Top 5 Reasons You Should Install a Backyard Swimming Pool

by Pool Builders on 03-08-2011 in Articles

At some point in most Australian homes with a backyard, the subject of whether or not to get a pool will arise. Usually when the mercury has hit above 30 degrees, the kids are begging to be allowed down to the local pool (again) and all you want to do is float in a blue oasis and wash away the day's stress! Questions about cost, time and who will end up being the designated pool cleaner always come up, and if you're currently having the 'should we or shouldn't we' debate about a backyard pool, here are 5 reasons why you should decide to, well, take the plunge!

Family Bonding

As the kids get older, the prospect of hanging out with Mum and Dad gets less and less appealing for them and trying to organise family activities becomes more and more challenging. With a backyard pool, your kids will be chomping at the bit to get in and take advantage of it, which means that times spent enjoying the sun and water together will be opportunities for family bonding as well.

Relaxation

There is something incredibly calming about being in the water, either lazily stroking laps from one side to the other or simply floating around on a li-lo with a drink letting your stresses float away. When you've spent a busy, hot and uncomfortable Summer's day commuting with the crowds and pushing your way through the city, there is nothing quite like coming home to your own private pool.

Entertaining

A backyard pool quickly becomes the focus point for all your entertaining. A barbecue instantly becomes more enticing with the promise of a dip after dinner, just as weekend get-togethers with friends that used to be spent trooping whole families down to the park with picnics and buckets of supplies can now be spent in the comfort and convenience at your place!

Exercise

Swimming is one of the best methods of building core strength and toning muscles, and what's more, it is far more enjoyable to to this in your own backyard than to pay ridiculous fees in order to use the over-chlorinated local gym pool.

A Good Night's Sleep

Do you want to know a little secret that people with swimming pools are in on? A quick dip before bed and a few laps is a perfect way to stretch your muscles, cool your body temperature and prepare your body for a deep, uninterrupted sleep. What's more, there is nothing more refreshing than waking from a sticky, hot sleep in the dead of Summer and being able to plunge into your pool--a better wake up call than any cup of coffee, and one that will leave you feeling revitalised all day--until you can come home and repeat the process!

So what are you waiting for? Start looking for a good pool pump, because it's time your backyard got a whole lot wetter!

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