When considering whether or not it’s a good idea to build a pool in your back garden, there are a few factors to consider.
Many of us love the idea of a pool, but few of us would use it as often as we think we would. And of course, there’s the cost to consider. It isn’t a small investment, but it could add value to your home – although not always.
Read on to find out what you need to think about if you’re considering building a pool.
The benefits of swimming
Having a pool in your back garden makes it much easier for you to swim more often, which has a number of benefits.
Swimming is a great form of exercise for people of all ages because it’s low impact. In addition, the water supports your joints and muscles as you swim, meaning that you can get a good workout without risking damage to your body. This is particularly important for older people or people who have pre-existing injuries or problems with their joints.
When you swim you:
- Get a cardiovascular workout.
- Use all of your muscles.
- Build strength and endurance.
- Burn calories efficiently (approximately 400 calories per hour).
Swimming is also beneficial for people with asthma because the humid environment can make it easier for them to exercise without it affecting their breathing.
If you swim regularly, you are likely to see benefits such as better sleep, lower stress levels, and improved mood.
Will you use it?
So, we’ve discovered that swimming is beneficial. The question is, though, are you actually likely to use the pool often enough to make it worthwhile?
Only you can answer that, and it will depend on your own routine and schedule.
If you want to make it more likely that you will use the pool year-round, however, it’s worth investing in an Elecro pool heater. It’s not always warm in the UK, and the prospect of swimming in cold water isn’t that appealing!
Spending a little on a heater will probably make it much more likely that you will use your pool.
If you’re considering building a pool to add value to your home, there are some things you need to consider.
There isn’t just the initial cost of building the pool to consider; you also need to think about how much it’s going to cost you to maintain it. Pools need to be regularly skimmed, treated with chemicals, and drained and fully cleaned every so often. Over time, these costs add up.
In some cases, a pool may add value to your home, but not always as you need to think about your target buyer with any home improvement. If they are likely to prefer a pool over a big garden, then the pool is a good investment in terms of adding value to your home. If not, then it may be worth reconsidering.
It’s a good idea to discuss with an estate agent before going ahead, as they can give you some advice on what’s best for you and your property.