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
Page, as a source of problem-solving
information, broken down into various
categories. Scroll down the page and click on the linked
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Swimming In A Swim-Spa?
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
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
Fitness Trainer to tether
yourself to the side of the
swim-spa. Either way, you can
enjoy the health benefits of
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
Sincerely. Alan Schuster,
Endlessly In Place?
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
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
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
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
Karen H, Brunswick, GA, 7/13/2013
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
Sincerely. Alan Schuster,
► 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, 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
Sincerely. Alan Schuster, 7/23/2010
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
Aaron T, 12/15/2007
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
I would like to do some exercises in
my pool. I have some limited range of motion problems. Any
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
Sincerely. Alan Schuster, 9/30/2010
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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