Heated Pool

Are There Any Health Benefits to a Heated Pool?

Autumn and winter are fast approaching, and with them, they bring cold evenings and long, chilly weekends. The end of summer shouldn’t mean the end of the pool season. Swimming in warm water has been proven to boost health and help the functioning of the body, and you can now access this benefit all year round. Let’s take a look at some of the great health benefits to swimming in a heated pool.

Warm Water for Joint and Muscle Pain

For thousands of years, we have understood the value of warm water. By simply soaking and wading, warm water has the ability to soothe and relieve various spinal and back injuries, as well as chronic illnesses, like arthritis pain.

How’s this possible? Warm water increases blood flow and circulation, in order to reduce muscle inflammation and swelling. A soak in a warm pool is the ultimate relaxing downtime that you can enjoy, relaxing your muscles and allowing for better functioning throughout the rest of the day.

Swimming as Exercise and Rehabilitation

We all know that swimming is a great form of exercise. As you move through the water, the low impact targets muscles all over your body, without harsh and gravitational demands. It’s exceptionally useful for building endurance, and controlling and holding your breath helps to build lung capacity. Actively swimming allows you to burn up to 500 to 1 000 calories per hour.

Swimming in warm water acts as a form of rehabilitation from major injuries. The low-impact nature of swimming strengthens your joints, tendons and other muscles. It’s an active form of stretching, a full range of motion that allows for the muscles to be stretched and strengthened from angles that are simply not possible outside of water. What’s more, there’s no annoying sweat damping your cloths.

Swimming in Warm Water is Good for Your Mental Health

One of the most important aspects of a daily routine is finding moments of meditation or solace to help you escape the hustle and bustle of your day. Swimming is a great form of mental relaxation, as the natural buoyancy creates a physical lightness, which transforms into a lightness of the mind.

By focussing on your strokes and breathing, you’re able to clear the mind and meditate, and be present in the moment. Warm water is incredibly important to this process, as the comfortable temperature allows your muscles to loosen and your mind to really relax and focus on simple movements, thus releasing the chaos of your busy day.

Heat Your Pool with Free Energy from the Sun

We help you heat your pool with free energy from the sun. Our solar water heaters have been an absolute necessity to many of our clients looking to enjoy the health benefits of heated pools, but who also want to limit their carbon footprints. Robust and durable, these solar water heaters are manufactured to withstand all weather conditions, anywhere in the world.

The Sammler Solar 2000 unit is specifically designed and produced to excel in South African conditions, and is available in the following capacities:

  • 120 litre
  • 150 litre
  • 200 litre
  • 268 litre

As it’s an indirect system, it’s selective coating that makes for maximum sun absorption and efficiency. Double jacketed with glass wool insulation, it experiences minimum heat loss during the day, and always keeps your pool warm, toasty and ready for your enjoyment. Contact us to learn more about our state-of-the-art pool heating solutions, and to find out how we can help you enjoy the many great benefits that heated pools offer, without damaging the environment.