20 Great Reasons to Have a Backyard Pool

20 Great Reasons to Have a Backyard Pool

If you’re debating installing a backyard pool, consider these 20 top reasons why you might want go ahead and take the plunge!

Reason #1 – Add value to your home

Ask any realtor in a warm climate and they’ll tell you – installing a backyard pool is one of the best ways to add value to your home! Up to 15% or more can be added with a pool installation.

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Reason #2 – Great for your health

Swimming is unquestionably one of the best exercises around, and can lower your risk of a wide range of cardiovascular illnesses with frequent swimming.

Reason #3 – Great for families with children

Everyone knows that kids love playing in the pool, and you can avoid having to make trips to your local pool if you have one right in your backyard!

Reason #4 – Fewer vacations needed

You won’t have to travel many miles to enjoy a beautiful pool or swimming opportunities when you have one right in your back yard.

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Reason #5 – Spend quality time with your family

Having a pool in your backyard lets you enjoy more quality time with your family without having to leave home.

Reason #6 – Throw pool parties

Pool parties are one of the top reasons for having a pool! Give your kids the birthday of a lifetime or host parties for your friends and other family members in nice weather.

Reason #7 – Relaxation and destressing

Taking a quick swim in the pool is one of the best ways to unwind and destress after a long work day. It’s an incredible luxury that you have to experience for yourself!

Reason #8 – Stay cool throughout the year

When the weather gets hot, you’ll always have a way to stay cool and also keep your air conditioning bills down.

Reason #9 – Keep the kids nearby

You’ll always be able to keep a close eye on the kids when they’re swimming in the pool rather than playing around the neighborhood. With proper swimming training, pools can be very safe.

Reason #10 – Improve your home’s aesthetics

Adding a backyard pool to your landscape is one of the best ways to improve the aesthetics of your home.  Turn your backyard into a beautiful oasis and entertainment area with a pool installation.

Reason #11 – Swim in all seasons

You can install your pool with heating so that you can swim in all seasons if you prefer, even when the weather starts to take a dip in the fall and winter!

Reason #12 – Great for seniors

Swimming is one of the best low impact exercises around, and if you have any seniors in your family they’ll be able to enjoy excellent exercise in the safe surroundings of your home.

Reason #13 – Finance your pool

Professional pool installation companies like Carnahan Landscaping will allow you to finance your pool and pay it off over time. So, you won’t get stuck with a huge bill!

Reason #14 – Save money on going to the water park

There’s no need to go to the water park when you have an amazing pool right in your back yard! You can even install waterpark-like features such as Jacuzzis, waterslides, fountains and more.

Reason #15 – Exercise without sweating

When you exercise in warm weather you have to worry about sweating and dehydration which can slow your exercise down quite a bit. You won’t feel sweaty when swimming in your pool because the water constantly cools you down!

Reason #16 – Burn a lot of calories quickly

You’ll be surprised at how many calories swimming can burn without too much effort either. A gentle swim can burn over 200 calories per hour and you will hardly feel it. Other types of exercise like jogging take a lot more effort to burn the same amount.

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Reason #17 – Improve your mental outlook

Adding a backyard pool to your home can help you maintain a positive mental outlook with swimming being such a healthy exercise, and it’s a great way to improve your overall well-being along with dieting and other types of exercise.

Reason #18 – Get a full body workout

When you swim, you’re exercising most of the muscles in your body, compared to other workouts like biking that target the lower body or other areas. Swimming frequently will tone your whole body and get you fit in no time!

Reason #19 – Tire the kids out

After a full day of swimming your kids will be tired and ready for bed! It’s one of the best ways to get them prepared for bedtime so that they don’t stay up all night and keep you awake. Getting them to bed on time will also help them prep for the next school day.

Reason #20 – Great for grandchildren

Grandparents should consider installing a backyard pool for the great benefits mentioned above, along with the fact that it’s another great reason to have the grandchildren over to your home!

MIKE CARNAHAN

Carnahan Landscaping & Pools