Published May 30, 2012
As the mercury on the thermometer begins to rise, and you sit in your backyard fanning yourself – weighed down by the heat of the mid-day sun, you remember the promise you made to yourself twelve months ago – “Next summer we WILL have a backyard swimming pool!” While the obvious motivation of chasing away the heat of the day is reason enough to invest in a swimming pool, there are many other advantages that a backyard swimming pool will provide. The good news is that building and maintaining a swimming pool is easier than ever and the return on your investment goes far beyond the cost value – but as an investment to improve your health, the overall look of your home and as a foundation of family fun.
The health benefits alone are worth owning a pool. Swimming works your entire body with low risk of injury. You get the benefits of improving your cardiovascular system, increasing your muscle strength, and improving your flexibility all at the same time. Swimming also improves your body’s use of oxygen without overworking your heart. And best of all, there is no stress on your bones, joins or connective tissues with swimming. Like any regular exercise, pool workouts are great stress relievers. The exercise stimulates the brain to release chemicals that make the body feel good. When performing pool exercises in warmer water temperatures, the movement of water against and over the body results in both massage and relaxation. This calming effect can decrease, or eliminate the pain resulting from a workout.
Your happiness is just as important as your health. In fact, studies have shown that if you are happy and satisfied with your life, you are more likely to be healthy in the future. Health and happiness truly go hand in hand. What better way to enjoy life and live it to the fullest than with a swimming pool? Your backyard oasis can provide countless hours of quality time with your kids and your friends. Pool parties are synonymous with summertime, and if you have a pool, you’ll never need an excuse to have people over for fun in the sun!
If you decide to invest in a swimming pool, it can make the property more likely to sell quickly and for your asking price. For some, this is worth the investment alone. If you do decide to install a pool, a few simple touches can increase the curb appeal of your home and improve the home’s value to new potential homeowners.Be sure to decorate the area surrounding your pool – if it’s an inground pool, the look of your decking and coping to make your pool area more appealing. You can also choose to line the walkway and edges with decorate pavers and brickwork. Don’t forget to include plenty of greenery and landscaping to make the area inviting and relaxing.
If you already own a swimming pool and are looking to convert your area, adding a few features can completely change the look of your backyard. For a complete transformation, consider including safety and technology upgrades, surface changes or even your pool’s shape.
If you’ve been dreaming of a backyard paradise, but not sure where to start, there are tools and tips to get you started on SwimmingPool.com. The 5 Easy Steps to Building Your Pool application will guide you from dreaming about your pool to a quote from a pool professional. For pool owners, The Easy Steps to Remodel Your Pool will offer options that can completely change the look of your backyard with just a few changes.
Are you ready to build your backyard oasis, yet need a bit of financial assistance to complete the dream? There are various financing program options that are available for those constructing or remodeling a swimming pool. Visit SwimmingPool.com for all of the financing options available for pool construction and remodeling.
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