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For many, a pool is a great way to accomplish a few different things in one fell swoop. If you're looking for a way to cool down and unwind after a hard day at work or school, a swimming pool from Albatross Pools will most certainly allow you to do exactly that. The right type of pool can also not only tie your landscaping design together in a meaningful way but can also increase your property values at the same time. However, did you know that certain pools also have a number of important health benefits that can't be ignored? It's true - a plunge pool brings with it a number of positive attributes that can actually make you a healthier person along with a happier one.
What is a Plunge Pool?
In case you're unfamiliar with the concept, a plunge pool is not unlike a regular swimming pool, except that it is filled with completely cold water. Though this may seem like a new idea to you, the concept has actually been around for centuries. Plunge pools have been used in Chinese medicine for a huge part of recorded history and were actually popular in Ancient Rome, as well.
The Health Benefits of Plunge Pools
Because the plunge pool is normally kept at around 10-12 degrees, the health benefits that it brings with it are not only numerous but also immediate. From the moment that you get into such cold water, the nerves around your muscles begin to relax and actually start to numb. At the same time, the cold water stimulates your body in a way that releases hormones and endorphins with many healing properties. Both of these qualities can not only help relieve pain in joints that you may have been feeling, but can also help reduce stress on muscles all over your body as well.
There have also been a number of studies conducted over the years that show plunge pools have benefits in other areas of your health, as well. Because the cold water is stimulating many different nerves in your system, plunge pools are actually a great way to stabilize your blood pressure without using conventional medicine. Because of the way that plunge pools increase your body's levels of white blood cells, it can also be helpful to your body in fighting off disease.
If you've made the decision to purchase a plunge pool or any type of swimming pool to call your own, please feel free to call Albatross Pools today. Not only will we help make sure that you get the unit that is right for you, but we'll also help you install it to make sure that you don't have any issues to worry about. You can also check out our innovative Award Winning pool display centres to help get a better idea of how certain pools look, what features they bring to the table, how they fit in with your personality and more.