House Tour Where can I put my Endless Pool?
Site Requirements: A solid, level floor or concrete pad, capable of supporting up to 250 lbs./sq. ft. Most ground level spaces can support this weight without difficulty.
Pool Equipment: Your room or outdoor space needs to be 2' wider and 3' longer than the pool's interior dimensions to allow for access to the pool and its equipment. The Water Quality System is typically installed at the front of the pool. The Hydraulic Power Unit can be located next to the pool, in an adjacent closet or up to 75' away.
Installation Configurations: The pool can be installed above-ground, partially in-ground, or completely in-ground.
Climate: In warm locations, an Endless Pool can be situated indoors or outdoors. In colder climates, the majority of our pools are installed indoors to allow for year-round exercise. However, some owners have super-insulated their pools to swim outdoors year-round, even in snow!
Pool Size: We have a complete line of pools to suit your space from our 10' Exercise Spa to our Dual Propulsion Pool with separate swim currents. If you just want a pool for exercise, without the need for swimming, you can install a space saving Exercise Spa or WaterWell. If you'd like to have more than one person exercising at a time, you may want to order a larger pool such as our Dual Propulsion Endless Pool. Our design professionals can help you determine the best pool for your needs.
Pool Depth: Your intended use of the pool will impact the depth required. For general swimming the standard depth Endless Pool (39" deep) is appropriate. However, if you want to do water aerobics, or if you intend to add an underwater treadmill, a deeper pool is recommended. Our Spa Series offers a variable depth from 49"-51" and stands 54.5" tall.
Existing or New Space: Installing a pool in an existing space, especially in a garage or basement, can be a cost-saving option. A new space provides unlimited design options for your pool. With our Modular Endless Pools, all parts fit through a standard doorway for easy installation in existing spaces. Our Spa Series pools offer single shell construction and require an 8' wide opening making them more suitable for outdoors spaces, garages or new construction.
Indoor Pool Considerations
- Pools placed in existing rooms are usually installed above-ground, so there would be no need to excavate. In some cases, it may make sense to break through the existing floor to provide for a partial or in-ground installation, particularly if the user desires a deeper pool. Other customers have built raised platforms around their pools to make the pool appear in-ground.
- With a properly used cover, very little humidity can escape from an Endless Pool. The standard floating blanket, included with your Endless Pool, controls about 90 percent of the humidity when the pool is covered. If the pool is uncovered less than one hour a day, a simple room dehumidifier, available in most department stores, or a window vent fan can generally control moisture. If the pool is open for many hours a day, often the case in commercial settings, a commercial-grade de-humidification system may be necessary.
- Our optional covers also reduce heat loss and have some form of locking mechanism.
- When filled with water, the Endless Pool exerts an evenly distributed load of about 250 lbs./sq. ft. Concrete floors on grade can generally support this weight without issue. Please discuss any concerns you may have with your design representative.
- Locating an Endless Pool above ground floor requires the review of a professional engineer to ensure that the upper-floor room has the structural integrity to support the weight of an Endless Pool.
- Endless Pools highly recommends that both the pool and Water Quality System be located near a floor drain or that a sump pump be installed. In addition, the area surrounding the pool should be protected and appropriate floor and wall covering materials utilized.
- If you email us a photograph of your room, our architects and designers can provide you with an edited photo showing a pool in your space. They may also be able to offer helpful suggestions on location and installation possibilities.
Outdoor Pool Considerations
- We strongly recommend our BiFold Rigid cover as it provides the best insulation, keeps out debris and leaves, helps reduce heat loss, and unwanted access to the pool.
- In colder climates, outdoor pools are usually closed during winter months. The pool can, however, be super-insulated and used year-round.
- To save on heating costs in cooler climates, customers with outdoor pools often utilize an optional gas heater.
- If you decide to excavate for an in-ground or partially in-ground pool, you should first determine the height of the site's water table.
- If you provide a sketch of your yard, our architects and designers may be able to offer some helpful suggestions on the best pool for your location, installation possibilities and recommended options.
- If you email us a photograph of your yard, our architects and designers can provide you with an edited photo showing a pool in your space.