Swimming in the pool or in the sea is the best way to cool yourself in hot summer days. Of course, there are different factors that change the reasons for everyone’s preference. Whereas only the existence of their children is enough to decide for some, lack of confidence to their swimming skills is the key factor on selection for others.
Swimming in the Sea
• As a result of numerous studies, seawater is the closest fluid to contents found in human blood. It contains calcium carbonate, sulfate, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, and magnesium sulfate.
• Seawater has been long known as the cure for many bacterial, allergic, and skin related problems of the human body. Besides, it has the features of cleansing the sinuses and opening the nose.
• Since the seawater is salty, the buoyant force of it is higher. This is why swimming in the sea can be more helpful in the learning process. However, the existence of the waves can turn the tables. Whereas the waves can be a nightmare for the beginners, the effort against the waves is friends of the sports lover for letting them burn more calories.
• According to the Global Report on Drowning of World Health Organization, more than 372.000 people die each year from drowning, and a very big part of these accidents occurs in the seas. Although it is not related to being a beginner or a good performer, swimming in the sea can be more frightening and deterrent for beginners.
Swimming in the Pool
• Although the buoyant force of the sea water is higher than the pool due to the salt, the determined boundaries of the pool reduce the risks. For this reason, it is more effective for some to exercise in a pool while learning to swim. Even, compared to waveless sea water, the calorie burning can be more due to the less buoyant force.
• Swimming in the pool is generally safer; all pools have certain standards that they must follow. The depth is always indicated, the lifeguard waits by the pool and can intervene if an emergency occurs.
• It is possible to swim more controlled because the height and depth of the pool are determined. So it is easier to calculate how many meters you swim. The wave of the sea, its depth, and its vastness can prevent you from being aware of how systematically you swim. Such factors can make you burn more calories and get in shape while you are in the pool.
• Because the pool is artificially created water, hygienic threats are more obvious. Pools are the areas where bacteria can rapidly grow. Although it is cleaned properly, the pool has standing water in it and it is used by many people at the same time. That is why you cannot mention 100% cleanliness of a pool.
Which one is your preference: swimming in the pool or in the sea?
So after the discussion, we would like to hear from you about your preferences. Let us know your preference and plans for your next holiday!