Treat Yourself to a Backyard Pool Staycation
Published: May 15th, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has cut down on travel, and your planned family vacation might not be a safe option anymore. Of course, the stress from the virus just means you need the vacation more than ever! If you miss the beach, consider investing in a pool to add a new level of fun and relaxation to your family’s home vacation. Cannon Pools and Spas, located in Central New York, explains why installing an in-ground or above-ground pool can be a more affordable, less stressful, and safer alternative to a traditional family vacation this summer.
Staycations Save Money
A go-away vacation is a big investment. According to CNBC, the average American family vacation cost about $2,000 to $3,000 in 2019. Depending on location, your trip could be even more expensive. As you can see, the average price of a week-long vacation for a family of four in some of the most popular spots in America often rises substantially higher:
- Disney World: $7,000
- Honolulu: $7,700
- New York City: $6,900
- Yellowstone: $5,400
- Myrtle Beach: $4,000
By comparison, getting your own above-ground pool is more affordable. The cost of an average-size above-ground pool, complete with professional installation, is on par or less than the cost of the average family vacation. And while an in-ground pool requires a greater investment, you’ll pay for it once and enjoy it for years to come.
Skip the Hassle
Vacations may be relaxing, but they can add stress to our lives as well. Behind every vacation, there are hours spent planning, booking tickets, reserving hotels, renting transportation, and scheduling your days for maximum fun. After that, there is the time spent packing the suitcases and the car and making other preparations for your journey. Finally, there’s the long drive on busy highways or a wait in a crowded airport for an uncomfortable plane.
With a backyard pool staycation, you can have all the fun and relaxation of a vacation without the stress of planning, packing, or travel. Staycationers spend nights in their own beds and enjoy all the comforts of home. Everything you need is at your fingertips and easy to find in its usual spot. The most strenuous trip you’ll take is from your living room to your pool deck.
Stay Safe During Uncertain Times
Most importantly, a stay-at-home vacation is safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel puts you at risk of infection. Nonessential travel is not recommended by the CDC and WHO and currently banned throughout New York State. This is because your risk of infection rises as you travel, and even those without symptoms can carry the virus and spread it to others without realizing they are ill. Airports and airplanes, amusement parks, hotels, crowded beaches – all can contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
By staying at home and enjoying a new pool, you’ll be keeping yourself and your family safe from infection without missing the good times you look forward to during vacations. Just as importantly, you’re also doing your part for your community and country by limiting the spread so everyone can stay healthy.
Staycation with a New Pool Today
To stay safe and cut down on the cost and headaches of travel, turn up the fun and relaxation at home with a new pool from Cannon Pools and Spas. Our team of expert installers maintains social distancing, recommended sanitation practices, and other COVID-19 safety protocols to deliver the pool of your dreams without risks to your safety. To learn more, contact one of our locations in North Syracuse, Oneida, Cortland, Auburn, or Fulton today.