As the temperature begins to rise, and you sit in your backyard in the heat of the mid-day sun, you remember the promise you made to yourself twelve months ago – “Next summer we WILL have a backyard swimming pool!” While the obvious motivation of chasing away the heat of the day is reason enough to invest in a swimming pool, there are many other advantages that a backyard swimming pool will provide. The good news is that building and maintaining a swimming pool is easier than ever and the return on your investment goes far beyond the cost value – but as an investment to improve your health, the overall look of your home and as a foundation of family fun.

The health benefits alone are worth owning a pool. Whether you are an aspiring Olympic swimmer or someone looking to stay fit over the summer, exercising in a pool is great for everyone! When people go for a workout at the gym, they usually skip the pool in favor of machines like an elliptical or a treadmill. While these machines are great, swimming laps in a pool is an even better workout.
Swimming is a much more intense cardio workout because you utilize many muscles that you normally wouldn’t while using a treadmill or an elliptical. In addition, a swim session can help:
• Improve flexibility
• Build up endurance
• Strengthen muscular balance
• Burn calories and lead to weight loss
• Improve cardiovascular and respiratory health
So the next time you’re in the mood for a workout, skip the gym and dive into your backyard pool!

A Reduced Chance of Injury:
As you get older, your body becomes more fragile. You may experience weak knees, problems with balance, and stiff joints or muscles. By taking a splash in the pool you can exercise without stressing or hurting your body! Exercising in the pool allows the water take some of the pressure off your joints without hurting yourself! Aside from swimming laps in your pool, you can also incorporate other exercises such as leg and arm lifts with low resistance water weights to help build your strength!

Psychological Health:
Are you feeling down or under pressure? Are you looking for an effective way to decompress after a stressful day at work? Owning a pool can drastically improve your mood!
Spending your time relaxing in the pool can help reduce your stress and anxiety. Floating in a pool is a comforting, almost womb-like experience that is similar to yoga. Your anxiety will disappear in no time! Also, when you exercise in the pool, you are stimulating your body causing it to release endorphins from your brain!