Endless Pools: Working Out in Home Swimming Pools
September 07, 2007
Swimming pools at home once meant splashing around, playing Marco Polo, or if you wanted to swim laps making lots of turns. To get a good workout most people still use a larger fitness club or city pool, but did you know that any pool, whether it's in ground or above, can be upgraded with a pump to provide an endless stream to swim against?
Any pool, any size -- endless current
Public lap pools are typically 25 yards long with multiple lanes. Some homes have lap pools, but they are often just one lane wide -- meaning if someone wants to swim laps they'll need to use the entire pool. With a never ending-style pool, only a small size is needed to work out.
Find the right pool contractor
No matter what size pool you decide on, it's likely to involve at least a thousand gallons of water in your home's vicinity, and the last thing you want is a mistake that could flood your living room. You'll also need to run heavy duty power supplies for a filter, endless current pump, and possibly a heater; don't leave the combination of water and electricity to chance. Pool installation can be a complicated project and the cost of a mistake can taint the whole project. Be sure to get expert advice and to hire a licensed pool contractor for your job. You'll soon have a pool you can be proud of, and you'll be on your way to a lifetime of good fitness!Sources