While few people can find the motivation to get up and go on a run every morning, itís not so hard to find those people who like to swim. Swimming is actually a much better exercise than running and can be tremendous fun too.
Swimming is a low impact exercise that engages virtually every muscle group in your body as well as raising your heart rate ñ and improving your lung function! The only downside is having to go to the public pool to take a dip.
Of course, if you have a pool in your very own backyard, you donít even have to leave home to get some swimming time in. Aside from the exercise benefits a backyard pool will give, there are a few other things that can make it a game changer.
Just being in water can be a tremendous way to relieve stress. The water soothes your mind, and it also supports your body. If you are experiencing aches and pains, a short session just sitting in the water can do wonders for you.
A swimming pool in your backyard will also encourage all members of your family to learn to swim, and children are likely to benefit from this the most. Not only will they become safe near water, but who can resist holding a birthday pool party?
With the right kind of pool heater you can enjoy the fun all year round, but you donít always have to be in the water. Holding a social event around the pool can be enjoyable, while just sitting watching the light dance on the surface of the pool can be relaxing or form an integral part of a romantic evening.
There is (as with anything) an initial expense to pay when installing a backyard swimming pool, but this is offset by a number of things. You wonít have to pay to use a swimming pool elsewhere, you might save on gym fees, and more importantly have a pool on your property is sure to increase the value of your home when you decide to sell.
Improved health, a safer family, so many opportunities for fun and parties, and an increase in the value of you home. Why wouldn't you want your own swimming pool?