You may be dreading the winter months ahead. This doesn’t have to be the case! While some may choose to winterize their pools, you can use your pool all year round. You may be wondering how, so we’ve put together a list of tips to enjoy your pool during winter.
1. Cold Plunge
People have been taking ice cold dips in freezing cold water for generations. Some do it because it’s exhilarating, some for the health benefits, while others do it to cool after after soaking in a spa. Yes, it does cool you down after using the spa and helps you not feel lethargic, but cold water plunges have been found to increase circulation, making you feel more energetic. It can even alleviate pains from rheumatism, fibromyalgia, and respiratory issues like asthma.
While some people have reap the benefits of a cold water plunge by turning their shower water cold or taking a dip in a cold lake or ocean, you can have the same benefits from your pool! If you do choose to keep your pool open all year round, you can use your pool like a cold water plunge–or even a cold water swim if you so choose.
2. Heated Pools
If you have a heated pool, it’s easy to also enjoy your pool during the winter. Heating your pool does increase increase your energy costs, but you may find it’s worth it to be able to go for a swim anytime you like. It will enable you to stay fit by swimming laps or doing water aerobics–or even playing sports in the pool. Tip: keeping a pool cover over the pool when it’s not in use can help with the heating cost.
3. Indoor Pools
While many people enjoy having an outdoor swimming pool to enjoy the sunshine, an indoor swimming pool has benefits too. You don’t have to worry about weather, you can enjoy your pool even when it’s raining and dreary outside. Also, you can enjoy it no matter the temperature! You may also find that it’s less cleaning since there aren’t leaves, bugs or debris to clean.
In addition to swimming pools, Leisure Pools also offers spas–like our Capri Spa. We also offer swimming pool designs with built-in spas. When you own a heated spa, you can enjoy it even when it’s too cold to swim a pool. Or, you can use your pool as a cold plunge and warm back up in your spa. Imagine enjoying a nice, hot spa with massaging water on a cold winter day! It’s especially nice to watch snowfall while relaxing in your spa.
5. Heaters, Fire Pit or Fireplace
If you enjoy swimming in colder water, you can keep your pool un-heated, but have outdoor heaters, a fireplace or fire pit, and cozy blankets ready to go, so that you can enjoy your pool space while staying warm. This is a great way to have pool parties even during the winter!
Even if you decide not to actually swim in your pool during winter, your pool can still be open all year long and be an aesthetically pleasing addition to your backyard even in winter. You may find you enjoy looking out at the water even during the winter. Whether you choose to keep your pool open, or to winterize it, a swimming pool provides so much fun and joy. We hope you enjoyed learning about winter swimming pool use. Winter is great time to start planning your pool purchase. Contact Leisure Pools today and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.