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Top 10 Reasons to Add a Pool to Your Backyard

Top 10 Reasons to Add a Pool to Your Backyard


There are many benefits to adding a pool to your backyard. Once you take the plunge, you will be so glad you decided to invest in a beautiful in-ground pool—you may even find yourself wondering what took you so long! So what’s so great about pool ownership? Continue reading for the top 10 reasons to add a pool to your backyard.

#1. Spend More Time With Your Family:

If your family is spending too much time in front of the TV or glued to the screen of their smartphones, adding a pool to your backyard might be exactly what you need to create the opportunity for family bonding. Pools bring people together and will provide your family with the perfect way to spend time with the people you love.

#2. Keep Your Kids Busy During Summer Break:

During the school year, kids keep busy with school, team sports, and after school activities. Once the summer break rolls around, parents have to find new ways to fill up all of that time and keep their kids out of trouble. A pool is the perfect way to keep your kids busy during their summer break.

#3. Improve Your Health:

If you have been driving to the gym each day, you know just how hard it can be to squeeze plenty of exercise into a busy schedule. With a pool in your backyard, you have a way to exercise just a few steps away. Swimming is great for your health, it is excellent cardio, gentle on your joints, and a great way to increase lung capacity.

#4. Stay Cool: Here in the Midwest:

Our summers can be incredibly hot and a humid. Running your air conditioner 24 hours a day, 7 days a week can be a huge expense, not to mention sometimes that poor A/C unit just can’t keep up. Adding a pool to your backyard is a creative way to cool off during the hottest days of the year.

#5. Entertain Family and Friends:

Install a beautiful pool in your backyard, and your home will soon become the favorite location for parties and weekend get-togethers. Adding a pool to your backyard is a fantastic way to entertain your family and friends.

#6. Pools Are Beautiful:

The addition of a pool to your backyard will only add to the beauty of your backyard retreat. Imagine, perfectly blue water surrounded by comfortable lawn chairs. Who doesn’t want to spend their summer poolside? Also, add some lights to your pool and it now becomes a great back drop to any night time gathering.

#7. Relaxation:

Life can be stressful, but finding relaxing hobbies is one of the best responses to stressful circumstances you cannot control. Spend an afternoon or evening lying out by the pool, enjoying a great book, and sipping on iced tea and you will be feeling relaxed in no time.

#8. Increase the Value of Your Home:

Installing a pool in your backyard can increase the value of your home between 5 and 15 percent. If you plan to sell your home anytime in the future, the addition of a pool is a great way to grab the attention of potential buyers, especially if they have a family of their own.

#9. Spend More Time Outdoors:

When it is hot outside, it is tempting to stay inside in the air conditioning. A pool built by a top Kansas City pool contractor is an excuse to spend more times outdoors, getting exercise and enjoy sunlight and fresh air. Get your kids, grandkids, and even yourself off of your computers and gaming units and out in the fresh air.

#10. Creating Lasting Memories:  

Most people have those fond memories of growing up around a pool, playing with friends, having birthday pool parties, etc. Start creating your own memories and memories for your youngsters. Whether you are spending time with kids, close friends, or grandkids, you won’t soon forget the time you spend having fun around your pool.

To learn more about Hinkle Hardscapes and the beautiful pools we can install, click here or call 816-608-8870 to schedule a hardscaping design consultation. Our basic in-ground pools start at $29,000, most are around $38,000 after a few upgrades here and there, plus we have 5 year and 10 year financing options.

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