Sometime this summer, you may come across a pool that has been newly ‘shocked’ with electricity. Your immediate thought may be that it is in pretty bad condition, but then you realize that there is something rather magical about pools that have been electrified. You see, even after a shocking, the water in these pools will remain undrinkable for about twenty four hours … but that’s not all! The chemicals in the water are still active, and will continue to disinfect the water even after the ‘merry-maid’ has ended. This activity will continue for at least another twenty-four hours, as long as the ‘charge’ in the battery stays intact – all of which makes these pools rather interesting to swim in. Of course, after that initial magical moment, you may begin to wonder how you could ever get wet again.
Now, it would be easy to dive right in and enjoy the ride, but before you do, it’s important to know how long the effects of an electric shock will last. To cut a long story short, you will still be able to swim in these pools for several days, but the effects will start to wear off after about a week. As strange as it may seem, even after you have been swimming for seven days, the water in the pool may still not be suitable for drinking. The good news is that the chemicals in the water will continue to work for as long as there is current flowing through the wires. For best results, it is recommended that you swim in these pools at least twice a week for the first few days after the shock, and then once or twice a week thereafter. It is also worth noting that the water will become more polluted as time goes by, so it is recommended that you throw some saltwater in the pool to help improve the quality of the water as soon as possible after the shock. Of course, it may be a good idea to filter the water at this point as well – not to mention adding more chemicals to the water to ensure that it stays fresh for as long as possible! Finally, make sure to thoroughly change the water in the pool at least once every month, cleaning out all the gunk at the bottom and replacing it with fresh, dechlorinated water. Now, you may feel like you want to dive in right away and forget about all the boring rules – but just remember what happens if you get sick or injured while swimming … it’s not worth the risk!
Types Of Pools That Can Be Shocked
Not all pools are created equal, and many are better left untouched. If you are lucky enough to live in a region that gets a lot of rain, you may find that some of the pools in your area are rather muddy, or even polluted in some way. In these cases, it may not be a good idea to swim in the same pool as you would if the water were crystal clear. When it comes to choosing a pool for an exciting experience like an electric shock, it is important to look for a pool that is relatively clean, and free from any kind of chemicals that might be in the water. The good news is that there are several different types of pools that you can choose from when searching for one that fits the bill. Take a look at the different types of pools that can be used for an electrifying experience below.
An Utopia Pool
If you’ve ever seen the movie, ‘La La Land’, you may have learned about the ‘utopia pool’. The water in a utopia pool is tinted a vivid blue, which gives the impression that you are swimming in the sky. If the water in your chosen pool isn’t blue, then it’s probably worth looking elsewhere. Besides, aside from the odd swimming costume, you won’t need much else to swim in a utopia pool. It won’t be easy to get sick or injured while swimming in a pool that looks like this. Just make sure that you are aware of the temperature of the water, and that there are lifeguards on hand if you need them. For the best results, don’t just swim in the pool – take a seat in the Jacuzzi and allow the warm water to pour over you. This will improve your mood and help reduce your stress levels – a good idea whether you need a pick-me-up or not!
An Artistic Pool
Some people like their pools decked out with colorful tiles, or maybe even flowers in bloom. If you happen to live in a region with a lot of humidity, or if you are a fan of the rain, then you may find that some of the pools in your area have already been assigned a magical color – like teal, or even green! If you are an artist, or know one, then you may already have the perfect pool in your backyard. All you need to do is add a few plants and some chairs, and you will be able to enjoy an artistic pool experience every single time you go in the water. While it’s a great idea to add some natural elements to the pool, like wood or grass, don’t add any kind of furniture – to avoid any possible electrical shocks! Besides, never, ever sit in a pool that is not your own – it’s just not worth the risk! If this is not possible, then another option is to build a stage where you can sit or stand while performing for your guests – who will be able to enjoy the view while listening to your music!
An Explorer Pool
If you are an explorer at heart, then the pool at the end of your garden may be the one you’ve been waiting for. This is the type of pool that belongs in an Indiana Jones film, or the Harry Potter series for that matter. There should be snakes and spiders lurking around every corner, and giant insects waiting to pounce on you as you swim! Make sure to add a few fake trees and some old benches to your pool for the best effect – and don’t forget the sword in the sand! You might want to line the bottom of the pool with some stones or cobbles for added effect – it wouldn’t be too much if this were a true ‘Indiana Jones’ type of pool, would it? Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
An Intimate Pool
If you have a very intimate relationship with someone of the opposite sex, then it’s probably time to build a pool area with your lover. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a pool with a built-in Jacuzzi. If your sweetheart is a real jetsetter, then they may already have a pool at their country club – which is a perfect place for an engagement or anniversary party! If you would like to make this pool experience even more special, then pour one out for your lover – with bubbles and a floaty, it will be like a warm, fizzy drink! Aside from the Jacuzzi, you could also add an outdoor shower so you can wash off after your relaxing swim.
A Secluded Pool
If your dream pool allows you to have complete privacy, then let’s be honest – it’s probably the best pool you’ll ever find. It may even have its own grotto with stalactites and stalagmites, perfect for proposing or just relaxing with your partner. Just make sure that there isn’t any wildlife around that may come and poop in your pool! If you are looking for a secluded spot away from the hustle and bustle, then take a quick trip to Italy, and you’ll find the perfect place in the Italian Riviera. If you don’t want to commit, then it’s best to find a pool that offers some privacy – but isn’t too far from the attractions, in case you get bored of being by yourself!
A Mature Pool
The last type of pool you might want to think about is the mature pool. If you’ve ever seen the movie, ‘The Sting’, you may have learned about ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. The idea behind a mature pool is to make sure that kids and pets are unable to swim in it due to the presence of the adults. There should only be lifeguards on duty during certain hours, and they should have training in spotting drowning victims. The great thing about these types of pools is that they don’t require a lot of maintenance – just a little bit of water chemistry is all it takes! Mature pools are made out of concrete, with a thick coating of paint for added visual appeal. The downside is that they don’t look as good as natural stone, or tile, so they require a little bit more maintenance. Regardless, they are still rather popular amongst adults, so make sure that you’ve got the proper facilities in place before letting kids or pets near it!