The Effect of Swimming Pool Temperature on Your Workout
Swimming is an excellent sport that provides beneficial cardiovascular exercise with zero impact, as you likely already know. But, did you know that water temperature can affect the quality of your swimming workout?
There is very a good reason that the Olympics require that swimming pools used for sporting events maintain a temperature of 25-28 Celsius. Even if you aren’t an Olympian, the temperature of your swimming pool affects the quality and health of your workout in the water.
Swimming in cold water that is below 25 Degrees can increase the risk of hypothermia. Water at this temperature or below can quickly induce shock due to hypothermia. While tolerance for low water temperatures varies according to each individual swimmer, after a long enough duration, everyone may experience symptoms. The very young and the elderly experience increased risks.
Swimming in warm pool water conveys many health benefits. Even for the casual swimmer, spending time in a warmer pool can increase your metabolism and it increases further as you become more active in the water. Overall performance improves when the pool temperature is within the recommended range. Additionally, warm water can soothe aching muscles and joints that were exerted in other sports. To make the most out of your swimming routine, swim those laps in a well-regulated pool.
The Australian sun can only help your pool stay warm to a certain point. If you enjoy an early morning dip, you may find the water too frigid. A pool cover helps to maintain the optimal pool temperature at all times. When you are ready to take the plunge, you can get the most out of your swim.
Daisy Pool Covers has developed their premium range of Series 525 UltraDome+ pool covers that provide maximum heat retention and durability. Protecting your pool in this way will help you get the best quality and most comfortable use out of it. The more you and your loved ones enjoy spending time in comfort in the pool, the more frequently your pool will be used. Why not make the most out of your investment?