This week’s blog is about the benefits of swimming both for the swimmer and for the pool. While doing some research I discovered that there are already some great blogs available on the benefits of swimming, so I decided not to reinvent the wheel and to share the best parts of the blogs I found with you.
What isn’t recorded anywhere that I can find, is how your pool benefits from having people swim in it. We see a reasonable number of clients instore who have a pool that for one reason or another, is hardly ever swum in. Swimmers in a pool improve the circulation. Bodies in a pool diving, jumping, kicking and playing etc give the water a good stir up. They help to move water around and any ‘dead’ areas or areas of poor circulation get some agitation. This in turns helps to push dust from dead areas so it can be filtered out.
The water in dead areas can have completely different pH and chlorine levels to areas of high circulation. Swimming helps to stir up and water and get a more even mix of chemicals throughout the pool. If a dead area stays with low chlorine (or high pH) for extended periods of time then algae can form and possibly spread onto the rest of the pool.
While we are discussing dead areas, I just want to remind you to check your return jets (where the water comes back to the pool after going through the pump and filter) are angled down at a 45 degree angle. Jets that are pointing out horizontally across the pool only move the water on the surface of the pool and don’t create good circulation on the lower level of the pool water.
So the moral of the story – Both you and your pool benefit from having a swim. Jump in today 😊.
To read the full blogs on the benefits of swimming, click on the links below. Here are the bullet points:
- Improves muscle definition and strength
- Builds up bone mass
- Helps you stay flexible
- Works your whole body and your insides too
- Reduces inflammation
- Burns calories
- Is appropriate for people with injuries, arthritis and other conditions
- Can improve exercise-induced asthma
- Lowers stress and depression
- Improves sleep
- Can make you smarter (I like this one)
- May lengthen your life (and this one!!)
Life Hack blog 10 Amazing Benefits of Swimming You Never Knew
Healthline blog What Are the Top 12 Benefits of Swimming?