Can You Use an Exercise Pool in the Winter?
If you have been considering purchasing an exercise pool, (also known as a swim spa) knowing how many months per year you can enjoy your investment is important. Some people think that like traditional pools, exercise pools need to be closed down for the winter months, but with swim spas, this isn’t the case. In fact, you can use them to exercise or just relax all year long – even in the coldest months of winter. To learn more about the benefits of using an exercise pool in winter, keep reading below.
Cold Weather Escape
Blistering cold weather can be brutal when it seems like there is no escape. While at first, it may seem a little odd to go outside to spend some time but when you have an exercise pool you will be kept nice and warm! You can still get in a great daily swim workout or choose to just relax. Soaking in the hydrotherapy seats of an exercise pool helps to decrease muscle tension, help you unwind, reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep quality and help soothe aches and pains.
In the winter staying active can be more difficult. Even if you frequently visit the gym, snowstorms and especially cold days can keep you stuck at home. With an exercise pool, you can maintain your active swim routine every single day. Plus, there are more ways to work out than just swimming. Try using resistance bands or even simple exercises that become challenging with the resistance of the water. Some great ones to try including:
- Jumping Jacks
- Flutter Kicks
- Reverse Crunches
- Tricep Dips
Even if it is snowing out, your exercise pool will have the perfect water temperature. Jump in and get moving!
Heal Aches and Pains
The cold weather can have a negative effect on our bodies, especially when combined with stress from activities such as shoveling, skiing or other sports. Exercise pools have great therapeutic qualities. Most feature several hydrotherapy massages seats where the temperature can be increased to that similar in a hot tub. This is perfect for reducing inflammation, soothing chronic pain, healing sore muscles and helping injuries heal faster.
Not up for a weekend road trip with unreliable weather conditions? Plan a weekend staycation at home with your family. Prepare some great snacks, tasty beverages and enjoy a nice relaxing soak followed by watching a favorite movie. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and some quality family time.
To learn more about what the benefits of owning an exercise pool are year-round, download our free swim spa buyer’s guide.