Great Reasons to Build a Backyard Pool

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Are you thinking about building a pool in your backyard? Are you listing the pros and cons to help you make the decision? Would you like our help? At Prestige Pools, it’s our business to assist and guide you in making the many decisions you’ll have to make when you decide to build a pool. Our goal is to know what your specific situation is for a pool and help you to understand what your options are. You are involved all along the way. The decision to build is the very first one in a long list of considerations you’ll have. For example, choosing the type of pool, like a vinyl liner pool, is a core consideration. But, as for reasons to build a backyard pool, here are some of the best, just in case you haven’t thought of these!

Reasons for Building a Pool

Here are eight reasons for building a pool to get your list started.

Create a Resort in Your Backyard

A pool that is well-designed creates a beautiful area where you can spend your free time relaxing, entertaining, and having fun. You can treat it like a resort by building in unique amenities that make you want to be outside all the time. Building additional features along with the pool will make you not want to leave; you’ll be doing stay-cations!

Here are some of the features you can include that are resort-worthy:

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  • Bar and Grill
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Poolside Cabana
  • Gazebo
  • Pool House
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Fire Pit


Perfect for Entertaining

Let’s face it…pool parties are one of the top reasons for having a pool! During the warm months and even when the evenings cool down, there’s nothing better than a party around your pool. It’s a centerpiece for entertaining. Invite family, friends, and neighbors over to have a cookout and take a dip in the pool. A pool provides a perfect spot for children’s birthday parties.

Family Time

Nowadays, it’s not the easiest thing to get all the children and family together in one spot. Life is busy. Everyone is spread to the four winds doing their own thing between work, school, friends, and extracurricular activities. A pool can change that. Children love playing in the pool, and you can avoid making trips to your local pool when you have your own. Even if not everyone wants to be in the pool, you can modify your installation to include poolside amenities with seating areas for conversation.

Health Benefits

Swimming offers many great health benefits such as:

  • Reduced stress
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Improved sleep
  • Weight maintenance
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Strong and toned muscles
  • Improved coordination, balance, and flexibility


One of the best ways to relax and de-stress after a long day at work is a dip in the pool. Spending time in the water helps your body relax and get rid of stress. It even helps you sleep better.

Spend Time Outside

We know the heat of the summer months can take a toll. The kids don’t want to go outside, and you can’t blame them–you don’t want to either! Summer heat can reduce our desire to head outside because it’s sticky and humid. A backyard pool may be what you need to get outside and enjoy the summer sun. When you start to feel caged up and addicted to the air conditioning of your home, consider looking at a vinyl liner in-ground pool to provide a great place to spend time.

Increase Home Value

A backyard pool is one of the best ways to add to the value of your home. It’s been shown that a pool can increase the value of your home by as much as 15%. And, a pool makes your house more attractive to home buyers. When you are ready to move, owning a pool can possibly sell it more quickly.

Exercise and Burn Calories

During the summer months, it’s easy to make excuses for not exercising outside because of the heat and humidity. Guess what? You can eliminate those factors when you exercise in a pool. You won’t feel sweaty in your pool because the water cools you down. You’ll be surprised at how many calories you can burn without too much effort. A gentle swim can burn over 200 calories in an hour! Here are a few other types of exercise you can do in a pool if you’re not that big on swimming:

  • Jumping jacks
  • Flutter kicks
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Reverse crunches
  • Torso twists
  • Calf raises

Contact Us to Build a Pool in Your Backyard

At Prestige Pools, we are experts in building backyard pools. If you are considering installing a pool, contact us for assistance in the important decisions you will face. Call at 919-779-1033 or contact us through our easy-to-use form below.

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