While it does not get freezingly cold in Australia, the temperatures can still dip as low as 8-10 °C in the winter season, which is too cold for most people to be swimming in their pools. In some of our previous posts, we have discussed the benefits of using a pool heat pump and how installing one can extend the swimming season and even allow you to swim at night.
Indeed, a heated pool is all about comfort — no one wants to jump into freezing cold pool and spend the whole time shivering whilst trying to swim. You want to swim comfortably at a warmer temperature that you enjoy.
Here are some of the other benefits to it also:
A Healthier Body
Since a heated pool allows you to swim daily regardless of the weather outside, it gives you more time to do swimming exercises. You have the advantage of swimming laps in the morning before you go about your daily tasks, or unwinding in the evening after you finish work. Even if the weather tends to be quite a bit cooler at night and during early mornings, this is not a problem when your pool is heated.
Swimming is proven to have several health benefits, such as improved cardiovascular fitness, endurance and muscle strength. If you turn up the heat in your pool, you can also emulate the health benefits of warm baths and spas. Warm water is effective for soothing sore muscles. The buoyancy of the water also provides support for your body and minimises stress on the joints.
Safer for Swimmers
Heated water is safer for swimmers because it minimises the risk of contracting hypothermia. Colder pools are particularly risky for young children and the elderly, who have weak immune systems and more likely to get sick. Remember, the temperature of water can be very different from the ambient air temperature.
Even if it is a relatively warm day, the pool may still be too cold to swim in, which is why it is better to be on the safe side and use a pool heater to heat your pool and swim in beautiful warm relaxing water all year round.
Pool Heat Pumps Perth offers a range of pool heat pumps for your swimming pool. Enjoy all the benefits of a heated pool and contact us today.