January 4, 2008 11:23 AM Subscribe
Anyone have experience with "treadpools"/swim-in-place pools?
posted by cocoagirl to sports, hobbies, & recreation (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm considering installing a swim-in-place pool. I swam competitively for many years and still like swimming for fitness a lot, but the lap pools nearby either aren't near enough to get me out of the house consistently or don't have free-swim times that work for me. Plus: five months of winter. I spent years with frozen hair in high school and I'm not too keen on it. Mr. Cocoa also does the odd triathlon so he'd use it, too. But, it's a lot of money. Does anyone have experiences installing and--more importantly--using and maintaining one over time? Do you use it as much as you thought you would? What do you like or not like compared to regular pool swimming? And what swayed you to choose the one you did (Endless Pool, SwimEx, other)?