Swimming pools aren’t all fun and games – there are a variety of other reasons to become a pool owner!
5. Improves flexibility. Swimmers of all ages can improve their flexibility with regular swims. This is an especially enjoyable way to exercise for people who suffer from arthritis or stiff joints. Since water is about twelve times denser than air, it is able to support more of your body’s weight, making it easier to be active.
4. Builds muscle tone. On the same note, the increased resistance of water, as compared to air, can help build muscle tone in dedicated swimmers. Resistance exercises are well known as a great way to build muscle tone. So if you’re looking to improve your physique, swimming can actually be more efficient than jogging or other popular exercises.
Winter isn’t the end of the world, but we sure do miss the warm sunshine of summer! If you’re anything like us, we’re betting you can’t wait to get your pool opened back up this spring. Swimming pools are such a great source of fun and swimming is a very healthy activity. Here are five nostalgic memories we can’t wait to relive!
Sunbathing. Mmmm. Just imagine floating around in a pool in the warm sunshine or lounging on the deck reading a book. So relaxing! It’s just not quite the same with the cold of winter nipping at your nose every time you leave the house.
Spending time in your pool is a great way to stay in shape (or get there!) The water relieves a lot of the pressure on your joints, meaning they’re not at risk for supporting too much of a load.
Aqua Dancing – We mentioned this briefly in a blog earlier this year but it’s too great an idea to pass up. Choose your favorite tunes, blast them on a poolside stereo, and dance like nobody is watching. We have a selection of pool-compatible speakers available, including the wireless PoolTunes and a light-up fountain that actually dances to your music too!