We all know daily life has its endless stream of challenges and difficulties. Owning your own backyard pool can be a relaxing getaway from the day-to-day hurdy-gurdy, fast pace that life demands. A quiet serene dip to get your day started, at sunset with a glass of wine, or spontaneous moonlight skinny-dipping with your partner; a backyard swimming pool is a convenient and fun way to improve your mental and physical health.
Swimming pools are an area for bonding with friends and family. It’s almost cliche at this point, but outdoor pools bring people together. Living in a day and age where connections are more important than ever, backyard swimming pools are always a great way to get friends and family together for a socially-distanced cook-out. For the parents out there, we all know when it comes to our kid’s birthday parties, they want the best, and a pool party is the best party a kid could ask for.
Having a backyard swimming pool to cool off within summer is a great reason to go outside, breathe some fresh air, get some sun, and then cool off in the pool. The right balance of daily sunlight has numerous mood-lifting benefits. Here are a few:
- Exposure to sunlight increases your brain’s release of the hormone serotonin by cueing special receptors in your retina, helping you stay calm and focused. Without enough sun exposure, your melatonin levels will decline.
- The sun naturally causes your body to produce melatonin, which has a calming effect on your nervous system.
- Getting up to 15 minutes of sunlight daily boosts the levels of vitamin-D in your body, which contributes to strong bones.
- Moderate amounts of sunlight can help prevent colon cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, and prostate cancer.
- Remember: Always wear sunscreen!
Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to exercise because they’re low-impact so they preserve the joints of your body and can be performed by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Water-based exercises keep you limber, tones your muscle mass, and improves your cardiovascular endurance, effectively building your coordination, balance, flexibility, lung capacity, and circulation. Water-based exercises can also help people with arthritis by improving the use of affected joints without worsening symptoms. It’s recommended by the CDC to perform water-based exercises for at least two and a half hours per week.
Due to the low-impact nature of water exercises you can perform in your pool, if you’re ever injured and are undergoing physical therapy, you can perform your therapy in the convenience of your own backyard! Having the ability to do this is a major convenience since person-to-person contact is currently limited due to the corona-virus. That means having your own pool helps you avoid crowded gyms or public pools, lowering your risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus, being conscientious of your safety and the safety of others while still getting the exercise and therapy you need.
Humans are naturally captivated by clean bodies of water, it’s hard not to be aware of how important water is in our lives. The human body is 65% water, and about 71% of the earth’s surface is covered in water. Having a swimming pool in your backyard turns your house into a resort-like home experience. With the addition of a pool, your house will become to go-to “chill spot” for your friends, neighbors, and family. If you really want to create an exclusive “chill spot” and max out the full potential of your pool party fun, you can add a diving board, slide, or water walking ball to get all the fun features of a waterpark in your own backyard. Not only that, but when the party’s over, and it’s back to house chores, there’s less grass to cut, giving you more time to throw a pool party or get together with your Bro’s in your backyard chill spot! Finally when all is said and done, and you and your family move out, after all the countless pool parties and Bro hang-outs, your pool can increase the resale value of your property by nearly 8% according to houselogic.com