With the arrival of warmer weather, outdoor living is on everyone’s mind. Buyers and residents alike have been quick to see the appeal of this community where so many homes back on to the greenbelt, social life revolves around the clubhouse, and there’s always a seat by the pool.
You start the day with a pre-breakfast dip and wind down with a bedtime plunge to cool off on a hot summer night. On weekends, you don’t even bother changing out of your swimsuit. You’ve got the ideal setting for a birthday party, whether the guest of honour is five or fifty. And with such readily available entertainment, the kids will never be bored. They’ll also develop stronger swimming skills and confidence in the water from an early age. A healthy fitness routine. A healthy social life. Having a swimming pool makes life more fun for the whole family.
Swimming is an excellent exercise for the entire body—and the mind. It improves cardiovascular health, strength, and endurance, and it’s gentle on the joints, so it’s ideal if you’re recovering from an injury. Because it’s low-impact, it’s an activity you can continue to enjoy as you get older. And the repetitive rhythm of stroking and kicking can feel meditative, reducing stress and increasing feelings of wellbeing. Mind, body, and spirit all benefit from the pool.
You don’t have to swim laps in order to get your workout in water. Get a team together and play water polo, volleyball, or basketball. You can walk or run in the pool and let the water’s resistance work you that much harder, and follow up by using “weights” specifically designed for pool use. Turn up the music and dance your way through aquatic aerobics, cycle your way around the pool on a noodle, or grab a paddleboard and kick up a splash to firm those glutes.