10 Reasons Why A Backyard Pool is Better Than A Public Pool

Don’t get stuck with large crowds at a public pool. Check out 10 reasons that make a backyard pool better.


10) Backyard Pools are Cleaner

It’s no secret that public pools are often a germaphobe’s worst nightmare. Sometimes these pools get used as more than a place to cool off but a place to get cleaned off or even to use the bathroom. With hundreds of people getting in and out of a public pool each day, all of the cosmetics, lotions, sunscreens and other bodily substances wash off into the water. With less people at the pool there’s less contamination. That’s the great thing about a backyard pool. If you and your family are the only ones using it, you don’t have to worry about the things others might track in. Click to read more about why backyard pools are cleaner than public pools.

9) No Driving To a Backyard Pool

One of the best parts about having a backyard pool is that there’s no driving required to get there. As any parent knows, loading up the kids, pool toys, towels, and snacks into the car can be a huge hassle. In this day in age we at Kayak know that your time is more valuable than ever before, by saving time on driving you have more time to enjoy your pool. Since Kayak pools are virtually maintenance free, you have even more time to relax and swim!

8) No Memberships or Entry Fees Required

Virtually every public pool charges an entry fee. For those that swim on a more regular basis, pool memberships are available. One of the advantages to owning a backyard pool is that you don’t have to worry about any of those fees. No more memberships. No more entry fees. No more ID cards. When it comes to fees, it doesn’t get any easier than a backyard pool.

7) No Expensive Snack Bar Markups

We all know that swimming is a great form of exercise and that any kind of workout will make you hungry. That’s why snack bars are a popular part of any public swimming pool. Of course, these snack bars are always a big moneymaker for the pool owner, with some pools charging 4-5 times what they paid for the food items. Rather than paying $8 for a lunch you could have at home for $2, having your own backyard pool allows you to avoid the pricy snack bar altogether.

6) Longer Swimming Seasons

 If you’re living in the Midwest, most public swimming pools open around Memorial Day weekend in May and close around Labor Day in September. With your own backyard pool, you can open your pool as soon as it gets warm and close it whenever it starts getting cold. If you time it right, you could have a pool you can swim in starting in March all the way through October. That could mean almost 4 extra months of swimming!

5) No Hours of Operation

Obviously most public swimming pools have hours which limit the amount of time you can spend at them or how late you can keep swimming. The nice thing about your own backyard pool is that you can get swimming as early in the morning or as late in the evening as you want. All you need is a good lighting system and you’ll have a pool that’s open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!

4) No Crowds or Lines

As soon as it starts getting hot outside, public swimming pools fill up fast. This is especially true on holidays and weekends. With your own backyard pool, there’s no need to worry about crowds or standing in line to get in. This lets you relax in peace and truly enjoy your backyard vacation.

3) No Unwanted Splashes or Noisy People

Have you ever been laying in a lounge chair at a public pool either enjoying the sun or reading a book when all of the sudden you get a splash of water all of you? It happens a lot at public pools. If you haven’t gotten an unwanted splash of cold water, you’ve no doubt had to put up with an obnoxiously loud group of people sitting nearby. Although both of these situations come with the territory, they can definitely make for an unpleasant visit to the local swimming pool. With your own backyard pool, you set the rules. You can splash as much or as little as you’d like and keep things loud or as quiet as the need to be to enjoy your pool.

2) A Place To Party

If you’ve ever wanted to have a group outing at your local public pool, you know that it can get pricy. Chances are you’ll be looking at premium-priced guest passes for everyone and possibly some group space rental for a party. Without your own backyard pool, it can be tough to put together any kind of pool party for you and your friends. With a backyard pool of your own, you can have a pool party at any time. Kayak swimming pools are great for birthdays, cookouts, holidays, and so many other parties.

1) A Backyard Vacation

The best part about owning a Kayak backyard swimming pool over going to a public pool is the backyard vacation you get to experience each and every day. It’s important to be able to relax and unwind and we guarantee that our pools are the best way to do that.