To have or not to have a Swimming Pool…?

Erika Chaudhary
5 min readMay 10, 2021

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Since I live in Spain swimming pool has always been a must. It’s always so nice to go for a dip in blue beautiful water when it’s sizzling hot. It’s amazing to swim with the sun in your face. However, having a swimming pool comes with a few commitments and requirements.

Before I lived in a villa with a swimming pool I’ve never realised what it entails to have a swimming pool. Do you know? I’ve learned the hard way. The pool we had was huge to start with. It was amazing at first because we had so much space to swim and play. It also was a huge thing to look after and time-consuming.

The Benefit of the Swimming pool

No brainer you have a party every day of your life by the pool. It’s the most relaxing way to hang out in your house. I used to hang out there after lunch or after a hard morning. Just put on your swimming gear and step into your ‘bliss’ by the pool. I had many afternoons like this. I often would go for a wake-up swim in cold water.

It was amazing. There are many proven benefits of swimming in cold water too. If you have a swimming pool, generally means you can have a pool party too as you’ll have plenty of space. My neighbour had many pool parties I enjoyed it from afar by hearing their music, which sounded more like someone was continuously killing a cat.

A swimming pool makes you exercise for most of the year in Spain or if you have a heated pool or indoors you exercise all year round. It’s a great form of exercise. I love it. Swimming is one of my personal favourites in terms of exercise even though I have never had a swimming lesson in my life.

The Real Truth Behind Swimming Pool

I never realised how many hours I’ll spend cleaning the pool. Nobody tells you that either. First, you need to know how to clean it. The first summer we had the pool the water turned green. We had no idea why or how it happened. We got an expert in. He told us it’s pollen from the trees that turned the water…



Erika Chaudhary

I am a writer who learned to code! I write about personal experiences within a humanist and global context. Find me on Twitter & Instagram @erikachaudhary