Work is important because it provides a livelihood, enabling families to have a home and put food on the table. While work is important, making enough time for relaxation and quality time for yourself and for friends and family is equally as important.

According to the Time article 6 Secrets to a Happier Life, striving non-stop at work to achieve doesn’t necessarily make you happier. The article cites a Harvard University study by psychologists Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert who found there are six ways to lead a happier life. These include:

  • Bringing your mind to the present
  • Taking a break from technology
  • Trying your best to be consciously present
  • Meditating
  • Focusing on breathing
  • Truly experiencing pleasure

What all these six ways have in common is that they can all be accomplished with a swimming pool! A swimming pool provides the perfect place to relax, unwind and to try these six methods. Imagine coming home from work and enjoying the calm, serene waters of your own backyard swimming pool while you take a break from technology, enjoy time to yourself or with family and work on being present, meditating or breathing. When you own a pool, you can make it your own relaxing paradise.

Relaxing isn’t just enjoyable. Taking a break from work and stress and relaxing has many health benefits. Studies show it can lower your blood pressure, improve digestion, aid in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, reduces stress hormones and can improve muscle tension and chronic pain.

A pool is also a great way to enjoy your weekends. Imagine all the weekend options you can have from a pool party to a pool-side BBQ to a pool-side staycation or even your very own pool-side spa day. When you own a pool, you can host festivities anyone, of any age can enjoy.

If you don’t yet have a pool, it’s not too late to get started on the pool buying process so you can be enjoying festivities (or relaxation) pool-side this summer. Contact Leisure Pools today ( and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.