Many Endless Pool customers are looking for a convenient, clean, and private place to swim. Unfortunately, replicating a traditional lap pool in a residential setting, whether indoors or out, is extremely expensive and disruptive to the yard and home. Traditional lap pool construction can depend on the location and features.
Below you'll find some easy side-by-side comparisons showing that an Endless Pool is not only the more affordable alternative to lap pool ownership – it's the intelligent choice for yourself, your family, and the environment.
Affordable, indoors or out
Thousands more than standard Endless Pools in most cases
Indoor lap pools can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars
Year-round access. It's always summer with an Endless Pool!
Everything you'd do in a lap pool – swim, get fit, relax, cool off – plus entertainment and spa options, all at a lower cost!
Only a few months a year in most climates
Require costly, time-consuming winterizing
Smooth, even current – wider than your body, deeper than your stroke
Swim as long as you want – no flip-turns!
Easily adjustable speeds
Friendly to beginners, challenging to Olympians
Allows more strokes before each flip-turn than a traditional pool, but even lap pools have walls that interrupt your swim
Difficult to get a satisfying workout
Indoor laps pools require you to sacrifice length to control costs
Perfect family fun all year long.
For boogie boarding, Marco Polo, or just splashing around, kids and grandkids love the adjustable current.
A lap pool is built for swimming only. The oblong shape isn't well suited to family fun.
Custom sizes and finish options to design the pool of your dreams.
Use any finish material – tile, marble, wood, etc. – to match your décor.
A range of different models to suit your lifestyle
With a traditional lap pool, you're limited to only those materials that your pool builder is comfortable with.
Longer lap pools cost more to finish.
Requires a space as small as 9' x 14'
Installs practically anywhere, even in existing rooms.
Allows much more room for patios or decks than traditional in-ground pools
May take up most of the yard; indoor lap pools are challenging due to the lengthy footprint.
Leaves little room for other recreational areas
Uses less space, water, and chemicals than lap pools
Lower energy bills from insulated pool walls and less water
Super-efficient 120-watt pump
Expensive to operate due to the large amount of water involved
Extending the season beyond a few months can require a large heater and high energy bills
Compact surface area is easily sealed with optional manual or automatic retractable covers
Indoor Endless Pools require only a vent fan or standard household dehumidifier, if covered when not in use
Larger surface area means drastically increased water loss.
Longer/custom covers are significantly more expensive.
Indoor lap pools require a commercial dehumidification system to prevent mold buildup and other humidity issues.
Takes just a few days with two handy people in an existing space
Affordable Factory-Trained Installers available
Simple enough for DIY
In-ground lap pools require expensive excavation with industrial backhoes
Partial or fully above-ground installations are more expensive due to the additional structural support required.
Lap pool installation, including excavation, routinely takes 3-5 weeks.
Nature2 copper/silver purification system, kinder on your skin and eyes
Automatic UV Water Purifier available
Solar cover included
Requires more harsh and expensive chemicals due to the greater water volume
Costly over the life of the pool
Difficult to maintain consistent pH balance
The choice is clear. Now, which Endless Pool is right for you? The Original Endless Pool is a steel panel pool which provides maximum design flexibility and can be installed in new or existing spaces. The Endless Pool Swim Spa a one-piece acrylic pool that combines the industry's leading current with spa seating.