Staycation these school holidays in your heated pool.
After a few weeks of social distancing, self-isolating and home schooling, many parents are wondering how they’re going to keep their children entertained during the Easter school holiday break. And with many schools talking about continuing online learning throughout term two, the concern over too much screen time is only adding to the anxiety.
If your kids have cabin fever because they’re unable to play sports, or you had to cancel holidays due to coronavirus quarantining, then a staycation can be the next best thing – especially if you have a heated swimming pool.
Summer in the pool is where memories are made but as the months become cooler so too does the water. Instead of leaving it to languish till the weather warms up, installing a heating system means you and the kids will be able to continue using your pool year-round.
Benefits of daily dips in the pool
One of the great benefits of swimming is that it gives your body an all over workout regardless of your age or fitness ability. From simple laps swum daily to more vigorous aqua aerobics and resistance training, your swimming pool can be a valuable tool to help you stay in shape, both mentally and physically.
Even the simplest of water-based exercises in a reduced gravity environment is good for the mind and body – and you don’t need a big pool to reap the results.
Extend your swimming season
There are three pool heating options available, including:
- Solar – a free energy source that is only effective in the warmer months when there is ample sunshine
- Gas – capable of heating pool water year-round though can be costly due to the energy consumption required
- Heat pumps – use ambient air temperature and have a better capacity to extend the season in comparison to solar
Smart pool heat pumps
If you’re looking for a pool heat pump that will economically keep your pool warm 24 hours a day, then talk to Zane about the Electroheat pool heat pump range. Manufactured by Australian-owned Waterco, Electroheat uses just a fraction of the energy to generate the same amount of heat. However, unlike solar heating there is no reliance on the sun as the latent heat in the air is used. For every 1kW of electricity consumed, Electroheat can produce up to 8kW of heat.
Call Zane on 1300 009 263 to find out which heating system best suits your pool.