There are a lot of reasons that you might want to have a pool installed in your back yard. It could be that you love to swim and don't want to leave your property, or you want to escape from the heat. It could also be that you find a pool a great way to get some exercise and some freedom from the world. If you use a wheelchair or have other mobility impairments, a swimming pool can be a great way to exercise because the water will take the weight of your body, and makes your mobility less of an issue. If you are going to install a pool for that reason, then you are going to want to take to a custom pool builder so that they can help design the perfect pool for you.
One of the things that you can talk to a pool builder about is using is a zero entry pool, also called beach entry pools. These pools have a very gentle slope that starts at the edge of the pool deck and then slowly moves to deeper water. When it reaches a certain depth, it will generally level off so that you have a flat pool floor. If you have a larger pool and you want to have a very deep end, then the pool bottom can start to slope again toward where you want the deep end to go. One benefit of the zero entry pool is that you don't have to worry about steps, and you can take your wheelchair, walker or even a cane down to the water and then get in.
Another option that you have is to get benches put in the pool. You can decide at what depth you want the benches and how wide you want them. This will give you a place to sit and rest if you need to, as well as a place to sit and enjoy the warmth of the water, which can help to ease stiff muscles and reduce your pain. If you just want to sit in the pool and relax, then you can sit there and listen to music or even read a book, depending on the depth of the water near your bench.
If you use a wheelchair or have some other mobility issue, a pool can be a great tool. It can let you exercise as well as help to release some of the stress from your body. Contact a company like Elite Pools to learn more.