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Building an Indoor Pool: What You Need to Know

by Sasha Katrych on Mar 29, 2017

Are you considering having an indoor pool? I bet you have some questions you want to know including the cost, construction as well as advantages of having an indoor pool among much more. Looking back having an indoor swimming pool was considered to be a luxurious feature in any home, and who would have guessed that it will come a day when indoor swimming pools will not only be for the rich and famous?

You must know about the dos and don’ts which mostly are the frequently asked questions by homeowners who are looking to build an indoor pool and at the same give you some insight on what you need to know. Therefore without further ado, let us jump right into the matter at hand!

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Which Is the Best Type Of Indoor Swimming Pool?

There are three types of indoor swimming pools you can choose from, and they include fiberglass, concrete, and vinyl liner. When comparing, the fiberglass pools in Perth are the best making them the ones which are mostly being installed in many homes. They have one advantage which is their speed of installation, you can have your pool within a day or two and this in return will cut down the overall construction time of the whole structure and as a result reduce the cost too. You can choose from a range of fiberglass pools in Perth which vary in color and experience all the advantages that come with it over the other types of indoor pools.

Pros and Cons of Owning an Indoor Swimming Pool

We all love homes that have swimming pools; we can have a relaxing time and provide the kids with fun activities to enjoy especially in summer. But there are always two sides of a coin which in this case is the advantages and the disadvantages of owning an indoor pool. So if you are considering having one built in your home, you ought to look at the good and bad sides of being an indoor swimming pool owner.

Advantages include:

  • They are an awesome way that you can get your exercise. It can be an amazing kind of exercise for you as well as your children as it is enjoyable especially the late-night swims which you can only do if you own your pool.
  • There might come a time when will consider selling your home for personal reasons if that is the case you need to know that a home buyer is more likely to be attracted by the ones which have swimming pools.
  • They provide you with year-round swimming whenever you feel like going for a swim.
  • Maintenance of the pool will not be stressful since outdoor debris is less likely to get into the pool.
  • When it comes to using the chemicals for your pool, it will be on a much lesser level as sunlight does not diminish sanitizer levels.
  • Now that we have seen the advantages of having an indoor pool let us jump right to the disadvantages
  • Most indoor pools do not have direct sunlight for sunbathing.
  • They can be dangerous to children and those people who do not know how to swim. Injuries that are caused in your pool will be your responsibility, and thus you are required to have proper safety fencing.
  • Even though it will attract home buyers when selling your home, the sad part is that you might not be refunded back the money you invested in the swimming pool.
  • Health issues can arise if you do not take proper care of your swimming pool such as illness, algae, and other bacteria forming in your indoor pool.

Pool Accessories to Consider With an Indoor Pool

  • Pool heater- if you want to be going for a dive during the nights or when the temperatures are cold, then you should consider having a pool heater. I mean what will be the essence of having a dormant pool during the cold season? It will be just a waste of space and money.  You can opt for the natural gas or propane heater.
  • Automatic pool covers - it is essential that you control the moisture for the long-term success of your indoor pool. That is why you should consider having a pool cover to reduce evaporation to keep the water in the pool. Heating pool water uses energy and to conserve that energy you will require an auto cover for your pool.
  • Lighting- you will need to have the kind of lightings found in fiberglass pools and to minimize injuries that might happen at night for example when you are swimming.
  • At least now you know what it takes to have your indoor pool and what to do to make it long-term!

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