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6 Advantages of Endless Pools
What if you could combine the space-saving benefits of a spa with the exercise benefits of a swimming pool? A way to soak, relax and swim "laps" – without the need for a full-size pool. A way to enjoy fun, healthy aquatic time, by yourself or with your family, at virtually any time of year.
What we're describing are Endless Pools (sometimes also referred to as swim spas, swim machines or counter current pools).
Endless Pools provide all the advantages of a full-size swimming pool, but in a compact design that looks more like a hot tub. How is that possible, you ask? How does somebody swim in a pool that's as little as 15 feet long? Simple. Just add a current.
Endless Pools are made with a hydraulically powered propulsion system, which creates a laminar current of up to 5,000 gallons per minute. The current is wider than your body and deeper than your stroke, which means you can literally swim in place. Think of it kind of like a treadmill, but for swimming. The water moves around you, resulting in a swim current that's free of turbulence.
The best part is—you can control the current to your ability or performance goals. But even on "full speed," it feels like swimming on open water.
Why consider an Endless Pool? Here are just some of the numerous benefits:
1) A Full Swim Experience without a Full-Size Pool
If you love to swim, but don't have the space or desire for a full-size pool, then an Endless Pool is an excellent option. Their small size (ranging from 15 to 20 feet long for the Fitness System models) allows them to be placed almost anywhere—including indoors.
2) Excellent Water Exercise for All Abilities
Endless Pools are great for aquatic exercise. Whether you swim against the current or do other water exercises, these pools are an excellent way to ease joint stiffness, relax sore muscles and build strength. Just like a full-size swimming pool, exercising in an Endless Pool can help improve your endurance and coordination. They're a great tool for swimmers of all abilities, from casual to competitive!
3) Environmentally Friendly
Because they're a fraction of the size of traditional swimming pools, Endless Pools use far less water and fewer chemicals to keep them clean. That also means…
4) Simpler Maintenance
Endless Pools are easy to maintain and require fewer steps to keep them clean. Most models will only require a few minutes each week to test the water and add some regular household bleach. That means less time cleaning and more time enjoying your pool!
5) Great Fun for the Whole Family
Despite their compact size, Endless Pools offer room for several members of your family. It's a great way to encourage exercise, relaxation and family communication. Plus, it's just plain old fun!
6) Effective Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic therapy is ideal for a variety of medical conditions. The low-impact, low-stress environment of an Endless Pool is perfect for physical therapy exercises that increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, improve balance and reduce pain. Many models can also be equipped with additional, optional accessories, like an underwater treadmill for low-impact walking and running.