Do you own a gunite swimming pool? If so, I’m sure you are well aware that they can be quite the pain to maintain. They are complicated, require a lot of work, and cost a fortune. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks that you can use to make the most out of your pool space without too much hassle. If you’re looking to fix up your tank or need some new ideas for your next pool party, keep reading. I’ll teach you the tricks of the trade.
Get A Seasonal Pool
The first thing you should do to make the most of your pool space is to get a seasonal pool. The reason behind this is simple. If you live in a warmer climate, you can get away with having a pool all year round. However, in cooler climes, you’ll find that the water temperature becomes progressively colder as the year goes on. If you’d like to have your pool space year round, you’ll need to get a seasonal pool. This way, you can enjoy the pool space whenever you want throughout the year. In the winter, you can layer up on the blankets and heat it up for a relaxing afternoon with friends and family. In the summer, you can soak up some rays and cool off on a hot day.
If money is no object to you and you’re sure that this is what you want for your pool space, go for it. Just remember that getting a seasonal pool is quite costly. Expect to spend at least a couple of thousand pounds on an outdoor pool. The good thing is that this is a one-time expense and you’ll have your pool space all year round. Just make sure that you’re prepared to pay for extra room service charges and possibly even some cleaning fees if your seasonal pool is not cleaned regularly. These things add up quickly and it’s not uncommon for people to end up spending more than twice what they initially paid for the pool. So, if you can, budget for a spring/summer/fall pool installation and avoid the winter altogether. This way, you’ll ensure that you’ll have hot water all year round and won’t end up with ice-cold drinking water. It’s strange when you get used to having cold drinks around the pool area, especially during the day, and then suddenly you’re surprised by an unexpectedly chilly blast as you return home from work. This can ruin your swimming experience completely. Especially on a hot day.
Make Sure The Equipment Is In Good Condition
The next thing you should do is make sure that the equipment is in good condition. This includes everything from the heater to the skimmer and everything in between. When you’re investing in a swimming pool, you’re also investing in all the equipment and fixtures that you need to make it function. There’s no point in buying a high-end pool with all the bells and whistles if any of the essential equipment is not in good condition. This will be quite the letdown if you’re planning on using it often. So, take the time to look at each piece of equipment and ensure that it’s in good working order before you make any major purchase decisions. You don’t want to invest in faulty equipment that will break down frequently or malfunction after just a few months of use.
Lay Down Some Padding
Another thing you can do to make the most out of your pool space is to lay down some padding. You can do this in a number of ways, but the most convenient and cost-effective way is to put down some flooring. The reason behind this is simple. If you walk across the pool area with bare feet, there’s no carpet underfoot to soften the tiles or wooden flooring. This makes it harder for your feet to get tangled in any carpet fibers as you walk around the pool area. It’s also important to put down some padding around the pool area. This helps retain heat and makes the space more comfortable for everyone who is using it. If there’s not enough padding, it’ll be uncomfortable for those who are sitting on the pool deck chairs during the day. Especially in the winter months when it gets really cold, you’ll want to be more careful where you place your bare feet as you can become cold very quickly if you’re not wearing any shoes or boots. This can lead to health problems. In the summer, you can lay down some plastic or deck chairs to create more comfort.
Foster A Friendly Competition
One of the things that can make your pool area more pleasant is to foster friendly competition among friends and family. The good thing about this is that it promotes an outdoor pool lifestyle that is fun and healthy. When you’re having fun around the pool, it’s easy to forget about your aches and pains. Swimming is good for you and it can actually help to relieve your body of tension. So, why not take the time to enjoy yourself and work out while you’re swimming? It’ll boost your heart rate and get your muscles moving. If you want to work out without feeling intimidated by any equipment, hire a professional swim instructor. This way, you can follow his or her instructions comfortably and safely.
Keep Water Clean
Another important thing you should do to ensure that your pool space is used to its fullest potential is to keep the water clean. You can do this in a number of ways, but the simplest and most convenient way is to have some chlorination tablets in the water. This will kill any bacteria that are floating around in the pool water. The good thing about having chlorinated water is that it’s easier for swimmers to stay healthy. This is because the chlorine in the water stops algae growth in the pool. Algae growth in the pool can be quite the issue if you’re swimming or having other water activities in the pool. This is because algae growth blocks the light and prevents photosynthesis from occurring. This causes algae to accumulate quickly and can even choke off your pool space. In the winter, you can also use the sodium dichloroisocyanurate to get rid of any algae that are growing in the pool. Just make sure you clean the pool area afterwards to remove all the residue. Using chemicals to get rid of algae is not recommended as this will eventually lead to toxic algae blooms that are harmful to both humans and the environment. Algae are natural organisms and a part of the water cycle. However, when too many algae grow in your pool space, it becomes an issue and you don’t want to do this. This is why it’s important to keep algae at a minimum and let the water stay clean without any chemicals. Another possibility is to use a pool vacuum to suck up all the surface water. Then, you can run some water through the filter to clean it before you use it for anything else.
If your current pool doesn’t have any of the above mentioned features, it may be time for an upgrade. This is especially the case if you’re looking to have a family vacation this summer or if you’ve been planning on getting one anyway. If this is the case, then it may be worth looking at the above-mentioned options. Otherwise, you may want to look at smaller pools that you can fit in your garden. This way, you can still enjoy the benefits of being outside while also ensuring that your pool space is usable and retained its cozy atmosphere. Smaller pools often have less stringent rules regarding pool size. So, if you’re looking for a relaxing day in the sun with your family and friends, you may want to consider looking into getting a smaller pool. This will make the most out of your pool space while also not feeling like you’re in a hurry to get your swimsuits on as soon as possible.