Swimex were one of the the first swim spas on the market but lost out to Endless Pools in the marketing war and on price.
The Swimex website claims that their recent models are now comparable to Endless Pools as far as cost is concerned. It is worth checking out this claim by paying them a visit.
The Advantages of a Swimex
The current flow in a Swimex is unrivaled for depth and smoothness. producing what is often described as a 'wall of water'. This is the result of a system that uses a giant paddle wheel to draw water through the spa.
The engineering was the work of 2 MIT engineers and is remarkably durable compared to swim jets, which often need to be replaced after as little as two years. With, minimal maintenance, Swimex owners find their machines easily run for ten years or more,
The shell is fiberglass which might ring alarm bells- cheap fiber glass can split and the seams can open. Fortunately, Swimex have the experience of decades of involvement in the yacht industry as well as spa production. They also offer one of the longest guarantees in the business.
For anyone who is mainly interesting in swimming in a swim spa, Swimex must be one of the top choices.
The 400-OS model is the Swimex model priced to win the battle with Endless Pools. It has an internal swimming area of 12’ x 20’ and is 42” deep. The depth of current is 18”.
Prices start at around $37,500. Excluding installation.
400-OS Swimex Swim Spa
This is the smallest swim spa from Swimex and costs only a few hundred dollars more than an Endless Pool of a similar size when all costs are calculated- according to Swimex's own calculations.
The 480-OS is deeper at 48” and has a massive current depth of 28”. It starts at $54,500
It has a flat, slip resistant bottom making it ideal for exercise equipment like treadmills and for hydrotherapy. There are also no seats, benches or bulging moldings to get in your way.
The 500-OS and 500-S models have seats and are more leisure orientated.
Most Swimex models can be delivered in smaller components, these days, for tighter installations.
Large Swim Spas
Swimex offer some of the largest swim spas available. The 1000-S model has a swim area of 14 feet by 10 feet. The 'wall of water' counter current operates in one half of the spa and the other half has still water. When you want to swim in place you simply slip into the current and begin.
There are also deep water pits for special aquatic exercises.