Health Benefits of a Backyard Pool

health benefits of poolsIf the swimming-for-health benefits bug has bitten you, you probably have already considered installing a pool in your backyard living area. The close proximity and availability of a pool 24/7 entices you for sure, and as a health regimen, the benefits of swimming on a regular basis simply cannot be beat. But, what still niggles at your mind is the fact that you are unsure whether or not you should ruin a perfectly landscaped yard by installing an in-ground pool. There are several factors to take into consideration. Contemporary trends in waterscape features and fiberglass pools, now available in a variety of shapes and sizes, will allow you to preserve your softscape, like garden beds, beautiful trees, finely manicured lawn and landscaping, and still have a pool. Even a small, narrow lap pool can be installed into a yard with minimal detraction from your current landscaping. You should consult a pool construction contractor who specializes in landscape design in Monmouth County. Such a person or company can lend their expertise in choosing an in-ground pool that will mesh with your existing Hardscape or softscape features, or embed a pool into your background living space that will incorporate such beautiful new features into the setting as a waterfall or adjoining spa. The result would be in tune with your current rustic or naturalistic theme, or perhaps a new, more-tropical paradise setting could be achieved. There are many options to consider when factoring an in-ground pool into your backyard and keeping your prized landscaping intact while striving for the aesthetic look you desire. Even in states with four distinct seasons, the health benefits of having your own pool far outweigh any doubts about disturbing existing landscape or how many calendar days you might be able to enjoy that pool. Why not consult with an expert today to help you make the decision that’s right for you?

In the meantime, should your future decision on whether or not to invest in a pool need some additional bolstering, consider these excellent health benefits reaped if you swim on a regular basis:

  • Improved heart health since swimming exercises the largest muscle in your body, your heart, making it stronger and larger.
  • First-class aerobic workout that is better than any other exercise regimen, no matter what age or shape you are in.
  • Big-time calorie burner and an exercise which will continually maintain your weight.
  • Tones all visible muscles.
  • Works your body without harsh impact to your skeletal system, like jogging or running which, after time, may cause severe orthopedic injuries.
  • Benefits seniors or persons with existing health issues who simply cannot tolerate rigorous activities … it is a kinder and gentler workout, yet superior in providing an overall workout.
  • Added core body strength will be gained due to the constant resistance during any type of water workout.
  • Improved flexibility.
  • Improved bone strength, especially in post-menopausal women.
  • The only exercise regimen which severe allergy and asthma sufferers may participate in since it is involving moist air.
  • Superb cross-training capabilities.
  • Endorsed by most physicians and more importantly, by such organizations as the American Red Cross and YMCA as the most beneficial exercise regimen you could ever undertake.

You already know that the ability to participate in any exercise regimen on an every-day basis will increase the likelihood that you will stick to that exercise regimen, thus resulting in better health benefits for you. Having a pool in your backyard is not just “all about you” so don’t let that stop you from making a decision to consider or even purchase an in-ground pool. If your family does not enjoy this worthwhile exercise regimen like you do, a pool provides an excellent opportunity for the family to just take a quick dip on a steaming hot day, or lounge around and re-connect. What is more important in these stress-filled times than an opportunity to spend more of your valuable down time with your family, extended family or friends? A pool is such a social outlet. Who needs Facebook to re-establish the connection when a pool will provide that opportunity and with health benefits as a very big plus. So, see … it is not all about you.

The health benefits of owning a pool far outweigh any disruptions to your current landscaping, and who knows – you might end up with a much more beautiful landscape than you currently have. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Just be sure to work it off in your new pool!