You’ve loaded up your car. You’re early enough to beat the traffic. The sun is shining brightly.

It looks like the perfect opportunity for a swim.

But going to the beach isn’t all fun. You’ll have to deal with sand in your sandwiches, sunburns, and quite possibly a billion other screaming kids and adults. Beaches can be quite stressful. Why not get all the benefits of going to the beach, right at home? A swimming pool does just that and by setting the refrigerator at the right pressures you can have chilled mocktails as well.

This article will show you why owning a swimming pool in your backyard beats going to the beach any day.

1. Pools Are Safe And Clean.

Your local beach isn’t likely the cleanest. But it’s okay.

You’ll have several adults to watch over your kids and things are reasonably safe. But that doesn’t stop your kids from getting lost, jellyfish from stinging your tippy toes, and unpredictable ocean waves.

Mother nature is unpredictable no matter how much we try to tame it and a swimming pool will always be safer than the beach.

You don’t even have to worry about pollution, debris, and sunburn when at a swimming pool. Shade is just seconds away.

2. Pools Are More Convenient.

Your swimming pool is open 24/7 and sits on your property. You make the rules. You don’t adapt to the pool, the pool adapts to you. All you have to do is simply walk out into your yard and walk straight into the water if you want a swim. Your own little personal oasis waits for you, seconds away from the creature comforts of your own home.

Slipping into your pool will always be more economical of your time than driving to the local beach. Night-time swims are magical and romantic, and swimming pools let you experience them all with ease.

3. Assured Safety.

The beach is thronged with endless half-naked strangers that can be hellish to navigate. Your kids get lost and you can barely hear your significant other over the arguments of randos nearby. At your swimming pool, you can always see where your kids are and the entire event is contained safely within the confines of your own home and you can do other chores too like attending a meeting or washing clothes in the machine.

The Shark Research Institute notes that most beach-goers are within reach of 20-30 juvenile white sharks on average at any time. Sharks don’t care about humans, so they’re surprisingly safe. But threats like that are scary nonetheless.

4. No Sand.

I don’t like sand. It’s coarse, rough, irritating, and gets everywhere. A single day at the beach brings back several buckets worth of sand in your underpants, your food, and inside the cap of your sunscreen.

I’ve even come home to find it on the television remote, days later, having no idea how it even got there.

5. Beat The Traffic By Not Driving.

Cue a montage of a family of four driving in the old family van. The parents drive in circles, desperate to find a parking spot. The kids are in the back complaining about everything. Someone needs to go to the bathroom despite you warning everyone in advance that they should just go before the start the drive. And yet, here you are.

There’s no such worries with a small, medium or large swimming pools. So leave your traffic woes in the rear-view mirror and enjoy some good, old, family fun without the hassle of a drive.

6. Absolute Privacy.

Don’t like strangers? Well, just bring the ocean blues to your house while leaving out the rest of the unseemly mess of strangers every beach comes packaged with. Building a swimming pool in your backyard lets you enjoy your swim with only friends and family you approve of.

You can invite the neighborhood if you like, but it’s on your terms now. You call the rules and don’t need to listen to the conversations of strangers if you don’t want to.

7. Your Pool, Your Schedule.

You don’t need to plot out a family outing making sure the kids, your significant other, and friends are available at the same time the beach is open. Even if you’re pressed for time, you can always find a moment for a quick swim because a swimming pool would be right in your yard.

You can even snorkel under the moonlight with a smart phone in your hand and a WiFi connection within easy reach.

8. Better Meal Options.

At the beach, you’re limited in your lunch options. You have to make do with what’s available. This might mean unhealthy meals that aren’t as gluten-free, ketogenic, or fat-free as you like. With a backyard swimming pool, you’re free to cook or order out at the restaurant of your choice and have the cuisine of the entire city at your beck and call.

Also, you can’t drink alcohol at public beaches, but you can always drink safely within your own home, no problem.

9. Social Distancing.

Let’s face it: COVID-19 has changed social gatherings forever because of social distancing.

Now you can enjoy all the aquatic swim classes and water games you want without worrying about strangers and being a potential vector of some pathogen.

Your swimming pool lets you swim responsibly and social distance no matter what viral plague hits us in the future.

10. Endless Water Slides And Games.

Kids love swimming pool games and water slides.

Playing Marco Polo, Sharks and Minnows with friends and family is an unforgettable bonding experience everyone should have. Beaches don’t necessarily come with amenities to play the water sports of your choice.

But with a swimming pool, your kids can enjoy all the endless water slides they want at the safety of home.

Along with a host of toys you’d never get to bust out at the beach.

Knowing how to swim encourages healthy habits in children that has a long-lasting effect on their lives. What’s important is making swimming more accessible and safe, and building a swimming pool in your yard may be one of the best ways to accomplish that.

Sienna Patel

Sienna Patel holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and has spent 18 years in market research and product analysis. Since joining us, Sienna has shared her expertise in comparative analysis, consumer trends, and value assessments. Her background includes working in market research firms and as a freelance consumer consultant. Outside of work, Sienna is an amateur photographer and a volunteer in financial literacy programs. She is a tech enthusiast and enjoys exploring new cities and cultures.

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