Whether you’re looking to beat the summer heat or spend more time with your family, you may have considered building a pool. After all, there are 10.4 million residential pools in the US.

But you may still not be convinced to undertake this major investment – and this blog post is for you! Below we’ll describe 10 benefits you’ll experience after you build a pool.

Keep reading to learn more about why you should join the millions of Americans who love their pools. We bet you’ll come around.

1. Enjoy Endless Vacation

With a pool in your backyard, vacation doesn’t have to end when summer does. In Richmond Texas, pool weather can extend well into the end of October.

Give yourself the chance to experience what it’s like to get away from the stresses of life year-round. When you get home from a long day, you can leave your worries inside as soon as you step into the water.

2. Show Off Your Style

Installing a pool does more than just give you an option for another activity. It also provides you with an outlet to express your style.

As a focal point in your backyard, your pool is an extension of the style in your home. You can create custom pools with various shapes, materials, and colors to reflect how you want the space to feel.

For example, say that you want a sleek small pool for exercising. You may want to consider a pool company that will construct a lap pool for you. Their rectangular shape and simple design add elegance to any backyard.

3. Create Community

And speaking of creating, you can create a community with your new pool. Having a pool is a great reason to bring together a group of people.

From a 4th of July barbecue to an end-of-summer pool bash, you can make your pool the center of any gathering. Your guests will be delighted to attend an event where they can socialize next to a refreshing body of water.

4. Increase Home Value

There’s no doubt about it – pools can be expensive. But don’t let the cost deter you from building your custom pool.

Pools can increase your home value. Research shows that this number can reach 7% of your home’s selling price.

For instance, say you sell your home for $300,000 and you pay $20,000 to install your pool. 7% of your home value is $21,000. When you sell your home, you would make back the price of installing it.

And you don’t have to pay for your pool all at once. Numerous financing options exist to make your pool a reasonable financial responsibility.

5. Try a New Exercise Routine

Getting motivated to begin exercising is difficult. And staying motivated is even more difficult, especially when you have to convince yourself to leave your comfortable bed to drive to the gym.

When you have a swimming pool, you have no excuse but to get yourself outdoors and active. All you need to do is change into a swimsuit and walk out of your door. In just a few minutes, you can begin your exercise routine.

And you don’t have to settle for laps, either. Pools have dozens of exercise options, from water aerobics to volleyball.

6. Relax from the Comfort of Home

Everyone deserves to have a space to relax after a long and stressful day. But you may want to have a change of scenery. After all, returning to a kitchen sink full of dishes isn’t exactly calming.

A pool allows you to enjoy nature and relax outdoors without leaving the comforts of your home. You’re in a new space, but everything you could need is steps away.

7. Benefit from Better Health

Exercising in water offers numerous physical and mental health benefits – which may be why it’s the fourth most popular sports activity in the United States.

Engaging in just a few hours of swimming per week could lower your risk for chronic illnesses. Those with diabetes and heart disease may also experience improved health.

Swimming helps both your mind and body when you take a dip in the water. Arthritis and other injuries may prevent you from fully moving your body on land. But water will give you a better range of motion without putting stress on those problem areas.

Your mental health can also improve after swimming, from decreased anxiety to relieving symptoms of depression.

8. Pay Lower Taxes

And speaking of health, you may be eligible for another benefit with your new pool. If you install your pool for medical reasons, you may be able to increase your tax deductions by $12,000 or more.

Tax law will give you a deduction for the cost of installation and operating expenses, so long as you use your pool for medical use. 

9. Keep Children Entertained

Parents can testify to the fact that kids seem to have endless energy. They also need to be occupied at all times or you risk wreaking havoc on your home.

A swimming pool gets your kids out of the house while keeping them happy. They can splash away for hours of the day while you sit close by reading a book or get some work done inside the house.

10. Beat the Heat

And lastly, an indoor pool will help you maintain your sanity during the unbearable heat of summer. It’s easy to get lethargic (and even cranky) when temperatures peak above 90 degrees.

A pool will let you beat the heat while still enjoying the weather. You can work on your tan, sip a drink, or even take a nap on a floatable raft. Take advantage of the summer and enjoy the luxury of your own private pool.

Build a Pool with Custom Design

Experience the benefits of a private getaway when you build a new pool with a custom design. You can create the backyard of features of your dreams that will be a focal point for years to come.

Our pool builders are here to help you begin the process! Contact our team to schedule your free consultation.