Despite the beauty of alfresco entertainment, outdoor pools have a noteworthy downside: depending on your local climate, they can often be used only a fraction of the year. So what’s the solution to this admittedly frustrating dilemma? An indoor swimming pool, of course! It’s a great way to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside while allowing you to benefit from all the same physical, emotional, and entertainment possibilities.
Add Up the Advantages
Even during the warm weather season, you may appreciate some other advantages of indoor pools. For instance, they offer more potential privacy than their outdoor counterparts. Because you don’t have to worry about leaves and other debris clogging the filters, you’ll have less cleaning and other maintenance to worry about, and fewer chemicals will be needed. An indoor pool will also naturally offer better temperature control as well as more potential for coordinating the look into the rest of your home’s design and increasing its value. If space is limited, a swim spa or spool pool can still be an option, and even these smaller choices will be sure to impress your friends.
Unique Design Possibilities
An indoor swimming pool, like its outdoor counterpart, has so many possibilities. Your indoor swimming pool can be a unique reflection of your personal style that creates a resort-like vibe that extends to other areas of your home’s aesthetic. Like outdoor swimming pools, you can choose from fiberglass, vinyl liner, or gunite, and you’ll want to choose the shape and size according to your intended use. It’s easy and helpful to add amenities such as a changing room, sauna, shower, or wet bar.
Determine Your Personal Needs
Whether you’re simply wanting another entertainment option that will be available for your family or to accommodate a larger gathering will certainly help you determine details of your pool. Or perhaps you’re housing a professional swimmer that’s destined to become the next Olympic hopeful. Maybe someone in your household has physical limitations that keep them from exercising in other ways, but a pool offers them both relief and therapy opportunities. Or it could be that you simply want to impress, well, everyone! Your reason for wanting an indoor pool will help you determine the size and shape of the pool, as well as extras you’ll want to consider including in the space.
Understand the Possibilities and Limitations
Unlike outdoor swimming pools, indoor pools offer even more possibilities than outdoor pools, because indoor pools won’t be subjected to wide ranges of temperatures. This means, for instance, that glass is now an option when it comes to materials. Of course, you will be limited when it comes to pool placement. For instance, if you have a basement, the pool will have to be located on that floor for safety reasons; if you don’t have a basement, the pool can be located on the first floor. Before you make too many plans, you’ll want to get a professional out to your home to assess the space in order to determine its integrity and suitability for an indoor pool.
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