For many years experts have been extolling the virtues of swimming as a fantastic way of both getting and staying in shape. The resistance that the water offers the body is a great and exceptionally low impact way of toning the bodies muscles when performing aerobics or exercises in the water.
Swimming laps is generally considered one of the best exercises that can be performed. It works on the cardio-vascular system as well as the musculature structure equally as well. For many, the ability to get the workout benefits of swimming is limited only by the proximity to a public pool or the expense of having a pool installed in their own backyard. There is an option that is taking the swimming world by storm and that is the swim spa.
The swim spa is commonly known as a lap pool and the image conjured up is usually one of a very rich house with a lap pool in the basement or backyard. Nothing could be further from the truth. Modern day swim spas are very much like miniaturized swimming pools and are enjoyed by people of all walks of life and income levels.
The propulsion system allows the user to swim against the current that is created letting swim laps without the need for a full size pool. The cost of a swim spa is a mere fraction of the cost of a full sized in ground pool and because the size is actually much more effective in maintaining heat, it’s also easier and cheaper to heat.
The ability to get a quality workout for people of all ages is realized by the depth of the swim spa. The shallower water allows even the elderly to perform aerobics or water exercises comfortably and risk free. The serious, hardcore exerciser benefits from the ability to swim freely without having to constantly turn and swim in another direction.
Swim spas are simple to construct in either a basement or a backyard and offer all the benefits of a swimming pool without the huge costs typically associated with one. Do your homework and find out which type of propulsion system is the best for what you want to accomplish and what will work best for your budget.
Compare the differences and benefits between a regular pool and a swim spa and you will come to the upside of swim spas.