What to consider when buying a swim jet
Choosing a SwimJet can be a challenging task, with so many options on the market. They are a serious investment and doing proper research can pay off in the long run. Here are the must-haves when choosing a swim jet.
- Energy consumption
Nobody likes big power bills, and inefficient power consumption can really add a whack to those bills. Pump-based systems will chew up your energy, so choose a swim jet with an impeller system to save you energy running costs. It’s important to do your research and find an energy efficient model that will reduce your running costs over the years.
- How powerful is it?
The power of the water flowing from the jet is another important factor to think about. This is measured in Gallons Per Minute (GPM), and can be the difference between and average and an amazing swim experience. You shouldn’t even contemplate getting a jet below 600 GPM. Remember, even on higher powered swim jets, you can always use lower levels for remedial swimming and then turn it up to unleash your inner Ian Thorpe.
- Noise level
The last thing anyone wants is disgruntled family members or neighbours, when you’re just trying to get a few laps in before work. Different swim jets can have varying levels of noise. Choosing a swim jet with a low noise output means you can exercise without worrying about disturbing the peace. Luckily, the Remco SwimJet has near silent operation.
- Easy installation
Another important aspect to consider is ease of installation. Some systems require pumps and plumbing to be installed, resulting in a longer installation time and increased set up costs. Look for systems that are all in one, especially if they have no pumps and no plumbing. The benefits of this are twofold; Your swim jet will also be easier to maintain!
It is important to consider where the swim jet will be located. Certain models can protrude out from the walls of the pool, taking up extra space and ruining the aesthetics of your pool. The best swim jets will sit flush with the walls of your pool, meaning the system will be protected, doesn’t take up additional space, and will look good too!
- How do you control it?
It’s all very well and good to have a swim jet system in place, but you also need to consider how user friendly the swim jet is. Ensure that the system you install has a remote control, which will make your swim jet easier to use, and has the benefit of being able to control what power level you are using for different activities or levels of intensity.
- Make sure it is bubble free
It is vital to purchase a system that does not add bubbles into the stream it creates. Bubbles mean that your system is pushing through air, rather than your pool water. This is both inefficient, and means that you cannot see! Make sure that the swim jet system you choose is completely bubble free.