Transform Your Patch
Many people dream of having their own swimming pool but few actually think to do anything about it. Why? Maybe it’s because they think it’s too much hassle and costs too much money. Well, it’s really not as expensive or disruptive as you might think.
These days you don’t have to have won the lottery or be a Hollywood movie star to be able to afford one. Nor do you have to put your lives on hold and turn your house into a building site for months on end while it’s installed. Truth be told, pool construction is a surprisingly simple process.
All you really need is a decent sized ground floor room or vacant bit of land adjoining your property, a little guidance from the pros and a spare bit of cash from the rainy day jar. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to have a bit of a passion for construction, but don’t worry if you don’t – your involvement in the project is really down to you.
A Wise Investment
This may sound pretty obvious, but the advantages of having your very own swimming pool far outweigh the disadvantages. Although many people may disagree, installing a pool is a very wise investment. When you consider just how much value a swimming pool will add onto the price of your house, it’s practically paid for itself.
Another obvious benefit is the years of happiness and joy a pool will bring you and your family. We all know the kids will love it – that’s a given. The days of chauffeuring them to the overcrowded and overpriced local pool will be over. They can invite their friends round and have the time of their lives, all under your watchful eye.
Don’t be tricked into letting the kids hog all the fun though. Your own swimming pool gives you the perfect opportunity to stay fit and healthy all year round. After all, swimming has been proven to be one of the most effective forms of cardiovascular exercise there is.
It’s also a great way to relax – the soothing effect it has upon the body and mind has often been compared to yoga and meditation.
Things to Think About
It goes without saying that investing in a home swimming pool is a big decision and so there are a couple of things you might want to take into consideration before you grab your spade and start digging. You need to see what kind of budget do you have to work with and whether the pool will be indoor or outdoor.
Also you need to consider whether you have access to water, gas and electricity for it, whether the pool be used for health or recreational benefits, or both and do you need to get planning permission for the pool before construction begins?