The Advantages of Having Your Own Pool



Having a pool in our back garden is something that many of us dreamed about as children, perhaps some of our friends had their own pool, and we thought longingly about how much fun it would be to have our own. In adulthood, our priorities are a little different. Few of us have a garden big enough to home a decent sized swimming pool, and even if we do there are other things to consider. Pools take up a lot of space, so it’s giving up a lot of your garden and sacrificing other things, like a large lawn or flower beds. They can also be costly, both to install, run and maintain. But, the advantages can be enormous and well worth the effort. Let’s take a look at them.


Added Value


Firstly, having a pool in your garden can increase the value of your home massively. Many people are willing to pay high for the privilege of having a pool. Even if you’ve got no plans to sell anytime soon, it could come in handy in the future, even if it’s your kids that end up selling in the distant future.  


Saving Money


A pool can actually save you a lot of money in the long run. If you take the time to keep your pool clean and well maintained, and only use quality pool pump repairs, it will probably cost you a lot less than you think and think of all the places that you’ll save. You’ll never have to pay to take your children swimming. You’ll be able to teach them yourself instead of buying an expensive course of lessons, you won’t have to shell out a fortune for birthday parties every year, and you’ll never need to buy a gym membership for yourself as you’ll be able to keep fit at home with daily laps.


Health Benefits


We all know that exercise is good for us, but it can be hard to stay motivated. Especially if you don’t enjoy going to the gym or don’t have one close by. A lot of people also feel uncomfortable and self-conscious swimming in a public pool; it can be daunting stripping down to a swimming costume in front of countless strangers. Having a pool at home means that you don’t have to. You can exercise privately, at home in your own time and at your own pace. It’s also great if you’re short on time, seen as you’re not paying for use or traveling to get there, it’s fine to jump in for a 15-minute swim in the morning before getting ready.




One of the main things that put people off getting a pool when their children are younger is safety. The last thing that you want is your child getting into trouble in the water or falling in when they are playing in the garden. But, there are plenty of safety measures that you can put in place, as well as teaching your children pool safety and installing an alarm. Long-term, having your own pool means that your children will be strong swimmers who are sensible around the water. You’ll have less to worry about when you are out swimming or around water on holidays.

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