Last Updated on May 25, 2021
On a miserably hot summer day, all you can think of is, “How am I going to cool off?” Incorporating a pool into your backyard is a perfect solution. From improvements to your health and social life to important financial benefits adding a pool will greatly enrich your life.
#1 Swimming is excellent for both your physical and mental health
Studies have shown that the sights and sounds of water help lower stress levels and improve overall mental wellbeing. As a cardiovascular exercise, swimming is an amazing workout that benefits your whole body. Because it is a low-impact activity, your body experiences less muscle strain and joint pain. As an added bonus, a pool is a great option for kids to get much-needed exercise and less screen time. Time spent in the pool truly heals from the inside out. We covered the best swimming activity trackers here.
#2 A swimming pool answers the question, “How will we entertain our guests at our next party?”
With a backyard pool, there is little need to party plan because the party practically plans itself. Your backyard pool is an inviting place for guests and provides a space for plenty of activity. With a few accessories, you can change your space from ordinary pool to party central. By choosing a simple theme you can create a party for kids, adults, or even something fun for all ages.
#3 Cost-effective entertainment at your doorstep
It may sound counterintuitive, but pool owners consistently find this to be true. There is no need to spend extra money on pool or water park memberships. You’ve also got a great boredom buster. Your family can enjoy an entire summer of fun together for less than a trip to the movie theater each week. Intex, Bestway, Summer Waves, Coleman & other temporary pools can be added to your backyard for between $500 to $2000.
#4 Paired with landscaping and the right accessories, a pool can serve a dual purpose of recreation and relaxation
With the right planning, you can transform a simple backyard into a tranquil oasis. If you have been reluctant to take the first step, remember that you can always give it a try with an above-ground pool first. When paired with beautiful landscaping or accessories, such as floating pool lights, you can instantly customize the look and feel of any pool. Add some poolside umbrellas for comfort and you will have a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere.
#5 A pool has the potential to increase the value of your home
I recommend contacting a licensed real estate agent to get area-specific information, but making the right decisions now could pay off in the future. The agent can also advise you on how much you should spend on your pool, helping you to create a realistic budget so you will be more likely to recoup your investment.
Whatever your motivation for adding a pool to your backyard it will absolutely enhance your life. You will reap the health benefits, breathe life into your backyard, and have hours of endless fun. Pools absolutely bring enjoyment for years to come. If your kids really enjoy jumping in, then be sure to get a deep above-ground pool.