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Pros And Cons Of Owning A Swimming Pool

There are advantages and disadvantages of having a swimming pool at home

Pros
It is a good place to enjoy your free time. You do not have to visit a commercial swimming pool centre for swimming. You will save the membership fees that such centres charge to their members. There is no need to travel to such a centre when you have the pool at home itself. You avoid traveling, traffic and traveling expenses. Such a large water body at your property keeps the surrounding area cooler by a few degrees in the summer months. It is an enjoyable place where family members and friends come together.

Everyone enjoys occasional food and drink sessions by the poolside. Adults like the swimming pool for its relaxing features while kids always love splashing the water. You can go for a swim even late at night. It is a good way to overcome daylong fatigue and improve your mood. You will enjoy your holidays at home if you do not have any plan to visit other places. Swimming is most enjoyable during the summer months but the pool can be used in some other months as well depending on the local climate and the features you have installed in it. A swimming pool increases the value of your house. Prospective buyers and tenants offer higher valuation for such a property.

Cons
There are safety risks if you have young children at home. This problem can be overcome by installing proper safety barriers around the pool, educating your children if they are old enough to understand the implications of pool risks, keeping all access points closed at all times unless needed, and allowing the children near the pool only when supervised. The other main problem with a swimming pool is its maintenance. You cannot simply fill the water in it and forget it. A swimming pool requires regular maintenance and upkeep. It can cost money to install the safety fencing around the pool and door locks to the access points. You have to buy regular water treatment and cleaning supplies. Professional pool maintenance services are needed if you do not want to do the maintenance works yourself for some reason.