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Owning A Swimming Pool At Home – Is It Hot Or Not?

Having a swimming pool in the backyard is a dream come true. You can almost taste the fun and excitement that come with it, especially during the summer. But there are also many things that can be perceived as inconveniences. So is owning a swimming pool cool or just incredibly stressful?

Pros

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First of all, it goes without saying that having a swimming pool is great during summer as you can get your share of fun without taking a step outside of your property. Your friends and relatives will definitely appreciate it too so, unless you’re really sociable, think twice before making a decision.

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As for the landscape, a swimming pool gives you the opportunity to surround it with greenery and to give your backyard a tropical feel. You can turn this area into a beautiful oasis.

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Swimming pool has immense fitness, health and sports benefits. Swimming is an aerobic activity and a good cardio workout. With a swimming pool in your backyard, you have the exceptional opportunity to keep your body in shape and work on your muscles, bones and joints.

Cons

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If you choose to have a swimming pool in your backyard then it is mandatory for you have to proper fence and door locks installed. Privacy is important. An alternative can be to surround yourself with tall trees and dense vegetation.

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Swimming pool installation cost ranges from high to low, but the low range is also quite a lot of money and cannot be afforded by all. So make sure you’re ready for such an investment and take into consideration the financial part and not just the fun.

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Maintaining a swimming pool is a tedious job and requires a lot of work. There are certain maintenance tasks that need to be performed weekly, monthly and so on. If maintenance is neglected, your swimming pool may suffer and develop bacteria and algae problems.

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With small children around especially if they do not know how to swim, you need to ensure complete safety as a swimming pool in the backyard may give way to accidents.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on November 25, 2010

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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