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Endless Pools FAQ

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.

How is the swim spa series different from the Original Endless Pool?

Our spas come as a acrylic vessel that is pre-plumbed, pre-wired and does not require assembly. The Original Endless Pool features a modular system that can fit through standard doorways for installation in existing spaces.

How much do your swim spas cost?

Call our Design Representatives at 0800 086 9266 for pricing on all our products.

How easy is it to install an Endless Pool swim spa?

All Endless Pool swim spas come pre-plumbed, pre-wired and ready to use. All you need to do is fill it with water and hook up the electricity.

Where can I install an Endless Pool swim spa?

An Endless Pool swim spa can be installed indoors or outside. Outdoor spaces are particularly suitable: the model is placed in position, and you can be swimming that day. Indoor installations in existing spaces are possible if you have a large opening such as a garage door or a large patio door. Alternatively, these models can be installed in virtually any room with new construction. Our installation options include 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 086 9266 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 utilising the appropriate level of insulation for your geographic location, maintaining an ambient temperature in the pool room, and keeping the pool covered when not in use, etc.

What maintenance is required?

Unlike a traditional pool, an Endless Pool swim spa 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. Every swim spa uses an ultraviolet water purifier to reduce the amount of chemicals needed to maintain sparkling clear water.

What about humidity for indoor installations?

Humidity 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 humidity by keeping the pool covered when not in use.

Our swim spa series offers two cover options: the Watkins bi-fold cover/lifter and, for added security, the VacuSeal™ System. Both security covers can control 100% of the humidity when in place and are designed for easy of use by one person. 

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?

Our dual water purification system combines bacteria-killing UVC lighting with eco-friendly Ozone to tackle viral and fungal contaminants. With its 24/7 circulation and hourly water turnover, you get ease of maintenance in a fresh smelling, low-chlorine system.

The Endless Pool uses an ultraviolet water purifier to help sanitise the pool water. This system uses ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria, viruses and algae. You must still use a small amount of chlorine to oxidise the contaminants. In most installations, a small amount of chlorine is sufficient. This amount of chlorine is substantially less than the amount needed in a typical chlorinated pool.

How fast is the current?

The Original Endless Pools 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 swim spa 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.

How often do I have to change the pool water?

The Endless Pool is filled with a garden hose. The water is changed every two years or so, 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, all Endless Pools models are excellent for aquatic exercise. We offer models with a range of depths to accommodate a diversity of sizes and uses. Our 1.5m deep swim spas can accommodate our optional Underwater Treadmill; that gives you both the standard water depth and the treadmill area, which is elevated by 1m.

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, is simpler to install (particularly indoors), 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?

The Endless Pool Spa Series consists of 4 models. Our 3m Exercise Spa is the smallest spa and can fit into surprisingly snug locations. The 4.57m Spa allows you to add our Endless Pool Swim Current for swimming, while our 5.18m model provides a larger exercise area. For exercise, swimming and relaxation our 5.79m Dual Temperature Spa features a 4.27m spa with a separately controlled 4 person hot tub.

How does the swim current operate?

The signature Endless Pools 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. With the best swim current on the market, 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.

Our Swim Cross Exercise System features our jetted swim current. Specially designed for these entry-level swim spas, the current features 5 jets, 5 speeds, and minimal turbulence. When used with our swim tether, you get gentle resistance for exercise that's as effective as it is enjoyable.

Can I get trapped in the current?

The current of every 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 compliant to ensure that it is has been rigorously tested to prevent suction entrapment. 

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