Heated Community Pools in Florida – Why They’re Worth It for Retirees
It’s pretty much a no-brainer that any 55-plus community should have a well-maintained swimming pool available for residents’ use. In fact, it’s hard to think of another resort-style amenity that provides the same level of benefits for active older adults, who frequently use a community pool for:
- Socializing with neighbors
- Exercising, which is often easier for older adults in a pool
- Entertaining friends and family members who come to visit
For these reasons, it’s important to make sure that any community you’re considering as a place to call home has a pool – but that’s only step one. It’s also important to find out if it’s heated. If you’re from a northern region of the country, you may not think that’s necessary in Florida. However, despite the “Sunshine State” nickname, there are a few months out of the year when an unheated pool will become too cold for comfortable swimming, even in Florida’s subtropical climate.
Value of a Heated Pool
The cost of heating a pool, even in sunny Florida, can vary widely, depending on the pool’s size, the type of heating equipment used, and how warm the water needs to be for comfortable swimming. However, experts say Florida homeowners who want to swim year-round in their backyard pools typically spend hundreds of dollars a year on heating their pool water. This means relocating to a Florida retirement community with a heated pool can help you enjoy this wonderful benefit without taking a big bite out of your retirement budget.
At Blair Group, we professionally manage five communities for active adults 55 and older in Central Florida. Each has one or more community pools, all heated and beautifully maintained for our residents’ use year-round. When you purchase one of the attractive manufactured homes in a Blair Group community and pay a low monthly home site lease fee, you’ll be able to enjoy unlimited use of the community swimming pool as well as other amenities, including a clubhouse and sports facilities.
Contact our Lifestyle Team today to learn more about our affordable active lifestyle communities, or click here to read a summary of each one. We’ll also be happy to help you schedule tours of any of our communities the next time you’re in the Central Florida region.