It's one of those things that we all lust after. If you have a big enough garden, you may very well think that a swimming pool can answer your prayers. Of course, your own private pool is the ultimate when it comes to luxurious living. But beyond relaxing in the swimming pool, there is so much more that it can do for you and your family.
Adds Value to the Property
A swimming pool is a perfect feature to add beauty to your back garden. You could go further by turning your back garden into one big water feature with a swimming pool, fishponds, and even an outdoor shower. With many outdoor shower accessories available, this can be one piece of an amazing watery kingdom in your own back garden.
More Time Out in the Sun
Swimming out in the sunshine is one of life's pleasures. More time in the sun gives you an amazing source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is one of those things that we all know we need to get more of, but vitamin D isn't just something that would be nice to have but is absolutely pivotal to your overall health, because it can help fight infection and it can help your bone health. Spending more time in the sunshine, whether it's lazing by the pool or actually getting in and going for a few laps, there is a lot to be said for a bit more vitamin D in your life.
Swimming Is the Perfect Exercise
Swimming is just one of the most brilliant all-around exercises for every member of the family. With so many health benefits, it can be the perfect workout. For children, adults, and older adults, swimming is ideal because you need to move your whole body against the water’s resistance and keep your heart rate up, turning it into fantastic cardiovascular fitness without the impact on your body in comparison to other exercises like weight training or running. Because it's an all-over workout, almost all of your muscles are being used doing swimming. If you are looking for the perfect opportunity to get fit, especially if you've been very lax, this can do a lot for you. Additionally, there are other benefits of swimming including improving your flexibility, it relaxes you, and can even improve your posture and balance.
Is the Perfect Entertainment
While there is the cost of buying a swimming pool, the fact is if you are the only person in your neighborhood that has a pool, this is the perfect way to have low-cost entertainment right in the comfort of your own back garden. You could have kids' parties and barbecues during the summer, and you needn't venture anywhere else ever again! A garden is an amazing space, as long as we have the right furniture, and a swimming pool is the most desirable piece of backyard furniture ever! When kids are having parties in the pool, this gives the grown-ups the perfect opportunity to socialize, but it's a good idea to ensure you have some pool safety knowledge. You might want to venture onto a life-saving course just to be on the safe side!
Swimming Raises Strong Swimmers
Your kids may want to learn how to swim, and if you teach them at home, you will never need to worry about their safety when they venture out onto the waters. A lot of children don't like to learn how to swim but learning in a home environment where everybody is comfortable gives them that confidence so they can build up their resilience with the water. If you took your children to traditional swimming lessons, they may not like the idea of stripping down to their bathing suits in front of other people. Therefore, a swimming pool is a perfect environment to teach your children that sense of confidence.
Is the Ideal Stress Reliever
Swimming is a great way to relieve your stress. Swimming releases endorphins into your brain and body that will make you feel good, but swimming can also help you to shake off stress. Swimming is good for your mental well-being and some studies have found that swimming could be a great way to promote new brain cells that break down as a result of long-term stress. Partly this could be due to the peace and quiet you have on the water, but it is also to do with the color of the water. The color blue is considered to be a very calming color, and being near to water can instantly make you feel happier.
Is Perfect for Quality Time
You, your family, or your partner can all benefit from a pool. From the married couple that exercises together in the pool to the children who go for a swim rather than being on their phones, there's a lot to be said for quality time with every member of the family. For children who are fixated on their smartphones, the great thing is that they cannot take a smartphone into the water, so they have no choice but to engage with the water and spend time with the family! But like any family that exercises together, it becomes an amazing way for everyone to have that quality time together. These days, we are all in separate rooms, so a swimming pool can be the perfect feature for you to put into your back garden if you want your family to spend more time together. Because the modern family is segregated, sedentary, and in many cases, unfit, it's unsurprising that a swimming pool can do so much.
As you can see, a swimming pool is not just one of those things that are nice to have. but it can make a massive difference to every single aspect of your life. From the exercise to the mental health benefits and, of course, the aesthetics in the home, a swimming pool is an amazing way for you to make waves in your neighborhood and in your life.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.