Evidences of public and private swimming pools can be traced back at least 6000
years; the Romans’ love for bathhouses is almost legendary. Its
popularity has never seemed to wane.
now, nearly every homeowner wants to build one
to ensure the possibility of taking a cool dip during the summer
months, enjoying relaxing evenings sitting on the side or even
occasionally arranging a poolside party.
swimming pool designs can I consider?
traditionally designed swimming pool boasts a geometric shape. These
are mostly rectangular and occasionally circular or horseshoe shaped.
Slight variations, like a bulbous corner or decorative features in
the middle can be observed at times. Whether swimming for exercise,
fun or both, the rectangular shape is the most functional option.
ones, like the name suggests, can be of any shape. This can be
irregular or made to resemble certain objects like snails, fish or
flowers. They have a greater aesthetic value than the ones with
regular shapes and they can comfortably fit in a narrow or awkwardly
designed space. Contemporary homes mostly prefer these types for
their interesting appearance.
swimming pools are given a pond like look and feel. They are
sometimes lined with stones and aquatic plants or are superficially
merged with an existing garden pond. You can have streams or
fountains in this area or even build a small gazebo in the middle of
it to connect it with the banks, using a narrow bridge. You can also
give it a setting that resembles a Japanese garden.
you are a sporty type, a lap swimming pool would be best suited for
you. Infinity style pools are one of the most fashionable types for
any home. Though more complex to design, they follow a basic
rectangular layout. We recommend you to get a professional opinion as the ability to install an infinity pool will depend on
of in-ground you can consider building an above ground pool. However,
above ground designs should be considered a temporary solution only.
In the long run, they tend to develop numerous structural problems
along with persistent maintenance issues. These are, however, a great
option in terms of building a small swimming area for your little
ones very quickly.
equipment does my swimming pool need?
pool system will require pumping and motors to circulate the water.
You can buy an energy efficient variable speed motor with a suitable
high quality pump. Proper filtration is extremely important in
maintaining the hygiene of this are and cartridge filters are one of
the most common choices. This filter uses fabric to clean the
impurities out of the water. It requires a minimum amount of
maintenance and is very affordable.
type filters use fine sand to clean the water and are inexpensive but
require itself regular cleaning. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filters use
skeletal remains of diatoms to keep the water clean. These are
effective in removing algae, cysts and the asbestos remains from the
filtration is actually divided into two categories. One is known as a
pressure filter and the other as a vacuum filter. A pressure filter
is more efficient in cleaning the water, but vacuum filters require
big should my swimming pool be?
dimension and shape of domestic swimming areas largely depends on the
available space. But a total size of 3.7 metres x 7.3 metres with a
depth of up to 2 metres can be considered standard for residential
purposes. Both natural and infinity designs can have slopes. If you
want to build one specifically for children you can design on a much
smaller scale and build it only up to a metre deep.
should I consider for an indoor swimming pool?
indoor pool is not solely built for swimming, but also to increase
the beauty of the interior and create a social hub around it. So,
your indoor swimming area must be as meticulously designed as an
outdoor one. Follow the design aesthetics of a building in this area
too. For instance, if your home is designed in a classic fashion give
the pool a classic makeover.
swimming areas can be built in the basement, on the ground floor
level or rooftop and you will need all the basic equipments of an
outdoor one. Additionally, when built in the interior of your home,
you will have to make extensive arrangements to keep this area well
ventilated and free of excessive moisture and dust. An efficient
waterproofing mechanism would also be required for this space. You
can style it with glass mosaic, porcelain or ceramic tiles.
can I light my swimming pool effectively?
with embedded LED lighting are very popular nowadays. They can give a
soft glow and can be programmed to change colours at different times
of the day. You can also select colours based on party themes or for
special occasions. For example, red illumination for Chinese New Year
or green for Earth Day could be appealing choices, although Earth Day
is more about turning lights off. Fibre optic lighting can create a
a spotlight high above the ground to keep this space illuminated
after sunset. For your patio, you can opt for a number of lighting
fixtures that are suitable for creating a cheerful ambience. Solar
photovoltaic panels installed on the patio roof can provide a cost
effective solution for your outdoor entertainment zone while
offsetting the utility costs of your home.
can I accessorise the kids’ pool?
you have kids at home, you may like to arrange a few special poolside
features for them. Poolside slides and diving boards could be great
additions to this space. Coat them in bright colours and install some
other playful features by their side. Be assured that your little
ones and their friends will much appreciate your careful choices for