Swimming is a versatile activity with nearly limitless possibilities for people of all ages. And while it’s certainly something you can do with friends and family members, there are times when you may have the pool all to yourself. Luckily, there are still many ways you can have fun in your swimming pool alone. The San Diego pool construction pros from San Diego Pools invite you to dive into the suggestions below.
If you’re fairly new to swimming, your solo time in the pool can be used to brush up on your skills and confidence. You may actually feel less pressure and stress if you can do this without well-meaning input from other pool users.
Pool-based workouts can be a lot of fun, especially if you prefer a gentler form of exercise with many body-mind benefits. If you regularly get some time alone in the pool, you can always put together your own solo pool routine. Having the pool to yourself as you exercise also gives you plenty of room to go through your preferred routine, which could involve:
• Water aerobics
• Aquatic yoga
• Water-based workouts with pool weights
Pool floats come in all shapes and sizes, from inflatable chairs and giant pink flamingos to spacious inflatables with covers for shade. If you have one or more of these floats, your swimming pool can become your own private backyard oasis. You’ll be able to float to your heart’s content while:
• Simply relaxing and soaking up the sun
• Reading some of your favorite books
• Listening to music or podcasts on a portable waterproof device
If you’ll be floating in your pool for a while, apply sunscreen first to avoid sunburn and other risks associated with prolonged sun exposure. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
Many pool games are intended to be played by at least two people. However, there are some games you can play in the pool by yourself if you get creative. For instance, you could set up a hoop with a backboard at one end of the pool and practice your basket-shooting skills. Another solo game option is treasure hunt, where you toss coins or floatable items into the pool and retrieve them.
If you prefer to be more productive while alone in your swimming pool, consider setting personal challenges for yourself with laps. One way to do this is to give yourself a set time to achieve your lap goals or steadily make improvements. Just remember to be realistic with your goals so you don’t end up frustrated with your efforts.
Inflatable floating pool trays with specially designed spots for securing things can be used to hold some tasty treats and beverages. You’ll then be free to sample some of the floating goodies as you relax and enjoy your time in the swimming pool.
Whether you’re alone or with family and friends, a swimming pool can provide hours of entertainment and relaxation. If you’re ready to transform your home into the perfect summertime oasis with a pool, call on the experienced pros at San Diego Pools. We’re the swimming pool contractor San Diego families have trusted for more than forty years to turn their dreams into reality. Give us a call today at 888-707-7786 to learn how our innovative designs and high-quality custom construction can be ideal for you and your family.