If you are looking for a new swimming pool then you should consider the Intex range. This brand now offers a variety of inflatable pools that are perfect for either relaxing or entertaining. We take a look at how to inflate one of these lovely pools and how to use it.
Types Of Pool That We Have
Before we begin it’s important to point out that not all pools are created equal. There are several different styles of pools that you can buy, each with their perks and quirks. Knowing what you will use the pool for will help you make the right decision.
Traditional Vs Inflatable Pools
Traditional pools are made of concrete or fiberglass and feature a rounded or pointed end. They are easy to clean and maintain, but also require a bit more effort to inflate. Still, many people prefer the look and feel of a traditional pool so if you’re into classic looks then this is the type for you. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more modern spin then the inflatable pools are just what you’re looking for. They can be configured in a variety of ways and come with everything you need to get started right away.
What Size Do You Need?
One of the first things you’ll need to know before buying anything is the size of the pool you need. To start with, make sure that the pool you buy is the proper size for your garden. If you are into swimming then the length of the pool will depend on how long you want to be able to swim without getting out. Shorter pools may not seem like much but remember, you’ll be using them more than once a week.
How Many Strokes?
The number of strokes required to keep the water at the desired level is another important factor to consider. For instance, if you have a smaller pool and you want to keep the water at a higher level then you will need to do more strokes than if you had a larger pool and wanted to keep the same level of water. Smaller pools also eat into your lap pool time so if you want to spend more time with your friends and family then you should consider getting a larger pool.
How Deep Is It?
The depth of the pool is important too. If you have a very shallow pool then you will need to do a lot of work to keep the water clear. The shallowness of the pool makes it easy for children or pets to fall in and be unable to get out. If you are getting the inflatable type then look for a deeper pool so that you don’t have to strain yourself lifting your child out of the water. Most reputable swimming pool companies will advise you on the proper depth depending on your location and climate. Keep in mind that the deeper the pool the more weight it will be able to hold so if you want to keep your body in good shape then choose a deeper pool. If you have a heavy bag then you might want to consider renting a scuba tank to store it in.
Features Of A Quality Pool
Along with the size and shape of the pool, you should also consider looking at its features. Is the pool chlorine-resistant? Is it backed by a reputable company? Are there any special features that make it stand out from other pools? All of these questions factor into what makes for a quality pool. If you want to buy a pool that will last for years then you should invest in a quality product that is built to last. If you can afford it then go for an above-ground pool so that they are easy to clean and maintain.
Types Of Faucets You Need
To drain the pool you will need a pool faucet. You can find these in either an above-ground or in-ground configuration. They will vary depending on the type of pool you have but essentially, you will need one that can handle the volume of water that your pool releases. If you have a smaller pool then don’t worry, you can find faucets that fit perfectly. Still, if you have a large pool then you might want to consider getting a custom-built model that can handle the weight of water that your pool produces.
How To Inflate A Pool
Once you have your pool ready and waiting for use you will need to learn how to inflate it. For this step, you will need a tool commonly referred to as a ‘snake’ or ‘inflator’. The snake is used to insert long, thin vinyl tubes into the water. These tubes are what cause the inflation of the pool. The longer the tube the faster it will inflate. The longer the tube the more volume it will contain. When the tube is fully inserted into the water the pressure within the tube is released which allows the water within the pool to return to its original volume. Most models come with an instruction manual that will guide you through the process so that you can have an easy time figuring out how to inflate your pool. Still, if you want to learn more then look at the YouTube video tutorials that are available online. With a little bit of practice, you will be able to inflate your pool in no time at all.
A quality pool requires a bit of work but is well worth it in the end. By taking the time to learn how to inflate your pool correctly then you can have an unforgettable experience each and every time you use it. Keep in mind that if you do buy a quality product then you won’t have to worry about the water becoming cloudy due to chemical deposits from the pool chemicals. These deposits often appear as a thick sediment at the bottom of the pool but it’s easy enough to clean them off with a bit of gentle brushing. In addition, inflatable pools are easier to transport and set up than a traditional pool so if you are doing some house-hunting then look for a smaller pool that is easier to move around.