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The Badu Swimjet System – Treadmill Swimming Pool

The Badu Swimjet System is an innovative jet-propulsion pump manufactured by Speck Pumps that has been designed to give swimmers the experience of taking an aqua aerobics class in their very own pool.

The pump, which needs to be installed at the time a pool is constructed, works to create a water-treadmill type effect by pumping water into the pool at a current rate of up to 5,000 gallons per minute. As it has been developed to be effective in pools of 13ft and over, it is perfect for those who would like to workout in the pool but whose pool is not long enough to accommodate laps. Swimming in place is made possible as the swimmer constantly pits him- or herself against the current and, once the swimmer has established the correct stroke rate to suit that particular current, it is a simple thing for him or her to continue at the chosen pace and stay in the same place. A further advantage is that the level of current that a swimmer experiences can be adjusted and can either be set at one specific level for the duration of the swim or can be set to become progressively stronger.

A Badu Swimjet System can be installed in any type of pool including the popular gunite and shotcrete pools, the vinyl lined in-ground pools and the poured-concrete pools, although the latter types are becoming increasingly rare. The pump installation unit is fitted flush with the wall, does not have any protruding pieces and comes with what Speck Pumps calls a ‘pulsating massage hose’ that can be attached to the water outlet so that controlled water flow can be directed to those areas of the body, including specific muscles or joints, that need special treatment.

People can benefit greatly from swimming and aqua-based exercises as water workouts can never cause the same level of joint strain that comes from repeated surface-based exercise programs. Another, and rather unexpected, advantage of the Badu Swimjet System is the exhilarating ‘river ride’ that children experience when playing in a pool fitted with such a pump.

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for people of all ages. But there is a way to get even more exercise when in a pool: install a Badu Swim Jet System. This system can be installed during construction of your pool, no matter what the size or type, or it can be installed in your already existing pool. It is cost-efficient, and is installed carefully so there are no parts sticking out, causing an unsafe environment for swimmers.

Some people pay to have a pool put in, and then they pay more money for a treadmill, exercise bike, or another piece of exercise equipment. When the Badu Swim Jet System is installed, it is several pieces of exercise equipment in one. It works by shooting up to three streams of water into the pool that you can swim against for an extra work-out. It can be set at one, two, or three streams, and different intensities according to the kind of work-out you want. In a small pool, you can swim against the streams and experience the equivalent of swimming laps in a large pool.

In a large pool, the whole family can exercise together. Turns can be taken at the water stream, while others use the rest of the pool. Typically, a piece of exercise equipment that you buy is designed for one person. In that case, while one person is in the house on the treadmill, everyone else might be in the pool. With this system, you can turn the pool into a place where everyone’s exercise needs are met.

Do not wait any longer. Get your Badu Swim Jet System installed today.

Although concrete pools have long been the more popular favorite for backyard pools, the material fiberglass has also been in practice for about fifty years. Although outfitting your backyard with a fiberglass pool is going to be more costly than a standard concrete one, the long term benefits far outweigh the price.

Fiberglass pools are constructed from a prefabricated fiberglass shell. There is no pouring involved like there is with concrete; a large hole is dug and the fiberglass shell is merely fitted into it. The exterior of the fiberglass shell is non-porous, which is a better choice in the long run since dirt and bacteria can seep into the pockets of a concrete pool over time. Fiberglass is also a strong material that holds up well with weather and standard usage. It will not crack as easily as concrete, either.

Another benefit of fiberglass is the fact that the chemistry of the water will not affect the smooth surface of it. There is not a great amount of cleaning necessary, and it is easier to do so anyway because of the differences in surface material. Debris is more inclined to get trapped in the surface of concrete than fiberglass.

There are some drawbacks to fiberglass swimming pools in addition to the added cost. First, when you get a concrete pool, you can be very creative with the shape of your pool as well as an additional accessories, like a built in hot tub. But with fiberglass, the shapes are very limited to choose from.

Second, emptying your fiberglass pool could make for problems. Water needs to fill the fiberglass shell at all times to keep pressure on the walls in order for the fiberglass to keep its shape. If it’s emptied, the fiberglass can crack due to ground pressure. Fiberglass pool owners should plan on maintaining the water year round and investing in an excellent cover system. Always make sure to hire a professional if you absolutely need to empty it.

Another thing to consider when installing your fiberglass pool is the fact that most of these pools are placed on a bed of sand. If this sand shifts over the years, you may need to have your pool reset.

When installed and maintained properly, a fiberglass pool can provide decades of family fun and entertainment at a reasonable cost. The right team of professionals combined with a dedicated pool owner makes for fantastic pool results.