3 Health Benefits of Pool Ownership
Although the financial benefits of owning a custom in-ground pool are well-known, there are many health benefits to installing a custom pool, too. Even those who don’t consider themselves to be particularly athletic can benefit from the casual enjoyment of their swimming pools. You don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to reap the benefits of owning a swimming pool. Here are three ways a custom in-ground pool can have a positive impact on your health:
1. Protects and develops the body
There’s a good reason why many forms of physical therapy and exercise are conducted in pools. The use of water helps protect your bones while simultaneously providing the resistance needed to develop muscles. It’s generally a very gentle way to exercise, as there’s much less stress put onto the body than with other types of workouts. Because swimming can support up to 90% of a person’s body weight in the water, it’s an ideal environment for those with disabilities, injuries, or painful conditions (such as arthritis) to feel relieved and safe. Kids, adults, and seniors alike can enjoy a pain-free workout that’s both effective and fun.
2. Relieves stress
In addition to the physical benefits, swimming can also help with your mental state. Floating or swimming in water can be an instant stress reliever, and even being near a pool—in a beautiful, calm environment surrounded by water—can help relieve anxiety. If you have water features or choose to put a custom inground pool in close proximity to your house, you can experience this calming sensation even when you’re not in the water!
3. Can help you sleep
The physical exertion from swimming help you feel more tired at bedtime, so it’s great for those who might suffer from insomnia&mdashor parents with rambunctious kids who never seem to want to go to bed. Furthermore, being in the pool will lower your body temperature, which makes you feel more tuckered out. These will allow you to fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply during the night.
You might have considered getting a pool just for fun or to add monetary value to your home, but the health advantages of inground pools are undoubtedly a great reason to explore adding a pool to your property. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to explore your options for different types of custom pools.