Endless Pools All the benefits of traditional swimming pools in a fraction of the space
Endless Pools FAQs
We have spoken with thousands of people over the last twenty years, and in doing so, have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions about the Endless Pool.
Click on the questions below to review their corresponding answer.
How much do your pools cost?
We have 5 different models starting at £5,000 Ex VAT. Call our Design Representatives on 0800 520 0433 for complete pricing on all our products.
How easy is it to install an Endless Pool?
The compact size of our pools make them easy to fit. We have a nationwide network of local pool dealers who are available to fit your pool. If you are handy you can do it yourself, or hire a local contractor. The Fastlane Pool and Swim Spa require very little fitting - in most cases you can be swimming the day they arrive. For more details and the name of a local dealer call our design representatives on 0800 520 0433.
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, conservatories, prefab garden sheds 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 garden, or on a patio or deck. Our pools can be installed fully above ground, partially in-ground or fully in-ground.
Can I try a pool before I buy?
Yes. We have a network of pool dealers across the country where you can try an Endless Pool. If you would like to take a swim please contact our design department on 0800 520 0433 for the name of your local dealer.
How much does it cost to operate?
The operating costs are about the same as for a hot tub or Jacuzzi. Costs can be controlled by using the appropriate level of insulation for your geographic location, maintaining an ambient temperature in the pool room, and especially, keeping the pool covered when not in use, etc.
What maintenance is required?
Unlike regular pools, an Endless Pool requires very little maintenance, on average a few minutes each week to test the water and add some Chlorine. 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. To help customers we provide a separate video on pool maintenance with every pool.
What about condensation for indoor installations?
Condensation is always a concern when you bring a body of water indoors. Because the Endless Pool is small in size, it is easy to control condensation by keeping the pool covered when not in use. A floating blanket that can control about 90% of the condensation is included as standard equipment. The optional Retractable Security Cover can control 100% of the condensation when in place. Click Here for a video on condensation with our pools.
What about customer service?
At Endless Pools our customers are our #1 priority all of the time, without exception. Our staff of over 100 in-house architects, designers, engineers and customer service professionals are available, at your convenience, to help you plan, install and maintain the Endless Pool of your dreams. We pride ourselves on our high level of customer support and offer lifetime Freephone support.
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 the local leisure centre. 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 regular pool, while providing all of the benefits of a full-size pool. The Endless Pool is so carefree it even maintains your favourite water temperature automatically!
Is it difficult to keep the pool clean?
The Endless Pool uses a new copper/silver purifier to help sanitise 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 oxidise the contaminants. In most installations, a cup or less of chlorine after each swim is sufficient. This amount of chlorine is substantially less than the amount needed in a typical chlorinated pool.
How fast is the current?
The current can go as slow or as fast as you want. At top speed, the equivalent swim would be a mile without turns in less than 20 minutes. We should emphasise that the Endless Pool is primarily a constant swimming machine, not a sprint machine. Because you never reach the end of an Endless Pool and you are swimming against a current, the swim tends to be "more concentrated" than in still water because you swim at a constant pace. We also offer an Elite Model Endless Pool with an optional 7.5 hp motor for competitive swimmers with a top speed of approximately 47 secs per 100m.
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.
Is there architect and designer support from Endless Pools?
Many of our dealers are able to provide planning services for your pool. Our in-house staff of Architects, professional designers and engineers are also available to help plan the pool of your dreams. We can even provide a drawing of your proposed pool in AutoCAD or as a PDF.
Can I do aqua 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 1m to 1.3m for deep-water running with a wet vest. Our WaterWell is specifically designed for aqua aerobics and offers a cost-effective pool without a swim current.
How does the Endless Pool compare to a lap pool?
Personal lap pools are usually one lane wide, about 1m to 1.3m deep and 15 - 25m long. The Endless Pool takes up much less space (our largest pool is only 4.88m x 4.88m), is simpler to install (particularly indoors), easier to maintain and more economical to run than a traditional lap pool. The custom nature of our pools means they can be fitted to blend into your home or garden design.
Can two people swim at the same time?
Our Dual Propulsion Endless Pool comes with two independently controlled variable speed swim currents which enables two people to swim side-by-side at the same time.
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?
Our pools come in a wide range of sizes from 1.83m x 1.83m for our smallest WaterWell Pool up to 4.88m x 4.88m for our Dual Propulsion Endless Pool. Many of our pools have a modular design and came be made wider, longer and deeper.
How does the swim current operate?
The swim current is generated by a 40.6cm propeller inside a protective acrylic case that is driven by a hydraulic motor. The current is totally adjustable in speed from zero to a racer's pace. The Endless Pool current is much superior to currents generated by jets or paddle wheels. The Endless Pool propulsion unit can move a huge amount of water - up to 19,000 litres a minute - under low pressure from a large opening (53.3cm x 40.6cm) producing a river-like 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 32°C. The Endless Pool Swim Spa offers integrated hydrotherapy jet seating and our industry leading swim current.
How deep is the pool?
The depth of the water in our standard pool is 1m, 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 1m up to 1.83m, depending on the model you choose.
What is the minimum room size needed to install an Endless Pool?
As a general rule, the room for an Endless Pool needs to be 61cm wider and 91cm longer than the size of the pool. This would mean that a minimum room size for an 2.44m x 4.57m Original Endless Pool would be 3.05m x 5.5m.
Can I get trapped in the current?
The current of the Endless Pool is confined to the centre 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 also passed rigorous NSF testing to be in compliance with the US Government Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.
What if I relocate? Can I take my Endless Pool with me?
Yes, you can take your Endless Pool with you. Many of our pools are shipped in kit form for bolt-together assembly and can be unbolted and relocated to a new site. Each time the pool is relocated, there are some parts and components that may have to be replaced.
Can I use a salt-water system with your pool?
We use Nature2 to reduce the amount of chlorine required to sanitise an Endless Pool. We also offer an optional Ultra Violet water purifier that uses UV light to reduce bacteria, viruses and algae growth . We do not offer salt-water systems with our pools.