As days get longer and warmer in the San Diego area, it’s only natural to begin to think about vacation possibilities. However, an option that may not be on your radar could be right in your own backyard if you have a pool. Below, we list some of the top reasons to consider a staycation by your San Diego swimming pool instead of taking a traditional vacation.
COVID-19 concerns and related travel limitations are still factors that can affect vacation plans. By planning a staycation, you’ll have more flexibility with your arrangements. Also, you won’t have to worry about frustrations associated with booking flights or making reservations for the vacation dates you prefer. It’s your pool, so it’s open and accessible at any time, especially in San Diego, where temperatures are generally pleasant all year long.
In addition, a staycation by your pool can involve a wide variety of activities you can easily include at any time. For instance, your pool-related staycation could involve:
• Pool games appropriate for all family members and guests
• A poolside BBQ or cookout
• Your own preferred music, lighting, and other ambience-creating features
• Poolside seating areas to allow for added relaxation opportunities when not swimming
Anyone who happens to be a part of your staycation can take part in any of these activities whenever they feel like it. It’s entirely up to you to decide what’s going on at any moment in and around your pool.
Some vacationers are in the habit of putting off vacation plans until the off-season. If this is something you normally do, you can still stick to these plans. But you can also treat yourself and your family to an “on-season” option by your pool right in the middle of summer, when other vacation hot spots are often overcrowded.
Vacationing in your own backyard paradise by the pool is also something to consider if you want to enjoy some extra savings. As far as expenses go, a typical vacation usually involves:
• Travel-related costs (e.g., airfare or fuel for your car)
• Hotel expenses, which can be significant in popular vacation spots
• Restaurant/food-related costs
You could also use the money you’ll save from staycationing by your pool to improve your pool area. For instance, you might spruce up a nearby deck, have a firepit installed for added comfort on cooler evenings, or treat yourself to a complementary perk like a poolside spa.
A staycation by your pool can be a great opportunity to temporarily transform your pool and the surrounding area to reflect any theme you prefer. If you have kids, you might go with a Disney or Harry Potter theme. On the flip side, low-key also works well, so if you just want to get away from it all on warmer San Diego summer weekends, your staycation could simply involve nothing more than a floating pool lounger, a tray for food and drinks, your bathing suit, and sunscreen.
If you’re ready to transform your home into the perfect year-round staycation destination with a custom pool, call on the experienced pros at San Diego Pools. We’re the swimming pool builder San Diego homeowners have trusted for more than forty years to turn their dreams into reality. Give us a call today at 888-707-7786 to learn how we can build the ideal pool for you and your family.