The Marquis Aquatic Training Vessels
Aquatic training is an important and vibrant part of the sports, fitness and health and wellness disciplines today. Whether you have competition, conditioning, injury recovery or better balance to your health as your motivation, a water supported environment allows you to immerse your body and improve its healthy performance without the forces found in running or other aerobic activities. But for most people, access to a water location that you can use regularly, effectively and affordably in your daily life has always been a challenge. Until now.
Elevate your swim spa experience.
Marquis®, in its fourth decade as an industry leader in hydrodynamic performance products, has developed an innovative new vessel for your aquatic activity and enjoyment. Introducing the Aquatic Training Vessels™, or ATV™s from Marquis®. Our patent pending ATV™s elevate your swim spa experience and are personal workout and health products for your daily life. In an ATV™, swim strokes, leg kicks, resistance movements, and low-impact range of motion exercises are all options for your active efforts and healthy life. They can also just be a place to kick back and float away stress or laugh and play with the kids. An ATV™ is a true action vessel for your whole family to enjoy all year-round.
The innovative bowed sidelines to the ATV™ are more stylized than a typical swim spa box of water. They allow for a more spacious swim and workout space than comparable rectangular swim spas. Whether your body position is horizontal while swimming, vertical during aerobic exercise, or seated in resistance/strength workouts, the vessel area accommodates greater space for mobility and workout freedom without kicking or banging into walls. The true four foot (122 cm) water depth allows for a more extensive full torso range of exercises when immersed in the water.
Built like a tanker to last a lifetime
ATV™s are made with bonded polymer resins for the strongest vessels in the swim spa industry today. The covalently bonded macromolecular structure makes the vessel impervious to the crazing and cracking found in typical acrylic swim spas. The state-of-the-art polymer resins are used in the marine industry’s most expensive and rugged boat and yacht hulls. The sweeping lane lines and other visual focal points for your workouts are not superficial appliqués that can peel or degrade over time. They are securely bonded into the polymer structure of the resins and last as long as the vessel itself.
Traditional swim spas struggle to sustain structural strength with the potential for acrylic sheet to waver and distort during shipping and installation, and under the weight and pressure of so much water over time. The ATV™’s external frame is a uni-body gusset construction that assures greater structural integrity and rigidity to further support the vessel’s bonded polymer resin strength. Truly, an ATV™ is the strongest large aquatic vessel you can own for your fitness and wellness activities.
Tethers, Rowers, Music & More
ATV™ activities may include anything from free swimming and water aerobic exercises, of course, as well as use of the standard feature swim tether, or optional Resistance & Rowing Kit attachments. Crank up the audio option to work out to your favorite music. Add sub-waterline LED lighting to bring additional sparkle to the water. Or choose the fountains’ 12-point water feature option for beautiful arcing streams of water along the vessel walls.
The ATV™ also features Marquis®’ famous hydrotherapy jets and flow controls in seat locations for leg and torso massage. Utilizing Marquis®’ high flow / low pressure, massage action, a therapeutic deep seat and a postworkout cool-down seat offer important muscle and soft tissue massage benefits.
Safe footing is a priority
The interior steps are built to ANSI/APSP/ICC-6 safety stairs specifications for safe and secure footing and transitions in and out of the vessel. The stairs and the vessel floor have a smooth yet tactile surface treatment to allow for optimal water aerobics footing and non-slip navigation of the stairs…unlike slippery acrylic surfaces that can prevent stable footing. LED lighting is standard along the steps for better visibility as well.
The innovative bowed sidelines to the ATV™ are more stylized than a typical swim spa box of water. They allow for a more spacious swim and workout space than comparable rectangular swim spas. Whether your body position is horizontal while swimming, vertical during aerobic exercise, or seated in resistance/strength workouts, the vessel area accommodates greater space for mobility and workout freedom without kicking or banging into walls. The true four foot (122 cm) water depth allows for a more extensive full torso range of exercises when immersed in the water. The open, level floor area is lightly textured for more stable footing during aerobic workouts.
Powered for performance!
An ATV™ is much more than a traditional swim spa. Hydrodynamic flow design and control is a specialty of Marquis®, and the three pairs of turbo-jets of 80 GPM (gallons per minute) (303 LPM) each, deliver a water flow you can customize for your optimized aquatic workouts. A standard 50 amp (16/32 amp) electrical service powers three independent 160 GPM (606 LPM), two-speed pumps to deliver a full spectrum of water flow options. The pumps can generate miles per hour flows that exceed competitive swimmer gold medal performances. They will give you the most rigorous workouts at any pace.
By adjusting the flow from each pair of jets, you have the ability to create differing amounts of lift for differing zones of the body. A wider balance to the flow will help you hold position in the stream; and varying degrees of force provide different resistance at different depths. Additional air injection ramps up the force creating the most rigorous flow during your exercise. This flexible flow management lets you create a customized experience perfect for your particular body type and workout regimen.