A swimming pool is great amenity that a home can offer to its occupants. Healthy living, pleasurable fun and relaxation are some of the benefits that you can gain if you own a pool in your home. A swimming pool is surely a great market value booster for a property. If you intend to upgrade your property by building your own pool, there are several things that you will have to consider before starting your project.
Of course the budget is the primary consideration for this project. Assuming that the budget has been already taken into consideration, the next thing to consider is the kind of pool you will want to build. There are several types of swimming pools that you can opt to build. Here are eight in ground pool types that you can choose from:
Play pool This pool typically is no deeper than five feet. It is generally built for cooling off and relaxation, playing volleyball and other water sports, as well as for swimming laps.
Diving Pool Diving pools are generally about 8-1/2 feet deep with a diving board or platform. Diving pools can be hazardous for you and your family, and should only be built to NSPI and ANSI standards.
Freeform Pool The freeform pool is a lagoon style pool or nature pool. It usually have rock features and is built to depict an oasis. Freeform pools have been popular throughout the country for many years.
Geometric Pool Geometric pools usually have very straight lines or a consistent radius and are typically more conventional looking. Lately there seems to be a shift back to the geometric pool. A geometric pool can be more formal and upscale looking.
Lap Pool The lap pools are typically narrow and long, usually over 50, to facilitate exercise and swimming for health and fitness. This is the health buffs choice.
Negative Edge Pool Negative edge pools are getting more common and require a professional to build. They are also called infinity swimming pools or infinity edge pools. These are designed to look like the pool extends all the way out to the horizon. This one is for the aesthete.
Spool The word spool is a word contraction from spa and pool. Spools are typically oversized spas somewhere around 12 X 14. However, due to construction issues, spools are not necessarily cheaper to build than an average swimming pool. They might be easier to maintain due to its small size; this is certainly an option for someone with a very small yard.
Perimeter Overflow Pool This is a classy type of pool where the water level in the pool is the same as the top of the decking. Around the pool perimeter is a channel or notch that the water drains into, creating a visual masterpiece depicting a big mirror lying on the ground. Very upscale!
Many of these styles can be combined with terrific results if you are the creative type. It is best to consult a professional to come up with best design and style of your choice.
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