We’re sure you’ve already realized or read about a few key perks of owning your own pool. But there are probably a few more you haven’t even thought of yet!
Better Sanitation for Your Family
When you do the math, having your own pool might not seem like it stacks up against a membership to the local community pool or myriad trips to a water park. But neither of those options allow you to control the cleanliness. Bacteria such as E. coli (Escherichia coli) are often present in public pools and can cause illnesses. In a 2013 study by the CDC, over half of public pools tested were even found to contain fecal matter! With a lot less human traffic in your personal pool and with proper regular maintenance, you can avoid exposing your family to such disturbing elements.
Health Perks for Non-Swimmers
We all know that swimmers benefit from having a pool in which to swim, but what about non-swimmers? They can experience positive health effects, too. Even walking in the pool counts as valuable exercise, since the water offers added resistance to muscles without posing threats to bones and joints. And here’s our favorite part: the fun factor makes many people more likely to stick with an exercise routine of any kind that involves a pool.
Mental Health for Onlookers
Not only can non-swimmers benefit, but even those who never dip a toe into the water can reap the rewards of being near a pool! Simply being near water can provide an uplifting state of mind. While you might not be able to afford an oceanfront vacation home or lakefront property, by adding a pool to your home’s landscape you can provide your family members with the same level of mental health benefits. Keeping that aim in view, it’s best to have your pool installed as close to your home as possible and with an unobstructed view from the main windows. The sound of the water can increase the positive emotional effect, and for optimal stress relief, floating can provide an added comfort for many.
Sound Sleep for Everyone
It’s no secret that healthy sleep provides many perks. Well, being around or in a pool causes the precise kind of physical fatigue that allows you to fall asleep easily at night — and sleep more deeply. The reason is scientific: being in the cool water causes lower body temperature, causing your body to work a little overtime to maintain a proper balance. Whether you actually swim or just walk or play in the pool, you’ll reap the benefits!
Social Perks for You
If you’d love to have a “magnet” to draw friends and family members to your home, the pool is the perfect solution! And unlike other types of events, a pool party requires little planning and engagement from a host or hostess, so it’s the type of gathering even an introvert can handle. And a related perk of gathering around the pool is that everyone can justify letting go of their cell phones for a while.
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Amy Winters says
It’s great that this article talked about how there is less traffic when you own a private swimming pool, and you are less likely to come in to contact with poop. Recently, my dad was thinking about hiring a pool builder to build a pool in his backyard. He’s sick of having to go to the local pool to do his swimming laps. Thanks for helping me understand that having a private pool is cleaner if properly maintained.