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, 700 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.

Use this Planning Guide to choose the ideal BADU Swimjet System for you. If you have any questions, be sure to ask your pool builder or call us directly at 800-223-8538

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, and 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 fewer options.
  • What is your budget?
  • What type of pools are you considering?
    Typically, pools are available in three categories, gunite, fiber glass 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.

Builder Specifications

  • BADU Swimjet Systems require a clear unobstructed area within the swimming pool that is 8 ft wide x 15 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.
  • All swimjets should be installed within 30 feet of the pump with 4” pipe and minimal fittings for optimum performance. If distance to the pump is more than 30 feet, 6” pipe should be used for the entire length of plumbing. Contact Speck Pumps for installations over 30 feet.
  • DO NOT locate the swimjet housing in seating areas or on the back rests for such seating areas.
  • The center of the jet nozzle(s) should be installed 12” below the water level. If the swimjet is installed either too shallow or too deep, performance will be lost.

Choosing a Location for Your BADU SwimJet

To ensure that there is a clear unobstructed swim lane, it is key to position the swimjets away from surroundings walls, benches, stairs, etc. The installed swimjet should be at least 15 feet (inside the pool) from an adjacent wall or obstruction and at least 8 feet (inside the pool) from an opposing wall or obstruction.

Here are few Examples