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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 are open 12 hours a day. The SwimEx sets us apart from other practices. We looked at all the other products on the market and decided on SwimEx. SwimEx is the Porsche of pools. The company was extremely helpful throughout the process and it was a very positive experience. We had 11 agencies to pass for approvals and the SwimEx passed all inspections the first time around. We can easily transport wheelchair patients into the pool and have been very pleased with the design of our space. We are treating a large number of veterans and they are so thrilled with our SwimEx pool and the treatment we are able to provide.” – Debra Lafreniere

“Our (SwimEx) pool has been in full service for just over a year. My wife and I and our many guests think it is one of the best purchases we have ever made. Maintenance is extremely easy. I test the water weekly, rarely have to adjust the pH but I do add an oxidizer and a clarifying agent on alternate weeks. The pool stays crystal clear. We did build an addition to our house with a walk-in full basement. The pool room is now probably our most popular room. Unless we are traveling, the pool typically gets used 6 days out of 7.

Bottom Line: A fantastic purchase. We’d do it again in a minute!”

B. Bicknell, MD, MPH – Marshfield, MA


At SwimEx, we are very proud of producing a “Made in the USA” high quality pool. Although we are confident that our custom swim spas are consistently ranked the best for overall quality, independent customer reviews are a great way to ensure that our pools are better than our competitors.

On the popular website SwimSpaforum.com, we recently came across a discussion about SwimEx.

Here’s an excerpt from the online review by user gjackson134, who compared the difference he experienced with Michael Phelps Swim Spa vs.Endless Pools vs. SwimEx:

I agree with David, these are three good companies with good products. Each company makes a high quality product and each stands behind their product. However, these companies and their swim spas are very different. Here’s one way to think about the differences. Robert Lauter, CEO of Master Spas (Michael Phelps Swim Spa), studied political science in college. He has been working in the hot tub industry since 1979. Under his leadership, Master Spa purchased the technology from Exerswim which they branded as H2X, then later rebranded as Michael Phelps.

Everett Pearson and his son, Mark Pearson, of SwimEx are both engineers. They have a number of businesses that rely on engineering solutions to use composite materials for residential and commercial customers. They created a swim spa which combines their knowledge of fiberglass with a unique swim current design to serve the swimming and rehabilitation markets (with a focus on commercial customers, i.e. sports teams, pt centers, hospitals.
James Murdock, the president of Endless Pools studied engineering in college. He created Endless Pools to sell his modular swim spa to residential customers for swimming and fitness.

Taken another way:

Master Spa has celebrity endorsements and trademarked features (swim number system, Wave Propulsion™ Technology, Xtreme Therapy Seat). Their swim spas have all the bells and whistles and look great out of the box.
SwimEx was engineered for swimming and therapy. They have a novel construction and a unique current.
Endless Pools was also designed for swimming and therapy. They focus on the quality of the swim current. They have one and two propeller models with different configurations and different current smoothing systems. So for the bottom line, I have swum in a SwimEx. It has a great current that spans the width of the pool. And because the inlet it on the opposite site as the outlet, the current flows in only one direction. My advice, try it out for yourself.”

We agree with most of the points that gjackson134 made in this post regarding the SwimEx product. He does point out that Mark and Everett do rely on engineering solutions, which is true. But like many great innovative inventors, do not actually hold academic degrees in engineering as the author suggests.

Their hands-on training approach to crafting state-of-the-art fiberglass products is what make this father-and-son team truly unique. Many call Everett a “pioneer” in the composites industry. He was also the recipient of the 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Composites Fabricators Association . Meanwhile, Mark has guided the SwimEx company to a position of leadership as well as providing composite pilings for the marine construction industry and commercial building industry.

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