Endless Pools® Swim Spas vs. Jetted Swim Spas

Endless Pools’ smooth, strong current delivers a better swim than traditional jetted swim spas.

Our custom-designed 16" propeller and generously sized outlet grill produce a bubble-free swim current that's wider than your body and deeper than your stroke. It's a comfortable environment for all ages, ideal for teaching kids or competitive swimmers.

Other swim spas use pumps and jet nozzles, which can result in a current that’s either too turbulent or too weak.

The chart below illustrates the differences between the Original Endless Pools swim current (also found in our Endless Pools Fitness Systems, E Series) and standard jetted swim spas. Of course, if you want to really swim at home, then you should try before you buy. At Endless Pools, we say that swimming is believing.

Compare: Endless Pools and Swim Spas

Current System

Endless Pools

5 or 7.5-hp motor powering a 16" propeller with a top speed of :51/100 yards.

Water conditioning grills for a smooth, laminar flow. It's so clear that you can monitor your stroke in our underwater mirrors!

Wider than your body (21"-24") and deeper than your stroke (16"-18").

Swim Spas

Jets are typically powered by centrifugal pumps.

Most add air to the swim jets which creates turbulence and makes it more difficult to swim effectively.

5 or 7.5-hp motor powering a 16" propeller with a top speed of :51/100 yards.

Water conditioning grills for a smooth, laminar flow. It's so clear that you can monitor your stroke in our underwater mirrors!

Wider than your body (21"-24") and deeper than your stroke (16"-18").

Jets are typically powered by centrifugal pumps.

Most add air to the swim jets which creates turbulence and makes it more difficult to swim effectively.

Current Volume

Endless Pools

Max. flow of 5,000 – 7,000 gallons per minute.

Fully adjustable speed via floating remote control or our Fit@Home app for smartphone or tablet.

Swim Spas

Some jetted swim spas cap out at 1,100 gallons per minute, others at a weak 400 gpm.

Most have just a few speed options.

Max. flow of 5,000 – 7,000 gallons per minute.

Fully adjustable speed via floating remote control or our Fit@Home app for smartphone or tablet.

Some jetted swim spas cap out at 1,100 gallons per minute, others at a weak 400 gpm.

Most have just a few speed options.

Electrical Requirements

Endless Pools

220-volt, 30-amp standard outlet, similar to that used for a clothes dryer.

60-amp with treadmill and swim current.

Swim current, treadmill, pumps, and heaters can share circuits, keeping the power requirements low.

Swim Spas

Most jetted swim spas require a minimum of 60 amps and as many as 120 amps.

Most homes have only 200 amps, so it may require costly electrical work to expand your home's power.

220-volt, 30-amp standard outlet, similar to that used for a clothes dryer.

60-amp with treadmill and swim current.

Swim current, treadmill, pumps, and heaters can share circuits, keeping the power requirements low.

Most jetted swim spas require a minimum of 60 amps and as many as 120 amps.

Most homes have only 200 amps, so it may require costly electrical work to expand your home's power.

Swim Quality

Endless Pools

Top speed: Strong enough to challenge Olympians and triathletes.

Lowest speed: friendly to kids and beginners, gentle enough for aquatic therapy.

Swim Spas

Most jetted swim spas require a tether. The current is too weak to hold you back, so an uncomfortable waist/ankle harness is required.

Without the tether, even novice swimmers can out-swim a jetted current!

Top speed: Strong enough to challenge Olympians and triathletes.

Lowest speed: friendly to kids and beginners, gentle enough for aquatic therapy.

Most jetted swim spas require a tether. The current is too weak to hold you back, so an uncomfortable waist/ankle harness is required.

Without the tether, even novice swimmers can out-swim a jetted current!

Fun

Endless Pools

Perfect family fun: for boogie boarding, Marco Polo, or just splashing around, kids and grandkids love the adjustable current.

Choose an Endless Pools Fitness System for added hot-tub luxury.

Swim Spas

Jetted swim spas are great for cooling off, aquatic exercises, and family fun; but they are lacking when it comes to being able to actually swim.

Perfect family fun: for boogie boarding, Marco Polo, or just splashing around, kids and grandkids love the adjustable current.

Choose an Endless Pools Fitness System for added hot-tub luxury.

Jetted swim spas are great for cooling off, aquatic exercises, and family fun; but they are lacking when it comes to being able to actually swim.

Design

Endless Pools

Endless Pools offers a range of different models – from custom sizes and depths to our molded-acrylic single-shell pools – allowing you to choose the design best suited to your lifestyle.

Swim Spas

Few customization options as acrylic swim spas are produced with a mold.

Endless Pools offers a range of different models – from custom sizes and depths to our molded-acrylic single-shell pools – allowing you to choose the design best suited to your lifestyle.

Few customization options as acrylic swim spas are produced with a mold.

Location

Endless Pools

Installs practically anywhere: indoors, outdoors, even in existing rooms.

Modular pools are perfect for existing spaces, single-shelled pools are ideal for outdoors.

Swim Spas

The one-piece construction of jetted swim spas limits you to outdoors, garages, and new construction.

Installs practically anywhere: indoors, outdoors, even in existing rooms.

Modular pools are perfect for existing spaces, single-shelled pools are ideal for outdoors.

The one-piece construction of jetted swim spas limits you to outdoors, garages, and new construction.

Cost

Endless Pools

Affordable, indoors or out.

Endless Pool models start at $19,900 with a swim current.

Swim Spas

Swim spa prices vary. Each swim spa company sets their own product, delivery, installation, start-up, and service charges. You may pay less for a jetted swim spa ... but you really need to try before you buy.

Affordable, indoors or out.

Endless Pool models start at $19,900 with a swim current.

Swim spa prices vary. Each swim spa company sets their own product, delivery, installation, start-up, and service charges. You may pay less for a jetted swim spa ... but you really need to try before you buy.

The choice is clear. Now, which Endless Pool is right for you?

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