There are many health benefits associated with swimming including, building endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular health. But what’s more preferable, having a private pool or a neighborhood pool? The short answer is, it depends. But the majority of people are better off swimming at their neighborhood pool, like the one at Highland Gates in Gainesville, Georgia and here’s why.
Let’s start with what’s on our minds all the time, MONEY. With a community pool there is no expense of building the pool or maintaining it. You save money on utilities because there’s no additional expense on the water and power bills. Swimming at the neighborhood pool also means that you don’t have to acquire additional insurance or be liable for others swimming in the pool. The neighborhood pool is saving you $$$ while you’re swimming, splashing or enjoying the sunshine.
Other advantages include the social benefits. During summer months there’s always someone at the pool, this allows neighbors to spend time together and become friends. You may find someone to carpool to school with or a convenient baby/puppy sitter. There’s less responsibility for neighborhood swimmers because they’re not burdened with the upkeep or cleaning of the pool. This would also apply to local pools. However, it’s convenient to have a community swimming pool because you don’t have to travel far to enjoy it. Most neighbors can walk or ride a golf cart down to the neighborhood pool. Also, it’s free for residents to use, again saving you more money. Neighborhood pools also tend to host events for their residents, like the pool party we’re throwing at Highland Gate’s community pool in Gainesville, Georgia on June 30th. It’s pretty clear we’re highly in support of neighborhood pools.