Endless Pools and Inground Pools: How to Choose
How to choose? This is a great question when it comes to picking out a new pool.
Spring and summer are right around the corner, and you might be thinking about adding a swimming pool to your backyard. You may have heard about Endless Pools, and you are familiar with inground pools.
The question is how to choose between Endless Pools and inground pools? In this article, we lay out the differences to help you.
What Will You Use Your Pool For?
The first thing to consider is how you’ll use your pool. Do you want to use it year round? Will you use it for exercise? Do you want a pool for family fun?
For most Endless Pool owners, they can use their fitness system all year long. Why? Because it has a heater. You can also have a heater in your swimming pool during the winter in Kansas, but most people close their pools for the winter.
In addition, the Endless Pool has a swim machine, attachments for various exercises, a treadmill, and often jetted seating areas. With an Endless Pool, you can run, walk, swim, stretch, and weight train.
The Endless Pool fitness system has a current, so you can keep swimming and swimming without having to turn around. If you are using your inground pool for swimming laps, you swim from one end to the other and then turn around and do it again. If you like flip turns, you’ll enjoy your inground pool, too.
As for exercise options, you can do this in both the Endless pool and the inground pool, but the options are different in each. You can, however, search online for exercises for both types of pools.
With both the Endless Pool and an inground pool, you’ll enjoy exercise in the natural buoyancy of the water for a low impact session.
If you have a big family, or you like to have people over for pool parties, an inground pool is certainly bigger with room for more friends and family.
Where Will You Install It?
The next thing to think about is where you will put your pool. If you have a small backyard, an Endless Pool may fit better. Conversely, if you have a large backyard, an inground swimming pool will fill up more space.
In addition, if you need a portable pool, the Endless Pool can move with you, while you certainly will leave your inground pool in the ground.
As far as installation, it’s relatively easy to install an Endless Pool because it comes to you as one unit. You do need a concrete slab to set it on and the right electrical breakers to hard wire the system.
For an inground pool, you can choose your design and your size. You also need to have a hole dug, plumbing and electric run, and water added. This is definitely a longer process than adding an Endless Pool.
What is Your Budget?
It’s hard to compare the costs across the board because the options for inground pools are literally “endless.”
We can easily compare costs to operate the pools, though. First, you need less water to fill an Endless Pool than an inground pool. You will also use less chemicals in your Endless Pool than in your inground pool to keep the water clean and clear. It is also generally less expensive to heat the Endless Pool than an inground pool, but this is dependent on size.
How to Choose?
There isn’t a clear winner when choosing between these two pools. The decision comes down to a personal one. What are your needs, what are you looking for, how much space do you have, and what’s your budget?
Your best bet is to stop by one of our three locations and let us help you make the best decision for your family. Whichever way you go, you’ll enjoy fun in the sun, backyard memories, and a place to exercise!
Contact us today for more information.