Thinking about buying an all-season pool this summer?
Congratulations! It’s one of the best investments you can make for your health. These self-contained resistance pools are a cross between a hot tub and a swimming pool, offering up the best of both worlds: exercise and relaxation! Unlike regular swimming pools they won’t break the bank, they’re easy to install, and like their namesake, they can be enjoyed all season long.
However, with so many manufacturers offering different swim currents, how do you know which one is right for you? In this article, we show you how to choose an all-season pool that gives you the perfect swim.
But, first of all…
WHAT MAKES A PERFECT SWIM?
Let’s quickly review the four key ingredients that go into a good swim current:
1) A Strong Current
It seems obvious, but if your swim current isn’t strong enough to challenge you, how are you going to get a good workout?
2) An Easy to Control Current
Having an easy to control or adjustable current is vital. Otherwise, where’s the joy if you can’t vary the speed and swim at a pace you’re accustomed to?
3) A Smooth Current
Ever tried swimming in turbulent water? It’s not fun. Find an all-season pool with a hydraulic system that achieves a relatively smooth current.
4) A Wide Swim Lane
The “swim lane” of your all-season pool is where the current is produced. If you want an enjoyable swimming experience, you’ll need to stay in your lane, and preferably a lane that’s wide.
So, now we know the four key ingredients that make up a good swim current, let’s review:
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR ALL-SEASON POOL
Powerful Swim Pumps
Want a powerful swim? You’ll need a powerful pump. When assessing the power of the swim pump, pay close attention to the gallons per minute (GPM) which provides an accurate measurement of how much water the pump moves. Ignore the horsepower rating which measures how much power the pump uses.
Two pumps with identical HP ratings can produce very different currents. For example, the 5HP SwimBoost Pumps in the Jacuzzi® SwimExpert all-season pool produces up to 360gpm, more than some 7HP pumps! These powerful pumps allow SwimExpert swim spas to reach swim speeds of up to 18km/h.
Electronic valves, like those found in the Jacuzzi® SwimExpert all-season pool, give you more robust control when it comes to varying the speed of the current. Avoid manual valves with a limited speed range, and instead, seek out current controls that allow you to vary the flow at the touch of a button.
Widestream jets not only create the current, but they spread the current over a wider area, more so than round jets. If you can imagine trying to swim in a narrow swim lane, it would be very difficult to do. If your body slightly veers to the right or left, you could be pushed out of the swim lane altogether and have to fight to get back in.
Swim Channel Shell Design
The Swim Channel shell design found in the Jacuzzi® Swim-Life™ all-season pool reduces the amount of turbulence and keeps the swimmer in their swim lane. It also features a new reflective wave and boasts the largest unobstructed swim tank to give you the ultimate swim experience every time.
SWIMLIFE ALL-SEASON POOLS FOR SALE AT JACUZZI HOT TUBS ONTARIO
Looking for a brand that’s experienced in creating the perfect swim? Why not take the Jacuzzi® Swim-Life™ all-season pool for a wet test? It’s the best way to know which all-season pool is right for you.
We have a range of SwimLife™ all-season pools available in our showrooms across Ontario at locations in Hamilton, Burlington, Whitby and more. Contact your closest Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Ontario dealership to learn more!