For some, life doesn’t get better than a house with a pool – lounging around in the summertime, soaking up the sunshine, and splashing around with the kids in their own private oasis.
But if you’re thinking of getting a pool, you should know that it’s not all fun and games. We’ve compiled a list of all the pros and cons of pool ownership, so you don’t just dive in without knowing what you’re getting into.
1. Hours Of Fun
Yes, having a pool can provide hours of fun for the whole family. You have the swimming, splashing, pool games, ball games and other physically active things you can do in the swimming pool. But you also have the sunbathing, the lounging, the floating and the general chilling out that happens on those warm days. It’s heaven.
2. You’re The Cool House
If you have older children and teenagers, installing a pool in your house, particularly if there aren’t too many in your neighbourhood, will make you the ‘cool house’. This means you’re more likely to be the hang out of choice for your children and their friends, making it easy for you to spend lots of time with your child instead of constantly sending them off to someone else’s house.
3. Looks Great In Your Home
Swimming pools can make wonderful additions to your home. Placed in the right location and with an appropriate amount of design and landscaping of the surrounds, a pool can be a smart addition to any home. It’s likely to even add value to your property, and perhaps make it the tipping point that encourages someone to buy it once you move to another place.
4. Great For Parties And Entertaining Guests
If you have a large social circle and you’re sick of fighting for space at your local park for the best BBQ and picnic spots, worry no more! A pool allows you the perfect entertaining space, a place where both adults and children can enjoy themselves in relative harmony. For those out there valuing the opinions of their friends and social acquaintances, a pool certainly gets you ahead.
5. Great For Staying In Shape
If you’re not a fan of weight-bearing exercise, or you live somewhere very warm, a swimming pool is a great way to stay fit. Swimming laps in your own home means there’s no excuse not to get fit, and with a few simple contraptions, you’ll never have to deal with the public pool again. Perfect!