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5 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Own Garden Pool.

Owning a pool, metres from your doorstep, in the comfort of your own space is a real luxury. However, your own garden pool is more than just a statement of luxury, it comes with a number of benefits, from health to socialising to increased property value. In this blog, let’s explore 5 reasons why you should invest in your own garden pool.

A garden swimming pool in the sun

-          An Ideal place for Socialising

-          Natural Stress Relief

-          Health and Fitness Benefits

-          Increased Property Value

-          Privacy and Comfort


1.      An Ideal Place for Socialising

Are you thinking of having a party this summer, or having a space to keep your children happy? A garden pool provides the perfect opportunity for socialising and making the most of your summer. Hosting a summer party with a swimming pool in your garden turns your average drinks in the sun into a whole lot more fun.

Garden swimming pools don’t only cater to parties though. They cater to the diverse interests and energy levels of all age groups. It's a playground for the kids, offering endless hours of fun, while also providing a tranquil retreat for adults to unwind. The result? A space where the entire family can come together for shared moments of joy.

These pools also offer a cool relief of the summer heat. Picture the scene, the Met Office announces a super, summer heat wave and instead of staying inside you have a retreat where friends and family can escape the scorching temperatures. Your outdoor pool becomes the central gathering spot—a place to cool off, socialise, and enjoy the outdoors.


2.      Natural Stress Relief

In the chaos of daily life, finding moments of peace seems to be increasingly difficult. Fortunately, an outdoor swimming pool can be the gateway to natural stress relief. Just a few moments spent floating or swimming can create a sense of calm, helping you disconnect from work pressures, traffic woes, and the never-ending to-do lists.

The act of swimming itself is a form of meditation. Immersing yourself in the water induces relaxation responses akin to yoga, alleviating both physical and mental tension. The buoyancy of water supports your body, relieving joint and muscle stress, while the coolness of the water adds a refreshing touch. Swimming in a water environment, surrounded by the beauty of your outdoor space, induces what is known as the 'blue mind effect.' This phenomenon, characterised by increased calmness, clarity, and feelings of well-being, is a biological and neural response to being near water.


3.      Health and Fitness Benefits

Your garden pool is not just a spot for recreation, it’s an opportunity for a healthier lifestyle. Swimming engages multiple muscle groups, providing a low-impact, full-body workout suitable for all ages.

Soak up the sun's benefits during your outdoor swim. Sunlight exposure, even in the pool, is a natural source of vitamin D, crucial for bone health, immune function, and mood regulation. The combination of exercise and cool water creates an endorphin rush in your body. The cool water, warm sun, and physical exertion create a unique synergy, uplifting your mood and contributing to mental well-being.


4.      Increased Property Value

On top of all the benefits above, a garden pool can increase the value of your property and be a wise investment. Homes with well-maintained pools often attract a higher price in the property market, making it a valuable investment in both lifestyle and financial terms. A pool transforms your garden into a private oasis, contributing to the overall aesthetics and charm of your property. This appeal becomes particularly pronounced during the warmer months when the pool serves as a focal point for relaxation and entertainment.

Buyers are often willing to pay more for a home with a pool, viewing it as a desirable feature that enhances their living experience. Additionally, a properly designed and landscaped pool area can create a sense of exclusivity and elevate the overall ambiance of your property.


5.      Privacy and Comfort

One of the key benefits of owning your own outdoor swimming pool, that almost goes without saying, is the combination of comfort and privacy that they provide. Unlike public pools, your home pool is exclusively yours, allowing you to enjoy a refreshing swim without the crowds or interruptions.


The intimate setting of a private pool in your garden enables you to relax in a serene environment, whether you’re seeking solitude for a leisurely swim or a quiet space to unwind, your outdoor garden pool offers a secluded retreat.

Also, you have complete control over the pool environment, ensuring it meets your preferences for temperature, cleanliness, and ambiance. This level of customisation adds an extra layer of comfort, making every swim a personalised and enjoyable experience.

To summarise...

Owning a garden swimming pool is more than just a luxury purchase to have at home, it offers you a number of opportunities for socialising, bettering your health and making a savvy investment. If you would like to speak to experts in swimming pool design and installation:

Contact Ocean Pools at or 01902 670717 for your very own Garden pool!


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