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Portable Pool

An endless swim in a portable pool. Impossible? Not with an Endless Pools swim spa.

When you think of an outdoor portable pool, you might imagine a cheap inflatable or flimsy plastic pool that might be good for a single summer. But over the years, the portable pool has evolve, and its latest iteration offers a swimming experience that not even a full-size in-ground pool can match.

An Endless Pools swim spa is a fully self-contained, 100% portable heated pool that offers an incredible swimming experience. Featuring a powerful propulsion system on one end, it produces a current that is wider than your body, deeper than your stroke, and makes you feel like you’re swimming in an infinite expanse of open water.

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The Lowest Running Costs, Independently Tested and Proven

The cost of running a spa pool can be significant… unless you choose Hot Spring. We offer New Zealand’s most energy efficient spa pools, with running costs as little as $1 a day. This is a luxurious soak that won’t cost the earth.

How can such luxury come so cheap? Our insulation is carefully designed for maximum heat retention. Our covers are fully insulated and precisely engineered to form a perfect seal around the lip of your spa.

Then there’s our suite of technological innovations, from heat induction jets that recycle the warmth generated by the internal machinery, to our SilentFlo 5000 circulation system that keeps your water moving while using the same amount of power as a 40-watt light bulb.


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What should I look for when buying a portable pool?

While portable pools can be more cost-effective and adaptable investments than permanent pools, they are still a significant purchase. When buying a portable pool you should consider a few things: the driving force behind the purchase, the limits of your property and budget, and the quality of your chosen unit.

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Smaller than your average pool but larger than your average spa, ensure your portable pool has enough room for whoever may want to swim or soak.

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Endless Pools swim spas take up 8-14m² of room. The space limitations of your backyard may decide which models you can choose from.

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Consider the ‘why’ behind your portable pool purchase. Is it for fitness, fun, relaxation, spending quality time with loved ones?

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A premium portable pool can actually save you significant money in the long run, through greater longevity, efficiency and trade-in value.

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What is a portable pool?

A portable swimming pool is simply a pool that can be moved from one location to another. These pools tend to be self-contained and don’t require excavation to be installed – while a fibreglass in-ground swimming pool can be transported on a truck, it isn’t considered ‘portable’.

An Endless Pools swim spa is a truly portable backyard pool. These machines are completely self-contained, and can simply be placed on an appropriate surface, powered and filled. While larger than most other portable pools, a homeowner can choose to take their Endless Pools swim spa with them if they ever move house. This opens up the possibility of renters becoming pool owners.

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What size is a portable pool?

Endless Pools swim spas are some of the roomiest portable pools on the market – and when you add in the essentially infinite swim, they get far bigger.

These rectangle portable pools come in a range of different sizes. The smallest, the R200 RecSport, measures just 3.66m x 2.26m, while the largest, the E2000, is the same width but 6.1m long.

If you’re looking for a deep portable pool, you might be disappointed, as there’s no such thing as a portable plunge pool – as portable pools sit on top of the ground, they need to be low enough to step into, so deeper pools need to be excavated.

That said, Endless Pools swim spas can be up to 1.5m deep, which is great for safety and the ideal height for swimming, hydrotherapy and family fun. An Endless Pools swim spa is a perfectly sized portable pool for adults and children alike.

What are the disadvantages of a portable pool?

In the past, the term ‘portable pool’ has been synonymous with cheap, low quality products that aren’t expected to last. But a modern portable pool like the Endless Pools swim spa is exactly the opposite – a high quality, cutting edge piece of equipment designed to deliver years, even decades, of fun and fitness.

What’s more, an Endless Pools swim spa is so much more than a portable pool:

  • An infinite lap pool: Set the speed of the current to enjoy an endless swim-in-place experience.
  • A cross-trainer: Why stop at swimming? Combine the current with a treadmill, aquabike, rowing kit or resistance bands for a full body fitness experience.
  • A hydrotherapy machine: A gentle current and warm water is ideal for rehab, recovery, and the management of chronic conditions.
  • A personal masseuse: Pre-workout, post-workout, a lazy night in; find ultimate relaxation in sumptuous hydromassage seating.

And while the heaters of some portable pools can chew through significant amounts of power, the high-end insulation found in an Endless Pools swim spa keeps water warmer for longer and power bills lower.

How long do portable pools last?

Unlike cheap and nasty portable pools that might be expected to last a summer, an Endless Pools swim spa will offer fitness, fun and quality time for a long time to come. While portable, they are designed with permanence in mind. They feature the highest quality materials and can cope with outdoor conditions.

How long is a long time? If you care for yours according to the maintenance instructions, you can expect to enjoy it for years or even decades to come. 

What are hot tub shells made from?

Hot tub shells have two main functions: to keep the water in and to keep the water warm. Shells come in a variety of materials, each with its own strengths and weaknesses:


Used in most swimming pools, vinyl’s cost-effectiveness makes it a cheaper choice for hot tubs too. It doesn’t retain heat well, nor is it particularly durable.

Rotomoulded plastic

This process sees plastic powder heated and spun in a mould. The result is lightweight, cost-effective and far more durable than vinyl.


The Rolls-Royce of hot tub plastics. Although you pay more for acrylic, you’ll enjoy a spa that is both beautiful and durable. However, it is important to note that not all acrylic hot tubs are created equal.


There’s no arguing that wood looks great, but you’ll pay for the looks with endless maintenance, both on the inside and the outside of the tub. 

How do you maintain water in a portable pool?

Basic portable pools feature basic water care systems – and some don’t feature any system at all. This makes water care a very manual, laborious and potentially inaccurate task. If you haven’t had to maintain pool water before, it can all feel a little overwhelming.

Endless Pools swim spas are designed to automate much of the water care work that previously came with portable pools. In the E-Series, for example, you’ll enjoy UVC and corona discharge ozone technologies, as well as a high flow circulation pump that ensures 100% of your water is filtered 100% of the time.

What’s more, the ease of removing and replacing the cover on such a compact pool means that you’ll avoid dirt and debris falling in, and your water will always be kept at a toasty temperature.

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How much does a portable pool cost?

Portable pools can be very cheap. But sticker price only ever tells part of the story and it’s worth asking yourself what the bargain option might actually cost you over the course of years.

If you go the cheapest option, you may find yourself replacing your pool every summer. Then there is the cost of running a cheap pool heater in a badly insulated pool. Over time, replacement costs and power bills can really add up.

Endless Pools swim spa owners see their pool purchase not as a cost, but as an investment:

  • An investment in quality – a machine that will last for years and years.
  • An investment in technology – the latest innovations in fitness, water care and more.
  • An investment in efficiency – enjoying all the luxury without the sky high running costs.
  • An investment in luxury – hydromassage and entertainment systems make it a hub of the home, a destination.

By choosing an Endless Pools swim spa, you don’t just invest in a portable pool. You invest in a lifestyle, an aquatic experience. And the larger upfront investment is one that Endless Pools owners know will pay itself back over time.

Endless functionality, endless fitness, endless fun. An Endless Pool swim spa delivers an infinite swim and so much more, all in a perfectly portable package.

Are portable pools high maintenance?

Portable pools are not as high maintenance as you would think since they’re smaller than a traditional pool, therefore there’s less cleaning to be done. What’s more, Endless Pools swim spas can take care of themselves:

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Water care

Featuring CD Ozone technology, Endless Pools swim spas minimise the use of chemicals, sanitising water by pulling O3 from the ambient air.

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Filter care

Filters are easy to access and can be rinsed clean—a job that takes just a couple of minutes.

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Cover it up

Endless Pools swim spas are supplied with an easy-fit insulating cover to keep your water warm and clean.

Are portable pools good for your health?

Combining high-end fitness and soothing hydromassage, portable pools like Endless Pools swim spas are the ultimate health and wellness machines.

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With a powerful propulsion system creating a swim-in-place experience, you’ll never hit the end of your pool.

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Set a slow current to move against while the warm and therapeutic water takes weight off muscles and joints.

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Warm water immersion

When you soak in the dedicated spa section, the warmth of the water promotes blood flow, sending nutrients wherever they’re needed.

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The hydromassage jets built into the spa-side seating further enhance this blood flow, and offer deep relaxation.

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