Fastlane ®
The
Fastlane
Planning
Guide
The
Fastlane
®
Planning
Guide
Operation
Location
Models
Equipment
Electrical
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THE FASTLANE®
The Fastlane produces a smooth even swim current in any pool. Adjustable from zero up to a 1:10 hundred yard
pace (1:16/100 meters) the Fastlane allows you to swim in place for as long as you like. Converts any small pool
into a perfect place for fitness swimming.
Operation
Remote
Control
HOW THE FASTLANE WORKS
USING YOUR FASTLANE
The system has two parts: a remotely located Hydraulic
Power Unit that powers the swim current and the Swim
Unit that mounts poolside. These components
are connected by two hydraulic hoses designed to keep
electricity away from the water.
Learning to use your Fastlane takes
only seconds. Turn the Fastlane on
by pressing the On/Off button on your
remote control. Position yourself on
the wall opposite the Swim Unit so that
you can swim into the current. While it is easy to look
up and center yourself on the current, we recommend
our optional floor mirror. Placed on your pool bottom,
the mirror will help center you in the current as well as provide valuable
feedback on your stroke.
The poolside Swim Unit includes a special sealed stainless steel
hydraulic motor that turns our custom-designed 16"
propeller. An innovative channeling system straightens and
smoothes the swim current. The motor is powered by hydraulic fluid that is carried through 1/2" diameter hoses
from the Power Unit to the Swim Unit. Water enters the bottom of the Fastlane from all directions through a perforated stainless steel
(type 316L) intake grill.
When changing the speed with the
Slower and Faster buttons on your remote control, wait a few seconds for
the current to adjust. Set the water
speed at a comfortable level for your needs.
Remember, since you never stop and turn at a
wall, you will tire 20% to 30% faster than when
swimming laps.
The rugged 5 horsepower
Power Unit is typically located with your other
pool equipment, keeping
any electricity away from
the pool. The remote HyTo stop swimming, simply swim out of the current.
draulic Power Unit contains
Press the On/Off button on your remote control to turn
5 gallons of
off the Power Unit. Restart whenever you want by pressing
biodegradable vegetablethe On/Off button. The current will return to the last speed
based hydraulic fluid that is
programmed into the remote. In addition, the Fastlane has a
pumped to the Swim Unit. By varying the
built-in safety timer that shuts the current off after
flow of oil you change the speed of the propeller
30 minutes.
and thus
A Fastlane is not a toy. It is a serious swimming machine intended for fitness swimming.
the swim
It should never be used by children without proper adult supervision.
current.
Location
CHOOSING A LOCATION FOR YOUR SWIM UNIT
The Fastlane can be installed in virtually any new or existing in-ground concrete, gunite, masonry, vinyl-lined or
fiberglass pool, and in many aboveground pools as well.
The Swim Unit can be placed in pools with a surface area
of 200 sq. ft or greater and water as shallow as
35". Generally speaking, if the pool is deep enough for
swimming, it’s deep enough for a Fastlane.
Your Fastlane arrives via UPS and can be installed in any pool.
Once electricity is brought to the Power Unit, a reasonably
handy homeowner can attach the Deck Mount Fastlane to an
existing pool deck and be swimming in an hour or two. A pool
contractor, however, will typically install the Wall Mount Fastlane during the pool’s construction. The cost and complexity of
each task is site dependent.
The Swim Unit must be installed no closer than 24" from any adjacent wall.
Select a location for the Swim Unit that is at least 12' from the
opposing wall of the pool (see diagram to the right). This will
provide you a luxurious “lane” to swim in.
Alternative desirable
locations
Unfavorable locations
NOTE: To ensure a turbulentfree swim current, it is key to
position the Swim Unit away
from surrounding walls,
benches, stairs, etc. The installed Swim Unit should be
at least 24 inches from an adjacent wall or obstruction
and at least 12 feet from an
opposing wall or obstruction.
Models
WALL MOUNT FASTLANE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION
The Wall Mount Fastlane attaches directly to your pool wall with the use
of a wall mount bracket. The hydraulic hoses that carry the fluid from the
Power Unit to the Swim Unit and back are hidden in the pool wall and
under the pool deck. Because the wall mount bracket is imbedded in the
pool wall, the Wall Mount Fastlane is ideal for new pool construction or
pool refurbishment.
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The Wall Mount Fastlane System
1. Swim Unit
2. Intake grill
3. Outlet grill
4. Stainless steel grab rail
5. Wall Mount Bracket
6. Power Unit
8. Hydraulic Hose System. The Wall Mount Fastlane
Swim Unit is connected to the Hydraulic Power Unit
by two hydraulic hoses. Two 25-foot lengths of hose
are included with your Fastlane. Additional hydraulic
hose ia available for purchase.
Minimum
Clearance
Guidelines
Water Line
19"
35"
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DECK MOUNT FASTLANE FOR EXISTING POOLS
The Deck Mount Fastlane can be installed in any pool at any time. A deck
mount hose cover conceals the hydraulic hoses and is attached to the pool
deck. The hydraulic hoses that carry the fluid from the Power Unit to the
Swim unit and back run along your pool deck or can be hidden in a trench.
The Deck Mount Fastlane will typically be installed in an existing backyard
pool. If winterizing a pool, the Deck Mount Fastlane should be removed and
stored for the off-season. The hydraulic fluid that remains in the hoses will not
freeze even in cold climates.
If installing the Deck Mount Fastlane in an existing pool, there must be
12" of solid decking from the water’s edge to the mounting site because
the Swim Unit is bolted to the pool deck. If your decking is not this wide,
a small concrete pad can be poured to secure the mounting bracket.
When installed, the Fastlane Swim Unit extends 19" into your pool and 18"
onto the pool deck.
19"
The Deck Mount Fastlane System
1. Swim Unit
2. Intake grill
3. Outlet grill
4. Deck Cover
5. Hydraulic Hoses
6. Power Unit
Hose Management Systems. The Deck Mount Fastlane comes standard with hose clips to secure the
hoses to the pool deck. There are two additional options to manage the hoses.
Option 1: Deck Drain: A 2"-wide, 4"-deep trench
across the deck accommodates our
Deck Drain channel with attractive
snap-on cover.
Option 2: Conduit: If you wish to hide these hoses
completely, you can use appropriate
conduit material which may be buried
under the pool deck. Please call your design representative.
Equipment
EQUIPMENT PLACEMENT
Hydraulic Power Unit
The 5 hp Power Unit pumps hydraulic fluid (non-food grade vegetable oil) that turns the propeller and generates the swim
current. The Power Unit operates only when the swim current is on. The Power Unit can be located adjacent to your other pool
equipment. If placed outside, the optional Outdoor Power Unit with Weather Guard should be purchased to protect it from the
everyday elements. The Power Unit should not be subjected to driving rain and must be placed on solid ground. This is an
air-cooled unit and must have ample ventilation. A minimum of 12" air space must be provided on all sides. In addition, while
frequent access is not required, it is imperative the Power Unit is accessible for general maintenance.
Power Unit
1. Return line from the Swim Unit to the Power Unit
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2. 5 hp electric motor
3. Pressure line from Power Unit to propeller
with pressure relief valve, factory set to 4.8 GPM
18"
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(45.7 cm)
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4. Hydraulic fluid reservoir with hydraulic gear pump
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19"
Electricity
(48.3 cm)
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
It is imperative that the Fastlane installation complies with the National Electric Code Article 680 Swimming Pools and
Similar Installations and any other applicable local codes and ordinances. The Fastlane is ETL listed, Ref. #2001770, and
CE listed. A licensed electrician can help with this review and must perform all electrical work.
Below are some of the most important considerations.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
All equipment provided by Endless Pools, Inc. and all associated pool equipment must be protected by GFCI.
These GFCI circuits must be tested monthly.
Power Unit Connections
The Fastlane requires a single 30-Amp, 220-Volt GFCI circuit to operate. An electrician must install a disconnect
box within 6 feet of the Power Unit location.
Bonding
Both the Swim Unit and Power Unit have bonding lugs. Proper bonding with a #8 or larger solid copper wire is required.
Consideration
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
Pools utilizing salt chlorine generators can pose a significant hazard to pool equipment, including a Fastlane. While we use the finest 316L stainless steel available,
proper bonding and water chemistry control become critical. Refer specifically to
our warranty.
2008 VGB Compliant
1601 Dutton Mill Rd
Aston, PA 19014-2831
www.endlesspools.com
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