I’m thinking of installing a new fibreglass pool at my home, but what are the benefits of having a swimming pool?
When it comes to swimming pools, there are a wide range of health benefits that come from regular swimming. As well as being fun, it can be a physical activity that can keep people of all ages fit and healthy. Frequent swimming has a multitude of physical, mental and even lifestyle benefits, and getting a fibreglass pool installed into your home makes regular swimming easy, enjoyable and accessible for anyone.
Physical Benefits of a Pool
Swimming is an endurance activity that keeps your heart rate up, but has a lot less impact on the body than other endurance activities such as running, meaning it is suitable for all ages and abilities. Not only does it build endurance, it strengthens muscles and improves cardiovascular fitness for an all-round healthier body, providing a whole body workout. It also allows you to maintain a healthy weight and improves heart and lung health. Other benefits of having a swimming pool include having access to a relaxing form of exercise which can alleviate stress from the body and the mind at your doorstep. Swimming also improves general posture, co-ordination, flexibility and balance, which can improve your day to day life. As we get older, swimming remains an important way of exercising and staying healthy. It’s gentle on the joints but is still strenuous enough to get the blood flowing and improve your overall health. Overall, consistent swimming in your pool can improve your health in a number of different ways, all from the comfort of your own home.
Mental Benefits of a Pool
Swimming pools also provide benefits to your mental health. Research has shown that swimming for just half an hour, three times a week can lower stress levels, anxiety and even depression. A dip in the water can be therapeutic due to the relaxing effects the water can have on the body. It can be an escape from the hustle and bustle of life, or a place where you can gather your thoughts and unwind after a long day. On the flip side, it can also be revitalizing to jump in the water first thing in the morning to get the blood flowing and the muscles moving. This gives you a strong start to the morning and leaves you feeling ready to tackle the day. When the pool is right in your backyard, it allows you to get in the water more frequently and get the most out of the mental benefits that come with swimming.
Swimming can help your body to produce endorphins which generally improve your mood and you feel better throughout the rest of the day. Some studies have even suggested that swimming in a pool can help increase blood flow to the brain, which is important for supplying it with oxygen, nutrients and glucose, as well as defending it against toxins. Swimming is also known to improve your sleep quality, as it helps to relax your body and mind. The more tired you are after a swim, the better you will sleep.
Lifestyle Factors With a Pool
Pools provide a safe and pleasant way to cool down in your back garden on a hot summer’s day, and can provide hours of fun for all members of the family. Construction of a fibreglass pool in your home means you won’t have to drive long distances to crowded Melbourne beaches to cool down in the heat. A poolside barbecue is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon with family whilst the kids enjoy playing in the water. Some of the best memories are created by simply unwinding and relaxing with family, and your own pool can make family memories that will last forever.
Building a pool in your home can also increase the value of your property should you ever decide to sell in the future. A pool will not only improve your property price, but it will also complement your residence giving it a pleasing aesthetic.
The range of options available at Master Pools allows you to select the fibreglass pool to depending on the size and shape that you dream of for your backyard. Examples of some of our pools can be found below, and show just how brilliant your home can look with a brand new pool, or if you would like to see our range of pools in person, you can visit our Pool Showroom in Cranbourne West.
If you live in Melbourne’s south east suburbs, Bayside, Mornington Peninsula or surrounding areas, and would like to discuss having a fibreglass pool or spa installed into your home, contact us here today.