March 24, 2017
Thinking about an Endless Pool but have some questions? We’ve got the answers to your Endless Pool questions right here!
Q. How easy is it to install an Endless Pool?
A. The compact size of the pools make them easy to install. The Swim Spa requires very little installation – in most cases you can be swimming the day it arrives.
Q. Where can I put an Endless Pool?
A. The Endless Pool can be installed in virtually any ground-floor space in your home. Existing spaces like basements and garages are particularly suitable as the modular design of many of the pools allows them to fit through standard doorways.
In warmer climates the pool is often installed in the backyard, or on a patio or deck.
Q. Can I try a pool before I buy?
A. Yes! Contact us for a test swim.
Q. How much does it cost to operate?
A. The ability to enjoy all the benefits of warm water year-round, at low cost, is one of the real advantages of an Endless Pool. The operating costs are about the same as for a hot tub. Costs can be controlled by utilizing the appropriate level of insulation, maintaining an ambient temperature in the pool room, and keeping the pool covered when not in use, etc.
Q. How does the Endless Pool work?
A. First, it really works! You really can swim or exercise in place against a current set at a speed you select, for as long as you like.
No more trips to a membership pool or gym. Imagine the convenience of being able to swim in the privacy, comfort and safety of your home anytime day or night. Because the current holds you in place, you never reach the end of your Endless Pool. This unique swim-in-place feature allows the Endless Pool to be much smaller than a conventional pool, while providing all of the benefits of a full-size pool. The Endless Pool is so carefree it even maintains your favorite water temperature automatically!
Q. How fast is the current?
A. The current can go as slow or as fast as you want with a simple the touch of a button.
At top speed, the equivalent swim is 1:08/100 yards or a mile without turns in 20 minutes. There’s also a Performance model with a top speed of 1:05/100 yards. The Elite model uses a 7.5 hp motor, two propellors and a wider opening to create the fastest current available in any swimming machine. With a top speed of 0:51/100 yards it is suitable for competitive swimmers and is used by many of the top collegiate programs and coaches in the world.
Q. Can I do water aerobics, too?
A. Yes, an Endless Pool is ideal for waist deep aquatic exercise. Our optional deeper pools are suitable for non-swimming vertically oriented water workouts. We offer pools ranging in depth from 39″ to 6′ for deep-water running with a wet vest.
Q. How does it compare to a lap pool?
A. Personal lap pools are usually one lane wide, about 3′-6′ deep and usually require a 50′ to 75′ length to satisfy most serious swimmers. The Endless Pool takes up much less space, is simpler to install (particularly indoors), easier to maintain and more economical to run than a traditional lap pool.
Q. Is it hard to get used to?
A. It usually takes only a few seconds to learn how to swim “against the current.” Most first-time swimmers are thrilled to see how easy it is.
Q. How deep is it?
The depth of the water in our standard pool is 39″, which is the standard depth of a lap pool. This depth is sufficient for most swimming activities. We offer pools in many depths ranging from 39″ up to 6′, depending on the model you choose.
Q. How do I maintain an Endless Pool?
A. Unlike a traditional pool, an Endless Pool requires very little maintenance – on average a few minutes each week to test the water and add some regular household bleach. Also, the Endless Pool cartridge filter needs to be replaced every three to six months, depending upon pool use. The copper/silver cartridges used to kill bacteria and algae also need to be replaced every three to six months.
Q. Is it hard to keep the pool clean?
A. The Endless Pool uses a new copper/silver purifier to help sanitize the pool water. This system automatically adds ions to the water to inhibit bacteria growth and copper ions to kill algae.
You must still use a small amount of chlorine to oxidize the contaminants. In most installations, a cup or less of unscented household bleach after each swim is sufficient. This amount of chlorine is substantially less than the amount needed in a typical chlorinated pool.
Q. How often do I change the water?
A. The Endless Pool is filled with a garden hose. The water is changed every one to two years, depending upon use.
Ready to explore your options? Contact us today!