Extra Benefits of a Custom Pool in Your Home

If you’re looking into a custom pool from a top-notch vendor like Dolphin Pools & Spas, chances are your primary motivation is pretty similar to most people: You want a fun, visually pleasant addition to your home that offers entertainment for the whole family.

What you may not know, though, is how many tangential benefits installing a pool for your home might hold. Before you get started on pool construction, read about some of the additional ways you might benefit from one of our products.


Swimming is some of the best aerobic exercise out there. It’s easy to do and requires no special equipment (beyond your pool, of course), and best of all, it’s much safer and poses far less injury risk than many other forms of cardio exercise. Swimming can help with everything from building endurance to improving flexibility, and it does so without painful wear and tear on your knees that often comes from running or other forms of aerobic activity.

Relaxation and Stress Levels

The pressures of daily life can feel insurmountable, but a beautiful pool to come home to can have real relaxation benefits. Calm water has a noted soothing effect on many people, and the general “getting away” feeling that can come after a few minutes sitting by the pool could go a long way to reducing stress and the health issues that often come with it.

Sun and Skin

With the right precautions, the sun can be a very beneficial outlet for your skin’s health. You obviously don’t want to go overboard and burn yourself or risk long term skin issues, but limited sun exposure with proper protection actually helps raise serotonin levels in the body, which affect happiness. In addition, the sun naturally provides plenty of Vitamin D, a nutrient that promotes heart health and prevents certain skin issues for many people.

Family Time

Best of all, installing a new pool gives you a fantastic family outlet. Everything from swimming races for the kids to a big family barbeque now has the perfect location, and the pool is a great central point for folks to convene during a summer garden party.

Interested in learning more? Dolphin Pools & Spas is an industry leading swimming pool builder, and our experts are waiting to help with your next project today.