How To Enhance Your Home And Lifestyle By Installing A Pool

A pool is more than a home addition. Adding a pool can enhance your home and lifestyle more than you might think. Therefore, read this blog to understand all the ways a pool can change the way you and your family enjoy time together. 

Perfect For Family Bonding

Sometimes it’s a challenge to get the family together, especially trying to peel the kids away from the TV. With all the new technology available nowadays, families are constantly being pulled in different directions. Whether it's TV, video games, or cell phones it can be tough for a family to truly share quality time. A beautifully crafted pool can fix this issue by providing a fun activity the whole family can do.

Save Money With A Staycation

Taking the family on vacation can be expensive and even difficult to plan at times. Of course a pool installation is something you have to plan for but after it’s completed you save money that you would have spent on vacations and activities. As said before a pool can still bring the family together. Plus, the more enjoyment that is found through staying home, the more money is saved on the natural expenses that come with any type of travel.

A Great Way To Relieve Stress

When you’re sitting there debating whether or not installing a pool will be a good investment, you need to also consider the fact that how being in and around a pool is relaxing.

In fact, a swimming pool is simply one of the most natural stress relievers available. Imagine relaxing in the sun and cooling off in the pool, hearing your kids laugh as they splash in the water and most of all, forgetting all your worries while you float around at the comfort of your own home.

A Fun Solution To Fitness

Although many adults invest in a swimming pool installation for the fitness component, most don't even realize that their children will be the ones who benefit the most. Instead of locking themselves inside, a swimming pool is a great way to get them outdoors. During the colder holiday months, we all eat way too much. However, during the summer you and your kids can be more fit and active when you start playing in the pool 3-5 hours a day. Instead of being bored and looking for a snack in the pantry, instead you all can turn their focus to creating new and exciting games while being active in the pool. The best part is that every activity they do in the pool involves exercise of some shape or form.

Being The Life Of The Party

A creative a well-designed pool can be the center piece for any get-together. Have the place all your friends and your children’s friends want to go to. With a fun backyard, a place to BBQ and a pool for an exciting activity.

Home Improvement Value

Adjusting your property’s landscaping can boost your curb appeal as well as your general property value. While decorating trends come and go over the year, quality poolscapes endure the test of time, adding value to your property right away. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, a $500,000 home can be enhanced with a swimming pool typically adding about $25,000 worth of value.  

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As a general guideline, it's standard practice to invest 10 percent of the value of your home in landscaping. If you don't have that kind of money to invest (not all of us do!), at the minimum it's recommendable to add color with annuals, perennials or seasonal flowering shrubs. You'll want to take care of mulching, edging, removing weeds, and improving your lawn as much as possible, as these are quick and inexpensive fixes.You

The professionals at Clarke Landscapes can assist you with all of these property value-boosting, affordable landscaping ideas and more. If you’re a homeowner in Connecticut, call us at (860)-643-1221. Or fill out one of our web forms and we’ll contact you to get started.  We’ve been creating stunning landscapes for more than 20 years with a skilled team of expert designers and landscaping professionals.



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