Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Pool?

Installing a pool in your home can seem like a big investment. You may wonder: is it really worth it? Similarly, if you already have a pool, you may ask yourself: am I getting the most out of my pool? Rest assured, you can have confidence that a pool is indeed a valuable investment and that it is something you and your family can enjoy in a number of ways.

Take a look at just some of the ways you can get the most out of your pool:



Sure, a summer pool party sounds like fun, but do you worry that you will eventually get bored of hosting the same kind of event over and over?

Don’t worry. When you have a pool, there are nearly infinite possibilities to entertain with a pool party. Here are a few ideas:

  • Rent a projector and screen a movie on the side of your house for a movie night by the pool.
  • During the day, host a barbecue and invite your neighbors for a block party.
  • At night, float candles in the pool and do some stargazing.
  • Make your next party a themed event, like a Hawaiian luau.
  • Hang a volleyball net or a basketball hoop in the pool and have a friendly sporting competition.

Family Activities

When you don’t feel like entertaining and hosting a big party, the pool is also a great way for the family to spend time together.

Especially during the summer months, when kids have time off from school and can easily become bored and restless, the pool can keep them occupied on long, hot summer days.

Moreover, spending the afternoon in the pool is a productive activity for kids. It is an easy way for them to be outside engaging in some exercise, as opposed to staying indoors watching television or playing video games.



Having a pool and hosting summer parties is a great way to socialize with friends, but a pool can also be a means of relaxing for a little bit of “you time.”

Spend a warm, summer day sitting out by the pool listening to your favorite music or just enjoying the silence. Let yourself be lazy and float in the water with a good book or a magazine.

It may seem like you get the most out of your pool by always entertaining guests, but don’t forget to take advantage of just how calming and therapeutic it can be to sit and “do nothing” by the pool.


Another way that you can get the most out of your pool is to take yourself on a “stay-cation” (i.e. a “stay-at-home vacation”). With your own private pool, you can enjoy the feeling of a resort vacation without the expenses or the nuisance of travel.

After all, who says that you can only have one or two weeks of vacation? Get the most out of your pool by making every day and every weekend of the summer feel like a relaxing vacation – without ever leaving the comfort of your home.


At-Home Exercise

Finally, everyone knows to use the pool to entertain and to relax, but don’t forget that you can also use the pool for fitness as well.

Swimming in the pool is a great way to effectively exercise at home. For one, swimming is a total-body workout that has a low risk of injury.

Also, swimming at home means you will not have to pay for a gym membership or spend time commuting to the gym. Besides, what sounds more appealing: working out in a crowded, public gym or spending the afternoon swimming in your own pool at home?

Injury Recovery

In addition to exercise, swimming in the pool is also an effective means of injury recovery treatment.

Swimming is a low-impact exercise, which means that it is a safe, smart way to begin exercising to recover from an injury. In fact, underwater exercises are commonly used by trainers and athletes for rehabilitation.

Get the most out of your pool by using it for fitness, in addition to entertainment and relaxation. And to learn more about other health benefits of having a pool and hot tub, click here.