Adding a swimming pool is an especially good idea when you’re in the process of re-landscaping your backyard. The area in which the pool will be laid will need to get excavated, so you’ll have extra earth that can be re-distributed as part of your landscaping scheme. Once you add a pool, designing your vegetation to create privacy or add ambience to the surrounding area will be a top priority as well. You may even consider adding a patio around or near the pool to make allowances for hosting friends and family.
If you’re still considering whether getting a swimming pool is right for you, here are a few great reasons to consider it.
While you may not have the space for an Olympic-sized pool on a suburban lot, even small inground pools can provide enough space for swimming laps, and doing aquatic exercises that help increase blood flow. Swimming is a great activity for:
From babies and toddlers to kids and teens, to older adults, swimming pools are fun for all ages. Swimming isn’t just fun, it can be a social activity, and installing a swimming pool in your backyard will transform your home into a hub of activity, especially in the warm summer months.
Whether you have an expansive backyard and live out in the country, or have a smaller space in the heart of the city, inground swimming pools come in all shapes and sizes. Plunge pools are even possible in spaces that are quite limited. Larger country homes can utilise the space in many different ways, from installing a rather large inground pool to adding on additional spas, splash deck pads, water features, and more.
If you’ve been dragging your feet on installing a swimming pool because you think it will be too much work or take too long, think again. Inground fibreglass swimming pools come pre-fabricated, so installation is quick and easy. They’re also extremely durable, with a special gel coating that protects your pool from UV rays, algae, and bacteria, meaning they’ll be easy to maintain and continue to look their best for years to come.
Adding a swimming pool will change the relationship you have with your backyard. It will extend the amount of living space of the home, especially if you add surrounding patios or a deck that can be used for entertaining and outdoor living enjoyment. The tranquillity you’ll feel having a small body of water near your home will be transformative, and you’ll find yourself feeling more relaxed and spending more time outdoors.
If you’re considering selling your home in the future, you’ll be happy to know that having an inground swimming pool is an excellent selling feature and can add to the resale value of your property. Many buyers often look for existing pools when they are buying, and are willing to pay more for a home if they know they get a pool out of the deal.