The Pros and Cons of Owning a Swimming Pool Home

Having a swimming pool in the backyard of a house is assured to be like a dream come true. The fun and relaxation activities swimming pool offers are certainly very appealing. Kids can have a gala time in the swimming pool during the summer season, and the elders can use it to relax their tired body. Owning a swimming pool home is definitely an asset, but there are many good hassles that you might have to handle. If you are planning to build a swimming pool in your backyard or buying a swimming pool home, it is advisable to first have a look at the pros and cons of owning a swimming pool home.

Pros –

1) It goes without saying; having a swimming pool in the backyard is simply great in the summer months as you can get your share of fun without taking a step out of your house. Generally, swimming pool can be used for at least three to four months, but if you reside in a very hot climate then you can use your swimming pool the year round.

2) Having a swimming pool in your background will allow you to fill the area with greenery and impart a tropical feel to it. You may hold a pool party for a family together.

3) 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 –

1) 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.

2) 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, half yearly and yearly. If maintenance is neglected, your swimming pool may suffer and develop bacteria and algae problem.

3) 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.

4) 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.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on November 25th, 2010


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