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moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 13, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
I am thinking of buying it.

Anybody tried one of those?

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Feb 13, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
The stationary bike of swimming
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Feb 13, 2013 - 08:03pm PT



Dont do it.

ClimbingOn

Trad climber
NY
Feb 13, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
I personally like to vary my swimming speed between fast, medium, and slow, on a more or less lap-to-lap basis. The Endless Pool would not work for this. It is also not conducive to different strokes and the different speeds they offer, unless stopping every time to adjust the pool.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Feb 13, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
I've looked at these and if I had the money and space, I'd definitely get one.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
ClimbingOn,
It is also not conducive to different strokes and the different speeds they offer, unless stopping every time to adjust the pool.

Maybe it can be fixed using voice recognition software...

I can't use public swimming pools because I get skin rushes. So, wintertime I don't swim anymore. I miss swimming.
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Feb 13, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
Speaking as an owner...
pool=large hole in the ground into which one throws money

If you use it alot and can afford it, they can be great. Otherwise, beware.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
Stevep, are an owner of the Endless pool?

I was thinking how to cut the costs. The pool would be indoors heated with solar energy. I am not sure what else.
endlesspoolrob

climber
Feb 14, 2013 - 05:26am PT
Hi moosedrool, I noticed you were considering an Endless Pool. One option that our customers love is the opportunity to try a pool before they buy, to make sure it is a good fit. If you're able to give us a call at 866-558-7946, we'd be happy to set you up with a local demonstrator. You would be able to swim in an Endless Pool and ask any questions you may have, etc.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Feb 14, 2013 - 05:34am PT
I'm sure it takes even more energy to move water than to heat it. Surely there are simpler ways to stay in shape.....to each his own.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:15am PT
Check out what the power bill is going to be for running that big ass pump!
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:24am PT
I'd be stoked to have one of those, if I could afford it. Nothing like a good swim to start off your day.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:28am PT
Moosedrool, make sure you get the optional lifeguard ...



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10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:39am PT
I need one of those. . . . No, not the pool, the lifeguard
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:43am PT
Hey moosedrool , go swim in the Lake.

Do not waste your money.

It gets old and boring really quick.


Get a large hot tub and configure your own workout.

Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:44am PT
What is the cost comparison compared to a lap pool? Not that I have the money at the moment, check with me tomorrow night after I win the EuroMillions, or the following Tuesdays and Fridays for the coming future. It's gotta happen, otherwise Jennie and I will live in one of my tents.

Not holding my breath (maybe in a pool) but fingers crossed. Though it is a challenge to swim with fingers crossed.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:45am PT
My experience in building estates has lead me to believe that like tennis courts and similar recreative facilities, an endless pool will not get used after a short while unless someone is getting physical therapy or recovering somehow in the pool. The thing will just sit there and cost you.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:48am PT
I get you Peter, cheaper to just join the fitness centre at the Royal Marine (actually, just had to give up our membership, tough times for many, including us).

But still, when I win the EuroMillions Lottery (it's going to happen, just don't ask me what decade), is one of these pools more efficient than a lap pool?
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:50am PT
Moose, Go for the Jacuzz.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Hmm, so to summarize. There are better options than the Endless poll.

Examples:

Jacuzzi.

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Lap pool.

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Lap dance.

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Edit: My wife has her idea for a life guard. (I think I am gonna drop this project after all)

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