The Therapeutic Value of a Pool

The definition of therapeutic is something that helps you relax or to feel better about things, serving to cure or heal, or serving to preserve and or maintain health.

While most people don’t realize a pool is therapeutic, the investment of a pool translates into many health benefits. One benefit of owning a pool is the ability to exercise. Although many people feel they cannot find the time to exercise, if you own a pool you are exercising while having a daily swim. Not only does exercise become enjoyable, but the therapeutic value is immense. Studies show that water-based exercises improve health for people with diabetes and heart disease. Swimmers have half the risk of death compared with people with no exercise. While exercising in water, there is less stress on joints, lower risks of injuries than if exercising on the ground, and according to studies done on adult older women, there were significant improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, body fat, and total cholesterol.

In other words, the therapeutic value of a pool translates into an investment in the future.