Many pool owners have pool heaters, so they can extend their swimming pool season. Because of this, many pool owners wonder if it’s okay to leave their pools open during the winter.

While we do have many customers who leave their pools open, there are some important things to consider and to take care of all winter long.

Winterizing is, of course, your decision. What part of the country you live in also plays a vital role in this decision. Read more

Fall is the time when many of you close your pool. While it’s not time to close while the temps stay warm, it is time to think about it.

We’ve put together a list of 11 things you should do before closing your pool. Plan to start tackling this list about two weeks before closing day. Read more

You know that having a swimming pool requires maintenance. But, did you know that also means maintaining your pool deck area? In this article, we are going to look at the area between your pool and your deck where you might have some pool caulking.

We look at how to replace or repair pool caulk and how to know which route to take. Read more

It’s always better to close late and open early when it comes to your swimming pool.

Your pool water needs to be consistently below 65 degrees to avoid algae growth and other problems. Read more

Concentrate on these five things and you will have sparkling, clear water conditions and spend less time and money maintaining your pool.

In this article, we look at the five components to the best pool care. Follow them from opening to closing time, and you’ll have great water all season! Read more

The Mayo Clinic says, “swimming may be the best workout you aren’t doing.”

In fact, they call the swimming pool “the great equalizer,” where people of all ages and abilities can get in a fun workout.

Did you know that workout can consist of much more than swimming laps? Even if you aren’t a swimming, there’s a pool exercise for you. The folks at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program recommend using the pool to explore both aerobics and resistance training.

In this article, we look at how the pool is a great place to burn calories in more ways than one.

Swimming is Low Impact

Swimming is especially easy on the joints. Not only does swimming burn calories, but it’s so low impact anyone can do it. From children to seniors, swimming has something to offer anyone, even those recovering from injuries and suffering from arthritis.

Swimming is Good for Your Whole Body

Many of us do multiple exercises. You may run and lift weights, or add core on some days.

With swimming, you’ve got the whole body covered: arms, legs, core, and cardio. You’ll burn calories like no other sport.

And, if you tire of swimming laps, you can add in resistance training and even water aerobics.

You Get Cardio and Strength Training in the Pool

Not only do you get a cardiovascular workout, but you get strength training whenever you are moving in the pool. Because the water makes you feel light, you can take care of bones, muscles, and joints while you work out with a resistance workout.

Water is Often Recommended

Doctors and physical therapists often recommend swimming as the perfect calorie-burning exercise that is safe to do when recovering from an injury.

It’s often the workout of choice for elite athletes, too.

You can swim, walk in the water, jog in place, tread water, use weight training, or even get out the paddleboard.

Water is Therapeutic

Just like a hot tub, the water in your swimming pool is therapeutic. It just feels good to be in a pool, so swimming can boost endorphins and make you feel so much better every day.

Water is Resistant

Since water is nearly 800 times denser than air, you can build muscles faster as you glide through the water. Some experts even believe water workouts are more effective at building muscles than land workouts.

Water Buoyancy Protects You

It’s fun to be weightless, and the buoyancy of the water helps anyone with an injury and those with chronic illness. People over  50 appreciate aquatic exercise as it’s easier on the joints.

Final Thoughts

Mix up your pool workout. Swim some laps, use weights, or just use the water for some deep end jogging. You can even jump out and do some pushups, planks and lunges.

Explore your pool, check YouTube for water workout videos, and you’ll soon find you’re well on your way to burning more calories and having a blast doing it!

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It’s time to get your ducks in a row!

Are you ready to close your pool? Would you like us to do it for you?

It’s a good idea to get on the schedule now. Complete this form, and we’ll get back with you to schedule a time to close your pool. Thank you for trusting Townley Pool and Spa to take care of your swimming pool needs!

If you’re closing your pool on your own, be sure to check out our pool closing tips!

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Did you know we are your salt water pool experts, and we know the best products for your salt pool!

Salt water pools can be a simpler, gentler approach to water care. But, they also have unique needs that require unique expertise! We are thoroughly trained to advise you on the best practice to keep your water clean and clear in the simplest way.

Check out this video for more information!

At Townley Pool and Spa, we are your salt water pool experts. We are here for you everyday to help you with the right chemicals as well as pool service. Need help? Stop by, call us, text us (at the same number), or complete the form below, and we’ll get right back with you!

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You know it’s time for a pool party as the kids are heading back to school.

Just because the school doors are opening, it doesn’t mean summer pool fun is over. You’ve got plenty of days of beautiful, warm weather left.

To help you throw the best shindig, we’ve put together some back to school pool party planning ideas, just for you. Read more

Love swimming but want to add some variety to your exercise routine? Try water aerobics! It’s a great way to enjoy the benefits of a strenuous workout without stressing or injuring your body!

Not only is water aerobics a great cardio exercise, but it provides strength-resistance training that is gentle on your joints. The water’s buoyancy makes aerobic exercises, stretches, and other movements easier on your body, so you eenjooy a great workout with less pain.

Let’s get moving with water aerobics. Read more