The start of a new year is underway, and it’s a great time to start setting some resolutions and goals. Owning a swimming pool is exciting and rewarding, but now that it’s winter time, it’s the perfect time of year to make progress on goals related to your pool before warm weather is here and swimming season begins. These are some helpful goals to check off your list during the winter.
1. Deck Out Your Pool Space with Decor
Have you been so busy you haven’t had time to think about the furniture and decor in your pool space? Now is a great time to do some brainstorming and shopping. Whether you could benefit from some lounge chairs, decorative pillows, tables, tableware or even beautiful strings of lights or decorative pottery, decor can brighten and add a stylish vibe to your pool area. It’s helpful to select a color scheme and overall look. Pinterest is a great resource for collecting inspiration before you shop. Or, if you lack the time, you can hire an interior (well, in this case) exterior decorator.
2. Plan Your Landscaping
The right landscaping can make a huge difference in the overall look of your pool space–and it can help increase the value of your home. Start now and plan your landscaping. It can include adding some trees, flowering plants or even strategically placed rocks. You can also decide between mulch beds vs stone beds and the type of edging. There are many considerations with landscaping, and if you’re stumped, a landscape company can help you plan it out.
3. Add a Wow Factor
If you’re looking for a stunning addition, look no further than a water feature. Leisure Pools offers an array of different water feature designs that provide beautiful, cascading water. Your pool will look like a stunning resort, and the water adds a serene and tranquil sound.
4. Set Exercise Goals and Create a Plan
A pool provides a wonderful means of exercise, so why not start now and set some goals? It could be weight loss goals, endurance goals or even just making a commitment to exercise daily or a certain number of times a week. Even small changes can make a big difference in your overall health. Did you know 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day can significantly impact calorie burn? In fact, this article even suggest 15 minutes a day can help.
5. Plan Some Parties
Parties take some work and time to plan, but it’s worth it to have time with friends and family enjoying each other. If you start early with your planning, it makes it a lot easier. Also, you can work now on items for your party like choosing a theme, caterer and designing the invitations.
In addition to setting goals, the “off season” (if you live in a cooler climate) is a good time to get excited for pool season with these items:
- Buy a new swimsuit
- Find a good pool-side reading list and book
- Update your sunglasses
- Have the kids choose some new pool toys and floats
- Buy some fitness equipment for the pool like a kick board or download a fitness tracking app
This time of year is also the perfect time to start the pool buying process if you don’t yet have a pool. Contact Leisure Pools today (www.leisurepoolsusa.com) and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.