Therapeutic Swimming Environments
by Monique Nelson on February 21st, 2012

I would hazard to guess that, as a person working in the aquatics industry, you have considered the impact of Baby Boomers at your facility. 2011 was the year the oldest Baby Boomers started to retire, and the retirement book will last for another 20 years or so.

Coincidentally, the benefits of using swimming as therapy has been proclaimed high and low over the past few years, and will no doubt continue to be a hot topic for years to come.

The benefits of swimming are obvious. The marketability of the therapeutic benefits of swimming has all of a sudden become much, much more appealing.

With a whole generation of Boomers coming into their golden years of retirement, there will be a lot of free time to be spent, and health is going to be a high priority.

For that reason, aquatic fitness classes geared towards a more mature audience will continue to rise in popularity. I would imagine Therapy pools are also going to become more and more in demand. As the Baby Boomers start to remember how exhilarating swimming is, they are going to remind their friends and family - aquatics-minded activities are sure to benefit across the board.

If you are interested in creating a therapeutic environment for your current and new swimmers, there will be many things to think about and prepare for. The ADA Requirements, for one, but that is a discussion all on its own
Another thing to keep in mind is that Therapy pools are generally warm pools - kept around 90 degrees. If you were to take a poll of home pool owners over 60, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that their pool water is also kept well above the average 82 degrees. Keeping your pool water warmer may be something to keep in mind.

Of course, the warmer the water the higher your heating bills and humidity levels. But don't worry, Heatsavr can help with that. Therapy centers across the world are already using the liquid pool cover to keep their air comfortable and their energy costs manageable.

Therapeutic pool environments. Food for thought.

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