When considering whether you’d like to install a pool or buy a property with one, it’s useful to consider the benefits of this home feature. So, of course, 77 Great Estates, wanted to list 7 benefits of owning a home with a pool.
1. Keep fit
Although many buy swimming pools to add that luxurious component to their home, most don't realize that they’ll likely benefit in an even more important aspect – keeping fit. Instead of driving to the gym, you can spend time exercising in your own pool. According to research, swimming provides an excellent total body workout with a low risk of injury, which is why it’s referred to as a ‘low-impact’ form of exercise. What’s more, swimming in also promotes faster weight loss. And the beauty of it all is, that EVERY activity done in the pool involves exercise of some shape or form!
2. Aquatic Therapy
Similar to fitness, aquatic therapy can be a major benefit of pool ownership. Indeed, swimming pools have blessed the lives of many with such issues as fibromyalgia, cerebral palsy, as well as other illnesses. Having a swimming pool in the comfort of your own home allows you to benefit from one of the best exercises in which you’re able to get a high-quality cardiovascular workout (which gets your heart rate up, and is beneficial for your lungs and circulation), while keeping the stress on your joints at bay. Moreover, low-impact exercises such as this, are a comfortable way for pregnant and overweight individuals to get a workout.
3. Enjoy quality time with the family
A swimming pool is a wonderful place to spend time, where you and your family can enjoy time together. Whether it’s playing pool games or simply splashing away, investing in some time well spent with relatives while soaking up the sun – this area of your home is one where long-lasting memories can be made. And why not invite family and friends to enjoy a gathering oriented around activity rather than just eating food? When you build a pool, you’re actually creating a fun and relaxing space for your children and family to spend time together without ever leaving the house!
4. Relieve stress
When debating over whether or not a pool will be a good investment, you needn’t look any further, because being in and around a pool is easily one of the most natural stress relievers in the world. We all have stress activators in our lives. Being under pressure from the typical stresses life brings with it: being a student, parent, spouse or full-time employee (or a combination of all!), you can momentarily wash away those worries when taking a dip in your pool!
5. Throw A Party
A well-designed swimming pool can turn your terrace into an elegant outdoor oasis. With waterfalls, vanishing edges and other unique amenities, a pool can function as a relaxing and inviting centrepiece in your home. When hot afternoons and warm summer evenings roll around, a pool is a great way to entertain. Invite your friends and neighbours over for a pool party, to celebrate an anniversary, birthday graduation or what have you. And if there’s no upcoming occasion, simply plan a party to celebrate the beauty of life itself!
6. Increase your home’s value
Owning a pool increases the value of your home significantly. Having a pool automatically makes your property look more attractive to potential homebuyers. If the time to move arrives, owning a pool may be the difference between selling your home quickly or keeping it on the market for a longer than desired time. Concrete pools increase the value of homes on average 5%. In other words, on a €500,000 home, a swimming pool will typically add about €25,000 worth of value. Erroneously, some people think that pools will deter from the value of a home, and while this can be the case, because it might not be well-kept, it’s a rarity.
7. Keep a watchful eye on your children
When it comes down to it, many parents worry about the whereabouts of their children, which is why pools are a wonderful incentive for children, and their friends, to stay home (your home) versus going other places. It’s comforting to watch your children relate to their friends in the safety of your own home.
So there you have it, 7 main reasons why having a pool at home is advantageous. When you get home from a long day at work or need to escape the hectic chaos of life, taking a quick dip in your pool allows you to unwind. Spending time in the water helps your body relax and get rid of stress. You’ll also sleep better than you ever have before. Owning a swimming pool will benefit your home, happiness, and ultimately, your health. Building a pool is a great investment that will reap rewards for many years to come. A holiday, a movie, or an outing will all come to an end at some point, but a pool will be enjoyed by your friends and family for years to come.
Still don't live in a home without a pool? Are you interested in relishing the perks of residing in the lap of luxury? If you’re looking to buy or rent property in Malta or Gozo, contact 77 Great Estates today, where we’ll gladly assist you in the process of choosing a gorgeous house with a pool.
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