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Does it need to be installed in a special room? 

How much does it cost?

How much is the cost of installation?

How much is the cost of shipping?

What are the operating costs?

What are the dimensions of the pool?


Does it need to be installed in-ground?

Can it go through a regular door?

Does it need connections to the house plumbing?

What are the electrical requirements?

Is a 3-phase connection required? Is the 10hp motor operating on 3-phase?

How do I prepare for the installation?

Are there mechanical things that require maintenance?

How much is the cost of water maintenance?

Should I use chlorine?

How does it work?

How is it different from a Swim SPA?

How do I change the water speed?

What does the standard Deep Well option looks like?

What are the space requirements?

How about humidity?

What is the recommended temperature?

 



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ANSWERS:

Does it need to be installed in a special room?
It can be installed in a sun-room, basement, garage or in a regular room, provided the floor is well built.  It can also be installed outside, in-ground or above-ground.  We will be happy to evaluate your options and suggest the best for you.

How much does it cost?
Our
cost is US $20,900 (Including main panel and poolside control box and many extras - See Standard Features).  Ask for specials for local customers (within 100 miles form Guntersville, AL). When comparing this with other products which do not include installation, make sure you add at least $5,600 to their cost.  With our product you will save also on the installation cost (see below) and you will get a better product: a more powerful motor, a wider, longer pool, an exclusive electronic feedback system, a stronger structure, a longer lasting centrifugal propulsion system, etc. 

Our basic cost includes all the elements for a complete functioning swimming treadmill, PLUS the electronic feedback system (unique to our product).

How much is the cost of installation?
One of our representatives will visit your premises and help you decide the best orientation for the pool, the electrical requirements, the heating options and other options.  The installation cost is $3,900, unless there are specific site issues that make the installation more difficult (e.g.: uneven floor, drainage lower than sewage, insufficient electrical power). The installation cost of the options (e.g.: extra jets, ladder, lighting, grab bar, etc.) is included in the price of each option.  Discounts and coupons for local installations are available. 
Other products come in pieces and you have to hire a plumber, an electrician and a building contractor to put them together.  Others put it together, but charge you over $5,600 for installation.
We want to make sure that your pool is installed and/or supervised by trained personnel, to avoid any surprise and cost in the future.

How much is the cost of shipping?
Shipping is free within certain areas, otherwise it is proportional to the distance from our factory in Guntersville, AL.  Please contact us for details.

What are the operating costs?
These depend on the room location and insulation. Please contact us  by Email with your details: (moreinfo@riverpool.com). You can also check Here.

What are the dimensions of the pool?
The pool comes in a standard size of 8' by 15' (inside dimensions). However, other optional sizes are possible.  The height of the pool is 4'.  The water depth should be kept to approximately 40", for comfortable swimming.

Does it need to be installed in-ground?
No.  It can be installed above-ground in a regular room.

Can it go through a regular door?
The pool comes in pieces small enough to go through a regular house door.

Does it need connections to the house plumbing?
No connections to the house plumbing are required. However, if you have a gas hot water heater in your house and you want to use it to also heat the pool, then we can evaluate this option for you.

What are the minimum electrical requirements?
220V, 40 Amp for propulsion system. Single phase.
220V, 30 Amp with Electric Heater, orv110V, 15 Amp with Gas Heater option.
220V, 20 Amp for optional jets pump.
110V, 15 Amp for filter pump (If no jet option chosen).

Is a 3-phase connection required? 
No. Only a single phase connection is required, normally available in a house. This is then electronically converted to 3-phase for the motor to operate. This design choice affords large savings for the owner in the electrical hook-up requirements.

How do I prepare for the installation?
An experienced person from our company will visit your location and help establish the best conditions for the pool: flooring, electrical, heating and positioning options.
The pool can be placed on any level surface with a load capacity of 450 lbs./sq. ft.. This includes any basement floor or 4-6 inch concrete slab.

Are there mechanical things that require maintenance?
No parts require maintenance.  There are no oil or pressure tanks.  All parts, motors and pumps have a lifetime of an electric motor.  The water filter, of course, needs to be changed when necessary.

How much is the cost of water maintenance?
The maintenance costs are minimal.  The water needs to be changed only every one or two years.

Should I use chlorine?
The water purification system in conjunction with the cover greatly reduce water treatment requirements and keep the water sparkling clean.  However, all parts in contact with the water are built in a special Stainless Steel (316L) so that you can use chlorine or other chemicals without damaging any parts of the pool.

How does it work?
The water is moved by using a unique centrifugal propulsion system which is able to push a very large quantity of water into the pool through a large horizontal opening at the front of the pool (water inlet: 38 x 6). A special distributor is used to even and smoothen the water flow.
The water moves along the length of the pool, from front to rear, at a speed of the swimmer. It then enters a grille in the rear positioned at the water level (water outlet), and it circulates back to the front of the pool through the underwater side bench.
In this way a continuous loop of water is established, running at a constant velocity and low turbulence throughout the length of the pool for ease of swimming.  Also, since the grill in the rear is positioned at the water level, your legs are not pulled down (a problem with other products).
The ergonomically designed side bench is also used for massage therapy, after the workout, with as many optional jets as requested.
While one person is swimming or exercising, another person can sit in the jets area for water massage.  A higher number of jets (for two or more people) is also optional.

How is it different from a Swim SPA?
The current effect in our product is far superior to that produced by jetted spas (swim spas).  Jetted spas pump less than one tenth of the water through high-pressure nozzles (see picture below). 

The jets in a Swim Spa:  (See Hydropool Aquatrainer)

The water current in a Swim Spa is usually turbulent and narrow.  Water comes towards you at a high pressure, but in a limited quantity.  The Riverpool instead has a large and adjustable water inlet (38" x 6") which allows a large quantity of water to move into the pool, creating a river-type water current.

The water inlet in the Riverpool:
 

Return channels are not required in jetted systems because only a small amount of water is moving and the current speed is greatly diminished by the time it reaches the center of the spa. 
The Riverpool instead has a water outlet in the back wall.  The water is forced to travel superficially across the length of the pool to find the outlet at the back.

The water outlet in the Riverpool:

How do I change the water speed?
When the main switch is turned ON, the water flow starts accelerating until it reaches a minimum safe level. You can then enter the pool and swim.  That simple!
Two sets of sensors constantly monitor your position in the pool.  The water flow speed is adjusted according to your swimming speed.
In case you want to stop swimming and start exercising, you can easily adjust the water flow speed to what you want, without leaving the pool and without a remote control.

What does the standard Deep Well option looks like?
The standard deep well option:


What are the space requirements?
The recommended area for a pool is 12 ft. wide by 22 ft. long.  An extra foot of space in both directions may be required when the pool is in-ground, for accessibility. The actual external dimensions of the pool, at the top border, are: 10' 3" by 20' 1". You may place the sides and the rear of the pool as close as you need to existing walls. When water jets are installed, it is suggested to place the pool border at least ten inches from the wall, for  accessibility to the jets.

How about humidity?
For indoor installations, humidity is something we need to deal with. Because the pool is small in size, you can control humidity by keeping the pool covered when not in use. A floating blanket which can control up to 90% of the humidity is included as standard equipment.

What is the recommended temperature?
The National Swimming Pool Foundation recommends 78-80F for active swimming and 82-84F for general u