If you're thinking about having an in-ground pool installed in your yard, there are probably some pros and cons you've been going over before you finalize your decision. However, one of the things you might not have realized is there are a lot of ways having your own pool will save you money. While you have the initial investment of having the pool put in and the possible regular cost of a pool service, there are many ways you can save money once you have access to your own pool, and here are a few good examples of some of those ways.

Save money on gym memberships

If you pay for a gym membership and one of the things you seem to do the most when you go to the gym is to swim in the pool, then you may find you can do away with your membership once you have a pool in your backyard. In fact, since it will be so much more convenient to access your own pool than it would be for you to drive to the gym, you'll likely even get in a lot more exercise than you used to when you went to the gym. Gym memberships can be quite expensive, and this means you can save a good amount of money each month.

Save money on parties

Whether you are throwing birthday parties for your children or 4th of July parties, throwing parties can be very expensive. However, if you are able to turn the parties into swimming ones, you can save a good amount of money on them. You will be able to throw the parties at your own home, instead of renting a space. Also, you won't have to worry about hiring entertainment or purchasing a lot of things for entertainment, such as games, because the swimming pool you will already have will be all of the entertainment that you will need.

Save money on summertime entertainment

When the kids are home from school and bored during the summer months, you can end up spending a lot of money trying to keep them entertained with things like movies, trips to the bowling alley, eating out, etc. When you have a swimming pool, you can save a lot of money on entertaining the kids by suggesting they invite their friends over to swim. You may be surprised by just how much kids will choose swimming over other things.

Reach out to a local pool contractor when you are ready to start your new pool construction.