Endless Pools vs. SwimEx Pools

For 25 years, SwimEx has been the leader and innovator when it comes to resistance swim in place pools. 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 about 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 provides a wider and deeper current than an Endless Pool so you can be anywhere in the pool and still take advantage of the current. With a wall of water as wide as the pool and up to 30" deep 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 per minute compare that with an Endless which move only 5,000 gallons per minute.

A SwimEx is built to last and easy to maintain

The original Endless swimming pool, which offers their best water flow, is made with a vinyl liner in a galvanized steel shell. The Endless pool liner needs to be replaced every few years. They also recommend replacing the hydraulic motor every 3-5 years. Who has time for that?

SwimEx pools are made from super strong fiberglass composite, which is the same as as our legendary Pearson Yachts. The proven design formula sandwiches a balsa wood core between layers of fiberlass, resin and gelcoat for an indestructible, low maintenance pool wall with no liners to replace. SwimEx proudly offers the best warranty in the industry.

Endless pools are quite loud

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 your decking at the rear of the pool, so noise levels are 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, then SwimEx is 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 current moves 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 is the entire width of the pool and is constantly circulated by a paddlewheel putting the least amount of stress on joints than alternative pools.
The current 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 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.
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 can be wired to 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 (no assembly required) is available for new construction. Can be made in 4 or 8 piece designs which allow 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 ft. wide by 20 ft. long (1.82m wide by 6m long) for the standard size pool.
12 ft. wide by 18 ft. long (1.82m wide by 5.48m long) for standard size pool.
Water Area
Standard size is 6ft. wide and 12 ft. long (1.82m wide and 3.65m long). Some models increase length to 16 or 18 feet (4.87m or 5.48m). The four depths available are 42 in., 48 in., 50 in., and 60 in (107cm, 122cm, 127cm and 152.5cm). A deep well of 6 or 7 ft (1.82m or 2.13m). is also available. Models are available with or without side benches.
Standard size 8 ft. wide, 15 ft. long and 39 in. 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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