Do you remember those gigantic swim machines? Now you don’t need a big swimming pool to generate a current in your pool. The new fitness swim jets can be custom-built into new pools and spas or added to an existing pool. There is no need for a large pool to incorporate swimming into your exercise routine.
Swim jets provide the fitness benefits of a full-sized swimming pool with less maintenance and at a lower cost. In addition, swim jets create ideal conditions for lap swimming, jogging, or walking on the spot.
They are an excellent option for folks who want to work out in their pool but don’t necessarily have the suitable layout or available space to put in an entire lap pool. This blog will explain what swim jet systems are and how to choose the correct option.
What is a Swim Jet?
A swim jet is a system to install into a swimming pool. It pushes a constant water current across the pool, giving you a workout in a small space.
It operates by pushing large volumes of water through three jets, placing two at the shoulders and one angled up at the chest. The combination creates resistance for the swimmer to swim against the current and is also great for water aerobics and therapeutic exercise. The speed and pressure are adjustable to the swimmer’s level.
Selecting a Swim Jet System
When choosing a swim jet system, there are a few considerations before installing it in a pool:
- Power — water streaming from the power jets makes the difference between a good workout and an excellent swim experience. By measuring the water flow in Gallons Per Minute (GPM), anything below 600 GPM will not give much resistance. A high-powered jet system can lower the levels for remedial swimming and then turn it up for a great workout.
- Noise — swim jet systems have noise levels, so we recommend doing research and asking which brands provide low-noise equipment. Remember, nothing ruins a swim (or relationships with family and neighbors) like an obnoxiously loud noise ringing in your ears.
- Bubble-Free Swim Jets — ensure that when purchasing a system, do not add bubbles to the stream. That means that the jet is only pushing air and not water. It sucks energy consumption, creates a more inefficient workout, and makes it challenging to see.
The price you pay will depend on when choosing the brand, the feature, and the model. Some systems start at 2,000 dollars. On the other hand, there are high-end swim jet systems for professional and Olympic athletes with 7.5 horsepower or more.
We all want to have our resort at home, and adding a swim jet has many advantages:
- It can create an exciting water park in your backyard.
- Are you a Boogie Board surfer? You will have hours of fun using it with the swim jet.
- Are you planning to build a lazy river pool in your backyard? The pool jet helps create a lazy river effect or choppy water effect.
- It has adjustable jets to provide a mild to vigorous workout with endless swimming.
- It is the treadmill for swimming pools, great for walking in place with no stress on joints or bones.
Medical institutions use pool jets as part of physical therapy in hospitals, health care facilities, sports medicine, and even in the military.