Vacationing is at its peak in the summer.
You’re trying to soak in the last drops of family togetherness before the kids return to school and the weather starts to change.
The point of your vacation is usually to not only enjoy time together – but also to get some peace, quiet, and relaxation, right?
Just how tranquil is your vacation?
Planning, packing, spending, traveling, dealing with traffic, standing in lines, spending some more and then doing it all in reverse to get home.
You usually arrive home just as exhausted and ready for a break as you did before you left.
Here are some reasons why you should give it some thought.
It’ll save you money
Of course, installing a pool is a significant expense, but the return on your investment is great.
Once you’ve paid for the installation, it’s yours and the only costs you incur are for the upkeep, which is still less expensive than a vacation.
A well-maintained pool can have a positive effect on the resale value of your home, not to mention the hours of enjoyment that your family will receive.
If you already own a pool, consider making it the gathering place for your staycation.
There’s no planning involved
A vacation requires a lot of prep work. You spend time researching destinations, making reservations at hotels, arranging everyone’s schedules and mapping out your route.
A staycation doesn’t require any of that time-consuming preparation, which means you’ll have more time to actually hang out with the family.
You don’t have to pack
This one is so great it’s worth mentioning twice—you don’t have to pack!
Few things can be as frustrating as packing up yourself and your family for a vacation.
No matter your destination, you’ll end up packing a lot of things and still probably forget something important.
Once the near-million bags are packed, you still have to endure the Tetris game of getting them into your vehicle.
What’s worse than packing? When you get home, you have to unpack.
It’s totally more relaxing
Beaches and resorts are nice places to visit. The problem is that, especially during normal vacation season, these areas can be very crowded.
You can take the time to relax and enjoy your landscaping and yard work that you’ve labored over and probably not taken the time to admire.
You don’t have to sacrifice fun
Maybe you like your vacation to be full of activity and quiet relaxation isn’t high on your list of priorities.
You don’t have to give up excitement when you decide to have a staycation.
Plan activities for your family and friends to enjoy.
Host a BBQ or show a movie in your backyard that guests can enjoy from the pool. Set up croquet, badminton, or volleyball and host an all out family and friends tournament.
You can also have the best of both worlds – a few nights of fun and a few nights of low-key relaxation with the family.
It’s your home so you get to be the boss!
Make it your own
You can make your backyard have any kind of feel that you want.
For example, If tropical is your thing, fill the yard with big, bright flowers, lots of exotic-looking plants, hammocks, and tiki torches.
You can have whatever kind of vacation you want without leaving your own home and while enjoying your own swimming pool.
Have you ever tried a staycation? Would you do it again?