Our first post is about swimming pools. Swimming pools used to be seen as something of a luxury back in the 80′s and 90′s but are becoming more and more common as time goes on. Also, with Summer well and truly on its way there’s no better time to invest in a pool for you and your family. So your decision is made easier, here’s 5 quick tips to help you out:
The biggest consideration to take when building a pool. How much can you afford? Think about space, depth, materials, builders fees, heating costs, upkeep etc. Make sure you have enough money to get the job done. A huge multi-level pool complete with waterfalls and palm trees is useless if you can’t swim in it.
2: Location & Privacy
If the pool is outside, make sure to position it in a sunny area so the water stays warm. Hopefully this will be in a place where you can enjoy doing laps and relax in seclusion. Build screens or plant trees to maintain privacy.
Will you need to add new paths to your property to accommodate the new pool? The pool needs to be accessible – make sure this is something you consider while in the planning stages.
Swimming pools pose a risk to the well-being of children in your neighbourhood and under the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, the Building Act 2004 as well as council bylaws, all swimming pools and spa pools must be fenced. The importance of this is paramount. Make sure your pool is securely fenced before filling it. This cannot be stressed enough.
5. Salt vs Chlorine
A clean pool is a priority for pool owners and there are two directions you can go to keep your pool sparkling. Salt pools are a little more expensive than chlorine ones but well worth it, as chlorine generators do all the hard work for you – and you don’t have to handle chemicals! As always, do some research on this to see which works best for you.