Another one of the huge benefits of owning a swimming pool has to do with your health. It almost goes without saying that swimming is great exercise. You can swim laps in your pool to increase your heart rate, burn calories and get ALL of your muscles working together. It is simply one of the best sports activities for any age.
Swimming is considered very low impact. You do not have to worry about the stress and pains that can come with more strenuous activities like basketball, soccer, and tennis. Running and jogging put a lot of strain on your legs, back and muscles. And while walking can be good physical activity, it still puts pressure on your joints, and especially your feet and back. Swimming doesn’t do that. Water provides its own natural resistance, giving you a low impact workout every time you venture into your swimming pool.
If you have a spa, then you have the additional benefit of hydrotherapy. That is where you use refreshing, warm or hot water to soothe and reinvigorate your muscles. It eases your pains and relieves pressures on your joints. Even better, it is a great way to relax – and when you add a friend or two, it can easily become a wonderful way of bonding and enhancing personal relationships.
What is even better about this exercise is that there is no long learning curve. Most people already know how to swim, or if they don’t, they can usually pick it up in a few lessons.