Swimming laps in a pool is one of the best all-around exercises. Don’t believe me? Turn on the Olympics and look at any swimmer’s body.
The problem, however, is that it requires a big giant pool. Big giant pools are super expensive and hard to maintain. If you’re not ready to get into all that, you’ll have to go to a public pool, wait for a lane and take turns with a bunch of disgusting people you’ve never met and then hose off in a communal shower when you’re done.
The good news is, there’s a third option.
You can do laps without doing laps. Or turning against a wall. Or driving to a public pool. With an in-home swim spa, you can get all the benefits of swimming with a fraction of the water volume and none of the inconvenience. Here are five reasons why a swim spa is an amazing investment.
Replace the Morning Jog With Countercurrent Swimming
There are a million reasons to swim in a countercurrent pool, but the single most important is the impact it will have on your health and well-being. Swimming is a no-impact cardio workout, which means it doesn’t hurt your joints. It will help you maintain a healthy weight and improve your heart and lung function. It’s also fun, which means you’re much more likely to do it regularly.
Switch Things Up With Countercurrent Walking
Walking against a current in a swim spa provides many of the same benefits as swimming. You improve muscle strength and tone. You’ll build endurance, improve cardiovascular function and enjoy all the meditative qualities of hydrotherapy.
We’ve already touched on the drawbacks of public, and even private backyard pools. But there’s much more. You control the temperature. You decide when you want to swim. You control the speed of the current. The spa can be moved indoors or out depending on the season. Swim whenever you want, no matter the weather.
Advanced water filtrations systems keep water pure and clear with very little maintenance. Anti-microbial protection and high-tech polymers keep bacteria away with almost no effort from you.
Mental Health and Well-Being
You get out of a swim spa different than you got in. When countercurrent swimming becomes a daily ritual, you’ll discover a wealth of meditative qualities, you’ll gain confidence as you improve and you’ll enjoy a deep sense of relaxation that you simply can’t get on a treadmill.