I live in north Florida, and phew, it's been HOT here! It was 90 the other day, so I got my little swimming pool all cleaned out and filled with fresh water.
It is one of those round blue thick pools that has the inflatable ring around the top. I guess it is about 3 feet deep and 6 feet across at the top and 8 feet at the bottom. I mean, you can't really swim around in it, but you sure can submerge yourself! Why didn't they have these when I was a kid? All we had were those shallow hard rigid plastic pools that get hot after they sit in the sun 2 hours. Ugh! What a rip off compared to these nicer new pools.
Well, I noticed the other day when I got in that it really gave me great relief. You see, for the past year, since I really injured myself and tore 2 discs open, I sat around, getting more and more depressed, and not being able to hardly move, but buddy I sure could bust a move to bake cookies and shop for donuts and crap. So I put on about 40 lbs this year alone.
I weigh a little over 200 now, about 206. SO, this isn't funny, but it sort of it, you know fat floats, right? Well, getting in my pool made ALL of me float, my big belly and DDD boobs (sorry, but it's true and we're all adults here hopefully who understand!!) and wow, the whole time I was in there, it felt like it was taking all of the pressure off of my spine, off of those hurt discs.
I wish I could live in my pool. I am lucky to live in the country, and can run out there and jump in and no one to see me, it's really nice, since I don't exactly have a swimsuit that is flattering at all, haha.
What has your experience been? Does getting in the pool also help you too, IF you are overweight like me? These pools cost $45 now, and mom and I buy them at Dollar General and Family Dollar. Three years ago, they were only $20! Then, they went up to $30 the next year. Now they are up to $40 or $45. They are made by INTEX. IF you get one, GET A POOL COVER FOR IT! It will NOT only keep the green algae from growing, but it'll keep the water cool and keep the leaves out. Believe me, the cover made a HUGE difference. I had one one summer, no cover, disaster. I was dumping in a bottle of bleach all the time. It's very hot here in FL and that algae loves to grow! Then, next year, got a cover. Water stayed cool and clear! Used like 1/5 less bleach all summer! Amazing. Cover last 2 years. Now I need a new one. I suggest if you buy the 8 foot pool, don't get the 8 foot cover, get a larger one so it can hang over the edges of the pool. Becasue BELIEVE me, that inflatable ring at the top is what you are supposed to tie the cover down to, a cinch tie---and that ring IS GOING TO POP sooner or later, so then you have nothing to cinch to tie the cover down to. Get the 10 or 12 cover like I did, and it hangs over the edges and won't blow off. MUCH better.
Just an idea to try to help others out. These pools are great. INTEX.com, if that is okay to post this here, I hope so! They don't sell the 8 foot model online, but I think even walmart sells them. They come in a blue box that is about the size of a microwave, not big, how do they get it all in there? LOL