With summer just around the corner, have you thought about what you and your family are going to be doing over the holidays? Planning a holiday can be stressful, time-consuming and let’s face it, expensive! But if you have a pool, why not consider a ‘staycation’ for your next break.
The idea of a staycation is that, instead of jumping on a plane to a far-off location for your next holiday, you stay home and enjoy all your amenities on your doorstep. This type of holiday has a number of benefits, especially if you have a pool.
The pool is never too crowded
One of the great benefits of swimming is being able to feel weightless while exercising. This is the ideal option for those with injuries or other restrictions when it comes to exercising. Swimming can help tone muscles, build strength and cardiovascular fitness all at once! If you have an injury or exercise restriction, speak with your healthcare professional about what pool exercises could benefit you the most.
A holiday with no rules!
Most hotels have certain rules when it comes to their pool, such as opening and closing times, no eating or drinking by the pool, no pool toys and no diving. But at your house, you can make your own rules!
Your favourite food and drink are always available
Now with food delivery services available in most cities, you can still order ‘room service’ and have your favourite food delivered any time of the day or night – and chances are they are going to be less expensive than the hotel services.
Enjoy with family and friends
Pool parties are a great way to get together with your friends and family and make new memories. As you can imagine, trying to get everyone together for a holiday can be almost impossible. But by simply picking one afternoon for a pool get-together, this is a lot more manageable and less stressful than trying to block out a whole weekend or week together.
Be a tourist in your own town
A staycation doesn’t mean you’re bound to the walls of your house. This type of holiday is the perfect opportunity to take day trips and explore parts of your town/city/suburb that you haven’t seen before. Search the internet for ‘day trip hot spots’ or even ‘tourist attractions’ near you and you may find there is plenty to do right in your backyard, so to speak.
A bonus of doing a day trip means you can come home for a cool, refreshing swim in the privacy of your own pool after spending the whole day out.
Perhaps the best reason to take a staycation is that you get to enjoy all the benefits of a regular holiday without any of the drawbacks; you won’t be waiting for your bags at the airport, you won’t get jetlag and you won’t get lost (hopefully!). Instead, you get to indulge in the luxuriousness of your own pool and either save a little extra cash or spend what you save on extra treats for you and your family.
Find your local Poolwerx and get your pool sparkling for your next staycation!