It’s more about minimizing distractions
You might make a different choice if you lived in a colder climate, but what are the reasons for choosing an indoor pool for swimming lessons when the weather’s gorgeous year-round? Are there benefits to swimming in an indoor pool?
Beyond personal preferences, there are some differences between indoor and outdoor public pools that go beyond environmental control. Here’s what to consider.
Mother Nature is not invited
There is a difference in South Florida’s weather throughout the year. According to the Palm Beach Post, the National Weather Service designates the area’s rainy season to be from May 15 through October 15, while the more dangerous hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30.
What’s a little rain, when the temperature is still in the 80s? It’s a distraction, and it’s something that you and your children don’t want when they’re learning how to swim and to be safer near the water. Choosing an indoor pool for swimming lessons removes the challenge of having to deal with changes in the weather. It allows children to stay focused on why they are there.
The American Cancer Society recommends that people of all ages protect themselves from the harmful Ultra Violet (UV) rays of the sun. One way is to use a sunscreen, but it’s often washed away by pool activities.
Owners of indoor and outdoor pools have to deal with the challenge of maintaining clear water. For this reason, many outdoor public pools have strict regulations about wearing sunscreen and swimming. There’s also growing concern that an ingredient in sunscreen can react with the chemicals used to treat swimming pool water.
The best option is to choose an indoor pool for swimming lessons. You won’t have to worry about skin protection or running afoul of the pool’s rules for its usage.
A breath of fresh air
Quality indoor pools go the extra route to ensure that the air is fresh. The most popular pool water treatment chemical is chlorine. It’s excellent at killing germs in the water.
Reputable indoor pool operators follow the recommendations of the National Swimming Pool Foundation, which call for upgraded HVAC design specifications that balance humidity, temperature, and airflow.
Maintaining the proper water temperature is a part of the equation. That’s easier to do when you can also control the interior environment – another plus for indoor pools.
Outdoor pools are great for enjoyment when the weather cooperates. If your mission is to create an optimal learning space for children to learn how to swim and be safer around the water, it’s a better choice to select an indoor pool.
If you’re interested in learning more about our swim lessons for infants and young children, feel free to reach out to our team today by phone at 305-969-SWIM (7946) or by visiting our contact page. We have four locations that offer indoor, warm water pools that are perfect to introduce your young child to the joys of swimming any time of year, rain or shine!