How Much Does an Endless Pool Cost?
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An endless pool, sometimes referred to as a treadmill for swimmers, is a small swimming pool specially designed to provide aquatic exercise to individuals who do not own a large enough space for a full size pool. From the moment it was invented in the 1980s, endless pools became popular in the market as an exercise tool for people who wanted to incorporate hydrotherapy into their recovery program. Aside from that, the endless pools are used by competition swimmers for their practices since the pool provides a constant adjustable current against which swimmers can go. This provided the strength and cardio training one must undergo to me a great swimmer. This can also provide a great exercise that is low impact and easy on the joints.
How much does it cost?
- According to EndlessPool.com, the price of an average-sized endless pool (7′ x 14′ x 39″ swim area) starts at $20,900. The said price already includes the necessary items such as current generator, floating thermal cover, dark blue liner, and aqua-aerobics exercise bar. Basically, you will get a whole endless pool system at the said price. The average pool setup can range anywhere from $6,900 to as much as $30,000.
- The official maker of the pool states that pools generally start at $6,900. However, this does not include installation fees and other inclusions. Specific prices will be given to you once you contact the said company directly. Some quotes can be given over the phone or through email.
- A forum thread on the WiseGeek.com revealed that the average price of an endless pool starts at $20,000. It is usually assembled and pre-plumbed to make the installation a lot easier.
What is going to be included?
- You can purchase an endless pool online or by visiting their local offices.
- The standard endless pool system includes a free-standing pool, 5 HP swim current generator, Water Quality System, Floating Thermal Cover, Dark Blue Liner, and Aqua-Aerobics Exercise Bar.
- As previously mentioned, you can get the average size pool and the usual inclusions (without the installation) at a fixed price. However, if you add optional features or want to customize your own pool, you can expect to pay more. Like an outdoor pool, the options are endless.
What are the Extra Costs?
- Customization. The prices offered by some reputable companies are only applicable for the standard size and design. However, if you want to extend the usual size or make some customizations, expect to pay more. According to Myflsunroom.com, the cost to widen the pool can cost around $750/foot. The price to lengthen or shorten the pool will be $750/foot and $500 respectively. To deepen the pool, it can also cost you over a thousand dollars additionally for every foot. In addition, if you prefer the dual profusion system, which is intended for those who want the option of swimming alongside another person, expect to pay more as well. Myflsunroom.com has a complete list of the prices you will most likely pay for each specific customization.
- Additional features. If you wish to add additional features to your endless pool such as a retractable security cover, hydrotherapy jets, underwater lights or treadmills, you will likely pay more than the usual. A cover can cost $1,000 to $2,000 while a cover pump can vary from $100 to $250.
- Finish. A nice coping finish such as aluminum or wood can cost $200 to $2,500 depending on the type of coping you want.
- Installation fees. Most of the quoted prices are for the pool system only and do not include installation. Some companies may install the pool but charge separately, while other may partner with a third party provider who will perform the installation. Since the pool is rather easy to install, the installation prices usually are not that high. Installation prices can vary from $3,000 to $10,000 depending on the setup.
- Operating costs. Like a normal pool, maintenance and operating costs must be taken into consideration. According to experts, the operating costs of an endless pool can be likened to those of a hot tub or Jacuzzi only.
Tips to know:
- Operating costs can be controlled by utilizing the appropriate level of insulation for your geographic location and by maintaining an ambient temperature in the pool room. In addition, you can keep the operating costs low by keeping the pool covered when not in use.
- Always ask about the installation fees since only a handful of technicians worldwide are trained to install these.
How can I save money?
- Utilize the internet to look for companies that offer the best deals on endless pool packages. Consider talking with a few authorized third-party retailers.
- If you want to keep costs low as much as possible, just go for a standard size endless pool installation package rather than a custom-designed one.
- Look for a used endless pool system. While you will still have to pay for installation and possibly even for transporting the unit, you will be able to save a lot on the pool system itself.