You’re on the fence installing a pool and spa in your backyard. That’s understandable, and you should be.
It’s not an insignificant investment, and there are a lot of factors to consider. But it’s also totally worth it. Once you’ve gotten a taste of owning a pool and spa combo on your property, you’ll never want to go without it.
If you need a little more encouragement, you’re in the right place. In this post, we’ll go over some of the top benefits of owning a modern pool and spa to help you make a decision with confidence.
Get More Physical Activity
A pool is an excellent way to do exercise regardless of your age or physical ability. Water aerobics are low-impact and don’t put undue stress on your joints. Whether you’re just starting an exercise routine or want to add some fun cardio to your workouts, there’s no better way than jumping in the pool.
Unfortunately, driving to and from your nearest health club with a pool can take up most of the time you set aside for exercise. With a pool right in your backyard, you don’t have to worry about that. You can jump right in whenever you have a moment and still have time after you’re done to relax in the adjacent spa.
Make Your House Look More Like a Home
Let’s face it—one of the main reasons why people want to install pools is to improve the aesthetic appeal of their house. Pools are functional and practical but they’re just as lovely to look at and will bring out the best from an otherwise empty yard.
A pool and spa isn’t just a good way to use up space in your yard. It acts as a centerpiece for your property. It’s like the first few brush strokes on a blank canvas that will inspire you to design and landscape your yard.
Increase Your Property Value
If you think a pool is a big investment, here’s something to think about:
A pool can add up to 10% to your property value under ideal conditions. That’s nothing to sneeze at, and in the right circumstances could mean you’ll recoup most or all the money you invest in its installation.
In other words, it might cost you nothing in the long run if you go about it the right way. But you must make the right choices along the way. The pool should be in line with the area’s general design style and shouldn’t take up the entire yard. With the wrong pool choices, installing one could actually decrease the value of your home.
One of our pool installation professionals can help you decide what kind of pool is most likely to increase your property value.
A Versatile Way To Entertain
Are you planning a backyard barbecue? Or, how about a nice dinner party when the days are too warm? A pool provides an excellent backdrop for all sorts of activities.
And if you have a pool with spa attached, the possibilities are even more diverse. After dinner, what’s a better way to relax and catch up with friends than soaking in a spa?
Everyone loves to visit that one friend with a pool, so you’ll never have to try very hard to get people to come over. You can even add visual features, such as LED lights, to make the pool a visual statement even if you won’t be using it. An evening light show in sparkling clean water is sure to leave all your guests dazzled.
Stress Relief and Physical Release
A nice, long soak in a spa can help both young and old alike. It can help you shed the stress of daily activities before bed or relieve sore muscles and joints with some aquatherapy.
Injuries or traumatic physical events can make it difficult or impossible to move around normally. A pool can provide a way to develop confidence without putting yourself at risk and recover faster. Spas can even help improve blood flow and get muscles to mobilize and extend better with regular use.
Moreover, pools provide stimulation for all your senses. The sounds of churning water make it easier to relax and can drown out noise pollution. You can add any number of water features to your pool that provides soothing soundscapes. Fountains, stone waterfalls, and bubblers are just a few of the many options available for modern pools.
Additionally, warm water baths before bed can help you get more restful sleep. It’s a way to transition into a resting state more easily by increasing blood flow and allowing you to relax as your body cools back down in bed.
Boost Your Intimacy
A pool is great for guests and entertaining, but the benefits of spa use include a lot of bonding time with loved ones as well. A spa provides a cozy and relaxing atmosphere for you and your partner to spend quality time together away from the distractions of ordinary life. A small oasis in an otherwise attention-hungry world that rarely allows you to devote time to your relationship.
It’s also a nice way to enjoy a staycation when you can’t travel. With a little creativity, you can turn a boring backyard into your personal resort. A few hammocks and a firepit give you everything you need to enjoy some time off, and then you can slide into a warm spa to top it off. You can even add an outdoor kitchen for the full resort experience.
Use Your Pool Year Round
Swimming pool benefits mostly peak in the summer months. Granted, there’s a lot of summers to be had in Florida, but there are also quite a few days (and nights) that are too cold for a dip. It might make sense to install a pool heating system for some homeowners, but those can be quite pricey.
Instead, a heated spa can serve as a backup when the pool is too cold. If you’re used to regular pool time, it can be annoying when cold weather keeps you out. So a pool with a spa essentially gives you year-round enjoyment.
Plus, a spa is essentially just more pool space. If you’re having many people over, none of them will have to wait outside to avoid overcrowding the water.
You Don’t Have to Choose Between Pool and Spa
There’s no reason you can’t enjoy all the benefits of both a pool and a spa in your backyard, whether you want to relax and soak your body in a warm spa or enjoy the health and social advantages of a pool.
A pool and spa combo lets you have it both ways at any time of year. And we can help you design and build the perfect pool for your backyard. Call us today for a free estimate.
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