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The Benefits of Your Own Swimming Pool

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People in the UK are increasingly deciding to install their own swimming pools indoors and even outdoors for a number of health benefits. These include relaxation, entertaining and exercise, particularly the latter, as swimming is widely recognised as one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Not only does swimming raise your sense of wellbeing, it develops muscle, forces the lungs to work harder, and improves the cardio vascular system meaning a healthy heart.

Many people in the UK who install a pool, do so mainly for the exercise and health aspects, building a swim into their everyday routine. This also saves the hassle and time of having to get to the public pool, getting changed, hustling for space etc.

As this isn’t Los Angeles or California though, there is usually a limit when it comes to available space for a swimming pool, so smaller models are preferable. The downside is there are only so many strokes you can make before having to turn around in a smaller pool. There is a solution to this quandary though, in the form of Swim Jets. These clever additions enhance any pool whatever its size and shape, so that it becomes a sort of gym, allowing a fantastic workout as often as you wish.

Swim Jets create an underwater current by pushing large quantities of water through the jets, turning your home swimming pool into the swimming equivalent of a treadmill. You can control the flow by adjusting current speed and strength, and some have settings for hydrotherapy or massage. Most fit to the wall of your pool and are surface mounted giving a continuous swimming experience or for activities like aqua aerobics. This type of system is also great for rehabilitation after injury, and getting back up to speed.

You can install your own outdoor swimming pool, but first prepare the ground using a mini digger or similar. These are available to hire from specialists such as Rhino Plant Hire, if you are in the Essex, London area.

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A Pool for Summer

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It might be cold at the moment, but if you are stuck indoors, there’s nothing on the TV and scrabble has lost it’s charm after 5 games, how about letting your imagination run riot. Think of the warm sunny days to come, chilling in the garden with a cool drink and a book, or perhaps even a swim?

While owning your own swimming pool may not be the first thought which comes to mind for many of us, they are in fact becoming more and more popular in the UK despite our unpredictable weather. Even outdoor pools are experiencing a rise in interest, as people want a more tailored living space. Sizes vary and although you wont get many lengths out of a 6×3 m pool, these are often fitted with innovative features like counter currents or swim jets. This transforms your small pool into a piece of gym equipment, providing a great form of resistance training.

A favourite size is 11×4 m which offers a decent length plus reasonable running costs, as a larger pool than this means more water to heat up, and a more powerful pump and filtration system. Swimming pools can run off gas, oil, electricity or even air source heat pumps which are amazingly cost effective.

Adding a pool isn’t something you can just jump into though [pun intended], it needs careful planning if it is to be an asset and add value to your home. Bear in mind that potential buyers may be put off by a badly designed or neglected pool that they will need to pay to have removed.

An above the ground swimming pool is a frequently chosen option for many, as there is less preparation and they are easier to remove if required. This type of pool is ideal if you have some DIY skills, and fancy saving even more money. They are typically not that difficult to install, although preparation usually includes some landscaping to provide an even and sturdy base for your pool. You can hire plant machinery at reasonable rates, for any landscaping project in Canvey Island from Rhino Plant Hire.

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Fancy Your Own Swimming Pool?

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What could be more luxurious or fun than a home swimming pool? Indoor pools are extremely popular in all parts of the UK, and many people enjoy designing their own ideal swimming pool solution. Pools not only raise the profile, and add value to your home, but medical experts agree that swimming is one of the best pursuits any of us can do to keep fit and healthy. It gives the body a great all over workout to strengthen bones, muscles and joints without harsh impact, as well as helping in the fight to lose weight. Regular swimming is recommended by doctors and health care specialists to benefit people with a wide range of conditions, can strengthen the heart and lungs, and lower blood pressure.

Indoor swimming pools can be designed to sit comfortably within a wide range of styles, and may be installed as part of an extension, in a basement or in a separately constructed pool house. You could even include a spa, sauna or gym area for a spectacular and decadent result offering exercise and relaxation.

Whether you have an indoor or outdoor pool the ideal surround is stone, preferred by many for a number of reasons. The main considerations when dealing with poolsides is safety, this includes the need for a flooring product which is non slip and durable, making natural stone the perfect surface. Stone also looks amazing with it’s natural variations in colour, pattern and texture, bringing a timeless quality to contemporary, rustic or traditional homes.

Favourite types of stone tile for swimming pools are Travertine for it’s beauty and elegance, limestone which can feature evidence of fossils, and granite for a stunning sparkle and tough composition. Other choices include quartzites for a resilient solution in gorgeous shades of pink, beige or green, and radiant gneiss.

There are several specialist companies who install, repair and maintain stone flooring, keeping your pool area looking pristine, like Lawco Flooring. Give them a call on 01942 674785.

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