Jumping into the cool, blue waters of a pool in the middle of a long, hot summer day is one of the most refreshing feelings! Watching the kids splash around, lounging on your favorite inflatable pool float and tanning in the sun is a great way to spend the day. Having access to a nearby pool is great, but having your own pool is so much better, for so many reasons!
If you’re like most working families, finding the time to pack up the kids and head to the pool can be hard. By the time the workday has ended and the extra curricular activities are done, the public pool is probably closed up for the night. When you have your own pool you’re able to use it whenever you want. If you have kids and don’t have the time to drive to the pool, you can easily watch them swim out back. If they’re with a babysitter for the day, everyone can swim and at no cost!
Even during the week, after the workday ends the pool is all yours for a quick swim. Summertime is perfect for night swimming, and is a great way to get in some quick exercise or just relax and wind down at the end of the day.
Owning your own pool means that you can have as many accessories and toys as you want, without having to worry about them getting lost or stolen at the public pool. Kids have the freedom to toss around the beach ball, play Marco-Polo, or use a bunch of noodles, all while you float around in that lounge chair or raft. At a public pool, you don’t have the ability to bring a bunch of toys or play as many games. The crowded environment makes it a bit harder to lounge or relax in the pool, as you can’t use rafts in public swimming pools and if you have kids you’ll be more focused on where your child is at all times.
The options are truly endless when you have your own pool! Say goodbye to that icy water; you can heat your pool up a bit for the cooler summer nights or keep the temperature lower when you need to cool off. You can add chlorine as often as you see fit, or even convert it to a salt water pool, either way you won’t be overwhelmed by a highly-chlorinated public pool.
Depending on the pool or club you choose to belong to, the membership fees can be pretty pricey. Is it really worth it when you’re only getting to the pool once a week because of their hours? Cut the cost! The initial cost of purchasing your own pool, will quickly be outweighed by the savings you’ll recognize by not having a club membership. Plus, there’s no gas needed; your pool is right in your backyard!
Whether you enjoy swimming laps to get your exercise in, or need a place for the kids to expend some energy, having your own pool, with unlimited access has lots of perks!