An Affordable Alternative to Building a Lap Pool
The idea of getting fit in your own backyard swimming pool sounds intriguing to many looking for the ultimate “all in one” workout. After all, most everyone would agree that swimming is one of the best all around body workouts. One can exercise core muscles such as arms, legs, back, knees and hips. Aquatic exercise also improves balance, endurance and cardio all done with reduced stress on the body due to the natural buoyancy of being in water. Most personal trainers and Doctors alike will agree that swimming is one of the best and safest workouts.
The challenge for most seeking that “all in one” ultimate workout is having the space required and finding the budget to build one. First, the proper size lap pool – similar one would use at a Gym or Public facility, is a minimum of 25 Meters or approximately 80 feet long. Most backyards in the City or suburbs simply do not have the space. That size is more than double the average length of a typical backyard swimming pool, which is around 30 feet long. Furthermore, if one did have that kind of space needed to build a pool of proper lap swimming size, the cost to build would be somewhere in the $75,000 – $100,000 ballpark depending on the construction details. For the majority of consumers, space and budget is where the idea comes to an end.
Many years ago, several companies answered back with alternative solutions such as the “Endless pool®” or a “swim Spa.” Both alternatives create a “current” of water. This current allows the swimmer to swim in place as the “Current” creates resistance to prevent the swimmer from advancing. This “Swim in Place” idea did solve one out of two main consumer concerns: Space. Now, an Endless pool®” or “swim spa” could fit in a space smaller than the average size backyard swimming pool. Most fit in an area approximately 12 feet wide by 20 feet long. This smaller compact size made this alternative a popular choice for some. However, due to the oversized pumps required to create the proper “current” and expensive building costs associated with constructing a built in “current” pool, the end result is still a very expensive alternative which generally costs similar to building a entire new pool. Costs range from $20,000 – $40,000 depending on the details. Even though the cost is much less than building a full size lap pool, many still do not have that type of budget.
The Swim Gymm® has taken an affordable and sensible approach to in – home aquatic fitness and therapy. For less than the cost of most monthly gym memberships and a fraction of the cost of a swim spa or Endless pool®, you can now enjoy all the benefits of a full size lap pool or “current”swim spa for an affordable cost. The Swim Gymm® is perfect for the experienced swimmer, athlete, cross-trainer or triathlete. The resistance swim tether creates an endless workout that only stops when you do. The Swim Gymm® is similarly excellent for rehabilitation as the benefits of less stress on the body and improved balance in the water will aid the user reach their desired goals quicker and safer. The Swim Gymm® is easy to assemble or disassemble and fits in most backyards, patios, basements or garages. Simply plug in and fill with water. The Swim Gymm® is ready to work out when you are!