Have you been contemplating installing a pool on your property? If you don’t currently have a pool, there’s no doubt you’ve likely pictured what it would look like to have one right there in your yard, seconds away from your door, ready for you to jump right in at the moment of your choosing.
It’s no secret that pools are perhaps the best way to instantly elevate the functionality and fun factor of your property, but there are plenty of other perfectly good reasons to install one as well.
In fact, we can think of several more, but let’s just stick with these 10 reasons below for now ...
1. Entertaining Friends
Stop waiting for someone else to have a pool party. Throw one yourself! Nothing gets friends and neighbors over to your house in the summers faster than an invite to swim. Hang out, play some games, cook out on the grill, or simply float around and relax — whatever works for your guests. Regardless of what you choose to do, you’ll always have the prime summer option for entertaining guests during pool season.
2. Summers are HOT
In case you didn’t know by now, summers in Oklahoma are hot. You can literally cook an egg on the sidewalk (although we don’t recommend this). On those 100+ degree days that are sure to come, there’s nothing better than being able to take a dip in a cool, refreshing pool. Don’t sit inside all day running the air conditioner on full blast -- get out of the house and into the pool! Plus, you can do it again at night when the temperature is only slightly better, but with more of that stubborn humidity that always manages to set in.
It can sometimes seem a little unnerving to have your teenage kids always rushing off to other people’s houses to hang out and swim. Why not provide the venue yourself? Having a pool in the backyard gives your teens and their friends the perfect spot to spend time with each other while also keeping an eye on them, plus you won’t have to worry about driving them around town to swim all the time.
4. Actually Use the Space in Your Yard
What better way to make the most of your backyard space than with a pool? Not only does a pool create an oasis right outside your back door, it gives you a backyard with more functionality, more entertainment — and less grass to mow! That’s a winning situation all around.
Want to know the worst part of public pools? Well, they’re public. Not only do you have to leave the confines of your own property to get to them, you typically have to also deal with messy bathrooms, strangers that seem like they are there simply to stare at people, and an endless stream of rowdy kids always splashing around. The best remedy to this, of course, is to build a pool in your own backyard. There’s nothing quite like having your own pool all to yourself, whenever you want.
6. Small Children
Having a pool for your small children to enjoy is one of the best advantages that comes with pool ownership. The pool offers endless opportunities for bonding and creating memories, and also gives you a great way to teach them to swim without having to go elsewhere. Oh, and unlike all the toys and clothes you’re constantly having to buy for them, it’s impossible to outgrow a pool!
7. Create a Device-Free Zone
If phone, computer, and television screens have taken over everyone in your household, a readily available pool just might be the (temporary) deterrent you’re needing. Shut the laptop, turn off the gaming consoles, and log off social media — there’s a pool in your backyard! All that water will keep the electronics at bay, save for maybe a waterproof wireless speaker or two. Spend some quality time with your friends, family, and significant other without being distracted by all that unnecessary screen time. Who knows, it may start a welcome trend around your house.
Hey grandparents, want to give your home some added incentive to get everyone to come over? Install a pool! This is not only one of the best ways to create an ideal environment for having the family over in the summers, it’s also good for yourselves as well. Whether you’re hosting all the kids, grandkids, and in-laws for the day, or relaxing alone by the water while firing up the grill, a pool is the centerpiece your yard is currently lacking.
9. Get in Shape
We’ve certainly touched on this before, but it’s worth repeating again: Pools are an excellent way to get in shape. Water resistance provides your body with an efficient and strenuous exercise that is also easy on the joints. You can actually burn anywhere from 400-590 calories per hour just by swimming laps! Plus, you get to exercise in a pool, which is way more comfortable than … not being in a pool. Especially when it’s hot outside.
And here’s a bonus idea: Consider adding a hot tub to your pool setup. Hydrotherapy hot tubs can be directly connected to your pool, offering easy access to improved blood circulation, muscle relaxation, soothing of tension, and an elevated sense of relaxation.
Want to have your own pool to enjoy this summer? Get started with the process now! Pools are definitely not an overnight thing; they take time to design, construct, and get ready for the initial opening. Early spring is the cutoff for having a new pool by summer, so if you want to take advantage of all the endless benefits and advantages of having your own pool in your own backyard, it’s time to take the next step now before time runs out.
Trust your new pool to a renowned team who has provided countless properties with the pool of their dreams. Blue Haven has the experience and knowledge to help you design and implement the perfect pool for your new home, regardless of your budget or property’s characteristics.
We also carry a wide range of essential pool supplies, and can handle a number of different service and repair needs as well. You’re always welcome to send us a message, give us a call at 405-844-7500, or drop by and see us at our Blue Haven location in Edmond.