Monthly Archives: May 2014

4 Useful Smartphone Apps for Swimming Pool Owners

With over 7.5 million Australian citizens using internet on their phones, applications are more popular than ever. Nowadays many types of applications do exist from game and music apps to lifestyle and educational apps. There are also many apps related to swimming and swimming pools available, here are some fun and useful applications we would like to introduce to you:

app 1Swimming Technique, How to Swim (iOS and Android free app)

The founders of this free smart phone application must have known that swimming is one of best workout exercises for your body. This interactive application is created to teach people how to swim by providing swimming guides and lessons. Slow motions on every exercise and useful tips are also included. This may be the perfect application to use to teach your kids how to swim so that they can spend the summer days in the pool as well!

App2Swimming Pool Maintenance (Android, free app)

This digital guide answers all your questions about the maintenance of your swimming pool. Topics as water quality, winterizing and weather, SPA maintenance and many more are covered. Just consult this helpful app the next time you are unsure about your swimming pool and you will find a solution to your problem in just seconds!!

App 3Swim Planner (iOS and Android AU$ 1.00)

The founders of this app have been creating challenging but appropriate workouts for athletes on their level of fitness. Their knowledge is now available for smart phone users as well through the Swim Planner app that creates a workout based on your total desired workout distance and swimming ability. Your personal coach to get fit before summer arrives!

App4BBQ Cooker! (Android, free app)

After a good workout on a sunny day you deserve a good and healthy meal, a nice family barbeque would be perfect on days like these. How handy would it be if you can simply consult your BBQ application with great tips and tricks on a perfect barbeque! Enjoy your dinner!

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Health benefits of swimming

We all know that an active lifestyle results in a healthier body (and a better mindset).  Adults are recommended to have at least 150 minutes of sports activities per week to get enough movement. With that being said every individual person has his/her own interest when it comes to this topic. To make exercising on warm days more attractive swimming can be the solution. Actually swimming is one of the best ways to get fit since this sport trains nearly every muscle in the body. And for those who don’t own a backyard pool there are many public pools to find throughout the entire country.

Whilst swimming something amazing happens to your body. Did you know that when you are in the water up to your waist, your body only bears about 50 percent of its weight? Go into the water up to your chest and that number reduces to around 25 to 35 percent; with water all the way to your neck, you only have to bear 10 percent of your own weight. The pool handles the other 90 percent. This makes the pool an ideal place to work stiff muscles and sore joints, especially if you’re overweight or suffer from arthritis.

Swimming could also be very effective for people suffering from arthritis. In its recommendation for the right types of exercise for people with arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation suggests those that stretch muscles, those that strengthen muscles, and those that provide an aerobic workout. A few laps in the pool combines all three!

If the pool is heated, this is even better for arthritis sufferers, as the warm water can help loosen stiff joints. In fact, people with rheumatoid arthritis receive greater benefits to their health after participating in hydrotherapy than with other activities. It’s also been proven that water-based exercise improves the use of affected joints and decreases pain from osteoarthritis.

Already excited to dive in?

Woman diving in water