If you’re on the fence about whether to take the plunge (pun intended) and install an inground swimming pool in your backyard, this article is for you. You know you would love having a pool, right? You just need a little extra justification for the expense. First off, the expense might be less than you think. (Head over to our article entitled “How much do inground pools cost?” for more about the cost.) Meanwhile, this article will focus on the benefits of a custom inground swimming pool.
Six reasons to install an inground pool in your backyard
There are many reasons why installing a gunite (concrete) pool in your backyard is going to transform your outdoor living area, expand your family and friends entertainment options, make relaxation a priority and so much more. Here are six reasons to get you started.
1. Family Recreation without Transportation
If you have young people in your home, an inground pool provides a healthy activity with exercise and fresh air without having to figure out logistics, fight traffic and lose time in your day.
2. Backyard Hydrotherapy
It’s been proven that exercising in water has many benefits. It’s often prescribed for patients with arthritis, other joint pain or injury recovery, because of the gentle resistance, warmth and buoyancy. If your doctor has prescribed hydrotherapy, you may even get a tax deduction on your installation. Consult your tax professional if this may be the case.
3. Daily Swims Made Simple
The convenience for swimmers is undeniable. You can get in a morning or evening swim without dealing with the extra time and stress of traffic or the hassle of packing your gear for the locker room. With your own inground pool, you can throw on a suit (or not), slip into your flip flops by your back door, walk across your landscaped yard and jump in. That’s California dreamin’!
4. Inviting Focal Point for Outdoor Entertaining
What can be better than entertaining around your beautiful inground pool? Having a swimming pool as part of your stylish landscaping can create a soothing, inviting focal point and built-in activity. Whether it’s a cocktail party poolside or a barbecue with the neighbors, your own pool will take your outdoor entertaining to the next level.
5. Increased Property Value
An inground pool can enhance the aesthetic of your property and increase your property’s overall value by around 7% according to many real estate reports, especially in warm climates. It can also better attract homebuyers when and if you sell your home.
6. Relaxation Value of Viewing a Body of Water
Have you noticed that you feel more calm when you are near a pool, a lake, the ocean, or even a fountain? There’s scientific evidence that it’s an actual phenomenon. Two recent UC Davis studies found that simply looking at bodies of water can help decrease the gazer’s heart rate and blood pressure. It was also found to boost feelings of relaxation.
Experience the Benefits with Lux Pools
The benefits of owning a custom inground swimming pool are abundant, ranging from family fun and daily convenience to increased property value and relaxation benefits. If you’re considering pool ownership, Lux Pools is here to help. If you’re in the Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Healdsburg, or anywhere in Sonoma County, Marin County, Lake County, Solano County, or Napa County, reach out to Lux Pools today for a no-cost, no-obligation estimate and we’ll turn your backyard into a personal oasis!