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Swim Spa Advantages Over Swimming Pools

We all know the benefits of owning a swimming pool. However, sometimes the costs and space considerations are simply too much. What you may not know is that there is an alternative without the price tag or space required. Swim spas have most of the benefits of a swimming pool but can be installed into a smaller space and are much cheaper.

You can think of a swim spa as being similar to hot tubs in that they are small, self contained tubs. They can placed inside the home or outside in the backyard on a deck, patio or flat piece of ground. The idea is that you swim in the tub and the current produced by the swim spa pushes against you when you are swimming in much the same way as a treadmill keeps you in one place when walking on it.

One of the main advantages of a swim spa in Tempe AZ is the easy installation process. Unlike a swimming pool, there is no requirement to excavate your backyard. Once the installation is complete, many people either install a small deck around the spa or landscape with paving or plants.

By using a swim spa regularly you will get fit and toned by swimming.

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Is a Swim Spa Pool a Good Choice for You?

Swimming is one of the best exercises you can do. Not only do you get a full body workout, but the resistance of the water helps build muscle. The best way to get a good swimming workout is in a lap pool, and if you are interested in lap pool design then this article will help you plan and build your own.

What is a lap pool?

Unlike a regular swimming pool, these pools are specifically for swimming laps. They are long and narrow rather than round, so you can swim back and forth as many times as you like. Some pools have a lap area set off to one side, making the entire pool an L-shape, but generally they are designed for lap swimming only. They have the same level of depth throughout the whole pool, as lap swimming does not require a shallow and deep end.

Finally, it is time to install your pool tile. Place it along the top edge, usually starting just below the water line and going up to the top edge of the pool.

Is building your own lap pool right for you?

Lap pool design isn't.

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What is a swimmer's build?

Broad shoulders, the classic V-shape, defined abdominals, muscular powerful arms and the overall appearance of having a toned sportsman-like physique.  The "perfect" swimmer's build will have a low body fat percentage of about 12% to show definition, but not into low single figures where every vein is showing like a long distance runner or cyclist. The swimmer's build is also a very different look to a body builder. It is the "high level of muscle tone with a lack of bulk" (defined by wisegeek.com) that women and gay men find universally attractive.

How much swimming do I need to do?

It is up to you! Just swimming is NOT the most effective way of getting a swimmer's build. It should be seen as a great cardiovascular exercise (cardio). However, swimming is not an effective way to add muscle. The resistance of the water is too low to develop muscle for anyone above the early teenage years where testosterone levels shape their body. 

Using weights to build muscle.

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