One of the most luxurious and versatile ways to enjoy your landscape is to install an inground pool. Pools provide an excellent way for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors, and they add an elegant element to your outdoor space.
Are you considering installing an inground pool? Contact your local landscape designer to incorporate your pool into your existing landscape design.
Pools Promote Family Time
One of the most popular reasons to install a pool is to create a family-friendly outdoor environment.
Pools can be designed to accommodate a wide range of age groups. Shallow pool areas provide a refreshing spot for babies and toddlers, while a traditional swimming pool is best for older children and adults.
Incorporate a hot tub into your swimming pool for a relaxing seating area or spruce up the pool area with underwater LED lighting. The options to upgrade your swimming area are endless, which allow you to tailor your pool design to specific audiences.
Pools Increase Home Value
According to HGTV, a pool can increase your home’s value by five to eight percent, depending on the location.
They also found that not having a pool in a neighborhood where pools are common may decrease the value of your home.
The determining factor for improving your home’s value was a well-maintained, aesthetic pool area. Attractive pool tiles, walkways and a landscaped backdrop all improve the overall value of your home.
Pools Promote Fitness
According to the CDC, water-based exercises are an excellent way to improve your physical health without putting too much strain on your joints.
This is especially good news for people suffering from diseases causing joint pain. Water-based exercises may help alleviate some symptoms and provide a way to improve overall health in a low-impact environment.
Swimming is an obvious water-based workout, but the options don’t end there. Water aerobics and resistance training may help build muscle and improve flexibility, giving your body a total workout.
Pools Build Community
Pools attract parties, which is good news for extroverts and socialites. Nothing brings people together in the heat of summer like a cool, refreshing swim.
Whether you’re entertaining families, children’s sports teams, church groups or a few adult friends, a pool is an excellent hangout spot.
Create an entertainment area in your backyard by incorporating the pool into other outdoor living spaces. Patios, outdoor kitchens, water features and other outdoor improvements can create a welcoming environment in your yard for any social gathering.
Pools Are Relaxing
Of course, if you would rather use your yard as a private oasis, a pool can be a secluded, relaxing hideaway.
Going for a swim can help reduce stress, as well as provide a great workout. Lounging in or near the pool can help calm your mind as you take a break from devices and the hustle and bustle of society.
A well-landscaped pool area can reduce stress by providing an aesthetic green space.
Green spaces are known to:
- Restore mental energy
- Inspire learning and creativity
- Encourage physical activity
- Improve emotional and social health
- Reduce symptoms of ADD
- Improve cognitive function
- Improve symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Improve sleep habits
- Improve immune system
A pool can help encourage outdoor time and add another layer of relaxation and stress relief in addition to the many health benefits of spending time in a green space.
Pools Provide Aquatic Therapy
In addition to promoting relaxation and physical activity, pools can provide a source of physical therapy for some people suffering from disabilities.
The water pressure on a person’s body has been found to be especially calming to people who are diagnosed with autism. Research shows the even pressure from being underwater has the same calming effect as a weighted blanket and can help autistic people reduce stress and focus on other activities.
Water therapy is also a great way for people with degenerative disorders to get physical activity without putting strain on joints or bones. It’s also a relaxing experience that can help relieve stress and improve mental health.
Of course, aquatic therapy is also beneficial for people suffering from injuries that make traditional exercises painful or dangerous. Recovering from torn ligaments, broken bones, or other traumatic injuries can be easier in a pool where the exercises are low-impact and there is a much lower risk of getting re-injured.
If you wish to install a pool for aquatic therapy, contact your doctor about the best design for your need, and work with a trained professional for workout routines.
Pools provide a refreshing hangout spot, and they can take your entertainment game to the next level. They also help improve physical and mental health, as well as improve the value of your home.
For more information on installing a pool, contact us today.