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Swim Spa FAQ

Courtesy of EndlessFitness.com

  • How much do your pools cost?

    We offer a complete line of Endless Pools fitness systems with prices starting at $19,999. Call Northwest Hot Springs at 800-743-1467 for pricing on all our products.

  • Where can I install an Endless Pool?

    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 our 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. Our pools can be installed fully above ground, partially in-ground or fully in-ground.

  • Can I try before I buy?

    Yes! We have three models in our showrooms and you are welcome to come and swim in any or all of them? Currently we have a 17′ Endless Fitness System in our Ferndale store, a 15′ Endless Fitness System and 10′ Endless Pool model in our Burlington store. Don’t want to swim during business hours? No problem, let your salesman know and he can make arrangements for after hours or on a Sunday.

  • How much does it cost to operate?

    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.

  • What maintenance is required?

    Unlike a traditional pool, an Endless Pool requires very little maintenance, on average a few minutes each week to test the water and add your regular maintenance water care items. 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.

  • Does the Endless Pool really work?

    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. 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!

  • Is it difficult to keep the pool clean?

    The Endless Pool 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. This amount of chlorine is substantially less than the amount needed in a typical chlorinated pool.

  • Can I use a Salt System with an Endless Pool?

    While in theory, Saltwater Pools are a fine idea, there are several obstacles that keep this type of system from being the ideal solution for your Endless Pool. Saltwater Pool Systems still need chlorine to oxidize the pool contaminants, involve greater upfront and maintenance costs, and produce corrosion to pool equipment.
    Endless Pools uses a simple to use, inexpensive mineral sanitizer called Nature2 that greatly reduces the need for chlorine. We also offer a UV Water Purifier (that can be used in conjunction with Nature2) to further reduce the need for Chlorine. In fact, the levels of chlorine in our water is lower than the allowable limit for drinking water so your home will not smell like the local Y.

  • How fast is the current?

    The current can go as slow or as fast as you want with the touch of a button. At top speed, the equivalent swim would be 1:08/100 yards or a mile without turns in 20 minutes. We also offer a Performance model with a top speed of 1:05/100 yards. Our Elite model uses a 7.5 hp motor, 2 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.

  • How often do I have to change the pool water?

    The Endless Pool is filled with a garden hose. The water is changed every one to two years, depending upon use.

  • Can I do water aerobics?

    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.

  • How does the Endless Pool compare to a lap pool?

    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 easier to maintain and more economical to run than a traditional lap pool.

  • Is it hard to swim in the Endless Pool?

    It usually takes only a few seconds to learn how to swim “against the current.” Most first-time swimmers are so thrilled by seeing how easy it is that they pop up and say with a big smile, “this thing really works!”

  • What sizes are available?

    Current models are a 12′ and 15′ SwimCross Exercise System and a 15′ and 17′ Endless Pools Fitness System. The 19′ dual tank model will be complete by the end of 2016.

  • How does the swim current operate?

    The swim current is generated by a 16″ propeller inside a protective acrylic case that is driven by a 5 hp hydraulic motor. The current is adjustable in speed from zero to a racer’s pace. The Endless Pool current is much superior to currents generated by jets. The Endless Pool propulsion unit can move a huge amount of water – up to 5,000 gallons a minute – under low pressure from a large opening (21″x16″) producing a river-like current. Our Performance and Elite models use two propellors and a larger 24″ x 18″ opening to move more water, creating a smoother, deeper, and faster current.

  • Can I use it as a hot tub?

    The Endless Pool can be fitted with optional jets to create a spa-like environment. The Endless Pool is primarily intended for water exercises and fun including swimming, aqua-aerobics, and aquatic therapy. It is not generally advisable to exercise in water that is warmer than 90°F.

  • How deep is the pool?

    The depth of the water ranges from 39″(which is the standard depth of a lap pool) to 49″

  • Can I get trapped in the current?

    The current of the Endless Pool is confined to the center of the pool. If you want to get out of the current, all you have to do is take one step sideways out of the current into calm water. The pool has been tested by NSF and is VGB 2008

  • What if I relocate? Can I take my Endless Pool with me?

    Yes, you can take your Endless Pool with you. There is a fee to move your spa from your current location to a new one and will depend on a variety of factors. We would be happy to provide a quote for you.