Endless pools are becoming more and more popular for people to use in their own homes. The benefits of using an endless pool are enormous and many people are seeing a significant improvement in their health by using them.
They are unique in as much as they provide a current at one end of the pool, which means that you exert energy by swimming against it and as such, you’ll never make it to the end of the pool! The current can be set, increased or decreased, depending on your preference and fitness level. Plus the fact, that they don’t take up as much space as a classic swimming pool.
Endless pools are based on the fact that water is vital to all life. In fact, the human body is made up of 60% water! The benefits of water based exercise are well documented, and as such, endless pools are a perfect platform for improving fitness levels at home.
Some of the exercises that can be performed in an endless pool are:
- Running chest deep in water on a hydraulic treadmill
- Cycling upstream against a current
- Weight training in water
- Flexibility exercises to music
More importantly though, it’s the myriad of benefits that exercising in water can give, including:
- Improvement in mobility
- Improvement in recovery from injury or surgery
- Improvement in balance and flexibility
- Easing of pain and reduction in swelling
- Improvement in muscle strength
Endless pools are used by competitive athletes and the general public alike who want to improve their fitness levels. It’s been proven that muscle strength builds 4-12 times faster with water based strength building exercises than classic land based exercises. Equally, jogging against a current in water will burn 11 calories per minute as opposed to 6 calories per minute by jogging on land.
They are an efficient and effective way to work out. They are also exceptionally good at helping people recovering from injury or surgery. Very often, people with back injuries can move around pain free in water but find it difficult and painful out of it.
We’ve also heard stories of children that are on the autism spectrum being taught to swim with a boogie board in an endless pool – they’re a safe environment, parents can give 100% attention to their child and they’ve got all the time in the world to help them.
Endless pools are also a great way to spend more family time together too – after the rigors of a busy day, it’s a warm welcome home to know that you and your family can just relax in the pool, or work out with some aquatic exercise.
Here at Spa-Kling Pools, you can come and try out one of our endless pools in our Showroom. We’d be happy to show you how they work and discuss the benefits of using them on a regular and systematic basis. You’ll love what they can do – whether you’re looking to use it to aid recovery or improve fitness, or simply enjoy family time and relax.
We are Spa-Kling Pool Company – suppliers of high quality swimming pools and pool products that make staying at home fun, irrespective of whether you live alone or have a large family. We are very fortunate in that many of the products we sell enhance people’s lives and it is our goal to make pool ownership a pleasurable experience. Our Showroom is based in Park Farm Industrial Estate, Greet, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, where you’ll be able to come and check out our Endless Pool and discuss all of your needs with our highly experienced staff.