Quite a few homes in NJ have pools and their owners enjoy the benefits. If you’re on the fence whether to have one installed, just remember that owning a pool can change a lot of things for someone who owns one. As an example, Bob and Donna McWilliams recently wrote an article for the Capital Gazette about the advantages and disadvantages of having a pool in your home:
“First off, let’s start with the benefits. After you spend the day dragging the lawn mower up and down the yard in 90-degree heat and 100 percent humidity, there’s nothing like the instantaneous cooling effect of taking a dip in the pool. Plus, a few laps back and forth is a great, low-impact way to sooth sore muscles and work the kinks out of your joints.”
Having easy access to a pool can make it easier for you to have a regular cardio workout to increase your stamina. Not only that, swimming is also an excellent whole-body, low impact exercise. This means that your joints and muscles don’t suffer the jarring impacts that they usually do during normal exercise routines. With the water mostly cushioning and buoying the body, this makes it a perfect exercise for those suffering from physical infirmities like arthritis or fragile bones.
Additionally, swimming requires all the major muscle groups in the body: the shoulders, back, glutes, hips, and legs. The water’s resistance challenges these muscles and strengthens them.
The physical benefits are just the beginning though. Next, there’s social benefits. There’s nothing like a pool party to pull a family or community together. Invite the neighbors to get to know them better; also, your kids won’t get up to much mischief if they call their friends over. Having a pool gives you a ready-made source of fun and socialization.
Finally, there’s the financial benefits. The proper installation of an inground pool in NJ requires the help of professionals like Tranquility Pools Inc. Whatever cost may be appropriated to the project can surely be recouped in the form of enjoyment you derive from the pool’s use. Additionally, most pools can add up to five to six percent to a home’s value. This means a $400,000 home will often have $20,000 added to its price, if it has a pool.
(Source: The Realities of Real Estate: The pros and cons of a pool, Capital Gazette, July 19, 2014)