Water therapy uses the power of water to maintain health and fitness for rehabilitation, recovery, and training. These top 4 features will help you get the best hydrotherapy pool for successful treatments and positive outcomes.
Hydrotherapy pool shells are typically constructed using one of three methods: fiberglass, metal with a vinyl liner, or acrylic. Each of these fabrication techniques have their merits, but to get the most bang for your buck, fiberglass is the way to go. Here are five reasons why fiberglass is a great investment:
Liners are expensive and need replacing after 7-10 years. Over the life of the pool, this can add significant and unexpected costs. Fiberglass pools don’t use a liner. Their smooth, durable surface lasts for life of the pool to stand the test of time.
Customize a fiberglass pool interior for your specific treatment needs. Configure the stairs, benches, add variable depths, length, treadmills, and workstations. Get an extremely versatile pool to achieve positive outcomes and increase your ROI. See below for the different interior option available in fiberglass.
Choose a company that manufactures pools that are self-supporting. Doing so, allows you the flexibility to install then in-ground, above ground, or partially above ground. Fiberglass pools can also be delivered in sections and constructed on-site. This makes them ideal for both new construction and existing facilities with tight access. Another bonus: fiberglass is UV resistance. They won’t face in the sun. Install them inside or outside.
SwimEx fiberglass pools have a solid wood core sandwiched between the fiberglass. This provides maximum insulation to maintain temperatures. This feature will save on heating and cooling costs.
Gelcoat creates a smooth hard surface on the pool’s interior. It’s easy to clean and discourages algae growth. Clean it less often to save time and money.
The paddlewheel water current is the most advanced water system on the market. Only available in SwimEx pools, it is a 99-speed programmable current strong enough to challenge an elite athlete or gentle enough for early rehab treatments. Successfully workout, exercise and swim against the current in any area of the pool. In addition, the water current’s width and consistency makes allows for accurately measuring performance and outcomes from one session to the next.
This is a pump driven system that creates a water flow by pushing water through nozzles at the front of the pool.
When you get your water therapy pool, the last thing you should do is spend excess time and money on maintenance and upkeep. It’s better for your bottom line to spend time in the pool for therapy and fitness. SwimEx pools are easy to maintain. Depending on the amount of use, the hydrotherapy pools requires draining only once or twice a year to clean interior walls. The paddlewheel system needs once-a-year tune-up. All SwimEx plunge pools have bottom drains. Plus, if fiberglass is scratched or damaged, it can be resurfaced to look as good as new.
The inside of a hydrotherapy pool is important. In order to achieve expected outcomes, the pool should be built to satisfy your specific treatment objectives.
One of the most powerful water therapy pools on the market is the SwimEx 600 T. Popular with collegiate and professional sports teams, this pool offers extreme functionality within a compact aquatic machine. It has adjustable depths of 48” and 60” (122cm and 152cm) and features eight colored performance zones. There is a 99-speed water current, angled plyo pads, open/closed chain kinetic exercise benches, floor inserts and an angled platform for aquatic running. Gradually increase weight-bearing activities with the adjustable floor option. It is an ideal pool for progressive strength training and rehabilitation programs. For even more versatility, add an integrated underwater treadmill.
If you’re looking for a larger pool, the best option is the SwimEx 1000 T aquatic therapy pool. This state-of-the-art pool features a 99-speed water current on one side wide enough for side-by-side swimming, a still water area, deep wells, and stairs. Treat multiple people independently in the same session. Customize bench and stair configurations. Add length and depth.
This pool also comes with a zero-entry lift that doubles as a work station. It’s a 5’x5′ aquatic zone capable of stopping at any pool depth for exercises and treatment protocols.
Start planning your ideal hydrotherapy room today. Download this free guide with tips and installation advice.