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Old 03-17-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Hi
I tried asking this on another post but the question got buried so I am starting a new thread because I really want to know how spools work since they sound like a great idea!

Can anyone please explain the hot/cold issue? Do you keep it hot during the winter and cold over the summer? What if you want to use it as a hot tub during the summer? how long does it take to heat up?

Does it have the currents that you swim against/can you use it for exercise or is it basically just for splashing around to cool off?


Last but not least, how much do they cost?

Thanks everyone!
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
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I would also love more information on "spools." I have heard they are great, and would like to hear more about how they work.
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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I too am looking for any information on spools versus pools. I have limited space. Anyone recommend a southern california vendor and approximate costs. Thanks.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Are you referring to those pre-made fiberglass pools, that you can hook jets up too?

I looked on google, first link was this: Fiberglass Spools by Acapulco Pools - Arizona's Fiberglass Pool Experts - Pools, Spas, Spools, Beehives, and more!
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:14 AM
 
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
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I know this thread was started awhile ago, when I first moved to the area (last summer). I have heard spa+pool referred to as "play pools" more often, which seems to just be a small sized pool, maybe to fit in a smaller yard, or because large size is not necessary. Thanks for the link!
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Gilbert - Val Vista Lakes
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A play pool is one that is normally not deeper than 5 feet. They can be any size and can be used for swimming laps playing volleyball or other water sports.

The difference in a play pool and a diving pool is that the diving pool is usually at least 8 1/2 feet at the deep end so it can have a diving board.

In the Phoenix area I believe you'll find more play pools than diving pools because diving pools can be dangerous.

A spool is just an oversized spa, around 12 x14 feet. It is something to be comsidered if the yard is too small to accomodate a pool and a spa.

The disadvantage of a spool is the high expense of heating a 12x14 foot area when you want to utilize it as a spa.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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The disadvantage of a spool is the high expense of heating a 12x14 foot area when you want to utilize it as a spa.
It must take a whole lot longer to heat up as well.
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