Fastlane We answer your most frequent Fastlane questions
We have spoken with thousands of people since we first introduced the Fastlane, and in doing so, have compiled a list of their most commonly asked questions.
Click on the questions below to review their corresponding answer.
How fast is the Fastlane swim current?
The standard Fastlane produces a non-turbulent current that has a top speed of 1:10 for 100 yards.
Is the speed of the Fastlane swim current adjustable?
The Fastlane uses a remote control to adjust the speed to suit any level of swimming or exercise ability.
How is the Fastlane swim current generated?
The Fastlane is a swim current generator for your swimming pool, similar to a treadmill, that allows you to swim for miles without moving an inch. Easily installed in virtually any pool, the Fastlane uses a hydraulically-powered 16" propeller to draw water into the unit. Arrays of turning vanes and conditioning grills smooth the water to produce a swim current that is wider than your body and deeper than your stroke. Ideal for swimming, aquatic exercise, and rehabilitation, the Fastlane makes exercise easy and fitness fun. The Fastlane propulsion unit can move a huge amount of water - up to 5,000 gallons a minute - under low pressure from a large opening (21"x16") producing a river-like current. The Fastlane is VGB compliant and ETL listed.
What are the power requirements?
The Fastlane Power Unit is the heart of the hydraulically-generated swim current. Located remotely from the pool, the Power Unit requires 208-220-Volt, 30-Amp, 60 Hz GFCI electric service; similar to the power requirements of a common household clothes dryer.
Where can I put the Fastlane power unit?
The Power Unit can be installed either indoors or outdoors. It should be elevated from the ground and placed on a flat surface. The motor is not designed to be run in a wet environment and suitable protection is required if the Power Unit is installed outdoors. If you choose to locate your Power Unit in an unprotected area, it is recommended the Outdoor Power Unit with Weather Guard be purchased for added protection.
What cold weather maintenance is required?
At the end of the swimming season, it is recommended the Fastlane Swim Unit be removed from the swimming pool and winterized. In addition, the Outdoor Power Unit with Weather Guard should be covered completely and secured tightly. Freezing will not affect the oil that remains in your hydraulic hoses.
Can the Fastlane be used with a salt system?
Yes, if the pool and Fastlane Swim Unit are both properly bonded and you maintain proper water chemistry.
Will the Fastlane fit in my pool?
The Fastlane Swim Unit is designed to fit in virtually any pool. We recommend that the pool have 200 sq. ft. of surface area and have 35" water depth at the location where you plan to install your Fastlane Swim Unit.
How big is the Fastlane swim unit?
When completely assembled, the Fastlane Swim Unit is 34" tall, 18" deep and 29" wide.
How does the Deck Mount Fastlane attach to my pool?
A Deck Mounting Bracket is anchored to your pool deck with 2-4 fasteners. The Swim Unit attaches to the bracket with a Hanger Bracket. The Swim Unit can be moved up or down on the Hanger Bracket to accommodate for the freeboard height of your pool.
How far from the pool edge does the Deck Mounting Bracket extend?
The Deck Mounting Bracket extends 18.5" onto the pool deck. The hydraulic hoses that run from the Swim Unit to the 5 hp power unit can run over the pool deck using the hose clips provided or you can run them under the pool deck using conduit or our optional Deck Drain.
How does the Wall Mount Fastlane attach to my pool?
A wall mounting bracket is secured in your pool wall during construction or refurbishment. The hydraulic hoses run through the wall mounting bracket and pool wall, under the pool deck, and emerge back near the Power Unit.
Who's going to install the Fastlane?
The Deck Mount Fastlane can be self-installed by a reasonably handy homeowner or by one of our Factory Trained Installers. The Wall Mount Fastlane is typically installed by your pool builder during construction. If necessary, any electrical modifications should be completed by a licensed electrician. If you have further questions, please call our Design Professionals at 1-866-558-7946.
Can the Fastlane be moved or removed?
The Fastlane can easily be removed from your swimming pool. Additionally, you can have several installation locations for your Deck Mount Fastlane as long as you have additional mounting plates and your hydraulic hoses are an adequate length.