As the temperatures begin to rise, then the yearning to cool off increases. Swimming is by far one of the most popular ways of cooling off. Swimming is a perennial activity that combines exercise and spending time in the sunshine outdoors. When a decision to install a swimming pool has been reached, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration.
Type of a swimming pool
A pool can be two types, either an above ground or an in-ground pool. So before the pool installation can begin, the type of a pool that is suitable in terms of a budget or preferable to the needs of the family getting the pool is important. In addition, the available space for the pool is essential in deciding which type of a swimming pool your household needs. Installing an in-ground pool requires less room or space than an above ground pool. On the other hand, above ground pools are not only less expensive but they are easier to move.
Choosing a material for your swimming pool can be daunting at first. Therefore, understanding how these materials work is essential.
Using concrete is not only popular but it is one of the most expensive. Its price is the major flaw but it also can crack and leak making algae and other stains adhere to it. Concrete is durable and the strongest material for a pool. Designing and customizing it to any size and any shape, ledges, and benches depending on the customer’s needs is very simple. Concrete looks completely gorgeous when they are completely done in the right way. This material approximately takes from three to twelve weeks when installing. Even though concrete pools are popular, it is important to note that their price of installing ranges. The lowest price means the pool may be of lower quality. Using concrete in a pool is all about craftsmanship, so the builder of the pool has to be someone trustworthy and he has to come highly recommended.MORE ABOUT CONCRETE POOLS
When constructing a pool using vinyl, a piece of flexible liner is at the point of construction inserted to an already prepared hole that is attached to a steel or aluminum framed wall. When using vinyl, getting the right shape and size of these pools is easy and highly customizable with no limitation. A contractor can install this swimming pool within one to three weeks. Additionally, the vinyl liner can be replaced after every ten years and it can be replaced with more than a hundred different and cool patterns to create a whole new look. This ensures you get an experience of a renovated pool every decade.
Pools made of fibreglass are among the most affordable in terms of the materials used in building swimming pools after vinyl. Once a hole is created a factory molded shell is inserted by a crane. Fibreglass pools are known to use fewer chemicals in terms of maintenance because the gel-coat used in the finish of the fibreglass is not only durable but non-porous. Installing it takes up to three days, which is the shortest time when it comes to building a pool. Fibreglass swimming pools are very low maintenance since they do not have any liners to be replaced or any re-plastering required. This material is pleasant to the eyes when it’s used and its major flaw when it comes to this type of material when building a swimming pool is their size limitation.MORE ABOUT FIBREGLASS POOLS
3) The design and shape of a swimming pool
Getting a pool for your family is an important decision. You want the swimming pool to match your general architecture and exterior décor for an above ground pool and its interior décor for the in-ground pool. Some of the factors below are important when pondering the decision on your overall outlook for your pool.
The shape and size of the backyard where the pool will be situated will determine what the design and shape of your pool will look like. The pool should not take the entirety of your backyard. A pool deck, seating area for guests and a cooking area may be needed for those barbecue days. Space should be allocated accordingly.
Your flexibility when it comes to how much you are willing to spend will determine the kind of design that will suit your needs. The more intricate designs and shapes are more expensive than the simple lines and shapes.
People who are going to use the pool
If the people using the pool will be using it for exercises like doing laps, then the pool has to be narrow and long. That is basing it on the shape of the pool. However, if the pool will be frequented by children, then a shallow L-shaped pool will be more appropriate.
Pool features and landscaping
In recent days pools are being used as part of the architecture of the house. Therefore, nifty features such as waterfalls, ponds, and fountains are factors to that one considers when designing a pool. In addition, features like handrails and steps are a requirement for people with limited mobility and they should be given proper consideration. When it comes to landscaping, the pool has to fit in and compliment your backyard. If the pool is your first feature in the backyard then the landscaping will be created around the features of the pool to match it.
Pool safety and maintenance
A pool should be at the very least three meters from any power lines. Moreover, a pool has to have a proper maintenance routine once it’s installed. You have to budget for the chemicals required for the pool to remain hygienic and for the person who is going to clean it if you are busy.
Any kind of a swimming pool is an amazing addition to a household. As long as the factors mentioned above are adhered to, then choosing the type of swimming pool should not be a daunting task. Take your time when deciding what type of pool you need, and your household will forever treasure the moments spent enjoying it.