Top 10 reasons to Own a Pool by Atkinson Pools & Spas

1. AN ENDLESS VACATION

Sure, you may still have to go to work, but now you can come home, take a dip, and lounge on the pool deck during the week. Kids and grandkids will get outside and enjoy swimming and playing all summer long. Owning a pool is like having a vacation getaway in the back yard. 

2. EXCERCISE

Swimming is one of the best exercises and anyone can do it. It is easy on the joints, great for cardio-vascular health, and tones the muscles in your arms, back, shoulders, legs, and core. For runners and gym-goers, swimming offers a new challenge, targeting oft-neglected muscles. For those trying to get in shape, swimming is an excellent way to start.

3.OUTDOOR ACTIVITY

In cold places, people "hibernate" indoors during the winter; in the lowcountry, the summer heat drives us inside air-conditioned refuges. A swimming pool in the backyard is the perfect relief from the dog days of summer. Summer cookouts, yardwork, and outdoor activities are transformed from sweaty and uncomfortable, to fun and refreshing.

4. YOURS WILL BE THE PLACE TO BE

Just ask a parent who has sent a son or daughter off to college, worried what to do with an empty house: the house will be full on weekend visits home. Everyone wants to go to the friend's house with the pool. For younger kids, owning a pool is fun and exciting, a perfect spot for birthdays and pool parties.

5. ENCOURAGES TOGETHERNESS

The family pool - and especially the spa - is like a magnet, pulling everyone together into intimate proximity. The pool and spa will drag kids away from their video games and get them outside with friends (and mom and dad).

6. ADDING A SECOND LIVING ROOM

Many folks are choosing to invest in their present home, rather than build or buy a second one.  Adding a pool, complete with landscaping and deck space, adds an outdoor living room to your home.

7. INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

A backyard swimming pool adds significant value to residential property, especially in this part of the country where pools can be used almost year-round. Atkinson's quality construction and optional maintenance service will keep your pool looking great for years to come, which will make a difference when the appraiser comes around.

8. GIVE SOMETHING SPECIAL

Building a new pool is exciting! Families love watching the construction, and eagerly await the pool's completion. A pool is a gift to the whole family (and extended family, and friends, and neighbors). 

9. KIDS LEARN TO SWIM EARLY

Children love being in the water, especially once they learn to swim! Owning a pool gives kids a fun, healthy environment where they can learn to swim, or improve their stroke.

10. INVEST IN LONG-TERM ENJOYMENT

Vacations, parties, football games, and movies quickly come to an end and are lost in the fog of memory. A swimming pool, on the other hand, is a pleasure that lasts for years.