Swimming is a wonderful exercise that everyone can benefit from. If you’re not lucky enough to have your own pool, you can use your local public pool or even swim in the sea if you’re reasonably close to the coast. However you do it, often try to get wet. It’s good for you and a lot of fun too!
1. Think of the moderation when you go to the pool. Start with a short period of 10 to 20 minutes. You can increase this if you gain stamina. And don’t try the hardest punches at first. Build it up carefully.
2. Use a quality filter for your pool. Trying to save here only leads to constant maintenance costs. It also means swimming in a pool that is always dirty.
3. Repair any cracks in your swimming pool lining as soon as possible. If the crack is three inches or less, it should be easy to repair. If it’s bigger, you may need to replace the entire liner.
4. Do not let children (or adults) run near the pool. Running and diving into a pool is a problem. Accidents can easily happen on slippery surfaces. So always play it safe.
5. If you find that all of your pool toys, chemicals, and detergents are no longer manageable, find a storage location. A shed or pool house near the pool is ideal. However, be careful not to store chemicals that can react close to each other. Also make sure the room is well ventilated.
Gloves, paddles, flippers and kickboards are all ways to make swimming more entertaining and challenging and to enable better exercises. Nowadays you can even swim to the music with a specially designed radio that fits in a waterproof bag. So don’t lounge around the pool all day. Use it the way you want it to be used – swim and enjoy life!
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