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This home pool combines outdoor living with fun and fitness

January 19, 2017 / by
A stunning view, and a new home pool creates an exercise oasis for these South Georgia homeowners. This swim spa home pool installation is snuggled into a screened-in porch. It is housed in a new building the couple designed with the help of an architect. They planned the building and... Read More
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Swim Spas: SwimEx v. Endless Pools

January 17, 2017 / by
You’ve decided you want a swim spa. Now you need to figure out what swim spa is right for you. There are a few top pool brands that most consumers compare, including SwimEx v. Endless Pools. If you’re going to invest in a home swim spa, make sure you are... Read More
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15 Beautiful Home Swim Spas to Put on Your wish list

December 15, 2016 / by
If a home swim spa is on your wish list, then it’s time to get inspired by these sleek home swim spas, spa rooms, and beautiful patios. We rounded up 15 stunning home swim spa rooms and outdoor spaces. From the luxurious to the cozy, there’s something to fit any... Read More
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5 Pool exercises to minimize stress

December 12, 2016 / by
One way to effectively relieve tension and improve your mood is through physical activity. Getting in the water for pool exercises is a great place to start. Whether you enjoy the luxury of having your own home pool, or have access to one at a local gym, check out these... Read More
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Swim Spa: Stunning Installations Across the Nation

December 8, 2016 / by
Luxury home spas with their own swimming pools are becoming more popular for a variety of reasons. A home swim spa can increase the value of your home, provide a relaxing and fun environment, and act as your own personal home fitness center. From the snowy coast of Maine to the California... Read More
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Swim Spa Owner Manages Parkinson’s through water therapy

November 24, 2016 / by
Olga was looking for a way to help manage her Parkinson’s disease. She was going to physical therapy regularly to do all she could to keep it in check. She was diligent with her exercises, but they just weren’t enough – until she tried water therapy. Parkinson’s disease is a... Read More
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Cross training with a pool bike and underwater treadmill

November 23, 2016 / by
Fitness enthusiasts are constantly seeking new ways to challenge themselves with their workouts. The SwimEx water current has 99 speed, to match any level of ability. When you add exercise equipment like underwater treadmills or pool bike, you get the most from your aquatic exercise session. But many swim spa... Read More
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Home Swim Spa Benefits

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Imagine having a home swim spa where you can exercise, rehab and have fun whenever you want. Now imagine how great it would be to take advantage of distinct benefits in the comfort of your own home. Here are top reasons why aquatic therapy workouts are better than working out... Read More
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Home Swim Spa you dream of owning: Meet the 1000S

November 10, 2016 / by
Do you dream about having an indoor pool installed in your own home? Have those dreams included a high-tech, gorgeous home swim spa for rehabilitation, exercise, relaxation, and fun with family and friends? Well, start dreaming. The ultimate luxury home swim spa of your dreams is the SwimEx 1000S. The... Read More
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Benefits of a fiberglass pool vs. acrylic vs. liner pools

November 3, 2016 / by
When deciding what kind of swim spa to buy for your home, the number of options can be overwhelming. One of the most important factors to consider (aside from maybe how your brand new swim spa will actually look in your home) is the construction material.  Is it a fiberglass... Read More
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Top 5 Reasons Why Swim Spas Make the Ideal Home Indoor Pool

November 1, 2016 / by
A home pool is a great way to exercise, swim and entertain. But with so many options, it’s hard to know what to buy. Consider a swim spa. With ultimate function and minimal maintenance, it’s the ideal indoor pool.  Here’s why. 1. YOU CAN INSTALL THIS INDOOR POOL ALMOST ANYWHERE... Read More
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Inground Pools V. Swim Spas: 3 Reasons Swim Spas are Better

October 9, 2016 / by
You’ve finally decided to take the plunge and get a pool. Swim spas are a great substitute for traditional inground pools. Here are 3 great reasons why buying a swim spa will save you money and provide all of the fun, function, and home improvement you desire. Swim spas come... Read More
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Pros and Cons of Fiberglass Pools

August 30, 2016 / by
There are endless options for adding accessories and additions to make your house a home that perfectly complements your lifestyle. One major improvement that homeowners opt for is a home pool. The biggest question to ask when buying a swim spa or home pool is what material is best. Fiberglass... Read More
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Home Swim Spa Review: One Family’s Feedback After 9 Years

June 30, 2016 / by
It’s one thing to research swim spas and learn how they can help your family improve physical fitness, train for sports, rehabilitate injuries, ease symptoms of health conditions, and relax. It’s even better to read about a family’s personal swim spa review. Carl and Shari Keener from Woodbine, Maryland have... Read More
ironman training

Five Top Reasons Water Workouts Work

June 2, 2016 / by
There’s never been a better time to work out in the water. Hydrotherapy is a low impact workout with high impact results. And here are the top reasons why water workouts work. Water’s weightlessness equals less joint stress Less joint stress means less pain Less pain leads to more effective... Read More
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How to step up your ironman training with a home pool

May 31, 2016 / by
Ironman training requires dedication, grit, and endurance. To hit the typical weekly training distance of 30 miles of running, 200 miles of cycling, and seven miles of swimming, you need the time to train. Here’s where a home pool gives you an advantage. For the majority of ironman athletes who... Read More
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Swim Spa Benefits: 7 Health Conditions to Treat with Hydrotherapy

May 24, 2016 / by
Swim spa benefits go beyond the ability to swim, exercise, and relax in the comfort of your own home. For thousands of years, people have used the power of water to treat specific health conditions. At any age, hydrotherapy can help manage specific health conditions to improve a person’s overall... Read More
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catfish vaccum

May 5, 2016 / by
The Catfish Spa and Pool Vacuum is Ideal for SwimEx Pools! Combining a lightweight, portable design with uncompromised suction and cleaning power, the Catfish is the ideal tool for any water application. Small enough to navigate the waters of spas and fountains, but strong enough to clean above ground and... Read More
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Join the Wave: Participate in Active Aging Week

April 30, 2016 / by
Join us with Active Aging Week as we celebrate older adults and the health benefits associated with active living at any age. This year SwimEx is proud to sponsor Active Aging Week, an initiative created by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) to be held September 27-October 3. Since... Read More
swimex v. endless pools

swimex v. endless pool

January 4, 2016 / by
At SwimEx, every pool and swim spa is built to your exact specifications with countless custom options so it looks great in your home and meets your specific exercise needs. Selecting the right swim spa for your home can seem like an overwhelming decision, but it doesn’t have to be.... Read More
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Benefits of Hydrotherapy at Killtipper Woods

November 29, 2015 / by
Kiltipper Woods Care Center located in Dublin, Ireland was established in 2004 and offer the benefits of hydrotherapy.  It provides 24-hour nursing care to their residents as well as rehabilitation and residential accommodations. Their Rehabilitation unit consists of a new large physiotherapy department and SwimEx 1000T hydrotherapy pool. All hydrotherapy... Read More
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Why this homeowner chose SwimEx over Endless Pools

August 7, 2015 / by
Why he Chose SwimEx over Endless Pools Robert Beckett of Belfast, Ireland, first caught the home hydrotherapy bug at a boat show in England. After intensive research comparing swim spa performance, he decided to purchase the SwimEx 500 S.  This self-contained lap pool model has extra depth and power for proper... Read More
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Ironman Training: Muscle Balance Training Simple Tips

April 22, 2015 / by
 In March I turned 48 and realized my body is not as young as it used to be. March was colder than usual with scattered snow showers and high winds. This was my biggest ironman training month with 40,200 yards of swimming, 155 miles of running and 670 miles of... Read More
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Ironman Training: Mind Body Connection

March 11, 2015 / by
February was the third month in my Ironman training plan. This is the month of mind body connection. When I first begin to train, the challenge of month one is to get back into the routine of working out 11 times a week and struggling to build fitness. The easy... Read More
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Ironman Swim Training: Winter Training At home

February 12, 2015 / by
January went by fast. I hope everyone is keeping their New Year’s resolutions! For me, I hit every training session: first my ironman swim training 24,500 yards, biking 552 miles and running 115 miles. I am also on target with weight loss, losing 8 pounds in January. Although, the weight... Read More
Triathlon Training Schedule

Triathlon Training Schedule

January 21, 2015 / by
Well 2014 was quite a ride – ups and downs – but all in all a very good year. My 2014 triathlon training totals were: Swimming, 255,774 yards (in my SwimEx); Bike, 5,414 miles; and Run, 1,279 miles. That translates into 108 hours of swimming, 297 hours of biking and... Read More
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Indoor Current Pool Benefits

January 10, 2015 / by
Do you live in Arizona, New York or Wisconsin? No matter where in the country you live, a current pool can make a great lifestyle into a perfect one. Imagine it’s Saturday morning and you want to go to the gym. But, you dread fighting the crowds. You’d love to... Read More
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Triathlon Training: Getting back in shape after time off

December 8, 2014 / by
October presented me with a few bumps in the road for my triathlon training. It was an adjustment going from working out 25 hours a week to no real training. While I went back to “regular” life, I also had to recover from the nagging muscle issues that go along with... Read More
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Osteoarthritis Treatment with Aquatic Therapy

December 5, 2014 / by
“We don’t just love our Swimex – it has changed our family’s lives for the better,” says Leon Peeters who, with his wife Monique, purchased a SwimEx in 2009 to help manage Osteoarthritis Treatment with Aquatic Therapy. “At first I wasn’t sure the pool was the right choice for us,”... Read More
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Swim Spas: Inspiration in Connecticut

November 11, 2014 / by
There are many swim spas on the market today. This pool owner in Connecticut chose a SwimEx 400 S pool. She installed it in a barn type structure on her property to match the rest of the farm setting. The building looks like a barn so it blends in with the... Read More
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Ironman Training: Lake Tahoe

October 14, 2014 / by
Ironman Training: Lake Tahoe For those who have been following my journey this year, you know it has been a tough one.  I finished my Ironman training and was ready to complete two Ironman competitions in one year. The first Ironman took a lot of heart and perseverance. It then... Read More
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Ironman Training heats up for this competitor

September 15, 2014 / by
Ironman Training Tips from this SwimEx Competitor Ironman training is really starting to heat up. August has been a tough month with a significant build that included 38,700 yards swimming, 148 miles running and 710 miles of biking. That brings my yearly training totals up to 208,374 yards of swimming, 1,061... Read More
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Current Pool with a View

September 14, 2014 / by
No matter where you live, you can swim, train, exercise and rehabilitate year round in a SwimEx current pool. A SwimEx swim spa offers the most powerful and smoothest current on the market and is suitable for anyone since the current is fully adjustable. The high quality of construction of... Read More
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Lap POOL IN THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF TOURRETTES SUR LOUP, FRANCE

August 25, 2014 / by
One of the newest additions to the village is a SwimEx 500 S lap pool.  The SwimEx 500 S Series Swim Spas are elite swimming machines. These easy-to-maintain fiberglass pools have a 50” (127 cm) water depth for extreme versatility, power and resistance. The state-of-the-art water system has 99 speeds and... Read More
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Ironman Recovery: After the Race

August 22, 2014 / by
Those of you who have been following me know that I finished an Ironman in Coeur D’ Alene (IMCDA) in late June and that I am into my ironman recovery and need to rebuild in time to race Ironman Lake Tahoe in September. This is the first time that I... Read More
home pool

This inspiring Home Pool combines beauty and function

August 14, 2014 / by
This 500 S SwimEx home pool swim spa near San Jose, California was installed a few years ago. The pool room is a stunning space that combines beauty with function to create a home spa oasis.  Jason Kaldis Architect Inc., located in Berkeley, provided the design. Careful consideration was given to... Read More
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Swim Spa Comparison: how the top companies stack up

July 27, 2014 / by
Swim Spa Comparison from Aqua Magazine  By Scott Webb Exercise in a pool. It used to mean swimming laps, but for the homeowner with a 20- or even a 30-foot pool, lap swimming is mostly turns. And while that can get tiring (which is, after all the point of a... Read More
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Ironman Swim: How this competitor finished the race

July 21, 2014 / by
Thanks to anyone who checked in on me for Ironman CDA! It was an amazing day in many ways. The journey for me started 6 months ago with some big training, my ironman swim training and weight loss. However, 1 week before the race I was training hard and ended up... Read More
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Above Ground Lap Pool with a View

July 3, 2014 / by
This homeowner wanted a place to workout throughout the year and the 500 OS was perfect. One-piece fiberglass construction made it easy to install this above ground lap pool. A deck was built around it, resulting in a beautiful installation overlooking the ocean. The pool has built-in molded seats to... Read More
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Swim Spa Cost equals beauty and function

June 26, 2014 / by
This 600 S SwimEx pool offers the ultimate in relaxation and home exercise. The hours of fun, fitness, relaxation and beauty make the swim spa cost worth every penny.  The pool features a 2′ extension and an adjustable pool counter current that extends 28″ deep. This provides a smooth, laminar... Read More
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Indoor Pool in Seattle Taps into Fresh Air and Sunlight

June 4, 2014 / by
These Seattle homeowners deal with wet weather most of the year. But when the sun shines, their indoor pool gets fresh air and sunshine – and so do they! Thanks to the large folding glass doors that span the full length of the wall, they can take advantage of the nice... Read More
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Ironman Training: One man’s journey

June 1, 2014 / by
“Thanks to everyone following my ironman training progress. Here is a picture of me in my pants from January, they are a bit too big now. May was tougher than April, but then it should be. Training totals for May include 36,400 yards of swimming, 184 miles of running and... Read More
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belvedere, CA

May 12, 2014 / by
This swim spa installation is in beautiful Belvedere, California. It has a stunning view of Golden Gate bridge right outside the glass block windows. Between the view and the pool, it is the perfect place to exercise and relax.  This SwimEx 500 S has had hundreds of swim sessions and still... Read More
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How to Train for a Triathlon

March 11, 2014 / by
How to Train for a Triathlon: One Man’s Journey Thanks again to those checking in to follow my progress. If you’re wondering how to train for a triathlon, here’s my story. March has come and gone so quickly. It has been a challenging month in many ways. We continue to... Read More
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indoor pool: winter

March 5, 2014 / by
It may be a cold, never-ending winter, but this Massachusetts homeowner has been swimming strong all winter long with this indoor swimming pool. Their 500OS SwimEx swim spa is enclosed in a stylish workout room with plenty of windows to let the natural light in. Even when it is 10... Read More
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Ironman Swimming Made Easy

February 25, 2014 / by
We recently asked one of our long time owners if he would be kind enough to write about his experience with his SwimEx pool. What he wrote back was motivational and hopefully inspiring to anyone trying to get in shape or reach a goal. Stay tuned for next month’s journal!... Read More
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dinner and a swim

February 20, 2014 / by
One of our customers in Philadelphia had a custom (and solid!) pool cover made out of the same material as the room’s flooring. The cover is flush with the floor and can be walked on. This enables the pool room to be used a multipurpose room. It is an ingenious... Read More
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Swim Spa is used for rehab and athletic training for this Olympian

February 6, 2014 / by
With the first competition day of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia beginning on the Feb. 7th, NBC premiered the Olympic primetime special How to Raise an Olympian, on Wednesday, Feb. 5. American short-track speedskater J.R. Celski, who was featured in the special, rehabilitated in a SwimEx pool... Read More
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Swim Spa Review: 10 year testimonial

December 10, 2013 / by
We do enjoy a swim spa review from our customers. Especially homeowners who have had their SwimEx pool for over ten years! “We have had our SwimEx for ten years now and it still runs like the day it was installed. The water is still smooth and clean and the... Read More
aquabike

steve harvey takes spin on an aquabike

November 29, 2013 / by
One of our favorite exercise tools for ultra fitness is the aquabike! The Aqua Bike features five levels of resistance with a light-weight stainless steel design, adjustable seat and handlebars that enables both aerobic and muscle conditioning in a stress-free aquatic environment. Steve Harvey recently used one on his show for... Read More
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Above ground pools making a splash in Dallas

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Swim spas make ideal above ground pools. And this pool is making a big splash in Dallas. “It’s been seven months since we started exercising in our SwimEx, and I am still swimming and exercising five days a week,” says this homeowner, who affectioinately calls her SwimEx pool enclosure the “boat... Read More
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Indoor pool oasis in southern new england

September 15, 2013 / by
This indoor pool in Southern New England is a perfect home spa oasis all year long. This is the largest SwimEx residential pool available and certain modifications were made to accommodate a retractable cover. We think it’s pretty slick and so do the happy owners. The SwimEx 1000S swim spa is... Read More
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Swim Spa Research

August 18, 2013 / by
Get your goose bumps ready! Sometimes we come across a YouTube video featuring a SwimEx pool that has us saying “cool” – but this one is frigid! When Portsmouth University in England decided to research the swim spa benefits and the effects of cold water immersion, a few jumped (in)... Read More
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This SwimEx Swim spa takes to the open seas

October 9, 2012 / by
SwimEx pools are everywhere—in houses, hospitals, professional team training facilities, veterinarian clinics and physical therapy centers. And in 2013, a SwimEx 500 S will be sitting on the deck of one of the world’s most beautiful superyachts.  Famed Italian ship builder Perini Navi is installing a SwimEx 500 S on... Read More
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Swim Spa Reviews

July 14, 2012 / by
We often hear how happy our SwimEx customers are with their pools. We thought we would share their swim spa reviews and comments. “We are so proud of our SwimEx pool. It has been such a phenomenal success and has gone way beyond our expectations. We are booked solid and... Read More
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swimex in china

June 9, 2012 / by
SwimEx is making headlines for its entry into the Chinese market with sale of our largest therapeutic swimming pool to a hospital in Shaghai. Here’s the excerpt from the Fall River Herald: “A company in the city’s industrial park is expanding its market in a big way. SwimEx Inc. announced... Read More
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Swim spa installation: how to video

April 12, 2012 / by
One of our most common questions from customers, “how do you install a SwimEx pool?” To help answer the swim spa installation question, we posted videos on our website that demonstrate the process. Here’s an example of a commercial installation from start to finish: COMMERCIAL INSTALLATION Our team of qualified field... Read More
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SwimEx hydrotherapy pools featured in Sports Illustrated

February 21, 2012 / by
Here’s a blast from the past. Back in 1987, SwimEx hydrotherapy pools were featured in Sports Illustrated magazine for reinventing the wheel (or paddle wheel) and winning praise for designing a cutting edge swim spa for top athletes. Here’s the article titled “Staying In The Swim At Home”. A fun... Read More
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Aquatic rehabilitation helps this baby boomer

December 8, 2011 / by
“This is just like having a spa in your house!” Karen Hurvitz.  Karen is another happy SwimEx customer who installed a swim spa in her Concord, Massachusetts home. It was also a great aquatic rehabilitation tool when she tore her ACL. Karen’s first experience with a swim-in-place pool was during a... Read More
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Aquatic Therapy has a postivie impact after 27 surgeries

November 3, 2011 / by
It took Michele Kay over thirty years, but she has finally discovered a healing treatment to help ease her aching legs: SwimEx aquatic therapy. “The only thing that I have found is the pool is great. It has been life changing. I have taken many steps in the pool. It... Read More
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Swim spa comparisons

September 15, 2009 / by
This article gives a swim spa comparison for some of the more popular brands. Fiberglass swim spa with a current, driven by a paddle wheel, that is the width of the pool, not a narrow stream. Pool is 18 feet by 7 1/2 feet, and 50 inches deep. Likes: Smooth,... Read More
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swimex japan: hydrotherapy pools go international

August 21, 2009 / by
Classic investment advice says invest in what you like and what you yourself use. Mark Bakula, an American entrepreneur in Japan, takes that advice to heart. “I own stock in Apple Computer because I think it’s the best computer available and it’s what I use. Likewise, I feel SwimEx is... Read More

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