Hybrid heat Pumps For Spa Pools
Intelligent
Thermal Tuning.

Vortex Spas adapt and tune themselves to its environment, day to day, season to season, to reduce heating costs by up to 20%.
  Smart
Meter Ready.

Vortex Spas take full advantage of o-peak electricity rates, performing filtering and heating functions using during off peak periods.
  Premium Insulation
Options.

All Vortex spas feature perimeter insulation designed to minimise heat loss. Optional insulation packs can be added to increase the efficiency of your spa.
  Hybrid
Heat Pump.

A conventional spa heater turns 1 kilowatt of electricity into 1 kilowatt of heat, the Hybrid Heat Pump turns 1 kilowatt of electricity into 5 kilowatts of heat, giving you up to 4 kilowatts of heat for FREE!
Power Consumption
Energy Efficient Spa Pool Heating

Intelligent thermal tuning. (Standard)

No two spas are the same when it comes to thermal performance and heat retention. The Vortex control system will adapt and tune itself to the thermal properties of your spa pool, in its environment, day to day, season to season, to reduce 'on-demand heating'.

The Vortex control system actually 'learns' about how your spa is behaving. By reducing the temperature drop required before the heater switches on, Reactive Heater Control provides more consistent spa water temperatures and lowers daily operating costs.
Spa Pool Running Costs
Smart Meter Ready Spa Pool

Smart meter ready.

Even if your electricity provider does not currently offer smart meters, they soon will. Most states have a roll out program for smart meters over the next few years. Simply put, a smart electricity meter allows your electricity supplier to charge higher prices for electricity when demand is high, but reward consumers who shift their consumption to those times of day when demand is low - such as overnight.  

Using Power Save software, your Vortex spa is designed to do it's filtering and heating when power costs are at their lowest. Best of all, the control is in your hands. You can tailor the operation of your Vortex spa to take advantage of smart meter technology to reduce your spa's running costs.
Perimeter Insulation for Spa Pools

Perimeter insulation. (Standard)

The Vortex Perimeter Insulation system has two features that make it a superior to the traditional ‘foam on shell’ spa insulation system.

First, by insulating the cabinet instead of the shell, Vortex spas not only recycle lost heat from the pumps and equipment, but also insulate the plumbing that otherwise will lose heat to the environment. This results in less overall heat loss and therefore, lower running costs. And secondly, by placing the insulation between the spa's pumps and you, you will enjoy a quieter, more tranquil spa experience.
Two Spa Pool Insulation Types
Perimeter Insulation for Spa Pools

Dual layer insulation. (Avanté upgrade)

The Vortex dual layer Insulation covers both the outer cabinet and the shell. The most efficient way to insulate is by trapping air- similar to the principals of double glazed windows.

Vortex dual layer system keeps the heat from the pumps and plumbing, reduces noise and provides a warm layer between the water and the outside of the spa. Adding the optional dual layer insulation adds a higher level of heat retention than the standard Perimeter insulation.
Perimeter Insulation for Spa Pools

Arctic pack. (Optional)

The Vortex Arctic pack increases the Perimeter insulation to 50mm. This system offers the ultimate level of insulation and is extensively used on Vortex Spas sold in regions with extreme climates such Scandinavia and Canada.
Two Spa Pool Insulation Types
Spa Pool Heat Pump

Hybrid heat pump. (Optional)

Traditional heaters, whether gas or electric, take one unit of energy and turn it into one unit of heat. Vortex Hybrid Heat pumps take one unit of energy and turn it into 5 units of heat. Even accounting for the cost of running your pumps, overall running costs will be slashed by more than 50%. Over the life of your spa, this will lead to savings of thousands of dollars.

Not only will the Vortex Hybrid Heat Pump heat your spa economically. It will also cool your spa. In hotter climates, when other spas will be unbearable, your Vortex spa will be an oasis of cool water to refresh and recharge.

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Hot To Get Clear Spa Pool water
Don’t subject your family to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals. Vortex Spas feature advanced water treatment technologies that don’t rely on a harsh chemical regime.
standard   standard   optional    
Micro zone spa pool filter   Clean Spa Pool Water
  Ultra-Violet Spa Pool Steriliser
 
Purezone Micro
Filtration.
Purezone Micro Filtration removes more contaminants than any other spa filter available. Particles as small as 5 micros, 10 times finer than human hair are trapped!
  Purezone Ozone
Water Clarifier.
The Purezone Water Ozone Clarifier uses ozone technology to oxidize and remove micro organics and metals that are smaller than 5 microns resulting in the clearest water available.
  Purezone UV
Water Purifier.
Using the power of ultra-violet light, the Purezone Water Steriliser kills 99.9% of virus and bacteria. Giving you the safest possible spa water.
 
Chemical use Water clarity
Hot To Get Clear Spa Pool water

Purezone Micro Filtration.

The starting point of any effective water treatment system is to remove any water borne contaminants. Whilst conventional spa pool filters trap particles as small as 50 microns (50/1000th of a millimetre) the purezone micro filtration is 10 times more effective, trapping particles as small as 5 microns (5/1000th of a millimetre).
 
Making

Purezone Ozone Water Clarifier.

Ozone clarification is a proven technology that has been used for decades to automatically clarify spa and pool water as an alternative to chemical clarifiers. But used incorrectly, ozone can be rendered ineffective or at worst, damage the components of your spa.
Vortex has taken ozone technology to the next level by linked it with a unique mixing chamber, which increases the ozone's contact time with the water. This ensures maximum effectiveness and eliminates the possibility of damage to your spa.

 
Spa Pool UV Sanatiser 

Purezone UV Water Purifier.

The UV technology found in the Purezone system is not new. In fact your will find it purifying drinking water and public swimming pools around the world. However, Vortex have pioneered it's use in spa pools. UV sterilization kills 99.9% of water borne viruses and bacterial, including the hard to reach Giardia and Cryptosporidium  viruses. For this reason, it is now mandatory on public swimming pools in many states in the US.

“There is a lot of data, precedent and science behind UV. The most exciting thing is it's ability to inactivate cryptosporidium. UV can stop crypto almost immediately. In fact, UV has the same effect on Giardia, a protozoan parasite responsible for another recreational water illness called giardiasis.”

Tom Lachocki, PhD, CEO of the US national Swimming Pool Foundation.


Through it's sterilizing effect, Vortex's Purezone Spa Pool UV steriliser will not only make your spa safe for you and your family, but in doing so will reduce you use of chemical sanitisers.
 
Tough Built Spa Pools
We use industry leading techniques and materials to hand craft every Vortex Spa, which is why we can guarantee the spa shell for 10 years of trouble free ownership.

Thermabond™ four layer shell.

At the heart of any quality spa is a quality spa shell. After all, whilst pumps and other equipment can be replaced, the spa's shell cannot. For this reason, Vortex Spas use a 4 layer, 8 step Thermabond lamination process not found in most spas. This process includes the curing of the shell in a temperature and humidity controlled oven. This is absolutely vital if the shell of the spa is to last the lifetime of ownership.
Thermobnd Spa pool Shell Construction
 
 

Lifetime warranty on Permaframe.

Our Permaframe is guaranteed for life against loss of structural integrity leading to the spa being inoperable
 
10 Year Spa Pool Warranty

10 year structural shell warranty.

Unbelievably, most spa pool structural warranties are pro-rata. This means they reduce in value as the spa ages, leading to hefty costs to you if the spa's structure fails in the later part of it's warranty. Vortex spa's structural warranty is non pro-rata. So if your spa's structure fails anytime within the 10 year warranty, we replace it. No questions asked.
 
5 year non pro-rata acrylic surface warranty.

5 year acrylic surface warranty.

Our high quality acrylic surface warranty guarantees against any surface blisters that result in water loss for five years.
 
Five Year Spa Pool Jet Guarantee

5 year jet warranty.

Whilst it is possible to produce the spa's jets and other plastic components using a quantity of reused plastics, it is difficult to guarantee their fundamental quality. Vortex spa jets are produced using the highest grade 'virgin' plastics. This ensures the longest possible life span and is why we can give you an industry leading, 5 year jet replacement warranty.

 

Duraflex plumbing.

Nobody wants a leaking spa! Vortex spas are plumbed using Duraflex flexible PVC plumbing, which is specially designed for use in high performance spas. Duraflex incorporates a coil of rigid PVC within it's walls that allows the piping to flex but not kink. This ensures equal pressure to every jet whilst avoiding rigid right angle joints that can reduce hydrotherapy pressure.

Vortex Duraflex Spa pool Plumbing

Unlike other plumbing options, Duraflex is designed for hot, chemically treated water, meaning that it will not become rigid and crack as the years pass. Every plumbing joint within a Vortex spa is both glued and clamped to give you the piece of mind of a no leak spa.
 
Uni body shell construction for spa pools

Unibody construction.

As Vortex spa shells are created, timber blocks are laminated under the spa's upper lip. When the framework of the spa is integrated with the shell, fastenings attach the frame to these timber attachment points. This binds the shell and frame together in an unbreakable unibody construction, giving increased torsional strength and rigidly and ensuring the best possible durability.
SpaNet SV4 Spa Pool Controller  

Vortex SV Heaters.


The Vortex heater's element boss and Incoloy element are thickly coated with Teflon™. This resists corrosion damage by water and chemicals ensuring a dramatically longer service life. The element is housed in a marine grade, 316 stainless steel heater tube, eliminating element failures common with lower quality metal heater tubes. The result is a compact and robust long life heating unit.
The Vortex Spa pool Experience
Vortex Spas are renowned for their superior hydrotherapy performance and features, usually reserved for the world’s most expensive spas.
Spa Pool Jet Locations  

Ergonomic design

Many spa pool manufacturers design their spa's seating with their factory in mind. We design our spas with you in mind. Our spa designers are spa users. They ensure that when you sit in a Vortex spa, your comfort is guaranteed. Jets are positioned to massage tired muscles. Pressure points are eliminated and controls are within easy reach. Try a Vortex on for size at your nearest dealer. You won't be disappointed.

Intuitive spa controller.

Do you need to get the 9 year old next door to program your DVD player? Vortex's intuitive spa pool control systems are designed for maximum flexibility and control, whilst being easy to operate, even in you lose the instructions in the first week. Vortex's top side control panel controls most functions with one touch of a button. More advanced control can be attained through the plain English menu functions.
  Intuitive Spa Pool Controller
Spa Pool Audio System  

Hydravibe bluetooth stereo system.

By choosing Vortex's optional Hydravibe entertainment system, you gain the ability to enjoy your spa pool whilst listening to your favourite music. Whether through docking you iPod to the spas in built dock, or streaming wirelessly from you mobile phone, iPad, computer or home stereo system, you most loved tunes can be played through the spa's built in surround sound system.

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Reducing Spa Maintenance
You shouldn’t need to spend your weekend maintaining your spa or have a chemistry degree to keep the water crystal clear. Vortex Spas give you the ultimate in easy care ownership.
Disposable Spa Pool Cartridge Filter

Purezone disposable cartridge.

Not only do Vortex's Purezone spa pool filters provide unsurpassed water clarity, but they do so without the need for weekly soaking and cleaning. As part of your water change process, simply discard the filter and replace. Because Purezone filters negate the need for expensive spa pool chemical clarifiers and defoamers, cost of ownership doesn't increase, but ease of ownership certainly does.

Because the Vortex spa's Purezone filter element takes the greatest share of the filtering load, the auxiliary paper cartridge safety filters should only require monthly maintenance.

Spa Pool Cabinet

Thermoclad cabinet.

Because Thermoclad is produced using a UV resistant polymer, with the exception of a regular hose down, Thermoclad requires no maintenance. Contrast this to natural timbers which must be stained on a regular basis, Thermoclad is a great time saving alternative. Due to the hot, damp environment that occurs around a spa, even the hardiest of timbers will be susceptible to mold and mildew. As a synthetic material, this will not be the case with your Thermoclad cabinet.
Clean Spa Pool Water

Purezone water management system.

The Purezone spa pool water management system frees you from daily water maintenance of your spa pool – because who really has the time?

The Purezone micro filtration cartridge removes water borne contaminants as small as 5 microns. The UV water steriliser then neutralizes any water borne viruses and bacteria. The optional Ozone water clarifier, oxidises organic metals and compounds giving crystal clear clarity. Finally, the optional auto dosing system uses chlorine free Sanosil to take care of any remaining bugs. No other water maintenance system will give you cleaner water, for less hassle.

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Vortex Spa pool Heat Pumps
The Vortex Hybrid Heat Pump will give you the lowest possible running costs, whilst also allowing you to cool your spas during extremely hot summers.
Heat Pump for Spa pools

Reduce heating costs.

A conventional spa pool heater turns 1 kilowatt of electricity into 1 kilowatt of heat. The vortex hybrid heat pump turns 1 kilowatt of electricity into 5 kilowatts of heat, giving you up to 4 kilowatts of heat for free!
Spa pool heat pump efficiency chart
Test results conducted under Australian conditions.
Heating Type kWh Cost per kWh Total Cost (24hr) Saving
Conventional spa pool heater 8.5 $0.26 $2.21 0%
Hybrid Heat pump standard 3.7 $0.26 $0.96 56%
Hybrid heat pump with Power Save 3.7 $0.116+ $0.49 73%
 
Running costs will vary depending on use, location and climate. Test reports are available upon request. Testing based on maintaining an O2 Spectrum spa at 36 degrees for 24 hours with an average air temperature of 22 degrees. Colder air temperatures may lead to larger savings. Rates based on Ausgrid's average shoulder / off peak pricing as at January 2014.
Spa Pool Benefits

Exclusive additional benefits.

Not all heat pumps are created equal. The Vortex hybrid heat pump is the only spa pool heat pump available today that fully integrates with the spa pool’s control system giving you the following exclusive benefits:

The only spa pool heat pump that cools and heats.
When temperatures soar outside, the ability to cool your spa will become an important consideration. Vortex offers the only heat pump on the market with the ability to cool your spa.

Dual hybrid heating for rapid recovery.
The Vortex Hybrid Heat Pump is the only spa pool heat pump available that works in tandem with the spa’s conventional heater, giving you up to a massive 12 kilowatts of heating power when rapid heat recovery is required.

Purezone Spa Pool Water Clarifier
Ozone clarification has been used for decades to clarify pool and spa water as an alternative to chemical clarifiers. Choose this technology to reduce running costs, maintenance and chemicals.
 

Vortex takes ozone to the next level.

Ozone is a fantastic spa pool clarifier, but it must have adequate contact time with the spa's water. Simply injecting ozone gas directly into the plumbing, or the body of spa pool, does not allow for adequate contact time. By incorporating our Clearcore 'off-gas' reaction chamber to the Purezone Corona Discharge Ozone unit, the contact time that the spa's water has with the ozone gas is optimised. This is vital as without adequate contact time, ozone is at best ineffective and at worst, can damage to components of your spa pool, leading to increased cost and maintenance. Vortex's design team have used their decades on combined experience, to ensure that this long proven technology is used effectively to give you the clearest spa pool water available.
 
 

The science of ozone.

Ozone – or O3 – is Mother Nature’s purifier and disinfectant. The 3 stands for the three oxygen atoms that compose Ozone. The normal Oxygen we breathe is called O2, and is made up of only two chemically linked Oxygen atoms. Within ozone, one of these Oxygen atoms has a weak hold on the others, and is more than willing to transfer electrons with other organic substances. This single Oxygen atoms binds with the other substance, causing it to oxidize or turn into something else. Rust is an example of what happens when steel oxidises. When the weak Oxygen molecule in the Ozone attaches to other organic molecules in the water, it oxidizes them. In effect – the Ozone “eat’s ‘em up” and voila! Clean, fresh, purified water.
 
 

Ozone as a clarifier.

By oxidising metals and other organic compounds, ozone can cause them to drop out of suspension, allowing them to be filtered out of the spa pool's water by the Purezone filtration system. Without the use of the ozone clarifier, super fine particles can cause the spa's water to remain cloudy and can cause foaming and bad odours.

Stereo and TV for Spa pools
The Vortex Hydravibe system uses Bluetooth and wireless technologies to connect with your iPod, iPad, MP3 player, mobile phone, computer TV, Foxtel or DVD player. No other system connects to more devices.

iPod docking.

Play you favourite music or video from the integrated iPod / USB dock built directly into the side of your spa. This weather proof dock powers your device as it plays meaning that you are only limited by the size of your library.
Using ipod in a spa pool
Connect your Bluetooth device to your Spa Pool

Bluetooth connectivity.

Pair your bluetooth enabled phone, computer or iPad with the Hydravibe system to access your music files from the comfort of your spa pool. Bluetooth connectivity is an ideal wireless solution to connect to devices within 10 metres of your spa pool.

Wireless capable.

Choose the optional wireless sender / receiver and you can link your home theatre system to your Vortex spa's Hydravibe system. Wireless technology transmits either video or sound meaning that you can watch Foxtel, DVD's, TV or listen to music without having to connect with messy cabling. Please check with your spa pool consultant as this technology may not be suitable for your home.
Connect WiFi to your spa pool
Spa Pool Stereo Controller

Integrated in-spa control.

Control channel selection, volume, mode and playback without leaving your spa pool. The Hydravibe's top side, waterproof control panel controls all of these functions.



Hydroglow Spa Pool Lighting
Given that spa pools are more often used at night, our designers have developed a vast array of illumination options for your spa pool.

Each option offers more than 20 colour variations and five lighting programmes so you can customise your spa’s lighting to suit your mood. Even when your spa pool is not in use, it can create a wonderful water and light display to entertain friends and family alike.
Note: Not all features available on all models, photos may be of a different model. 

Programmable multicolor underwater flood light.

This 20 colour programmable underwater flood light comes standard with the Vortex spa pool range. It is an ideal solution for softly lighting the interior of the spa pool. Five lighting programs allow you to fade between colours, step between colours, choose a single colour, enjoy party mode or just have a white light.
 Spa Pool Flood LIght
 Lighting For Spa Pool

Waterline illumination.

As the name suggests, the ultimate lighting package takes spa pool illumination to a whole new level. Waterline lighting creates a wonderful effervescent effect when the spa is in hydrotherapy mode, or simulates the serene lighting of the surface of a calm lake when the jet pumps are not in use

Access lighting.

Cabinet mounted down lights illuminate the entry to your Vortex spa pool, reducing the chance of slips and falls on dark nights.
Spa pool cabinet lighting