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“Swimming has its educational value – mental, moral, and physical – in giving you a sense of mastery over an element, and of power of saving life, and in the development of wind and limb.” – Robert Baden-Powell

 Are you considering buying a home with a pool? Even if swimming isn’t your thing, there are other benefits to having a pool in your home. Owning a pool can give you and your family many perks.

That’s why we have have narrowed it down to 5 of our favorite reasons for why you shouldn’t just be house hunting, but pool hunting as well.

 

  

1. Great for Cooling Off

In Arizona, we know that summers aren’t just 3 months long. With the temperatures already rising to the high 80’s and 90’s, having a pool provides an easy and fun way to instantly cool down on the many hot days ahead. Plus, you won’t have to worry about adding a heating unit for the pool because the summers here in the valley have high enough temperatures to make your swimming pool a comfortable temperature to swim in.  

 

 

2. The Best Exercise

Did you know that an hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories? Compared to an hour of being on the elliptical machine, swimming burns 120 more calories. Not only is swimming a great form of exercise for adults, it’s also a great way for children to enjoy outdoor activities while benefiting from an enjoyable physical activity. Rather than sitting in front of electronics or staring into the indoor abyss, many that own a house with a pool find themselves and their children playing in the pool for 3-5 hours a day. What’s great is nearly any activity in the pool involves exercise!

 

 

 

3. May Increase Your Home’s Value

Buying a home that has a pool may increase its overall value in the market. In fact, in ground pool installations may increase the value of homes anywhere from 6% to 15% depending on the region. For instance, regions that have much longer summers as opposed to winters may have a better probability of increasing a home’s desire as well as its home value. 

 

 

4. The Never Ending StayCation 

Swimming helps reduce stress  and can also be your very own staycation go-to. Have the weekend off but not sure where to travel to? Maybe you don’t necessarily want to go through the hassle of packing up your suitcase to catch the next flight to San Diego. Having a pool provides you with a low-cost and accessible staycation 24/7. All you need is some sunscreen, a towel and relish in the fact that you can relax in the privacy of your own pool. 

 

 

5. Pets

Many public swimming pools prohibit animals from swimming with you. What if your pooch wants to be active but not necessarily a walking fan? With your very own pool, you can take your furry children with you and give them the exercise they need instead of walking on the hot pavement. 

What’s your favorite reason to buy a home with a pool? Did we miss any good ones? Tell us in the comments!

 

 

Hope you loved this article and if you have any questions or need assistance with searching for your dream home with or without a pool, give us a call anytime at 480-415-5233.

 

 

References:

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/swimming-health-benefits 

https://visual.ly/community/infographic/home/interesting-facts-statistics-about-swimming-pools

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