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Year-Round Enjoyment With Heated Pools

Solar heated pools are revolutionising the swimming experience, offering a sustainable and cost-effective solution to extend your swimming joy throughout the year.

In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of heated pools. In addition, we will feature SA Pools’ solar heating installation for your heated pool.

From significant energy savings to eco-friendly operations. Discover how solar-heated pools are not just a luxury but a smart investment for year-round joy.

Benefits of a Heated Pool

What if swimming is your number one choice for exercise, relaxation, meditation, and family fun time? What if this essential release is largely reliant on the weather or season?

Heated swimming pools offer year-round opportunities.

If we have learnt anything from the experts, it’s that a person’s mental wellbeing is as important as their physical wellbeing. 

Both of these can be prioritised with a simple call to your trusty pool guys.

Warm Water for Joint and Muscle Pain Relief

Warm water therapy, also known as hydrotherapy, has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions. Its therapeutic properties have been especially helpful in reducing pain from spinal injuries, back injuries, and arthritis.

Studies have shown that hydrotherapy can help to increase blood circulation. This will loosen stiff muscles, and decrease inflammation, which can all contribute to reducing pain and improving joint function. The warm water helps to soothe sore muscles and joints, which can be very helpful for those suffering from arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation endorses warm water therapy for easing pain and stiffness. The warmth of the water increases blood flow and circulation, leading to reduced muscle inflammation and swelling through vasodilation, thus offering relaxation and pain relief.

If you’re considering hydrotherapy for your own pain management, it’s important to consult with your doctor first to determine if it’s a safe and effective option for you. But for many people, warm water therapy can be a great way to manage pain and improve overall joint function.

Swimming as Exercise and Rehabilitation

Swimming is a great way to burn calories effectively. It is estimated that one can burn between 500 to 1,000 calories per hour while swimming.

This is because swimming is a full-body workout that engages multiple muscle groups, including the arms, legs, core, and back. It is a low-impact exercise that puts minimal strain on the joints, making it an ideal workout for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Swimming is known to improve cardiovascular health, increase strength and endurance, and boost overall fitness. It can also be a fun and enjoyable activity that can be done alone or with friends and family.

The CDC notes swimming’s role in improving heart health while being gentle on the body, making it ideal for rehabilitation and recovery from significant injuries.

Warm Water for Mental Health

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise that not only benefits the physical health but also the mental health of an individual.

Warm water swimming, in particular, provides a therapeutic experience that has been proven to have remarkable mental health benefits. The warm water helps to relax the muscles, which in turn reduces tension and stress in the body, leading to a sense of calmness and relaxation. This can help to alleviate anxiety and depression and boost feelings of happiness and well-being.

Furthermore, swimming can also help to release endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood elevators, providing a sense of happiness and pleasure. Overall, swimming in warm water can be a great way to improve both physical and mental health, and it’s worth considering as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

The warm water further enhances relaxation, while the repetitive nature of swimming and controlled breathing can induce a meditative state. This mental lightness is crucial in today’s fast-paced world for maintaining mental well-being.

Family Time in and Around Your Swimming Pool

Swimming is an activity that can bring families and friends closer together in several ways. Not only does it provide a fun and healthy way to stay active, but it can also promote socialisation and communication among family members.

Sociological research has shown that shared recreational activities like swimming can lead to stronger family bonds and improved communication skills, which are essential for maintaining healthy relationships.

Having access to a warm pool throughout the year can provide families with more opportunities to spend quality time together. With the ability to swim even during colder seasons, families can gather and enjoy each other’s company in a comfortable and inviting environment. This can lead to more frequent family gatherings and enjoyable moments together that create lasting memories.

Why Choose a Solar Pool Heating System?

We are all aware of the load-shedding situation in South Africa. At SA Pools, we understand the importance of getting things right the first time.

That is why we strongly recommend the use of solar heating for your swimming pool. It not only ensures a warm and comfortable swimming experience but is also environmentally friendly and efficient.

We are proud to introduce to you the Sammler Solar 2000, a state-of-the-art solar swimming pool heating system designed to deliver the best results.

The Sammler Solar 2000

The Sammler Solar 2000, is specifically designed for South African conditions and is highly durable. The system is available in various capacities, including 120 litres, 150 litres, 200 litres, and 268 litres.

With its selective coating and double-jacketed glass wool insulation, the Sammler Solar 2000 maximises sun absorption and efficiency while minimising heat loss.

This is our recommended heated pool partner.

How It Works

To add to the benefits mentioned above, solar-heated swimming pools while reducing environmental impact, also offer an eco-friendly solution; solar heating systems heat the pool water using renewable energy.

Solar-heated pools work by capturing the sun’s energy using solar panels and converting it into thermal energy. The solar panels or collectors are typically installed on a roof or in an area that receives maximum sunlight exposure. The water from the pool is then circulated through the panels, where it is heated by the sun’s energy. The heated water is then returned to the pool, raising the water temperature to a comfortable level.

The solar pool heating system is usually connected to the existing pool pump and filtration system. This ensures that the heated water is constantly circulated through the pool, maintaining a consistent temperature throughout the day. Some solar pool heating systems also come equipped with automatic sensors and controls, which can adjust the flow of water through the panels depending on the amount of sunlight available.

Solar pool heating systems are eco-friendly and cost-effective, as they do not rely on fossil fuels and can significantly reduce energy bills and maintenance costs.

They also offer a longer swimming season, allowing pool owners to enjoy their pool for a longer period of time during the year.

Heat Things Up with SA Pools

Whether you are looking to install a heated pool in a hotel, an estate or a resort, SA Pools is awarded for our impeccable pool designs and build.

With this solar heating system, your pool will always be warm, inviting, and ready for your enjoyment.

Contact us at SA Pools to discover more about our state-of-the-art swimming pool heating solutions.