Ah, summertime! Warm weather, no work, plenty of time to play. Life can be sweet.
But there is one thing that will ruin your summer: boring, cold, wet swimming pools. So if you want to really enjoy those long days this summer, you need to start making a Minecraft swimming pool. But how?
Any normal swimming pool can be dangerous to your health due to the large amounts of chlorine it contains. To avoid this, you need to set up some simple rules: no swimming after dark, and ensure that the water is always clean.
Obviously, you also need to make sure that the pool is safe and secured from any accidents. Furthermore, you need to protect the pool from extreme weather conditions that could potentially damage the structure. So there should be no doubt that a swimming pool needs a roof, proper drainage, and adequate lighting.
A Minecraft swimming pool needs to be at least 4 feet deep. Why? You will soon see.
The roof is the first thing you will need to consider for your pool. The shape is completely up to you, but as long as it covers the pool, you should be good. You can use any material you like, as long as it is stable and waterproof. You could use tiles, shingles, or even cardboard if you prefer. Just make sure that it has good insulation as well.
You also need to make sure that the roof is high enough to prevent any pool water from dripping onto the floor or ground. You could use thick concrete to secure the floor against any possible water damage. Lastly, you must consider the lighting of the area. You will need full-spectrum lighting with a bright, white light. The bulbs should be easy to replace if they burn out or if you want to change the lighting style after install (e.g. if you want to add more blue tones to the pool area).
Draining is essential for any swimming pool. Without proper drainage, you will live in fear of floods. The simplest and most effective way to do this is by installing a French drain. A French drain is a vertical pipe that runs from the bottom of the pool to the surface. Make sure that the pipe is fitted well into the ground, and that there are no sharp edges or obstructions. Furthermore, you should ensure that it connects to the outside via a storm drain. A French drain not only prevents flooding, it also keeps the pool water at a perfect temperature by continually drawing warm air through the ground and into the pool.
If you are a regular swimmer, you will surely agree that an afternoon swim sounds like a great way to end the day. But what if you want to shower before you go into the pool? A shower before a pool session is essential for removing all the chlorine from your body. When showering, make sure you wash everything – especially your hair, which can become a breeding ground for germs. After washing, you should pat dry your body with a towel before getting into the pool. This will ensure that all water is completely removed from your body and that you are not standing water-borne diseases.
Once you have done all the initial work and installed the basics (roof, drain, and shower), you can start adding some additional considerations. Does the location of your pool have any special specifications? Perhaps it is in an area where wild animals roam free (e.g. a beach), or nearby a body of water (e.g. a lake or pond).
Are there any specific materials that you want to use for the pool enclosure? You could use any durable material that is easy to clean. Vinyl is a great option, as it is cheap, easy to maintain, and highly visible. You should also make sure that the pool is safe and comfortable for children and pets.
What colors do you want your pool to be? You can choose any color that you like, as long as it is easy to see (e.g. white, green, or yellow). Another important factor is the lighting of your pool area. The lighting should be of good quality and should provide sufficient illumination for swimming. It should also be easy to change if you want to change the lighting style after installation (e.g. if you want to add more blue tones to the pool area).
To finish off this article, let us take a quick look at some of the available options when it comes to making a Minecraft swimming pool. Keep in mind that the materials and tools required for this DIY project are widely available at most home improvement stores. So unless you are an experienced carpenter, you should be able to complete this project with little to no trouble at all.
Tiles are another great material for pool areas and are easier to install than most other choices. They provide a smooth surface and can be used to create any design that you may envision. Tiles are also water-resistant and easy to clean. So if you want a sleek, modern look, tiles are the way to go. There are many different types of tiles available, so you can really find the one that suits your needs best. When choosing tiles for your pool area, make sure that the colors fit well together (e.g. black tiles with yellow ochre accent tiles). To install tiles, simply peel off the backing and stick them on the surface to be covered. You can either leave them face down or pop them up on the wall (as long as there is nothing on top of them). Once the tiles are laid down, smooth them out with a plastic trowel and let it dry for about 30 minutes.
Vinyl is another great material for making a swimming pool enclosure. It is easy to clean and relatively inexpensive, making it a popular choice. It is also flexible, so it can be molded to suit any shape or design (other materials may crack or break under extreme pressure). To install vinyl for a pool area, start by putting down a 3-4 inch layer of compacted gravel and sand. Next, pour a basecoat onto the surface area of the pool (make sure it is at least 4 feet deep). You can use a pool brush to help get the brush into the corners and edges of the pool, getting all the gunk at the bottom. After the basecoat dries, smooth out the area with a wire brush or roller. Then, go over the surface with a spray bottle filled with degreasing solvent to remove all excess wax and dirt.
Once the exterior is clean, you can move to the interior and apply the same process. This will ensure that the pool has a smooth surface and prevents any accidents from happening.
Foam is a cheap, yet versatile, material that can be used to form an insulation layer in place of traditional materials like concrete or marble. This is great for keeping the waters of your pool at a constant temperature, as well as preventing any moisture from building up behind the wall structure. To install foam for a pool area, simply lay down a beadboard or plasterboard and smooth out any wrinkles with a smooth stone or glass surface. Then, apply two coats of latex paint to the surface and let it dry for about ten minutes in between applications. Once it is dry, smooth out the area with a wire brush or roller, and you are good to go!
Once you have installed the basics (roof, drain, and shower), it is time to get creative and have some fun. This project is a great way to bring some uniqueness and character into your outdoor space and enjoy the simple pleasure of being in the water. So don’t be afraid to try out new things, as long as you keep the basics in mind.