Do you love going to the pool and spas to get an exercise in, relax and rejuvenate? Whether you joined a specific pool or you prefer to try out different spas and pools, they are a great way to take some time for yourself in the middle of the week and on weekends. Sometimes, it can probably feel like a hassle to try and get to the pool or to pick which of the spas you want to try and make it to every week, though. That is why it might be time to consider putting your own pool in your backyard.
It may seem like a large project to undergo when you first consider adding a pool to your backyard, but it will be worth it in the long run. You will be able to get the same exercise and relaxation after pool renovation as you did making the trek to different pools and spas. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about having pool renovations.
One of the first things you need to decide when adding a pool, hot tub or spa area to your backyard is whether or not it will all be inground or above ground. With an inbound pool, there are a few more amenities you can have easily. For instance, out of those with inbound pools, 38 percent of them add diving boards to the area. There is a slight difference in how long pool liners last for inground pools versus above ground pools. If your pool is inground the liner can last anywhere from five to 12 years. If you have an above ground pool, the pool liner can last anywhere from six to 10 years. Either way, the time for when you would need repairs and maintenance is roughly the same.
In either case, there are a multitude of other things to consider in terms of safety, maintenance and repairs. Consider these three things you will have to keep up with when adding an inground or above ground pool to your yard:
1. Adding chlorine to the pool
It is essential that you keep up with necessary products to keep your pool clean and sanitized. One of the main things you need to do is add chlorine to the pool when it is needed. In most cases, chlorine is a necessity. Only 15 percent of pools do not need chlorine to sanitize the water. In 85 percent of pools, chlorine is a regular addition needed to keep pools safe to swim in.
2. Maintaining the pool?s plaster
Every once in awhile it will be necessary to redo or maintain your pool?s plaster. It begins to degrade over time making it look less nice and also making it a little more dangerous to swim in. As it degrades, it can easily stain and etch. It also becomes a lot rougher to touch and swim in. Degradation of the pool?s plaster usually begins around 10-15 years after it was built. All you need to do is add another coat of plaster, and the pool is good as new for the next 10-15 years.
3. Adding an enclosure to the pool
This is more common with inground pools than above ground pools. For safety purposes, it is important to consider what type of enclosure you will add to your pool. This can do everything from keep unwanted creatures out of the pool, to keeping your kids and neighborhood kids safe, to keeping your pets out of the water when you are not around. You can simple add a fence to the area, add different gates with locks and make sure it is closed at all times. It is important to make sure the gates and locks prevent access from the yard to the pool.
Have you ever thought about adding a pool to your backyard? Do you like to frequent different pools and spas for exercise and relaxation? Let us know in the comments what it is that you love about the pool and spa.