Endless Pools vs. SwimEx Pools

SwimEx has been a leader and innovator of resistance swim in place pools for 29 years. When comparing a SwimEx with Endless Swimming Pools,  it is important to consider these four qualities:

  • Water Flow
  • Construction Quality
  • Noise Level
  • Custom Options

Why the SwimEx "Wall of Water" Works Better than an Endless prop?

Both the SwimEx and the Endless Pool offer a better flow than standard jetted lap pools or swim spas. Endless Pools use a propeller to push a water flow that is approximately 21" wide and 18" deep, located in the middle of the pool. It is a narrow flow and, depending on the swimmer, may be too narrow for effective swimming.

Using its industry exclusive paddlewheel technology, SwimEx Pools provide a wider and deeper current than an Endless Pools allowing a swimmer to swim anywhere in the pool and still take advantage of the current. With a wall of water as wide that spans the width of the pool and up to 30" in depth, SwimEx pools offers the deepest and widest current flow on the market.

The current in a SwimEx pool has 99 speed settings and moves up to 30,000 gallons of water per minute compared to Endless which move only 5,000 gallons per minute.

A SwimEx is built to last and easy to maintain

The original Endless pool, which offers their best water flow, is constructed with a vinyl liner in a galvanized steel shell. The Endless pool liner needs to be replaced every few years. Endless also recommends replacing their hydraulic motor every 3-5 years.

SwimEx pools are handcrafted with fiberglass, the same material used to build the legendary Pearson Yachts. This proven construction technique sandwiches a balsa wood core between layers of fiberglass, resin and is topped with a durable gelcoat finish for an indestructible, low maintenance pool wall with no liners to replace. And SwimEx proudly offers the best warranty in the industry.

Endless pools are louder Than SwimEx Pools

The hydraulic motor that drives the Endless pool is located at the front end of the pool and can make the surrounding area quite loud. The SwimEx drive system is mounted below the decking at the rear of the pool.  Noise levels are kept at a minimum for both swimmers and those sharing the space.

The choice is clear. If you want a quiet, virtually maintenance-free swim spa that moves more water in a wider area than any other pool on the market, SwimEx is choice for you!

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Options & AccessoriesSwimEx PoolsEndless Pools
High Performance Motor Included $700 additional
Entrance Steps Included $230 additional
2 Handrails Near Steps Included Only available with one handrail for $180 additional
Stainless Steel Grab Bar Included $120 additional
3-5 Year Replacement Motor* Not necessary $450 additional without installation costs factored in
Vinyl Liner Replacement No liner to replace $500 - $800 without installation costs factored in
Assembly of steel panels, installation of vinyl liner, installation of plumbing fixtures to pool sidewall Not needed! $2,500*** additional
Coping border around pool Included (fiberglass) $1,300 synthetic coping, $1,100 aluminum coping
*as stated in Endless Pools literature, “the submersed hydraulic motor should be changed every three to five years”
**prices are approximate and may vary per location
***if provided with a flat level surface and electrical service
SpecsSwimEx PoolsEndless Pools
Water Current
The swim current is generated by an industry exclusive paddlewheel that moves the water up to 30,000 gallons per minute (113,562 lpm). The current is 6 ft (1.82m) wide and 18” to 30” (46cm to 76cm) deep depending on the model. The current spans the entire width of the pool and is constantly circulated by the  paddlewheel resulting in the least amount of stress on joints than alternative pools.
The current is generated by a 16" (40.5cm) propeller inside a 21" x 18" (53cm x 46cm) steel box driven by a hydraulic motor that moves up to 5,000 gallons per minute (18,900 lpm). The current is 21” wide and 18” deep (53.3cm wide and 46m) and located in the middle of the Endless Pool. Endless Pool recommends replacing the motor every 3-5 years.
Available: retractable security cover, underwater lights, hydrotherapy jets, gas heater, Swimometer™ (timer and current readout), side and front handrails, ozonator, water vacuum, fiberglass steps.
Available: retractable security cover, underwater lights, hydrotherapy jets, gas heater, swim mirror, swim gauge and handrails.
Standard color is white with many different colors of gelcoat available. Customer may also choose from hundreds of colored waterline tile colors to coordinate with decor.
Vinyl liner comes in three liner choices with four patterns and does offer waterline color tiles. Vinyl liners are not guaranteed for life and will need replacement.
Constructed from fiberglass with a balsa wood core and gel coat finish. The wood core creates built-in insulation and an strong, long lasting structure.
Endless Pools are constructed from galvanized steel panels with vinyl liner and tension straps. Foam insulation can be added as an additional option.
Electrical Requirements Standard model requires 220/240 volt single phase and 105-amp service.
Standard model requires 220 volts single phase. With an electric heater and water quality pump, the pool can require as much as 80 amps - if you ignore the circuit saver feature. When wired correctly (or with a gas or propane heater), the true amperage requirements are 50 amps.
One-piece seamless design pools (no assembly required) are available for new construction. Pools can also be manufactured in 4 or 8 piece designs allowing for easy access into existing locations.
Endless Pools steel panels arrive in “kit” form and are assembled on-site. All Endless Pools require assembly.
Site Requirements
12' wide x 20' long (1.82m wide x 6m long) for the standard size pool.
12' wide x 18' long (1.82m wide x 5.48m long) for standard size pool.
Water Area
Standard size is 6' wide and 12' long (1.82m wide and 3.65m long). Some models increase length to 16' or 18' (4.87m or 5.48m). The four depths available are 42", 48", 50", and 60" (107cm, 122cm, 127cm and 152.5cm). A deep well of 6' or 7' (1.82m or 2.13m). is also available. Models are available with or without side benches.
Standard size 8' wide, 15' long and 39" deep (2.43m wide, 4.57m long and 99cm deep). Length and depth can be adjusted as an additional option. A one-foot bench surrounds the perimeter wall of the Endless Pool.
Water Speed
Feature 99 different currents, with water flow up 30,000 gallons per minute (113,562 lpm).
Water flow up to 5,000 gallons per minute (18,900 lpm).


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