There may be snow on the ground, but that won’t stop me from going to the pool. No, I’m not a member of the Polar Bear club or anything. In fact, I loathe the cold and all that is. My gym has a fantastic pool that I can take advantage of year round, because it is entirely indoors. Both the pool is heated, as well as the room its in. I asked one of the lifeguards a few weeks ago how they do it, and he said it’s the same they do heated floors. Through a process known as a radiant heater, hot water in pipes can be used to heat the surface of an object. The pipes are filled with hot water through a gas boiler, which enables to heat to gently travel through any object that touches it. It’s apparently the same thing used to create a heated driveway. All I know for sure is that it works perfectly. The pool is always the temperature of a bathtub, so I can swim my laps and even do some aqua aerobics when my instructor is available. Then when I get out of the pool, I’m still not cold because the HVAC system keeps the room so nice and toasty. In fact, I tend to have a bottle of water and take my time getting to the shower, because from there it’s not easy. There is no way to totally dry my hair before going outside. Every time I have to leave the gym’s comfortable heating and cooling system to go outside into the cold, my hair totally freezes! Still, it’s worth it to be able to swim year round.