Swimming is by far one of the most popular ways of cooling off. It is a perennial activity that combines exercise and spending time in the sunshine outdoors. When a decision to install a backyard pool has been reached, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration.
Choosing a material for your swimming pool can be difficult at first, therefore, understanding how these materials work is essential. You can either have a vinyl, concrete or fibreglass swimming pool. When constructing a pool using vinyl, a piece of flexible liner is at the point of construction inserted to an already prepared hole that is attached to a steel or aluminium framed wall. Vinyl lined pools are very easy and highly customisable with no limitation. Additionally, the vinyl liner can be replaced after every ten years and it can be replaced with more than a hundred different and cool patterns to create a whole new look.
Using concrete is not only popular but it is one of the most expensive. Its price is the major flaw but the plaster which is used when building it can crack and leak making algae and other stains adhere to it. Concrete is durable and the strongest material for a pool. Designing and customising it to any size and any shape, ledges, and benches depending on the customer’s needs is very simple.
Pools made of fibreglass are among the most affordable in terms of the materials used in building swimming pools after vinyl. Once a hole is created a factory moulded shell is inserted by a crane. Installing it only takes 1-2 weeks, which is the shortest time when it comes to building a backyard pool (learn more about how long until your pool is built). Fibreglass swimming pools are very low maintenance since they do not have any liners to be replaced or any re-plastering required. This material is pleasant to the eyes when it’s used and its major flaw is their size limitation because they have a factory standard fixed size.
The type of a swimming pool that you want
Before you decide to jump on the pool construction bandwagon it important to consider the type of pool that is best for your family and it should still meet your family’s budget and its needs. A pool can be two types, either an above ground or an in-ground pool. So before the pool installation can begin, the type of a pool that is suitable for your backyard in terms of a budget or preferable to the needs of the family getting the pool is important. In addition, the available space for the pool is essential in deciding which type of a swimming pool your backyard needs. Installing an in-ground pool requires less room or space than an above ground pool. On the other hand, above ground pools are not only less expensive but they are easier to move.
When it comes to determining the type of pool you want you will need to decide the shape, use and size that will suit you. If you have four teenagers, then you will need a diving pool. If you want to have pool parties or any types of friend gatherings then you will require a large or medium sized pool with a large deck area. On the other hand, when it comes to the shape of your pool a rectangular pool will offer the most square footage with your budget. A rectangular pool can achieve a lot of design ideas and it can incorporate a landscape feature such as a pergola or an outdoor kitchen. If you find that the rectangular shape is too boring for you, then there are numerous awesome designs and shapes that you can use.
The design of a swimming pool
Getting a pool for your family is an important decision. You want the swimming pool to match your general architecture and exterior décor. Some of the factors below are important when pondering the decision on your overall outlook for your pool.
The swimming pool usage
If the people using the pool will be using it for exercises like doing laps, then the pool has to be narrow and long basically a lap pool. That is basing it on the shape of the pool. However, if the pool will be frequented by children, then a pool with a shallow end will be more appropriate.
The shape and size of the backyard where the pool will be situated will determine what the design and shape of your pool will look like. The pool should not take the entirety of your backyard. A pool deck, seating area for guests and a cooking area may be needed for those barbecue days. Space should be allocated accordingly.
The special water Features and landscaping
Swimming pools are in recent days being used as part of the architecture of the house. Therefore, nifty features such as waterfalls, ponds, and fountains are factors that one considers when designing a pool. Additionally, features like handrails and steps are a requirement for people with limited mobility and they should be given proper consideration. When it comes to landscaping, the pool has to fit in and compliment your backyard. If the pool is your first feature in the backyard then the landscaping will be created around the features of the pool to match it and vice versa.
Your flexibility when it comes to how much you are willing to spend will determine the kind of design that will suit your needs. The more intricate designs are more expensive than the simple lines.
A pool has to have a proper maintenance routine once it’s installed. You have to budget for the chemicals required for the pool to remain hygienic and for the person who is going to clean it or you can opt-in for a self-cleaning swimming pool.
Any kind of a swimming pool can be an amazing addition to any backyard. Take your time when deciding what type of backyard pool you need, and your household will forever treasure the moments they spend relaxing and enjoying it.