Having a pool at home is both luxurious and recreational. There is no end to the fun the summertime brings with it. However, before you start filling your pool with tropical fish and gingham-striped loungewear, there are a few things you need to consider.
Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean you need to have a pool. You may find that a large bathtub will do just as well, especially if you live in a warmer climate. Then there’s the issue of space — how much room do you have? Where will you put the pool? That may limit the types of activities you can have by the pool.
The good news is that you don’t need a massive pool to have fun in the water. A modest 10 feet by 10 feet will do just fine for some relaxing and some swimming. You can use a ladder to get in and out of the water without having to worry about getting wet. This way, even the kids can join in the fun.
Other than the space issue, the next thing to consider about your pool is what to put in it. There are many options but just because it’s a pool doesn’t mean you need to put whatever is available in it. You can be selective and choose only the items you really need for the water to look and feel as good as new. Keeping it clean is also important, so make sure you have all the necessary cleaning products on hand to keep the pool clean. It’s also wise to buy a pool filter, this way you won’t have to worry about the water becoming cloudy due to excessive algae growth.
When it comes to the actual design of your pool, there are many different styles and shapes to choose from. Whether you have a round or an oval pool, there is an option out there that will perfectly match your needs and the space you have available. Another option is to look for a pool that is made entirely out of glass, this ensures not only that you can see everything clearly but also that the water in the pool looks as good as new as well.
There are many different materials used in the creation of a swimming pool, but wood is usually the preferred choice because it is strong and allows easier cleaning. When choosing the wood for your pool, look for a smooth texture that will give the water an even glide when swam. Avoid using rough wooden pools for swimmers because the water will become stuck and will not flow smoothly when moved.
If your pool space is next to a garage, you can always opt for a pool house that offers you a place to relax and enjoy the water without worrying about driving cars or holding parties there. It also offers protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and wind-borne debris, which can cause structural damage to your pool.
There are many different activities you can enjoy by the pool — from lounging to swimming to trying out different water sports. Just make sure you have everything you need before starting any of these activities. Otherwise, you might end up spending more time moving around than actually participating in the activity you enjoyed the most. Ensure you have a life jacket, a whistle, a torch, a first aid kit, and a floatation device (life vest) on hand at all times. In case of an accident, these items may assist you in survival in the water. Just like in life, safety first!