A new trend in backyard pools is saltwater pools. Saltwater pools have many benefits over traditional chlorine pools. A saltwater pool can be good for your pool and backyard, but swimming in saltwater also has health benefits.
History of Bathing in Saltwater
Did you know people have known about the health benefits of saltwater and seawater for thousands of years? The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates was the first to use the term thalassotherapy (thalassa being the Greek word for sea). The practice of bathing and swimming in saltwater has been used for a long time in many civilizations, including the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Health Benefits of Saltwater
Chlorine can have harsh effects on your body including dry skin, dry eyes, and rashes. On the other hand, saltwater has fewer chemicals and isn’t hard on your body. Bathing or swimming in saltwater even has many health benefits, including:
- Cleanses and moisturizes skin
- Reduces inflammation
- Relaxes muscles
- Relieves pain and soreness
- Stimulates circulation
If you are thinking about getting a saltwater pool but are still unsure if it is the right fit for you, you can learn more about the pros and cons of saltwater pools here. Whether you decide to go with a saltwater pool or a traditional pool, contact The Grounds Guys for any aquatic management needs.
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