Building an indoor pool on your property is a big project. Still, it’s a worthwhile addition, adding fun times for you and your family and potentially increasing the value of your home.
Before the pandemic struck, interest in swimming was enjoying a steady rise, and it’s one will likely continue as people get back out into the world and seek to get fit again. Not everybody is comfortable mixing in these types of environments just yet, so an indoor pool can provide some peace of mind on that level.
What are the types of things you should think about when building an indoor pool? Are there certain things you should plan for? Read on after the jump.
Other People’s Safety
You must ensure that people’s well-being is at the centre of your indoor pool aspirations. There are multiple avenues to explore here.
Pool dehumidifiers are mandatory for these spaces. It counters any build of mould and condensation and, more importantly, ensures the air around is safe and breathable for those nearby.
Specifications will change on the size and shape of your indoor pool. There’s no room for oversights here, so try to find out more about the size you need for these units if you’re serious about the project.
If you live with vulnerable dependents such as kids or elderly parents, extra vigilance may be required. In these circumstances, it’s a good idea to lock doors to the area. You can also fence the perimeter for additional assurances. Placing your own slippery surface signs could be a good idea, too, so people don’t lose sight of their own safety.
Appropriate Maintenance Guidelines
Though sheltered from the elements, indoor pools still require cleaning and maintenance. Try to be as diligent as possible in these efforts.
If you have any doubts about maintaining your pool, it’s best to consult your supplier’s guidance. You need to consider nuances due to the specific make of the pool and the context and terms of its installation. More generic maintenance methods shouldn’t be neglected either, such as checking water quality and cleaning filters.
Be sure to bring in service professionals where necessary. They’ll be thorough in their work and ensure that you don’t inadvertently void the warranty on your pool.
Where the Indoor Pool Goes
Some people build indoor pools further down into their gardens. This can be a bad idea and affect the amount of usage it is subjected to.
After all, people are often less likely to exercise during the winter months, and the same frame of mind can likely be extended to bleak weather during any season. Though it may only be a short walk from your house to the indoor pool of yours nearby, it can still be enough to put you and others off using it, at least occasionally, when it’s wet and windy outside.
If your indoor pool can be in a basement area or part of an extension project, it may also help when you have guests around. Everyone can congregate and socialise in each other’s general vicinity instead of breaking off from the main group to a more isolated indoor pool area.