Top Five Benefits of Owning a Pool
Installing a pool in your backyard is a major decision. Here at Premier, we believe in the customer’s peace of mind, and that’s why we’ll be with you at every step of the process if you decide to get a pool.
Below, we’ll go over the benefits of owning a pool, so you have all the information you need to figure out if a pool is suitable for your family.
#1 – Save Money
You read that right.
While installing a pool costs money upfront, owning a pool can save you money in the long run. And that’s probably one of the most surprising benefits of owning a pool.
Your pool will raise your staycation game considerably. A vacation involves travel expenses and can also be mentally taxing. How many times have you returned from a trip only to feel like you need a vacation from your vacation?
Plus, with a pool, your backyard becomes the prime destination for family gatherings, barbecues, and parties of all kinds. Not only are you saving your own money, your saving other people money on going out.
Make it a potluck or a BYOB affair, and they’ll bring food and beverages to pay tribute to your backyard oasis.
They’ll be happy to do it, and you’re spending next to nothing to have a good time.
Other Ways to Save Money
- If you know you’re going to spend the day in the backyard, you can turn down your A/C to save money and help save the environment.
- Using solar panels to heat your pool isn’t just energy-efficient but also extends your swim season into the colder months.
Yeah, but What About Maintenance Costs?
- Fiberglass pools are the lowest maintenance pools–no algae buildup.
- A lot of pool maintenance is automated.
- Get a pool cover for the off-season.
Find out how affordable a pool can be by requesting a free quote at the bottom of this page!
#2 – Mental Health
With the ever-increasing pace of modern life, it’s more important than ever to take care of your mental health.
According to a survey from leading research specialists Ipsos MORI, 74% of people agreed that time in the pool relieves stress. 70% said that they felt mentally recharged after using a pool. And 68% felt good themselves just from being in the water.
In addition to this, a recent study found that just looking at a video of the ocean can elevate your mood. So that tropical screensaver on your work computer is doing you some good, but imagine having your own body of water right in your backyard!
You probably don’t need a scientific study to convince you that floating in a pool is one of the most calming things you can do. Movie characters floating in pools have become visual code for rich and successful.
You don’t have to be rich to own a pool, though. Click here to see how easy it is to get your pool fully financed.
#3 – Physical Fitness
According to the CDC, “Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, bicycling, or running, can decrease the risk of chronic illnesses.”
Out of those three activities mentioned, swimming has the lowest impact on your bones and joints.
Not to mention your physical fitness is linked directly to your mental fitness. Studies have shown that aerobic exercise boosts your cognition, memory, and mood regulation while reducing stress and anxiety.
But you don’t have to be an athlete to get those benefits.
Just moving about your pool casually for a sustained period will work your body out more than your average household activity. If you’ve ever spent a day in the pool, then you know you don’t need to swim laps to feel spent at the end of the day. And that spent feeling combined with getting Vitamin D from the sun will lead to much better sleep.
And better sleep leads to better mental and physical fitness in the long term. It’s a compound effect!
One of the major health benefits of a pool is the ability to do aquatic therapy. Swimming pools are a low-impact cardio option to keep your body fit without putting too much stress on your joints and tendons. Pools have also improved the quality of life for people who have fibromyalgia and cerebral palsy.
#4 – A Great Excuse to Get Outside More
“Specifically now, in the age of coronavirus, many buyers are seeking a pool. They like the idea that their home is a one-stop-shop for all their summer entertainment activities since they are concerned about leaving the house.”
~ Melissa Zavala, Broadpoint Properties broker in San Diego
Unless you’re a millionaire with a huge mansion, your pool will most likely go in your backyard. So this may seem like one of the most obvious benefits of owning a pool. But how often do we ignore our instinct to go outside and spend most of our time indoors?
Coming home from a long day at work and jumping in your pool, even for just 15-20 minutes, can make a huge impact on your happiness after staring at a computer screen all day.
Also, the great outdoors are proven to ease burnout, and we do more than put pools in the ground—we can landscape your backyard into a resort-style oasis.
We’ve talked about the therapeutic benefits of swimming pools. But really, each of the top five benefits of owning a pool is therapeutic. Sometimes it’s just nice to get outside.
Check out this WebMD article to find out how many benefits there are to spending time outside. It’s a great way to keep the kids healthy and happy.
#5 – Increase the Value of Your Home
There’s some debate on this, but in just a few short paragraphs, you’ll see that installing a pool is definitely a home improvement that adds value.
Some experts say that compared to the cost of installation and maintenance, the average 7% increase in a home’s value with a pool isn’t enough to claim that a pool adds value.
Here’s the thing. Most things you invest in lose value. Your car, your boat, the exercise equipment you’re trying to sell on Craigslist.
Nobody looks at owning a pool as strictly a means to add value to their property. You’re reading this because you want a pool for the first four benefits. The fact that a pool will increase your home’s value and overall attractiveness down the road is just a bonus.
According to this article, an analysis of 19 warm-weather markets found that a pool can add between $11,591 and $95,393 in value to your home.
The real investment is the enjoyment you and your loved ones will receive over the lifetime of the pool. And if you’re in your forever home, a Fiberglass or Gunite pool can last you a lifetime. The fact that it adds to the value of your home is a pleasant bonus if you think you might move in the future.
You also have to look beyond just the pool. Premier can upgrade your entire backyard’s value through landscaping and hardscaping. Check out our brochure to see all of the jaw-dropping resorts we’ve built in our customer’s backyards.
Or imagine this out your window–
Hopefully, you’ve learned some benefits of owning a pool you didn’t already know.
And remember, no matter your budget, we can find ways to make the area around your pool look just as inviting.
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