By Joe Valentino
Speck Pumps is a leading international manufacturer of high quality pumps and Swimjet Systems used in residential and commercial swimming pools. Assembled in the U.S. for over 30 years and established in Germany in 1909, the Speck Pumps brand stands for innovative engineering and superior products.
A Badu SwimJet System will instantly transform your pool and give you multiple options for aquatic exercise, therapy, massage and just plain fun. Our systems can be used for swimming, jogging, walking in place, massage, boogie boarding and more.
How They Work
Badu Swimjet Systems create a current by pushing water through jet nozzles that are mounted in an underwater housing in the pool wall or in a housing installed over the wall. The jets create an immediate burst of water with an initial flow rate of up to 400 gallons per minute near the pool wall. This pushes the body of water in front of it which in turn creates a current of up to 5, 000 gallons per minute measured between 4 and 6 feet from the pool wall, we call this the “sweet spot”.
The jet nozzles can be adjusted to change the depth and width of the current to suit the individual swimmer’s needs.
Before You Choose – A swimming pool can be a large and costly project and it will likely be there for decades. Therefore there are several very important topics to consider before proceeding.
What will you be using the pool for? This may sound basic but there is a lot to consider with today’s swimming pools. Will your main use be exercising, entertaining, family time, relaxing? Will you be using the pool in cooler conditions? Answer these questions before contacting a professional and you will end up with a better experience.
How much physical space do you have to devote to entire project? Remember that decking, & landscaping can often take up as much space and budget as the pool itself. By installing a swimjet system you can often reduce the size of the pool you were planning while also adding more options for less money than you would pay for a larger pool with less options.
What is your budget?
What type of pools are you considering? Typically, pools are available in three categories, gunite, fiberglass and vinyl liner. Each of these types of pools have their own advantages and vary widely in cost depending on the geographic area you live in. For instance, you may be able to install one type of pool with a swimjet system for the same cost as another type of pool without one. This is one of the great advantages of Badu Swimjet Systems, they can be installed in any type of pool, which can save you money.
Badu Swimjet Systems require a clear unobstructed area within the swimming pool that is 7 ft wide x 14 ft long x 3 ft deep to work effectively. This “swimming envelope” allows enough length for a swimmer to comfortably drift back and swim against stream.
Over 90% of swimjets installed worldwide are BADU Swim Jet Systems and are more than sufficient for the average pool owner’s needs. Advanced swimmers are trained to “knife through and swim on top of the water”, this type of swimming is used for high speed and is not ideal for use with our swimjet systems. Swimjet systems are designed with the recreational swimmer in mind and the swimming exercise obtained is more of a “jog” than a sprint. Call us if you have any questions 800-223-8538.