10 Ways Owning a Pool Will Change Your Life in 2016

There are numerous advantages to having your own pool. Whether you go with above ground or in ground pool or swim spa, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the perks of swimming pool ownership. If you’re still on the fence wondering if a swimming pool is right for you, consider these ten ways that owning a pool or swim spa will change your life this year.


1. Everyone Sleeps Better (Including the Kids)

When you spend part of your day in a swimming pool, you’ll sleep better at night. Whether you are swimming, exercising, or just playing in the pool, you will fall asleep faster and sleep deeper. Do you have difficulty getting your children to bed on time? Consider a swimming pool to tire them out, and they may start asking you when it’s time to go to bed!

2. Be the Hangout House

Installing a swimming pool in your home means that your house will be the place to be. From church groups and community activities to your kids’ friends, your house will be the hot spot where everyone wants to hang out.

3. Enjoy a Vacation Without Leaving Town

“Staycation” is a trending word that means you stay at home while you’re on vacation. When you have the luxury of a swimming pool right at your fingertips, you don’t have to pay thousands of dollars for your time off to feel like you’re at a resort. Eat at your favorite restaurants, enjoy your favorite local attractions, and spend lots of time in your own pool to save money and enjoy a great time!


4. Fitness at your Fingertips

The fitness component of a swimming pool is a selling feature for many adults, but they often don’t realize that kids need that kind of exercise too. Instead of filling their time off with snacks and video games, kids and adults alike look forward to time spent in the pool! If you’re looking to establish a lifetime habit of physical activity, a swimming pool is your best bet.

5. Enjoy the Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Time spent in a swimming pool is good for your cardiovascular system, but swimming pools have healing properties that work on other parts of your body too. Aquatic therapy is often used as a pain management technique. Swimming pool owners who struggle with joint pain or certain issues like fibromyalgia and cerebral palsy can experience tremendous relief by regularly using a swimming pool.

6. Increase the Value of Your Home

According to the National Association of Realtors, in ground fiberglass and concrete pools increase home values by about 5%. That means if you have a $500,000 home, you’re swimming pool will add $25,000 in value. This isn’t always the case, but it’s certainly an added perk.


7. Better (and More) Family Time  

If you’re looking to pull every member of your family a little bit closer, consider installing a swimming pool. In this information age, family members young and old are distracted by the latest and greatest technology. One of the greatest things about swimming pool ownership is that there are no distractions. Your teenager won’t be surfing social media when she’s in the pool. Instead, she will be full of smiles, games, and laughter as she enjoys time with family.

8. You Know How Clean It Is

You can afford many trips to the water park for what you pay to install a swimming pool in your yard. However, you cannot guarantee that the water you and your family are swimming in is clean and safe. Illnesses ranging from E.coli to athlete’s foot are common in any wet environment. Even worse, the Centers for Disease Control found that 58% of public pools contain fecal matter. The swimming pool in your backyard will have less traffic (and we know you’re committed to keeping it clean), so it’s far less likely that your pool will be a cesspool of germs.

9. See More of the Grandchildren

Time spent with grandchildren is truly wonderful. When you own your own swimming pool, there’s always a reason to go to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. In fact, you’ll not only get to spend time with your grandchildren, but you’ll also be a favorite hangout for their friends too. Spending time around a pool is a great way to make these precious bonds even stronger.

10. Relieve Your Stress

A relaxing dip in your swimming pool is it good investment in your family, but it’s also a good investment for your mental health. Being in and around water is known as one of the most natural ways to relieve stress. It’s a tactic used in cultures across the world. If you are trying to be a better version of yourself, taking time to relax and de-stress should be a top priority. And when you use a swimming pool, you’ll quickly find that the stress and worry simply washes away.

No matter your budget or your lifestyle, our team is here to help you increase your quality of life when you install a pool. Give us a call today and let’s see if we can find something that’s perfect for you and your family.


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