Every time we experience a heat wave, we think to ourselves: why haven’t I installed a pool? Although we love to complain about cool temperatures in the winter, the summer sun is sometimes a bit too much to handle.

Here are the top five reasons you should install a pool, courtesy of the experts at Canada’s Gardenland:

Your Daily Dose of Fitness

Swimming is an amazing workout. The natural resistance of water tones your muscles and improves your cardiovascular strength. Many people with joint issues have also found relief by walking or jogging in the pool because it’s a low impact form of exercise. Whatever form of pool exercise you choose, you’ll likely stick with it for longer given that a pool workout is much more fun than going to the gym.

Natural Stress Relief

It’s no coincidence that everyone near the pool always seems relaxed. This is because floating and swimming in the water is proven to be an effective stress reliever. In fact, even being near a pool is said to improve your state of mind and have a positive impact on your overall wellbeing. What could be more relaxing than a mid-afternoon swim, after all!

Improved Sleep Quality

Children come home from pool parties and swimming lessons absolutely exhausted, but swimming has the same effects on adults as well. It naturally tuckers us out and, in turn, dramatically improves sleep quality. You don’t need to be actively swimming in the pool for hours either to experience the benefits. Pool water is naturally colder, which lowers the body’s temperatures and forces you to use more energy for regular activities.

More Time with Friends and Family

Almost everyone enjoys a pool—no matter the age. In the summertime, your pool will serve as a gathering place for family and friends and is the centrepiece of your backyard barbeques. You’ll be surprised by how much more time you’re able to spend with your loved ones. At the pool, there’s no phones or TVs as distractions, so the time you spend together is quality and will form stronger bonds.

Added Home Value

It’s not just you that wants a pool at their home. On average, a pool will increased the value of a home by 5%, making it a worthwhile investment in the long run. Most people in the house hunting market are searching for a functional outdoor space that extends their indoor living. To complement your pool, consider installing a deck or patio where you can enjoy the sun before hopping in for a swim.

Canada’s Gardenland is dedicated to bringing your backyard vision to life. We specialize in landscaping, flagstone, interlocking, fencing, hot tubs, and pools. To get your project started or get a free quote, call 647-449-9512 today!