One of the great advantages to having a swimming pool is the accessible workout it provides. Thankfully, you no longer have to have the space or financial resources to build and maintain a 10×50’ lap pool. You can install a swim jet system in any pool that’s at least 6×6’, allowing for a variety of yard sizes and budgets.
What is a swim jet system?
Swim jet systems operate by pushing large volumes of water through three jets. Two are positioned at the shoulders and one is angled up at the chest. This combination creates resistance for the swimmer to swim against. They are also great for water aerobics and therapeutic exercise. Their speed and pressure can be adjusted to accommodate swimmers of all levels.
How do I choose a swim jet system?
There are a few factors to consider when choosing which swim jet system to install in your pool:
- Power of the water — The power of the water streaming from your jets can be the difference between an okay workout and a great swim experience. Water flow is measured in Gallons Per Minute (GPM). Anything below 600 GPM isn’t going to give you much resistance. With a high powered jet system, you can lower the levels for remedial swimming and then turn it up when you really want to burn calories.
- Noise level — Nothing ruins a swim (or relationships with family and neighbors) like an obnoxiously loud noise. Swim jet systems have varying levels of noise, so do your research and ask around to find out which systems have a low noise output.
- Bubble-free — Do not purchase a system that adds bubbles to its stream because that means your jet is pushing through air, not your pool water. This will suck energy consumption, create a more inefficient workout, and make it challenging to see. Make sure that your system is completely bubble-free.
Whether you’re looking for a simple way to exercise, swim competitively, or want to do water therapy, a swim jet system is an economical way to get the most out of your workout.