If you, like so many others, have been wishing for a pool in your backyard, now is the time to do it. Sure, you can quickly throw up an above-ground pool, but those never last. Adding an inground pool to your backyard is a much better option.
Here are just some of the best reasons as to why you need a pool in your backyard.
Spend Time Together as a Family
One of the great things about pools is that just about everybody in the family enjoys them. Putting a pool in your backyard will give you something that you can do as a family, whether it’s racing, playing, or just floating around in the pool. Not only that but having your own pool means no more having to pack up the kids and deal with the crowds at the local swimming pools. Plus, you can give your kids private swimming lessons.
Not only can you enjoy the pool together as a family, but you can now be the best house in the neighbourhood. Just think of how many backyard gatherings you can have during the hot summer months. There are numerous reasons to celebrate, invite friends over for a BBQ, host birthday parties, or graduation parties with a pool. You can even take it a few steps further and add a hot tub.
Swimming is one of the top forms of exercise for your body. When you swim, your body is using every muscle in your body without you realising it. Swimming is easier on the body because it doesn’t put stress on your joints. Your core is used to keep you afloat. Your arms and legs move you through the water. Plus, when you are exercising in the water, you don’t get as hot, so you can work out for longer periods. Swimming laps is not the only way to get in shape in your pool. You can also try out water aerobics.
Increase Your Home’s Value
Many people think of a pool as a liability because of insurance reasons, but it increases the value of your home. Adding a swimming pool adds to the room you have where people can gather. Homes with swimming pools in the backyard often sell higher and faster than other homes in the neighbourhood without one. You can increase the value even further by adding outdoor seating or an outdoor kitchen.