Building a home swimming pool isn’t just about gaining a status symbol or increasing your home’s value. Putting a pool in your backyard adds to your quality of life, from your physical health to your family’s well being. Here are a few great advantages of having your own home swimming pool.
Enabling Family Time
When you have a pool, family time is just more fun. Instead of having to go down to the local rec center, brave the crowds and birthday parties, and either use their locker rooms or drive home in soggy swimsuits—you can enjoy family time at the pool in the comfort of your own backyard.
Improving Physical Fitness
We all know that physical activity is good for us, but for some people going to the gym just takes too much time, or it’s too hard to get away. Having a home swimming pool makes it easier to exercise, because with the pool right in your backyard, you don’t have to drive anywhere or take one minute longer than needed for your workout. Plus, swimming in your own pool is far more fun than going to the gym—not to mention much better exercise than working out on a treadmill or cross trainer!
Facilitating Stress Relief
Exercise isn’t only good for your physical health, it’s also good for your mental health. If you’re feeling stressed out, sometimes the best thing for you is to exercise or do something physical. Having a home swimming pool makes it easy to go swim a few laps to help you deal with the everyday stress of life, whether that is frustrations with your job or the impossible task of being the perfect parent to your kids.
You may love having people over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that your friends, family and work acquaintances love coming over. Having a pool in your backyard will change all of that. Want your grandkids or nieces and nephews to come over? Done. Inviting personal friends or work colleagues over for a little outdoor entertainment? Easy sell. Having a pool instantly makes your house everyone’s favorite place to go for a house party, which makes it easier to get that time with friends or family that you’ve been craving.
Last but far from least, having a home swimming pool transforms your own backyard into a place where you can go to relax. While traveling can still be fun, at least you won’t have to travel in order to get away from life. Whether you want a weekend getaway or a one- or two-week vacation, your backyard pool will be a place where you can go to recreate the wholesome, peaceful experience you find in spas and resorts.
While adding to your home’s value should still be a valid consideration, it shouldn’t be the only factor when you’re deciding whether to install a home swimming pool. Don’t forget to think about how having your own pool will improve your interactions with your family and friends, as well as your access to relaxing “me time!”