Having a swimming pool in your backyard is invaluable. In fact, if you live in a warm weather climate, having an inground or above-ground pool is almost necessary in order to keep cool, comfortable and entertained throughout the year. If you’re seriously considering having a pool installed, you’re probably weighing the pros and cons to the decision. For now, let’s take a look at some real-life benefits to having your own swimming pool.
Create a Family Friendly Home
By having a pool in your space, your home automatically becomes a place for your kids and their friends to be. Whether or not you like to entertain, most parents agree that having their kids at home is best. Also, planning birthday parties, summer barbecues and other holidays will be a lot more fun. There’s no arguing: a home with a pool is one of many happy memories!
More Fitness and Exercise
Even if you’re not intending to buy a rectangular pool to swim laps in, there’s no question that you’ll get plenty of fitness and exercise from owning a pool. Instead of sitting around the home, you’ll be out there moving and getting fresh air. The kids will be more interested in playing pool games rather than video games. And, if you do intend to build a pool for fitness reasons, the convenience goes without saying. Actually, many people are able to save money by discontinuing their gym membership!
Increase Your Home’s Value
Depending on where you live, having a swimming pool installed can increase your home’s value by 5-6 percent. Typically, inground pools made from concrete and fiberglass will give you the most value, but any well-maintained inground pool is likely to be appealing.
Always Something to Do!
You’re probably familiar with the famous sentence, “I’m bored!!!” When school’s out for the summer, it’s hard to find activities that everyone enjoys to do. With a swimming pool, your kids will always have a fun, rewarding activity, and this will save you time, money and headache from having to drag them from place to place. And, when the day is over and everyone is in bed, you can sneak out for your own relaxing time!