There are countless benefits of owning a swimming pool and spa. After a long day at work, there’s nothing taking a refreshing dip in your crystal clear home pool, and having a paradise escape in your backyard can be invigorating.
Whether you’ll use a home pool for entertaining friends at a party or BBQ or simply relaxing in a spa at the end of the day, here are some of the endless fun and leisurely benefits of owning your own pool and spa.
Get More Exercise
One of the greatest benefits of owning a swimming pool is being able to improve your health and physical fitness. Swimming can elevate your heart rate, build muscle strength and is great for cardiovascular fitness.
Additionally, swimming reduces stress and does not have any negative effects on your joints – as running or jogging can. Other health benefits include burning calories, weight loss, better heart health and increased energy levels. Aquatic activities can also be a great way for children to maintain a regular bedtime.
A Place to Relax
With a swimming pool or spa, a “staycation” will be more fun and you’ll have additional time for relaxation. Without any traveling time or expenses, packing or unpacking, you can simply walk out the door into your own personal backyard wonderland. When you have a pool, your home can be a dream-like atmosphere anytime you desire.
Transform Your Backyard’s Ambiance
Today’s outdoor residential pool environments have come a long way from your grandfather’s swimming pool. Extravagant designs, water features, outdoor living environments, equipment technology and advanced water treatment systems can provide a great ambiance for entertaining family and friends. Owning a pool can mean the difference between a backyard that is ignored, and one that is the centerpiece of your household.
Enjoy With Friends and Family
A backyard with a swimming pool is a great place to host social gatherings, neighborhood functions, family parties or just work quietly from home. Swimming pools can bring communities together by creating a social area that encourages fun and relaxation.
New and Improved Available Pool Technologies
The latest improved technology includes variable speed and variable flow pumps to reduce energy consumption, as well as energy-efficient heaters to warm your pool and extend the swimming season. Automatic water fills and pool covers also add safety and protection to your swimming pool. In addition, there are many automated functions and features available to control the pool equipment through apps on your mobile phone or electronic device.
Your local swimming pool builders now have the ability to create your dream swimming pool and spa and outdoor living areas and present the proposed project in a 3D format before it becomes a reality. It’s truly amazing, and the possibilities are endless.
Experience Better Water Quality
When you think about the incredible advancements in pool design and outdoor living environments, you must also consider water care. There have been huge technological advancements in this area as well. Today’s water treatment systems can provide the best protection against chlorine-resistant cryptosporidium, bacteria, viruses, giardia, and legionella. Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) water disinfection has brought swimming pool water quality to the next level, and the result is one of the most exciting advancements for pool and spa owners.
AOP technology is available to any pool or spa, whether newly built or retrofitted to an existing swimming pool. Hydroxyl radicals are the most effective method available for water treatment. They are safe, fast acting, short-lived and will reduce harmful combined chlorine (chloramines) as well as disinfection by-products (DBP’s) left behind by all those other chemicals overused to treat water the decades-old, traditional way.
Pool and Spa Care Beyond Chemicals
The traditional water treatment concept of dosing swimming pool water with high amounts of chlorine is no longer the accepted practice among many swimming pool builders and weekly pool maintenance companies. Many have adopted new water sanitation technology such as AOP, and their reason is that it provides swimmers with a much better experience with healthier and safer water. With AOP technology, you can now have the best option available to keep your swimming pool water balanced and safe by using the least amount of chlorine and basic chemicals in the pool industry today.
The 2019 swimming season is right and the corner. For those of you who have a pool, please enjoy and be safe. For those considering owning a pool and spa, contact your local pool and spa builder as soon as you can. And remember to always stay focused on maintaining the most important element of that amazing outdoor living paradise you own: the water you swim in.