Tide and True Exercise

Now discriminating and health-conscious homeowners are seeing an exercise pool as not just an investment for life but also as a design focus in their luxury homes.

June 01, 2001

 

Exercise pools are hot items with today’s health-conscious consumer.

 

The University of Notre Dame has one in its training facility, as do the Cleveland Indians and Denver Broncos, and the CEO of General Motors and even the pope have one in their homes. They all have installed SwimEx pools for exercise and physical therapy, and the benefits are becoming as well-known as the users.

Now discriminating and health-conscious homeowners are seeing an exercise pool as not just an investment for life but also as a design focus in their luxury homes. Occupying no more than 144 square feet of floor space and embellishable with decorator tiles and creative decking, the fiberglass SwimEx pools lend themselves to patio and family room additions as well as in-home exercise gyms.

Users swim against a 30-inch-deep laminar flow that extends evenly across the swim area, and resistance can be set from 0 to 6.5 mph. The pool can push 30,000 gallons of water per minute through its system. A regularly scheduled 20- to 30-minute workout provides complete muscle toning and extensive cardiovascular conditioning. Aquatic exercise also provides a means for efficient rehabilitation from injury without the joint strain associated with on-land alternatives.

Water temperature can be regulated, and an ozonator purifies the water without using chemicals. SwimEx pool prices start at $25,500, and installation costs range from $3,500 to $5,000 excluding special building and excavation needs. More information can be found at www.swimex.com or by calling 800/877-7946.

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