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BaduJet vs. Endless Pools


BADUJET VS. Endless Pools – With a Badu SwimJet System from Speck Pumps, unlike an Endless Pool, any pool can become an aquatic workout center. You’ll burn calories, strengthen muscles and soothe body aches by swimming against a gentle or increasingly insistent current. You control the degree of workout you want — building body, mind and spirit.


We want to help you understand the different types of swim-against-the-current systems on the market so that you can make an informed decision as to whether one of our Badu® SwimJet Systems is right for you

There are two main methods to move water which create a sufficient current to swim or walk against:

  • Swim Jets
    Badu® SwimJet Systems accomplish this by pushing water through jet nozzles that create an immediate burst of water with an initial flow rate of up to 400 gallons per minute near the pool wall. The system then 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”.
  • River Flow Systems (ie Endless Pools®)
    Endless Pools® is just one specific brand of the “river flow” system. This type of system (an Endless Pool) essentially uses a propeller enclosed in a housing which is driven by hydraulic pumps or V-Belt. River flow systems do not generate an initial burst of water the way that Badu® SwimJet systems do. Instead, they produce a continuous flow of water measuring approximately 5,000 gallons per minute.


See the chart below for a side-to-side product comparison

Badu Swim Jet System Endless Pools
Cost Between $2,500 and $7,000 Range from $15,000 to $30,000
Current System Pumps water through nozzle(s) (i.e. jet) and creates a current for swimming, white water effect, and massage. Use a pump to turn a propeller which creates a constant current.
Swim Quality Easily adjustable to create the perfect current for most levels of recreational swimmers. It creates a current for all levels of swimmers.
Fun Creates a white water effect for fun activities, such as boogie boarding. Optional massage attachments for relaxation and therapy allows you to direct massage type flow to any part of your body. Can only be used to swim against, no white water action for other sporting options.
Design Can be installed in any pool design and type, regardless of new or existing pool, including concrete, fiberglass and vinyl. Pool panel package with vinyl liner, rectangular in design, very limited to size and design flexibility.
Location & Type Can be installed Indoors or Outdoors, no limitations. Location must accommodate the pre-fabricated pool panel packages.

Endless Pools® is registered trademark of Endless Pools, Inc


See our educational video for an explanation of Swim Jets, Swim Spas and all types of water treadmills

Building a Pool

A Badu® SwimJet Systems can be installed in any type pool, large or small, from gunite to vinyl liner. It has no protruding parts ensuring pool user’s safety, is very compact and installs at minimal cost.

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Pool Owners

A BaduJet inspiration allows you to turn an average swimming pool into a virtual water park offering fun for the kids to an endurance lap pool for the athletically-active to therapeutic and massage treatments for joints and muscles.

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