The Riverflow Swim Swim Spa Swimming System provides all of the current you could ask for!
Get healthy while having fun with a river-like water feature in your very own backyard! With the Riverflow Swim Current System, you can have the following in your very own backyard:
- Swim in place Swim Spa for lap pool swimming
- Build a Lazy River Swimming Pool
- Get an Exercise Pool Design
How The RiverFlow Current System Works
The Riverflow® endless current system is a computer controlled, high volume water pumping system. Water is drawn from the pool through flush mounted safety grates and returned back to the pool through our flush mounted TRUFLOW outlet. The Riverflow pump is a vertical propeller pump capable of delivering over 2,500 gallons per minute at speeds up to 12 MPH. The pump is silent and can be located well away from the pool area. The system is computer controlled converting residential, single phase power to three phase industrial power which drives an extremely efficient commercial electric motor. The cross section of the TRUEFLOW outlet is 10” X 12”. Internal flow straightening vanes condition the flow to introduce a powerful, smooth current into the pool. There are no bubbles or high pressure turbulence as with “swim jets”. Poolside remote controls allow the user to start, stop and infinitely adjust current speed. We offer free design consulting to home owners, architects and pool builders. The Riverflow system carries a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Overview Of The RiverFlow Current System
The Riverflow® endless current system by Current Systems has developed a high volume water pumping system which delivers a swimable current into a swimming pool. This smooth, powerful, silent swimming current is fully adjustable by remote control and capable of holding even world-class swimmers at bay. “The average pool, 25 to 40 feet long is just too short to support effective lap swimming.” says designer Peter Davidson, President of Current Systems. Installation of the Riverflow® system converts the pool to a virtual river, allowing for a myriad of aquatic workouts including endless swimming. New pool construction too is trending away from the basic still water pool and incorporating the Riverflow® system into the design. Many higher end residential landscapes are now including a Lazy River feature which is a swimable canal surrounding a footbridge accessible island at the center. Whether kayaking, swimming or just floating down stream in an inner tube, this feature adds an extraordinary dynamic to backyard living. “We are beyond thrilled with our Riverflow”, says a smiling William Cumming of Van Nuys, CA., “and we’re sharing it much of the time with enthusiastic friends, neighbors and neighbors’ kids.”
History Of Swim Jets
Some time in the early 1980’s, recognizing an emerging market for aquatic exercise, an enterprising spa manufacturer introduced the SWIM SPA. A hybrid of the fiberglass spa and the Jacuzzi jet, the swim spa was typically 12 to 16 feet in length, 4 feet deep and less than 8 feet wide. Multiple jets were added to one end, centered just below the waterline and a new genre of the hot tub was born. Unfortunately, little is said about the SWIMABILITY of swim spas, until the disappointed buyer complains to the salesman. “We could up-size your pumps”, says the seller. But, up sizing in this situation would merely compound an already fatal design flaw – the JET. Counter-current swimming, in fact, requires the dynamic opposite of what jetted systems deliver, i.e. a broad, non-turbulent flow of water, similar in velocity to a swimmers progress in still water. Aeration, essential in swim jets, causes turbulence and reduces the swimmers buoyancy. Although Jets are stimulating, delightful and a viable hydro-therapy tool, the notion that they have swimability is a myth.
Stay strong, fit healthy and have fun. Any swimming pool, new or existing, can be converted to a swim spa swimming pool with the Riverflow System!Design Assistance Project Gallery Riverflow System