Are you a competitive swimmer looking for the strongest and best swim current system available for at home use? Unless you have a pool at home, we know it can be a struggle to make time to go swim at your local YMCA, public pool, or athletic club. Having the convenience of swimming in your own backyard is second to none but do swim spas and exercise pools really work for an elite or advanced swimmer? The short answer is yes. Swim Spas can be broken down into two simple categories. The first is jetted swim spas and the second is propulsion swim spas. Jetted swim spas are typically for more recreational use and for beginner to intermediate swimmers as they simply use round or oval jets powered by a pump to generate a current. The current is also more turbulent and uneven making it more challenging to stay in place and to see the bottom. A hydraulic propulsion swim spa use a propeller (some times two) or paddle wheel to create a smooth, linear swim current that is also less turbulent. It moves larger volumes of water which creates a more powerful current that can be adjusted based on skill level.
Below is a list of the most powerful swim spas of 2023/2024. These propulsion models are typically 10-20% more expensive than their jetted counterparts.
- Endless Pools E-Series – The E-Series Swim Spas are designed to provide users with a current of adjustable water flow, which allows for swimming in place. This single propeller swim current is adjustable to accommodate various skill levels, from beginners to competitive swimmers.
- Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas by Master Spas – Michael Phelps Swim Spas are equipped with a single propeller, advanced swim-in-place system, that generates a powerful and adjustable current, allowing users to swim continuously without reaching the end of the pool. The swim current can be customized to accommodate various skill levels, making it suitable for both recreational swimmers and serious athletes.
- PDC TruSwim Spas – TruSwim swim spas are equipped with a unique dual propeller, swim-in-place system, that generates a powerful and adjustable current, allowing swimmers to swim continuously without hitting the wall. The swim current can be customized to cater to different swimming speeds and abilities.
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Also, feel free to reference our earlier swim spas articles on longest, deepest, and dual temp swim spas.