In our blogs, we’ve talked quite a bit about how awesome custom pools are. But with all the focus we’ve put on unique custom features such as interesting shapes, fun slides, and amazing lighting, we haven’t talked much about the benefits of simply owning a pool, custom or not.
Well, it’s about time we dive into that, because there is a lot to gain from having a backyard pool. While it’s undeniably better when you have a sweet custom setup, simply owning a pool at all has some cool perks. Let’s look at why any Atlanta homeowner should consider installing a backyard pool.
Pools Provide Relief From the Summer Heat
You don’t need us to tell you that Georgia’s summers are brutal, and you’re probably already well-aware of the fact that water makes the heat more bearable. This much is already obvious, but it’s important to consider just how effective a backyard pool is at providing this nice relief.
Backyard pools are accessible 24/7. This is nice because sometimes you don’t want to leave the house just to feel cooler. Also, your backyard pool is only as crowded as you want it to be. Sure, the local neighborhood pool might be a great way to cool off, but it’s not quite as enjoyable when 200 other people had the same idea. Backyard pools allow you to enjoy the wonderful benefits of hydration within minutes and on your own terms.
Pools Provide Endless Entertainment
Once you have a pool in your backyard, you have a continually recurring source of fun, entertainment, recreation, and relaxation. For one person alone, there is already plenty of value, but to an entire group (especially a family), the benefits multiply. A pool can greatly enhance a get-together with friends or family, or be a valuable asset if you’re throwing a party. When you hold special events at your home, you can bet there will always be at least a few people who spend most of the night in the pool.
But pools are also valuable on a day-to-day basis. They can keep your kids busy, be a nice little retreat for you and your partner, or function as a glorified tanning bed while you absorb the sun on your floatie.
Pools Are Great For Working Out
Pools are extremely underrated when it comes to physical fitness, but people who use them regularly know the truth — there’s almost nothing better. Swimming is an effective exercise for a variety of reasons, but most people can admit that going to the gym to swim is a bit more of an endeavor than going to use weights. You’ve gotta go there, use the locker rooms, make sure it’s not too crowded, and so on.
With a pool in your backyard, it removes all of those annoying little obstacles. You can change into your swimsuit in about two seconds, and swim laps to your heart’s content without anyone waiting impatiently for their turn. Whether you’re getting a full-body workout from intense swimming, or doing something more therapeutic like water aerobics, a swimming pool can change your life if you use it as a workout tool.
It Increases Your Home Value
Having a pool can pay off in the long run. Should you decide to sell, it can significantly improve your home value. It’s hard to make blanket statements about this because it’s conditional upon so many factors, but it suffices to say that the right pool will help you out quite a bit.
Many of our clients don’t plan on moving any time soon (if at all), and if you’re ordering a completely custom pool, you’re probably in the same boat. But life never ceases to surprise, and should you ever change your mind, you won’t regret investing in your backyard oasis.
Custom Pools in Conyers and Greater Atlanta
These are just the benefits of owning a pool in general — even if there’s nothing special about it. But this list could get a lot bigger when you consider the many benefits of custom pools. At Rock Custom Pools, this is what we specialize in, and you’ll love adding features that are uniquely suited to your preferences and personality. Want to see what your options are? We encourage you to check out our online gallery, and to contact us today to get started.