Endless Pools® vs. Lap Pools

Endless Pools save space and money while offering an uninterrupted swim

Many Endless Pool customers are looking for a convenient, clean, and private place to swim. Unfortunately, replicating a traditional lap pool in a residential setting, whether indoors or out, is extremely expensive and disruptive to the yard and home. Traditional lap pool construction can run $50,000 or more depending on the location and features.

Below you'll find some easy side-by-side comparisons showing that an Endless Pool is not only the more affordable alternative to lap pool ownership – it's the intelligent choice for yourself, your family, and the environment.

Compare:
Original Endless Pools to Lap Pools

Cost

Original Endless Pools

Affordable, indoors or out.

Endless Pool models start at $23,900 with a swim current.

Lap Pools

Thousands more than standard Endless Pools in most cases.

Indoor lap pools can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Affordable, indoors or out.

Endless Pool models start at $23,900 with a swim current.

Thousands more than standard Endless Pools in most cases.

Indoor lap pools can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Usage

Original Endless Pools

Year-round access. It's always summer with an Endless Pool!

Everything you'd do in a lap pool – swim, get fit, relax, cool off – plus entertainment and spa options, all at a lower cost!

Lap Pools

Only a few months a year in most climates.

Require costly, time-consuming winterizing.

Year-round access. It's always summer with an Endless Pool!

Everything you'd do in a lap pool – swim, get fit, relax, cool off – plus entertainment and spa options, all at a lower cost!

Only a few months a year in most climates.

Require costly, time-consuming winterizing.

Swim

Original Endless Pools

Smooth, even current – wider than your body, deeper than your stroke.

Swim as long as you want – no flip-turns!

Easily adjustable speeds.

Friendly to beginners, challenging to Olympians.

Lap Pools

Allows more strokes before each flip-turn than a traditional pool, but even lap pools have walls that interrupt your swim.

Difficult to get a satisfying workout.

Indoor laps pools require you to sacrifice length to control costs.

Smooth, even current – wider than your body, deeper than your stroke.

Swim as long as you want – no flip-turns!

Easily adjustable speeds.

Friendly to beginners, challenging to Olympians.

Allows more strokes before each flip-turn than a traditional pool, but even lap pools have walls that interrupt your swim.

Difficult to get a satisfying workout.

Indoor laps pools require you to sacrifice length to control costs.

Fun

Original Endless Pools

Perfect family fun all year long.

For boogie boarding, Marco Polo, or just splashing around, kids and grandkids love the adjustable current.

Lap Pools

A lap pool is built for swimming only. The oblong shape isn't well suited to family fun.

Perfect family fun all year long.

For boogie boarding, Marco Polo, or just splashing around, kids and grandkids love the adjustable current.

A lap pool is built for swimming only. The oblong shape isn't well suited to family fun.

Design

Original Endless Pools

Custom sizes and finish options to design the pool of your dreams.

Use any finish material – tile, marble, wood, etc. – to match your décor.

A range of different models to suit your lifestyle.

Lap Pools

With a traditional lap pool, you're limited to only those materials that your pool builder is comfortable with.

Longer lap pools cost more to finish.

Custom sizes and finish options to design the pool of your dreams.

Use any finish material – tile, marble, wood, etc. – to match your décor.

A range of different models to suit your lifestyle.

With a traditional lap pool, you're limited to only those materials that your pool builder is comfortable with.

Longer lap pools cost more to finish.

Space

Original Endless Pools

Requires a space as small as 9' x 14'

Installs practically anywhere, even in existing rooms.

Allows much more room for patios or decks than traditional in-ground pools.

Lap Pools

May take up most of the yard; indoor lap pools are challenging due to the lengthy footprint.

Leaves little room for other recreational areas.

Requires a space as small as 9' x 14'

Installs practically anywhere, even in existing rooms.

Allows much more room for patios or decks than traditional in-ground pools.

May take up most of the yard; indoor lap pools are challenging due to the lengthy footprint.

Leaves little room for other recreational areas.

Energy Efficiency

Original Endless Pools

Uses less space, water, and chemicals than lap pools.

Lower energy bills from insulated pool walls and less water.

Super-efficient 120-watt pump.

Lap Pools

Expensive to operate due to the large amount of water involved.

Extending the season beyond a few months can require a large heater and high energy bills.

Uses less space, water, and chemicals than lap pools.

Lower energy bills from insulated pool walls and less water.

Super-efficient 120-watt pump.

Expensive to operate due to the large amount of water involved.

Extending the season beyond a few months can require a large heater and high energy bills.

Water Loss/ Humidity

Original Endless Pools

Compact surface area is easily sealed with optional manual or automatic retractable covers.

Indoor Endless Pools require only a vent fan or standard household dehumidifier, if covered when not in use.

Lap Pools

Larger surface area means drastically increased water loss.

Longer/custom covers are significantly more expensive.

Indoor lap pools require a commercial dehumidification system to prevent mold buildup and other humidity issues.

Compact surface area is easily sealed with optional manual or automatic retractable covers.

Indoor Endless Pools require only a vent fan or standard household dehumidifier, if covered when not in use.

Larger surface area means drastically increased water loss.

Longer/custom covers are significantly more expensive.

Indoor lap pools require a commercial dehumidification system to prevent mold buildup and other humidity issues.

Installation

Original Endless Pools

Takes just a few days with two handy people in an existing space.

Affordable Factory-Trained Installers available.

Simple enough for DIY.

Lap Pools

In-ground lap pools require expensive excavation with industrial backhoes.

Partial or fully above-ground installations are more expensive due to the additional structural support required.

Lap pool installation, including excavation, routinely takes 3-5 weeks.

Takes just a few days with two handy people in an existing space.

Affordable Factory-Trained Installers available.

Simple enough for DIY.

In-ground lap pools require expensive excavation with industrial backhoes.

Partial or fully above-ground installations are more expensive due to the additional structural support required.

Lap pool installation, including excavation, routinely takes 3-5 weeks.

Maintenance

Original Endless Pools

Minimal chlorine.

Mineral purification system, kinder on your skin and eyes.

Solar cover included.

Lap Pools

Requires more harsh and expensive chemicals due to the greater water volume.

Costly over the life of the pool.

Difficult to maintain consistent pH balance.

Minimal chlorine.

Mineral purification system, kinder on your skin and eyes.

Solar cover included.

Requires more harsh and expensive chemicals due to the greater water volume.

Costly over the life of the pool.

Difficult to maintain consistent pH balance.

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

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