Fresh Design and Architecture posted an online article about the pros and cons of owning a swimming pool. For the full article and to see more photos, click here

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Swimming Pool Home

Doesn’t everyone love homes that have swimming pools? The relaxation and the fun activities that the kid’s can enjoy in the summer time is the appeal. While others would argue that the upkeep and safety risks should be taken into account by home owner’s before they purchase a swimming pool home. Swimming pools are a luxury for some, and a necessity for others. If you’re considering buying a swimming pool home, or plan to have one built, look at the pros and cons of being a swimming pool owner.

RECREATION: Whether you live in warm or cool climate, swimming pools usually can be enjoyed by home owners at least 3 months out of the calendar year. For those that have indoor pools, the weather has no bearing on their use. PROS: Swimming pools are a great way to get exercise for adults and children. The added benefit of no impact exercising on the body is a plus over impact filled activities. Kids and adults alike, enjoy playing and relaxing around a pool. Summer time pool parties or a late night swim is always enjoyable when you own your own pool. CONS: Swimming pools can be dangerous around children and those who don’t know how to swim. If you choose to own a swimming pool you should have the proper safety fencing, and door locks installed on your home. The homeowner can be held responsible for injuries caused in their pool by neighbors, or friends.