By Andrew Liszewski
This summer the music might be blaring poolside but what about for all those persons actually in the pool? What are they to listen to besides their ears filling with water and chlorine? Well with these Aquasonic Underwater Loudspeakers everyone at your summer pool parties can enjoy the music no matter where they are, be it above or underwater.
Originally developed for use by marine biologists, Olympic swim teams, the US Navy and even Cirque du Soleil’s “O” show in Las Vegas the Aquasonic speakers are now available to “water-loving audiophiles around the world.” Using powerful compression drivers not unlike the “tactile sound transducers” used in home theaters the speakers produce sounds that are easily conducted through the water producing a muted but “feel-it-in-your-bones rich sound.”
The Aquasonic speakers can also be installed in one of three ways. If you’re in the process of building an inground pool they can be permanently mounted underwater using a standard pool light fixture. If the pool already exists they can be simply dropped onto the pool floor (with a waterproof cord running up out of the water) or can be attached to a floatation device which actually allows the sound to be enjoyed above and below the water’s surface at the same time.
The Aquasonic Underwater speakers are available from Inyo Pool Products for $595.