With summer creeping up, many homeowners are thinking about the benefits of having a pool just steps away from the home. Even in a four-season region like Minnesota, backyard pools are a popular choice since our summers are hot/humid and the lakes can get crowded. Instead of dealing with public spaces, there are many benefits to just investing in your own custom pool.

Social Life.

Typically, whichever home on the block has a pool becomes the place to be. It’s easy to host parties for the whole neighborhood since a pool provides entertainment for everyone, and they’ll be grateful for a way to keep cool during those hot summer days.

Fun Exercise.

Getting outside for some fresh air and exercise is an important part of maintaining good mental health. When you invest in your own private pool, the whole family can enjoy the weather and get some easy but effective exercise. Plus, water workouts are easier on the limbs than high-intensity routines, so they’re ideal for all ages.

Increased Home Value.

Adding a pool to your landscape is a great way to add value to your overall property. If you decide to sell in the future, it’s very likely that you will enjoy a considerable return on investment. Potential buyers see homes with a pool as very desirable, and it might help you sell your property quickly.

If you’re debating between an in-ground or above-ground pool, here are some pros to in-ground.

  • You can choose the shape. More often than not, above-ground pools come in a circular or oval shape. Depending on the size of your land, an in-ground pool can be customized how you want. If you’re not feeling the typical rectangle shape, you can opt for other options like an organic or kidney shape. Even if you do keep it to a rectangular design, you can choose how long or wide you want it.
  • There are a large variety of options for the material of the inner walls, where you want to include lights, and add-ons like a slide, waterfall, or diving board, to name a few.
  • It’s a permanent addition to your landscaping, while above-ground pools are considered temporary. Because above-ground pools are raised, they can also affect the aesthetic of your backyard. Overall, they do not add as much value to your home as a permanent in-ground pool.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your backyard, give our experts a call. Outdoor Innovations has been offering quality landscaping services in the Twin Cities since 2004.