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Indoor Pools

If you would like the convenience and exercise benefits of your own indoor swimming pool but donít have room for a large pool, consider installing an adjustable current pool. These small pools allow you to swim in place against a current that can be adjusted to accommodate any swimming ability. They are also ideal for water aerobics and for rehabilitation therapy because the water temperature can be controlled. These pools require little maintenance, are inexpensive to operate, and are easy to install because they are manufactured as kits whose parts will fit through existing doorways as narrow as 24 inches.

If you are thinking of purchasing an adjustable current pool, consider the following:

  • Adjustable current pools can be installed indoors, outdoors, or both. They require a solid, level floor or concrete slab that can support 200 pounds per square foot. Most are installed at ground level, but with the proper structural support, they can be put on upper level floors.
  • The typical pool size is 8 feet by 15 feet although the size varies with manufacturer and custom sizes are also available. The pool area will need a space that is 1 to 3 feet larger than the pool to allow for access, to accommodate the system that filters, cleans, and heats the water, and for the hydraulic power unit that creates the current. Where space around the pool is tight, the filter/heater and the hydraulic units can be located remotely.
  • Although new construction offers the most options for pool design, it is easy to install an adjustable current pool in an existing space, especially in a basement or garage.

    Indoor humidity levels can be controlled by keeping these pools covered with either a floating blanket or a retractable security pool cover. A standard household dehumidifier will also help. If the pool is to be left uncovered most of the time, a special dehumidifying system may be needed.

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