5 Plunge Pool Activities to Enjoy This Summer
Plunge pools are more than just an alternative to regular-sized swimming pools for small spaces. The trending small swimming pool can be a beautiful addition to any backyard that (surprisingly to some) offers a wide variety of functionality to be enjoyed solo or with friends and family.
At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, you can shop online or in-store for a backyard plunge pool and accessories to maximize your enjoyment! Learn what your plunge pool is capable of and take full advantage of your backyard pool before the summer is over with these 5 activities.
Plunge pools are a trend coming from Europe where they were used mainly for cooling off after hot summer days. Small swimming pools offer homeowners and residents in Toronto and the GTA, who are no stranger to the city’s scorching hot summers, an easy and convenient way to beat the heat. Set your pool temperature between 10 to 12 degrees celsius and chill out.
While a plunge pool isn’t equipped for swimming laps, you won’t have to forgo exercise on account of your small swimming pool. Plunge pools are great for water aerobics, cardio exercises that are great for all age groups. Water aerobics is effective for cardio, weight loss, and resistance training. The extra support of buoyancy is especially beneficial to older age groups and people with muscle or joint injuries, who can exercise easier in a pool without the intense pressure of gravity.
Rehab Muscles & Joint Pain
Cold plunge pool immersion can do wonders for your physiological health. Regular dips in your plunge pool can alleviate muscle and joint pain by safely shocking the pain receptors surrounding your muscles and joints. As a result, the submersion in cold water releases endorphins and hormones that minimize feelings of pain and discomfort in the body.
A backyard plunge pool can help you eliminate stress in more ways than one. You can decrease stress through exercise, which releases endorphins, and you can combat physical stress through cold water immersion for muscle rehabilitation. Regular backyard pool use releases feel-good hormones that balance stressors. Plunge pools also provide a well-suited environment for meditation and mindfulness activities that help some with depression and anxiety.
Plunge pools integrate beautifully into intricate backyard landscaping because they’re small and easy to work with. From pool design to location and landscaping, plunge pools are an attractive addition to any backyard, and as a small swimming pool, they lend themselves to a multi-functional backyard that’s great for entertaining family, friends, or even large parties.
At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, we offer our clients backyard landscape design in addition to swimming pool installation and maintenance to provide customers with more than just a pool. We deliver an environment that is your own personal oasis. When you shop online or in-store, you can choose from patio furniture, pool floats, fire features, and all the other backyard essentials you can think of to take your experience up a notch.