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Choices When Building a Pool

Your Choices When Building a Pool

When designing a swimming pool, there are numerous considerations to be made. Pool equipment and water features can be a daunting element of designing a pool, but if you know all the possibilities, the process becomes much easier.

When constructing a pool, be aware of your options.

When designing a swimming pool, there are seven main equipment and building considerations to make.

The size of a swimming pool is largely a matter of personal preference. Some people want to remove all grass and replace it with a pool and patio, while others prefer to leave some grassy parts in the landscape and incorporate them into the new design. It is important to know the most current zoning and building requirements for swimming pool installations, as well as how the permission procedure is handled. There are a number of zoning concerns that are handled on a local level, including fencing and barriers, pool depth regulations for diving boards, setbacks, and closeness to utility lines. Check your local laws to see whether any other issues are addressed.

Figuring Out The Purpose Of The Pool

The purpose of a pool is heavily dependent on the pool’s depth. Anywhere you want to put a diving board, there has to be enough room for it. In the case of young children, a larger shallow end is likely to be desired. Before construction begins, you’ll need to decide the depth of your pool.

Pool Sanitization

It’s time to figure out your pool’s sanitation system and decide whether you like a chlorine or saltwater pool. Pools have traditionally employed a chlorine-based system because it is cost-effective and simple. The downside is that it requires a lot of time and effort to maintain the proper levels of chemicals in the pool, which can cause irritation to skin and eyes.

In the last few years, saltwater chlorination has become increasingly popular. By using saltwater chlorination instead of standard chlorine, you can reduce the expense of pool chemicals by as much as 85 percent. Natural skin hydration and softer water are two additional benefits of this process. Sanitizers like Salt Chlorinators, which automatically creates chlorine from regular salt and delivers it into your pool, make the saltwater sanitation process easier.

Secondary sanitizers, which assist and enhance your primary sanitation system, should be considered while creating a swimming pool. They provide an additional layer of protection against pool pollutants.

It is possible to use UV, ozone and mineral disinfectants. Mineral sanitizers which employ natural minerals to remove harmful bacteria and algae, require much fewer chemicals, and even help to minimize the amount of chlorine needed, are popular choices for individuals who want to reduce their environmental footprint.

Pumps and Filter Options

There are so many pump and filter options to choose from when installing a pool that it can be difficult to know where to begin. A pool pump and filtration system remove water from the pool, filter it, and recirculate it back into the pool as a whole.

There are a wide variety of pool filters and pumps on the market to choose from. Your pool builder may provide you with guidance on the best materials to use for your pool’s construction. Most swimming pools benefit from variable-speed pumps because of their low energy consumption and silent operation. There are three types of pool filtration systems: sand, cartridge, and Diatomaceous Earth (DE).

Because you get to choose how automated your swimming pool is, automation is a fun element of the process. Pool pumps, water temperature, water features, lighting, and more can all be controlled via a remote or smartphone app all in one spot.

Automation Technology

It’s possible to control your swimming pool from any location thanks to an automation system and an app like iAquaLink. Pool automation can be synchronized with your home automation for voice-activated pool controls as well.

Water features can enhance the aesthetics and enjoyment of a swimming pool. In-ground swimming pools have developed to include waterfalls, jets, bubblers, scuppers, and more. Consider the fact that many of these standard elements must be implemented at the beginning of the construction process..

It’s important to know what you want in advance, such as a waterfall like the Sheer Descent® Cascade Waterfall. Water bowls can be added at a later date to create smaller water features. In order to ensure that your builder incorporates all of the water features that are important to you into the initial design, it is best to plan ahead.

Safeguarding Children & Pets

In order to safeguard children and dogs from falling into the water, automated pool covers must be properly placed. Aside from keeping the pool’s visual appeal intact, the cover’s mechanics may be readily concealed. Cover-Pools® automatic pool coverings, for example, can reduce running expenses by up to 70 percent by reducing water evaporation and reducing the time it takes to heat the pool.


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