Did you know that the average American family can spend close to $100 a week on each child to entertain them while home from school during the summer? The cost of sports and activity camps can really add up, and so can memberships at town recreation facilities, trips to waterparks, or expensive vacations to the beach. With a swimming pool in your backyard, however, your kids have endless entertainment right at home — and you don’t even have to drive them to it! And, even more important, you know where they are.
In addition to serving as a summer haven for your kids, owning a swimming pool can benefit your health — swimming can burn more than 400 calories per hour! A quick dip after work can help you de-stress and relax. Even just sitting out by the pool on a quiet summer evening with a glass of iced tea and a good book can be a source of immense calm.
You’ll become the envy of the neighborhood when you entertain in your new backyard. Whether it’s a family-friendly pool party with Marco Polo and pool volleyball, or an adult-only gathering with wine, grilling and good conversation, a swimming pool provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy summer sunshine and good company. Close a business deal after entertaining customers in your backyard. Host a bridal shower for your niece. Throw a birthday party for your daughter. Invite the neighborhood over for a fundraiser. Your pool becomes the go-to venue for all of your entertaining needs.