For most people, a pool is seen as an ideal setting for some much-needed rest and relaxation. In addition to being a great setting to take a refreshing dip after a hard day of work, saltwater pools also have several health benefits. For instance, they can aid in reducing stress and help soothe rough or coarse skin.
If you’re looking for something that goes beyond your conventional, run of the mill pool, then you may want to consider purchasing a saltwater pool. Below are just a few of the amazing benefits of having a saltwater pool over a regular pool.
It Benefits Your Skin
After having bathed in a saltwater pool you will likely notice that your skin feels softer and smoother than it did before.
In fact, there are numerous scientific studies that have found that regular bathing in a saltwater pool can help ease or alleviate a myriad of different skin conditions; including, but not limited to, psoriasis, acne, and eczema.
Your skin will also be able to retain moisturize more efficiently with a saltwater pool, as saltwater is a natural exfoliator and moisturizer. In other words, your skin’s ability to retain moisture will be significantly improved if you bathe in saltwater on a routine basis.
Helps Relieve Stress and Depression
Most studies have shown that being stressed or depressed can have a negative impact on the body’s ability to function. Depression and stress can cause gastrointestinal problems, insomnia, headaches, nausea, chronic pain, agitation, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms that can lead to serious health issues and diseases if left untreated.
The good news is that saltwater can actually enhance or boost the natural relaxation process of the body, relieving stress and depression. At the very least you should feel refreshed and have more energy to enjoy the rest of the day after swimming in a saltwater pool.
Better than the Gym
It goes without saying that regular exercise not only boosts energy and relieve stress but also reduces the likelihood of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and a bevy of other diseases and disorders. However, if you don’t like working out at a gym, due to the added costs, possible embarrassment and judgements, or simply don’t have the time to drive to a gym, then a saltwater pool may be for you.
Owning a saltwater pool will allow you to exercise in a setting that is not only private but also far more relaxing than an intense workout at a local gym. Many people are unaware that swimming burns a lot of calories and is an excellent way to stay in shape. This is because you are actively resisting water flow with each stroke that you take, which actually forces the body to work harder than it would if it were being worked by an elliptical machine, treadmill, or other conventional gym equipment.
As such, you get the best of both worlds with a saltwater pool, which pushes your body to the limits and makes it stronger and faster, plus you get to do it in a private, relaxing, and convenient setting. You will also be able to improve your lung capacity by focusing on your breathing. This is in stark contrast to working out at a gym, where most people don’t focus on their breathing and instead tend to focus on breaking a sweat instead, so take the plunge!
Benefits the Joints
If you are worried that swimming may cause muscle or joint damage then you should know that saltwater pools are far less stressful on the muscles and joints compared to conventional chlorinated pools. If you have recently been in an accident, or have injured yourself in some other capacity, then a saltwater pool will help your injured joints and/or muscles recover quicker, not to mention it is easier to rehabilitate yourself in a saltwater pool as the saltwater supports your weight.
No Side Effects
As can be seen, there are quite a few benefits to purchasing a saltwater pool over a typical chlorinated pool. You can also purchase a saltwater pool for an indoor space, or you can add one to your backyard to maximize the value of your home. Regardless of the choice you make, you can rest assured that a saltwater pool will help you and your loved ones relax after a long, hard day, while also getting a myriad of incredible health benefits. However, please remember to be safe, so if you decide to host an amazing party to showcase your state of the art salt water pool setup, remember to enforce the proper safety protocols.
For more information about the benefits of a salt-water pool, call Solda Pools on (289) 201-2487 or contact us here.