Pool vs. Beach: We Think Owning a Pool is the Way to Go (Obviously)

 In Pool Activities, Poolside Living

There are pros and cons on both sides, but when it comes to Pool vs. Beach, we are planted firmly on Team Pool and here’s why:

No Sand

No. Sand. Anywhere. One day at the beach means weeks of sand in your car. A beach day just isn’t complete without sand in your hair, your eyes, your mouth, your bathing suit, your food, and even your sunscreen. When you have a pool on your property, finding sand in behind your ears will be a thing of the past.

No Parking or Traffic

The commute seems like a trivial thing to worry about on your way to the beach, right? Well, it’s easy to feel that way until you’ve been circling from your destination for 45 minutes trying to find a single available space. The kids are complaining, everyone has to go to the bathroom and inevitably your spouse says, “I told you we should have left earlier.” With a pool in your backyard, you can leave the parking and traffic in the rearview mirror, and enjoy some good ole’ family fun.

No Limit on Lunch Options

When you have a pool in your backyard, there is no restriction on what you and your family can have for lunch, and you don’t need to bring your wallet in a waterproof case. Throw some hotdogs and burgers on the grill, break out the potato salad and skip the line at the concession stand.

You Can Have a Drink!

It’s illegal to drink at the beach. But when you swap out those beach days for a relaxing day in your family’s pool, you can crack open a cold one guilt-free. But please, always remember to drink responsibly.

Your Party is Contained

Parents always have to be vigilant around any type of water, but when you have a swimming pool in your backyard, you also have a fence, and that helps provide a little peace of mind that your kids aren’t getting lost in the crowd or heading down to the waves without you.

The Pool is Open 24/7

When you have a pool on your property, there’s no limit to the amount of time you and your family can spend swimming in it. Early morning and evening hours are some of the most fun times to spend in your pool or built-in spa. So, don’t let a little thing like closing time dampen your fun.

No Riptides, Dangerous Marine Life or Ocean Warnings

Pool owners must always be alert, but with the ocean comes a lot of unknowns, that beachgoers can’t plan for and can’t change, Skip the beach and head for the privacy and tranquility of your own backyard oasis.


Everyone can benefit from a vacation. When you factor in the costs of getting to the beach over several years – paying for meals, hotels, plane fare, rental cars, and countless other expenses – wouldn’t having a pool pay for itself over time? Remove the stress and hassle of a vacation, and opt for a staycation instead.

Swimming Pool Myths

Stay Cool in Your Built-in Pool

Think about all the stress that comes with a beach day, and how it would all evaporate if you had a built-in summer oasis in your own backyard. Think about the summer barbecues made possible by a built-in pool and outdoor living space, and how much better a fresh cheeseburger would taste than sand-covered PB&J. With Shoreline Pool’s custom pool building services, you can make those dreams come true at competitive prices. Check out Connecticut’s top pool service company today! Remember to follow us on HOUZZ for unlimited backyard design ideas.

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