If you’re warming up to the idea of adding a compact pool to your property (see Parts 1 & 2), there are plenty of fun ways you can customize it to suit your individual tastes. Here are some suggestions to get you thinking outside the box.
Add Extra Interest With Water Features
If you want your small sized pool to look larger and more exciting, consider adding a few water elements. These will add some dimension and style. Bubblers, waterfalls, and fountains are just a few of the many options out there on the market.
Turn Your Compact Pool into an Underwater Fitness Center
Many people put in compact pools for their health benefits. Swimming laps in such a small space, however, could prove to be a challenge. The solution for many people is to install underwater exercise equipment in their tiny pools. There are all sorts of pieces of permanent equipment, such as bikes, cross trainers, and treadmills that are designed to stay inside a pool.
If you don’t want that kind of permanent equipment taking up space in your already space-limited pool, you could use some removable aquatic exercise equipment, such as resistance bands, aquatic dumbells, aquatic webbed gloves, and ankle weights. Even pool noodles can be utilized to give you a surprisingly good workout in the pool.
Another fitness option that will give you the same type of results as lap swimming is installing a swimming resistance machine. It provides an adjustable current to your water. Then you simply swim against the current. When you’re done exercising, you can turn the current off, and your compact pool is instantly transformed to a relaxation area once again.
Add Spa Elements Into Your Compact Pool
By adding heaters and jets to your compact pool, you can allow it to supply you with a soothing spa when the weather cools down. This is a smart way to save money and space rather than purchasing a separate hot tub.
Spruce Up the Area Around Your Compact Pool
One of the advantages of having a small-sized pool is that it leaves more room in your lawn area for other fun and aesthetically pleasing backyard features. These can be as varied as your interests are. If you’re a nature lover, add plenty of flowers and shrubs for a poolside garden paradise. If you’re a movie buff, why not add an outdoor theater so you can enjoy your favorite shows in the great outdoors? Perhaps you like cooking out or fireside gatherings with family and friends. If so, consider adding a fire pit, barbecue station, or even an outdoor kitchen.
As you can see, versatility is the name of the game when it comes to compact swimming pools. Whether you choose to include them indoors or outdoors, surrounded by plants, complete with water features, or filled with exercise equipment, there’s no right or wrong way to enjoy your tiny piece of paradise.
In our final article in this series, we’ll consider initial installation and upkeep costs of compact pools when compared to conventional-sized pools. Then we’ll look at a few disadvantages you’ll want to be aware of before you decide to take the plunge into installing your very own compact pool.
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