Swimming pools. They’re not only a great way to show your wealth and your aesthetic tastes, but they also make for a fun play area where you can try to escape the summer heat. And in the case of lap pools, they also make for a great way to exercise and to stay fit. Now that we have a home of our own with a huge back yard, I’ve seen that several other neighbors in the area have above-ground, such as an Intex Metal Frame Pool Set, or in-ground pools in their yards as well. So you know it's something we will be checking out for the … [Read more...] about The Most Important Things You Should Consider Before Building a Pool
Swimming is a means of recreation, sport, exercise, or simply surviving. We focus on recreation and exercise here at Life in a House and hope we never are in a position where we must swim to survive - but we have that covered too.
If you ask any professional trainer what type of exercise they recommend to an absolute beginner, the answer will almost always be swimming. But swimming is not the only way to burn those winter calories in the pool. Pool exercises are generally easy and have many benefits. As the water provides a solid support for your body, even seniors can reap the benefits of aquatic exercises. Pool workouts can help you build resistance and improve flexibility. If you’re planning on building a pool in your backyard to recover from an injury, you should … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Ways to Burn Calories in Your Pool This Summer
Looking up from watching your youngest son standing in three feet of water by himself in the “big kid pool” and seeing the raft that your eldest son was on empty…and no sign of him anywhere. A second later he surfaced, coughing and choking, desperately kicking and trying to reach the edge of the pool about a foot away. Down he went again. My heart in my throat, I ran to the other side of the pool to the 5 foot area. As I approached, he reached the wall and, almost upon him, another neighbor reached down to grab him by the hand and pull him … [Read more...] about There is no fear worse than…