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Swim endlessly in place - above ground pool. Super Swim Pro Aquatic Trainer Aquatic Fitness System, for men and women/ Aquatic Jiogging and Fitness Systems, for men and women.
Swim Endlessly in place - inground pool. Aquatic Fitness Systems, fro m Men and Women, complete.
Swim Endlessly in place - ladder or rail mount shown. Want to swim Endlessly In Place and not spend a fortune???  Do it, in most any pool, for about $200.00. Want to Exercise and Jog, your way to fitness?  Do it in a stress-free, low-impact way for about $100.00.
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How to promote Aquatic Fitness, in most any type of pool? Aquatic Fitness and Exercise programs are becoming more and more popular. There are products for every age and budget. Products, are available, for use in residential pool or in a health club facility.  The basic choices include a group of products that allow you to swim endlessly in place, or Aquatic Jogging Systems, that allow to perform a variety of stress-free, jogging or fitness exercises, even in a small pool.   Increased physical activity can place extra demands on the sanitizing system and should be considered, when choosing a sanitizer. If problems arise, refer to the Pool Problems Page, as a source of problem-solving information, broken down into various categories.  Scroll down the page and click on the linked keywords, catch phrases or images, in the archived answers below, to access additional information, on that topic or product.

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Swimming In A Swim-Spa?

I understand that Swim-Spas allow you to swim continuously, in what amounts to oversized spa.  Do they really provide the same kind of work out?  Thank you, for taking the time to answer questions.

Joel S., Solavita, FL 8/11/2016
Arctic Spas Swim-Spa.

No they don't provide exactly the same type of work out.  You can't start the swim with a dive or push off the walls, but you can go
through the mechanics of swimming, without interruption or having to turn around.  A typical swim-spa is about 15-feet long, so you either swim into a current generated by a pump or use an Aquatic Fitness Trainer to tether yourself to the side of the swim-spa.  Either way, you can enjoy the health benefits of swimming.  An Arctic Spas Swim-Spa, with its rugged harsh climate design and better insulation, also allows you to enjoy it year round, as a soothing, tension relieving spa.  In the summer, you can turn off the heat and enjoy it as a mini-pool.  Great for smaller spaces.  I hope that this information will be helpful.

Sincerely.  Alan Schuster, 8/11/2016
 

Swimming Endlessly In Place?

I have heard about pools that allow you to swim in place, without having to turn around. How can this be done? I have a fiberglass pool, so retro-fitting is not something I want to do. Thanks for the help.

Erica H., Chapel Hill, NC 8/22/2015

Swim endlessly in place - inground with ladder mount.
No retro-fitting required! You can either add equipment that will create a current to swim into. By swimming into this adjustable current, you end up swimming in place. It is simply placed on the coping and over the side of the pool. While it works well, it may not fit into every budget. The other way is to tether yourself to something outside of the pool. On the other hand, the Super Aquatic Trainer is affordable and allows you to swim or walk away from the starting point, but holds you back and in place. It consists of a belt, tethered to a long flexible long. The harder you swim, the more resistance it provides. Either way you can swim endlessly, even in a smaller pool.  I hope that this will provide an endless amount of fun.

Sincerely. Alan Schuster, 8/22/2015

 

Aquatic Training In Above Ground Pool?

I have a 15' round above ground pool and would like to do some aquatic fitness and exercise. Is there some that you would suggest for my size pool.

Bob N., Commack, NY 3/3/2011
Swim endlessly in place - above ground pool.

There is something that will work, in most any pool. The Super Aquatic Trainer, utilizes a belt and a long pole, and allows you to swim or walk,
endlessly in place. There are several inground models and one designed for above ground pools. It can provide the same health benefits as the most expensive types of pools and equipment. Use it properly and you'll see the results, without the major expenditure. I think it is just what you're looking for. This product is professional grade and is used by swim pros.  Enjoy the workout!

Sincerely. Alan Schuster, 3/3/2011


Aquatic Exercise Options?

I would like to do some exercising in my pool, other than swimming.  The pool is just outside our screen in patio and I would like to keep a eye on the baby, while he naps.  Any good suggestions.  Thank you,

Karen H, Brunswick, GA, 7/13/2013Aquatic Fitness Systems, fro m Men and Women, complete.

An Aquatic Jogging System will enable you to get a varied workout, that will suit your changing needs, and allow you to maintain visual contact.  The complete system includes a buoyancy belt, special designed hand weights, ankle weights, a DVD and workout guide.  Use some or all of the components, at the same time, depending on your degree of fitness and endurance.  The best part is that the workout is stress-free and low impact.  Next to swimming, it is about the best exercising you can do in a pool, that is effective and affordable.  I hope that this information will help you make the best choice.

Sincerely.  Alan Schuster, 7/13/2013
 

Sanitizer Choice?

We are having a pool built in an enclosed space. It is our plan to use this, year round, for aerobic and physical exercise, utilizing something that will permit swimming in place. It will be used by two people, for about one hour daily. How can you sanitize the water, both to assure proper sanitizing and, yet, minimize the chemical sensations? I would rather not use chlorine. Thanks for your time and assistance.

Tamara B., Briarcliff Manor, NY, 7/23/2010


Planning ahead is a smart thing to do. The physical exercise, from swimming in place or aquatic exercising, does place more demand on the sanitizer,
Model SR salt chlorine generator, for all types of pools. than just lounging in the water. However, this can be overcome, with the right system. I would choose, one of several methods. You can use an ozone generator and a mineral sanitizer. An Ozone Generator will provide the necessary oxidation of bather wastes and organic byproducts. A Mineral Sanitizer will provide persist backup sanitation, by the slow release of sanitizing ions.  This will enable you to maintain quality water, while maintaining a chlorine or bromine level at 1/2 of the normal amount. A salt chlorine generator is another good option.  It allows you to dial the chlorine production up or down, depending on the demand and the seasons.  Is the better way to do chlorine, in any type of pool. I hope that this information helps to keep you in the swim.

Sincerely. Alan Schuster, 7/23/2010

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Increasing The Lap Length?

I have a relatively small inground pool and it is great for cooling off, but not for swimming laps. Can you tell me about devices that facilitate lap swimming. Sincerely.

Aaron T, 12/15/2007

Endlessly swimming in place, across the width of the pool.
You can't stretch the pool, but you can add something that will allow to swim straight ahead, withouta lap ending turn.
One rather expensive method, involves a water flow generating piece of equipment that is set on the pool's edge. It creates and adjustably strong current that allows you to swim in place. The other choice, an Aquatic Fitness Trainer, involves a belt, around the waist, that is attached to the pool deck and is modestly priced. You get held back, by the strapping, and can swim without interruption or turns, even across the width of the pool, as shown in the image on the right. A salt chlorine generator is an excellent way to sanitize the pool and allows you the ability to dial up the chlorine output, during periods of increased physical activity. I hope that this will help you locate the right product.

Sincerely. Alan Schuster, 12/15/2004


Getting A Better Workout?

I would like to do some exercises in my pool. I have some limited range of motion problems. Any suggestions?
Aquatic Jiogging and Fitness Systems, for men and women.
Brady G., Delray Beach, FL 9/29/2010


You can do all sorts of exercises, such as Aquatic Jogging, using a buoyancy vest, hand weights, ankle weights and more. The right
combination will get you walking, jogging or just exercising to get in better shape. It will allow you to start slow and pick up the pace.  It is stress free and low impact and you can set the pace or limit the duration.  And it is affordable too. I hope that this information will be helpful.

Sincerely. Alan Schuster, 9/30/2010


Aquatic Access Lifts?

I have seen lifts at physical rehabilitation facilities, that are used to provide access to a pool or therapy bath for people with handicaps or physical limitations. We are thinking of adding a pool, at our Florida home and are wondering if this type of equipment can be used in a home pool? Thank you.

Mike K., Boynton Beach, FL, 11/22/2008

No problem here! Aquatic lifts are available for all types of pools and situations. It can be added after the pool is built or a fitting can be installed, as the pool deck is being constructed. Either way, there should be a lift for your needs. I hope that this information will be helpful.

Sincerely. Alan Schuster, 11/23/2008
 

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