As the temperature in Goodyear and the surrounding areas rises, we hope that you’re getting outside and enjoying everything that your swimming pool has to offer. From a refreshing afternoon dip to a fun, family barbecue, owning a swimming pool is a great way to escape the Arizona heat. 

While we can’t stress enough the importance of wearing sunscreen to protect ourselves from harmful UV-rays and skin cancer, today’s blog is about the health benefits offered by natural sunlight that you can soak up while enjoying those hot afternoon swims. Exposure to natural sunlight is essential to your well-being and can even boost your mood. Keep reading to learn more, and call Universal Pool Service to clean and maintain your pool so that you can keep enjoying its refreshing goodness all summer long. 

Boost Your Mood

Serotonin in the brain is thought to regulate anxiety, happiness, and mood. Lucky for us, natural sunlight boosts serotonin levels which can not only better your mood by promoting feelings of happiness, but it also helps you to relax. If you’re in a funk or feeling a lack of energy, throw on a layer of sunscreen and sit outside for the afternoon. Soak up those rays, and you’ll start feeling better in no time.

Sleep Better

Exposure to sunlight during the day can help keep your body’s circadian rhythm on track, which can help you fall asleep more easily at night. Not only that, but when you enjoy an afternoon in the pool, you’ll get the sunshine your body needs and a great workout. Talk about falling asleep quickly and sleeping soundly after a poolside day!

Better Bone Health

When natural sunlight hits the skin, it triggers the body’s production of Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps your body more effectively absorb calcium, which means that a day by the pool can help your bones get stronger and healthier. As if we needed any more reason to enjoy a refreshing pool day. 

Lose Weight

Swimming is a great way to get a good workout, but did you know that those boosted serotonin levels we talked about earlier can help regulate your appetite? Enjoying a few hours in the pool every day will not only cool you off in the midst of this Arizona heat, but you’ll get some exercise, and the sunshine will keep you from snacking throughout the day. Enjoying your swimming pool in Goodyear is a great way to take control of your overall health.

Relieve Body Aches

Vitamin D isn’t just great for your bones — it’s anti-inflammatory properties can help relieve soreness in your body. If you are experiencing muscle aches or soreness, spend the afternoon by the pool. The sunshine can help soreness and the cool water can keep you relaxed and refreshed in the heat.

Choose Universal Pool Service to Clean and Maintain Your Swimming Pool

As you can see, owning a swimming pool in Goodyear isn’t just a great way to entertain, but it’s a great tool for improving your overall health and wellness. If you’ve been feeling down because of the recent events taking place in the world, start enjoying some time out in the sun. It’s natural healing properties can help you start feeling better. And when it gets too hot, you can cool off in your clean, sparkling swimming pool!

Don’t let pool cleaning and maintenance be a hassle. At Universal Pool Service, we only want you to enjoy the best parts of owning a pool. Call us today to schedule your monthly cleaning and maintenance service so that you can enjoy your pool and the amazing sunshine all summer long.