3 Great Reasons to Own a Pool

You don’t have to be an up-and-coming Ryan Lochte, or a Missy Franklin to benefit from having a pool. In today’s fast-paced world where the average working American spends about 13 hours a week checking their email, it seems as if we are devoting increasingly less time and resources to maintaining our health and happiness. However, the backyard oasis of your own pool could be just what you need to get back on track. Here are 3 great reasons to build a pool, right now:

1) A lap a day keeps bad health at bay

It’s hard to find time to exercise when you’re busy with a family, work and extracurricular activities. Thankfully, swimming is a form of exercise that allows you to get the most “bang for your buck.”

  • Swimming for about 45 minutes can help burn up to 800 calories
  • Those who swim regularly tend to have stronger hearts and better muscle stamina
  • Since swimming doesn’t strain the connective muscle tissue, it’s considered an ideal workout for those with arthritis

2) Pools are human watering holes

We’ve all seen the movies that include the bikini-clad models hanging out around the pool while the guys play water sports and grill out. Well we’re not promising that a pool will make your friends better looking, but we can promise that there are beneficial social elements that come with owning a pool.

  • A pool party/event can be a great way to bring friends and family together for a fun and social time
  • Studies have proven that those individuals who frequently socialize with friends and family tend to live healthier and happier lives
  • Owning a swimming pool can give your home a “staycation” element that could save you the money that your family would usually spend vacationing  (most likely somewhere with a pool )

3) Pools add value to your home

Adding a swimming pool to your home has the potential to boost to your home’s value. 

  • The National Association of Realtors recently released an article stating that installing an in-ground fiberglass or concrete pool can add about $25,000 worth of value to a $500,000 home.
  • This value can go up even more when you add your own personal flare, like outdoor kitchens and patios

If you’re thinking about building a pool, now is the best time of year to get started. Rising Sun Pools is here to help. Check out our In-ground and  Aboveground Pool Buyers Guide to dive deeper into the pool building process, and request a quote using the form to the left to get started!