- Written by Andy Hernan, Griffin Pools, Inc., 2007:
Family Time Occurs!
When you build a pool, you actually create a fun, relaxing and healthy space for your children and entire family to spend quality time together….without leaving the backyard! You will make lasting memories as you teach your kids to swim, play with them in the pool, bar-b-que with friends and relatives and relax on your pool deck.
Create An Outdoor Resort At Home
A well designed swimming pool is not just a concrete bowl of water! It turns your backyard into an elegant outdoor resort and oasis. With spas, waterfalls, vanishing edges, planters and other unique amenities, a pool can serve as a relaxing and inviting centerpiece right in your own backyard.
Throw A Party
During the warm afternoons, cool summer evenings or chilly winter nights, using the pool deck area is a great way to entertain. Invite your friends over for dinner, pool side bar-b-cue or just a dip in the spa…….it’s party time!
Stay Healthy And Lose Weight
Instead of driving to the gym, you can spend time exercising in your own pool. Research shows that swimming provides a better total body workout with a low risk of injury. Swimming also helps you to lose weight faster and it’s not bad for the heart either!
Unwind And Relax
When you get home from a long day at work or need to escape the hectic demands of life, take a quick dip in your pool or unwind in the spa. Spending time in the water helps your body and mind relax and shed the life’s stresses. Chances are you will also sleep better and deeper that you ever have before!
Increase The Value Of Your Home
Studies show that owning a pool increases the value of your home by as much as 15%. It also makes your property more attractive to prospective homebuyers. If it comes time to move, owning a pool may be the difference between selling your home quickly and keeping it on the market.
Instead of hiding indoors by the air conditioning, you can beat the summer heat by lounging in the cool waters of your own pool. If a screen enclosure is added you can also shield some of the sun’s rays yet still cool off in the crisp clean and safe water.
Keep An Eye On Your Kids
With a swimming pool in your backyard, you can give your kids and their friends a place to play that is both convenient and safe.
Save Some Money
A pool is easier to finance and maintain than most people think. As well, in the long run, pools are less expensive than big family vacations and other entertainment options. Plus, you will create just as many memories.
Long Lasting Fun
Building a pool is a great investment that will reap rewards for a lifetime. A vacation, a movie, or a visit to a theme park will all come to an end, but a pool will be enjoyed by your friends and family for years to come. You never have to leave you backyard oasis!