The Benefits of Owning a Swimming Pool

by Betty Bite

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When we were kids, many of us longed for a pool in our backyard. We were jealous of any friends that had their own pool and tried to find as many excuses to visit their homes as we could. Now, if you are lucky to have a garden big enough to incorporate a swimming pool, you may be tempted. It’s a big commitment, sure. Installing a pool big enough to swim in will take time, it will be disruptive, and it can be an expensive addition to your house. 

But it can be well worth it. Use Pool Deck Paint on the surrounding area, and you’ll have a safe, non-slip and cool place to spend your summers. Here’s a look of some of the benefits that you may want to consider. 

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Improved Health and Fitness

Swimming is an exceptionally good low-impact exercise. It’s perfect for anyone looking to build up overall fitness, muscle tone, core strength or stamina. Swimming is a full-body workout that’s great whether you are fit and healthy, new to exercise, or recovering from an injury. It’s also a wonderful way of burning more calories, and either reaching or maintaining a healthy weight. 

You probably knew about some of these health benefits, but, that doesn’t necessarily motivate you to go to the local pool once a week. When you’ve got a pool in your garden, and it’s easy to dive in, you are far more likely to swim regularly. 

Improved Mood

When it comes to your mood, having a pool outside can help in a few different ways. First, increased exercise boosts your mood and your confidence. It does this by releasing adrenaline and serotonin in your brain, but also by giving you a sense of achievement. A morning swim can help you to start the day right and feel great for the rest of it. 

Swimming can also improve your mood by helping you to relax and unwind. Even if you simply float around in the pool, it can reduce your stress levels. 

A Great Opportunity to Socialise

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Inviting friends over for a drink or dinner is great, but it can get a little old. Put a pool in your garden, and your friends will be round all of the time. Your house will be everyone’s favourite place to hang out, and your social life will improve. If you’ve got kids, this opportunity will extend to them. 

Increases the Value of Your Home

Having a pool in your backyard can increase the value of your home massively. It can also appeal to prospective buyers if you ever decide to sell, as a key selling point. 

Even if you never decide to sell your house, simply having a home that is worth more can open up financial opportunities and increase your security

Saves You Money

Paying to go to the pool or the gym to keep fit is expensive. Going out with your friends is costly. Sometimes, even sunbathing in the park can be expensive. Have a pool in your garden, and you won’t need to spend money on any of these things again. You might even take fewer holidays. So, while installing a pool is a significant expense, and there will be regular cleaning and maintenance costs, over the pool’s life, it could save you money. 

Helps with Recovery

Swimming is a fantastic aid to recovery whether you are ill, injured or facing mental health issues. Getting outdoors more, moving more, and taking part in a low-impact exercise, is great for your body and mind, and whatever you are going through, it is bound to help with your recovery. 

More Time Outdoors

Spending more time outdoors means that you will exercise more, get more fresh air and vitamin D, and spend less time in front of a screen. Spending more time outside helps your physical and mental health, improves your skin tone, and strengthens your hair and nails; it has so many benefits. 

Having a pool in your backyard means that you are far more likely to spend time outdoors, especially in the summertime when the weather is nice. 

The Benefits Extend to Others

The best news is, these benefits aren’t personal for you. The rest of your present or future household, neighbours, friends and family will all get to enjoy them too. 

Installing a swimming pool in your garden can improve your health and happiness, as well as your social life, and even your quality of life. Yes, it’s a big investment, but it can be well worth it, financially, and in terms of the other benefits that it could bring you. 

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