Everyone needs to get out of the house and into the great outdoors at least once a week. As we have all been stuck inside for far too long, swimming pools offer the perfect opportunity to escape the gloom and googliness of winter. While they don’t offer the mental stimulation of a full-on game of tennis, or the exercise of a daily workout, they are still incredibly relaxing and therapeutic. So, if you can build one, you really can’t go wrong.
Treat The Pool As You Would A Beach
The best part of a trip to the beach is definitely not the swimming. It’s the fact that you can finally get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can forget about our collective anxieties, our money worries, and our busy schedules for a couple of hours and just relax.
As a general rule, the further away from the coast you go, the more scenic the swimming pools become. You will find yourself surrounded by lush greenery and crystal-clear water. It’s like being on vacation while still being at home.
Now, due to time and budgetary constraints, not all of us can afford to jet off to a beautiful tropical island for a vacation. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t create a similar environment at home. It just takes a little bit of creativity and imagination.
Build A Private Retreat
If you really want to treat yourself, you can build a private retreat in your backyard. It doesn’t have to be huge. A simple gazebo-type structure with a pool and some comfortable seating should do the trick. You can put it somewhere in the middle of a flower garden or landscape and it will feel like you have escaped to another world.
You can even make it a bit of a luxurious retreat by including a small deck with a hot tub and a fire place. That way, you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of your private pool while relaxing in a warm bath after a long day or game.
If you really want to treat yourself, you can also build a leisure pool. There is no real reason why you can’t have a smaller leisure pool in addition to the one you use for swimming. It will be a place where you can relax with a book or magazine, or catch some rays with a favorite sundress. It will be the perfect spot to unwind and forget about your worries.
Bringing The Beach To You
If you have a pool at home, you can bring the beach to you. All you need is a beach towel and a lounge chair. You can also bring along your favorite beach accessories like a boogie board, or beach cruiser bike. Just make sure that whatever you bring, you bring it with you when you enter the water. You don’t want to set off any security alarms or get arrested for trespassing.
Now, you may not want to do this in front of your kids or your spouse. Maybe keep it a secret pool for your friends and family to enjoy. Who knows, maybe one day, you can even sell bespoke swimwear designs inspired by your favorite movies. Who knows?
Why Are All The Pools In The Country Just Nudes?
It is no secret that men are less bothered about their bodies than women. It’s also true that men are more forgiving when it comes to matters of fashion. That’s why when you visit a country that has a lot of pools, they are always just filled with nude people.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s interesting to see how fashion and body positivity remain separate issues for women and men. For example, when you visit Portugal, you will find hundreds of pools, but they will all be filled with men in swimsuits. In some parts of Portugal, the majority of the population still doesn’t think that women should swim in public. When that mindset changes, we will see a massive shift in attitudes towards women’s clothing and fashion.
The Psychology Behind Why Men Love To Swim In Nude
To understand why men love to swim in nude, we need to go back to the early 20th century, when the first-ever swimsuit was invented. Back then, people didn’t see swimsuits as something sinful or naughty. They saw them as a liberating fashion statement. That fashion statement was “I’m comfortable being seen in something that makes me feel good and proud”.
It might seem harmless and even fashionable to wear a tiny bit of clothing while swimming, but in reality, it was a huge step towards women’s liberation. Before that point, women were not used to seeing other women in non-traditional swimwear and it was quite a shock to the system. It is no coincidence then that some of the most successful women’s rights movements emerged from that time period. The suffragette movement, the birth control pill, and the integration of sports into the feminist movement are just a small sample of what would become famous brands that emerged from this time. This fashion was not only a way to showcase your curves, but a way to rebel against social stigmas and promote individuality and confidence.
That individuation and confidence can still be seen today in countries where swimming pools are the norm. There is no shame in displaying your body in all its glory, and for some men, that means nothing more than swimming in a pool filled with women. In that way, the country’s best-loved pastimes are essentially a testament to women’s liberation.