Having a swimming pool is a great way to keep you and your family active and healthy. If you’ve been considering having a pool installed in your home, these benefits of owning a swimming pool may help with your decision.

Trasolini Pools designs and builds pools for residential and commercial properties anywhere in British Columbia.

Swimming is a great way to burn calories

You can burn around 450 calories an hour doing the breastroke (depending on your weight), which beats walking, cycling and running! A vigorous swim can keep your heart rate up and it gets your lungs working.

When you first start out, make sure that you build up your routine gradually and take appropriate breaks so that you don’t overexert yourself.

Health benefits of swimming

Swimming is a low-impact form of exercise

If you’re recovering from an injury, suffering from a chronic illness, are overweight, currently pregnant, or have a long-term injury, swimming is a great exercise option. It’s easier on your body and safer than most other forms of exercise.

Water supports up to 90% of the body’s weight, giving you a greater ease of movement and puts less strain on your bones, joints and muscles.

More convenient than going to a gym

Instead of paying for a gym membership or expensive and bulky home gym equipment, why not use your pool to get a fantastic full-body workout?

Water provides greater resistance, meaning that you’ll have to work harder to just move through it.

Invest in a simple kickboard or some hand paddles to seriously tone up your arm and leg muscles.

Health benefits of swimming

Swimming reduces stress and boosts your mood

Did you know that swimming is also great for your mental health as well as your physical health?

  • Swimming is a great way to work off stress and vigorous exercise can also help you get a good night’s sleep.
  • When you swim, your brain releases serotonin, which helps to boost your energy levels and raise your mood.
  • The breathing that swimming requires is similar to the one you use during yoga and meditation, which are both praised for their health benefits.
  • Swimming for just 30 minutes three times a week can help you cope better with depression, anxiety, anger and confusion.

Great way to keep the family active and social

Swimming pools are great for keeping people of all ages active and healthy. What better way to bond with your kids than family swim time! Your kids will definitely get a workout from just splashing around.

Make sure to keep an eye on children playing around a pool at all times.

Pools are perfect for hosting pool parties, which can help you to achieve your fitness goals without sacrificing your social time.

Our Vancouver pool company can work with you to create a custom swimming pool that will help you and your family live an active and healthier life. To receive a quote call Trasolini Pools at 604-255-8551 or request a quote online.