For many fitness buffs, swimming laps in the pool is an effective form of total body workout. Doing a butterfly stroke or a breast stroke, for instance, requires the strength of the entire body. Even Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman prefers swimming over any other method to keep fit and sexy.
You can adopt swimming to your exercise routine and follow Ms. Kidman’s example by planning a pool installation at home. Keep in mind, though, that a pool meant for laps must ideally be rectangular in shape with parallel ends, and measure at least 3 metres wide and 12 metres long. As such, you should have a backyard spacious enough for the pool.
Space restrictions, however, shouldn’t stop you from installing a pool, as the industry itself has realised the need for smaller pools for homeowners with area limitations. Today, there are a horde of manufacturers who can install a plunge pool for your purposes. Unlike swimming pools, plunge pools have an average length of 4 to 7 metres, making them ideal for those with small backyards.
Despite their small size, plunge pools is extremely beneficial for swimming. For one, you can enjoy a massage therapy through their jet stream feature. In addition, while you can’t do laps, you can still give your body a whole-body exercise by simply swimming in place.