Yes, swimming pools are a luxurious way to relax, cooling off with a refreshing dip on a hot summer’s day, floating around on an inflatable raft with a refreshing beverage in hand (my favorite) or simply sunning yourself poolside with a good book (or another one of those beverages). However, the benefits of swimming pools are much more far reaching…
Pools offer us a low impact way to exercise. Instead of pounding our feet on the pavement during a couple mile run or jumping up and down on the hard gym floor during an aerobics class, the water in swimming pools offers gentle resistance, yet can still provide an excellent workout. It’s great for older people, people with injuries or joint pain and even the general population…and here in Florida, even if that swimming pool is outside, exercising in it is something we can do pretty much year-round. Oh, and don’t forget that pool time is a fun way for kids to get some exercise and spend some time without their cell phones, which is definitely a healthy deviation.
Swimming pools are also an exceptional way to get some much needed relaxation and reduce stress, which we all know is good for everyone. Additionally, pools also offer a wonderful way to socialize, which studies also prove to be beneficial to our physical and mental health as well as our longevity.
Finally, when properly maintained, swimming pools are a very germ-free place to soak up all those great health benefits. If you are interested in a reliable, professional pool cleaning service or would like access to a healthy selection of pool cleaning products, call SE Pool Supply & Chemical at 386-410-5867 or stop by our convenient Dixie Freeway location in New Smyrna Beach.