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Why Every Family Should Have a Pool

There are actually numerous reasons a pool is good for a family.

By Sasha McGregorPublished 4 years ago 3 min read

Are your kids begging you for a swimming pool? You may think that a pool isn't worth the cost. Yet there are actually numerous reasons a pool is good for a family.

1. Improved Physical Health

Swimming is a fun way to keep the entire family active. Instead of spending hours in front of the television or computer, your kids will jump in the pool during the summertime. Whether they are doing laps or playing games in the water, they will get a great workout.

In fact, pool exercises are great for the whole family. They put less stress on the joints and have a lower risk of injury. They are thus ideal for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other physical limitations. Family members with disabilities such as cerebral palsy will appreciate the pool, as well.

Regular water exercises may even help with weight loss. In fact, there are numerous health benefits of pool workouts. They can improve your heart health by lowering your blood pressure and improving your circulation. Water workouts can also increase your endurance, muscular balance, strength and flexibility.

Some even think that a late-evening swim helps the muscles relax and leads to a better night's sleep. Research also indicates that swimming can help individuals who struggle with asthma.

2. Reduced Stress and Better Mental Health

Swimming doesn’t just help with physical fitness, either. It can even improve your kids' mental health. As your children exercise more in the pool, they will become more confident in themselves.

Learning to swim and dive is also a confidence-booster. All kids and adults should know how to swim purely for safety reasons. It is easier to learn this skill in a backyard pool where you can be sure everyone is safe.

A pool can also reduce your family's stress. Hanging out in a pool can be incredibly relaxing. Your kids can just float on the water without worrying about any problems they have.

3. More Family Time

Swimming in a backyard pool is a great way for a family to spend time together and bond. It’s cheaper than a long vacation, and it is more convenient than the local community center or beach. You can make memories in the pool that your kids will remember as they grow older. You may even want to use the pool as a family meeting place where your kids can talk about their days in a less stressful environment.

Besides, not every family has searched “amazing inground swimming pools Mobile” on the internet to get jealous. Getting a pool for your house will make you the talk of the neighborhood. Your kids will thus want to spend more time at home instead of running off to a classmate's house. This will make it easier for you to keep an eye on them. If they invite people over to play in the pool, you will get to see exactly who your kids' friends are and whether they are good influences.

4. Smoother Bedtime Routines

During the summer months, getting your kids to bed at a normal hour can be a hassle. They may want to stay up late playing on their tablet or phone. If they spend hours in the pool during the day, however, they will tire themselves out. They may even volunteer to go to bed.

5. Easy Entertaining

Do you love throwing parties but worry about how you will entertain your guests? A pool can bring a bit of fun to any social event.

6. Save Money Elsewhere

After you buy a swimming pool, you and your family will be spending more time outside during the summer. You can thus turn the air conditioning off and save some money on your utility bill. If you finance your pool using a home equity loan, you may even be able to deduct the expense from your taxes.

While a pool can be expensive, the benefits are worth it in the long run. A pool can help keep you and your kids in shape while creating memories that will last a lifetime.


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