Swimming pool party

Many of us have dreamed of having a pool in our backyard for the obvious reasons: swimming, spending time outside in the summer, and fun with friends and family. There are, however, other benefits of having a pool that you may not have thought about, and they can be just as good a reason to consider installing on in your Utah backyard this year.

Fitness Beyond Lap Swimming

Not much of a lap swimmer? That’s okay, that doesn’t mean that you won’t benefit from a pool in your backyard. Whether you opt for an in-ground, semi-in-ground, or an above-ground pool, you can use it for fitness activities beyond just lap swimming. Walking and jogging underwater are great, especially if you have trouble with the out-of-water high-impact version of these exercises. You can also do water aerobics, and play water sports like basketball or water polo. You get all the benefits of being outside and the fun of being in the water, which can help you want to stick to your exercise routine.

Good, Clean Fun

Millions of people love to swim, and the ones who don’t have pools go to the local water park or municipal pool for these activities. While these places are generally safe, it’s no secret that there can be plenty of germs floating around in the water at these public places. The great news with your own pool is that you control the guest list and you control the cleanliness, so you don’t have to worry as much about coming down with diseases like E. coli or athlete’s foot.

It’s Relaxing and Enjoyable

Need a break from your everyday routine? Floating in the pool, swimming, or exercising can be a great way to get the peace and quiet you need to step away from it all. Water is a natural stress reliever that can help your anxiety melt away—and you can even add things like a waterfall, hot tub, and other features to your pool to increase the relaxation factor.

More Quality Family & Friend Time

It’s no secret that everyone wants to spend time in a pool when the weather warms up in and around Salt Lake City. If you are the one who owns the pool, chances are your friends and family will often be game for hanging out at your house on weeknights, weekdays, and especially on the weekends. Swimming pools are social activities for everyone from young children to grandparents. Even teenagers will probably want to spend time around the house and the family when there’s a pool involved—and best of all, they can’t take their video games, tablets, and cell phones in the water.

If you’re ready to install a pool in your Salt Lake City backyard, call Dolphin Pools today to find out how you can get started.