Having a backyard swimming pool brings back memories of my childhood. Spending hot summer days and evenings splashing around with friends, not caring about what day it was or even the time.
If you were fortunate to have a swimming pool in your backyard growing up then you know what I mean. In the old days, we all had above ground swimming pools, though many people are opting for fiberglass pools these days.
Having a backyard swimming pool brings the home family together, like on vacation, except you don’t have to leave your home. Everyone loves a nice cool pool during the dog days of summer and it’s an opportunity for everyone to take a break and spend some fun family time together.
It’s also a great way to get some exercise as you often don’t realize how much you are exerting yourself since you are in the water. Why not have fun and lose a few pounds at the same time?
All of us also taught ourselves to swim without formal swimming lessons. Swimming is like driving a car, if you do it long enough it becomes second nature. Save on expensive swimming lessons and get yourself a pool for the kids to practice in.
Pools can be expensive, which is the main reason most people don’t get one, aside from a lack of yard space. While a fiberglass pool can easily run you $40-60K when it is all said and done, an above ground pool will only set you back $2-3K. Our first pool was an inexpensive above ground pool that we purchased online, which we will replace in a year or two with an inground pool. One tip, make sure you find the right contractor for the project, we used York Construction, a home renovation company in Toronto for our pool installation.
Most pool companies offer easy financing these days, often with zero interest, so that could be something worth considering since it will add lots of value to your home if you ever decide to sell.
So what are you waiting for? Go out, make the jump and get yourself a backyard pool today. All of the superfamily memories will more than make up for the investment.