Have you always dreamed of having a pool in your yard? Here are some reasons to finally consider installing a pool this year.
Do you sometimes wonder whether you are missing out on something by not having a pool? Over 10 million Americans have pools. It’s time you joined the party.
Thinking About Installing a Pool?
A pool isn’t a small investment. There are both the installation costs and the running costs to consider. You can do some ongoing maintenance yourself but even then, you may need professional help with some of the major maintenance tasks.
Balance the costs with the many reasons why installing a pool is a great idea.
1. Improve Your Fitness
Taking exercise to improve your health is important. Together with a balanced diet, it’s the best way to live longer and better.
Of all the ways you can keep fit, swimming is the best. This has been demonstrated scientifically. Swimming can help reduce hypertension, exercises more muscle groups simultaneously, and is excellent for cardiovascular health.
2. Adds Value
Adding a pool to your home can also add value to it. In a market where selling your home might be difficult, having extra features can make the difference between selling your home or not.
In a neighborhood where other homes have a pool, not having one can seem a serious weakness. In a neighborhood where other homes don’t have a pool, having one could give you a distinct advantage.
3. Cool Down
If you have hot weather, we all crave some way of cooling down. You could crank up the air-conditioning or pour a cold drink. Try sitting in front of a fan or think about a cool place.
To cool off in hot weather, nothing works as well as a plunge in your own pool. You can put your feet in the water, sit in it, or go for a refreshing swim. For real relaxation, just float on the surface in an inflatable chair, with a refreshing ice-filled cocktail.
Do you enjoy entertaining? Inviting a few friends or family around to your home takes on added excitement if it’s a pool party.
Children love splashing and swimming in the pool. When parents know that the kids are happy they can relax with the adults.
Adults enjoy a poolside party too. It might be childish fun but why not indulge your inner kid. Playful pool games and water pistols are just as much fun for the grown-ups.
5. Family Time
Spending time with your family is important to you but it’s sometimes difficult to find something to do. Not everybody has the same interests and somebody ends up getting bored or feels left out.
All the family can enjoy time by the pool. Even if some family members don’t swim, sitting by the pool still feels like you’re involved in the shared experience.
6. Keep the Kids Safe at Home
Do you worry about what the kids are doing when they’re out of your sight? There are dangers and distractions away from home.
Many parents would like their kids to take more exercise. It would be good if they spent more time outdoors too instead of being cooped up in their rooms. A pool gives them a great reason to stay at home, get some exercise, and enjoy the outdoor life.
7. Healthy Swimming
If you and your kids like swimming, perhaps you have the opportunity to enjoy other people’s swimming pools. What you don’t know is how healthy those swimming pools are.
A swimming pool can be a dangerous environment if it is not properly maintained. Many public pools are not the most hygienic places to swim. Even a private pool could be unhealthy depending on how conscientious the pool owner is about keeping it clean.
When you control your own pool, you can set the standards. You can maintain a very safe and hygienic swimming pool. When you own your own pool there’s no need to risk other pools.
8. Reduce Stress
Stress is a killer. It’s a major contributor to mental and physical illnesses.
How does a cool swim sound to you? Relaxing?
It’s an amazing way to de-stress after a day’s work or a tough day looking after the kids. You can stretch out, relaxing your muscles, and let the water take the weight of your feet.
When you think about a vacation, perhaps you imagine sunbathing by a hotel pool or on the beach. You take a dip once in a while to cool off. It’s luxurious and relaxing too.
You may not be able to take a vacation as often as you like. Staying at home can still feel like a vacation if you have a pool. A short staycation can lift your mood and help you face the pressures of everyday life.
10. Learning to Swim
If you or your children can’t swim, it’s important to learn. Swimming isn’t just fun.
Accidents can happen around water. Whether it’s at the beach, a river, or at a pool it’s possible to fall in or get out of your depth. Being able to swim might save your child’s life and having your own pool can make it easier for them to learn and become a strong swimmer.
Don’t Wait Too Long
Owning a pool has so many benefits you may wonder why you didn’t consider installing a pool sooner. Weigh it up and make your decision soon. You’ll have time to decide whether you made the right choice while cooling off in your pool.
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