Why a Swimming Pool is Good for Your Health

Why a Swimming Pool is Good for Your Health

Swimming has a surprising number of physical and mental health benefits. Your backyard pool can provide you the opportunity to take advantage of these benefits. Luckily, Arizona has one of the longest swimming seasons in the country, so people of all ages and all fitness levels can enjoy the perks of swimming year-round.

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Physical Health

While any kind of regular physical activity has obvious benefits, you may be surprised by some of the specific physical health benefits swimming offers.

Low impact exercise: Water supports a significant amount of a person’s body weight and reduces the stress on joints. This makes swimming a great exercise for people with injuries or those with illnesses that cannot participate in the high-impact exercise.

Injury, disorder, and illness benefits: Swimming can speed recovery from injuries such as sprained ankles or torn ligaments. It is also beneficial for people who suffer from arthritis and asthma by allowing them to exercise for longer periods of time without symptoms.

Full body workout: Swimming uses and helps strengthen your leg, upper body, and core muscles. It also strengthens the heart and builds endurance. It’s an effective way to burn calories. Leisurely swimming can burn double the calories of walking and an hour of high-intensity swimming can burn more calories than an hour of running.

Preventative: Swimming for at least 30 minutes per week can help prevent heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

Mental/Emotional Health

Having a swimming pool provides unique mental and emotional health benefits, too.

Reduces stress: Being around water encourages relaxation and a sense of peace. Swimming laps or even just floating in the pool can have a calming, meditative effect on your mind.

Social activity: Having a swimming pool is a great way to have fun and socialize with friends and family. Pool parties are great for holidays and birthdays.

Brain function: Research suggests a link between swimming and improved memory, mental cognition, and concentration, possibly caused by increased blood flow to the brain.

Sunshine: Swimming outdoors means more time in the sun which is a good source of serotonin and vitamin D. Be sure to wear your sunscreen!

Keep Your Pool Healthy and in Good Condition

To get all the benefits a swimming pool can offer, you need to make sure your pool is kept clean and in good repair. The professionals at Pink Dolphin Pool Care offer a variety of pool cleaning and maintenance services such as:

Pool inspections
Balancing chemicals
Filter cleaning and repair
Pool pump repair and installation
● Cleaning walls/steps, vacuuming pool floor and skimming debris
Installing and repairing pool equipment (handrails, lights, heaters, etc.)

Pink Dolphin even offers weekly services to ensure your pool stays in top condition.

We are a professional family-owned business operating in Phoenix’s West Valley. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, to ensure our customers receive experienced, quality services they can trust.

Contact Pink Dolphin online or call 602-688-7465 to schedule your pool care services and experience all the health benefits your swimming pool has to offer.

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