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What to Look for in a Pool
If you’re in the market for a new swimming pool, whether inground or above ground, there are a few important things you should consider. First, you’ll need to figure out how much room you’ve got for a swimming pool and what size pool you’d like to get. You’ll also need to decide whether you want an inground or an aboveground pool. Once you’ve got a rough idea of the dimensions of your swimming pool, you can start looking at different pool shapes and styles. You might like a plain rectangular pool if you enjoy lane swimming or a more stylish figure eight shaped pool. You’ll also need to decide whether your pool will be concrete or fiberglass, and what kind of finish you’d like. If you get a fiberglass pool, there’s no need to add anything; but if you get a concrete inground pool, you might like to line the inside of your pool with a plastic liner or alternatively, to cover the interior of your swimming pool with mosaic tiles.
Above Ground Pools
There are two main types of pools to choose from when buying a new swimming pool: the above ground pool and the inground pool. Both the aboveground pool and the inground pool can add value to our home, depending on where you live. In some hotter pars of the world, pools are almost standard features in a home. The advantage of getting an above ground pool is that you get to skip all the digging involved with installing an inground pool. Also, many aboveground pools are preformed and don’t take as long to install because there’s not use of concrete. However, many aboveground pools have elaborate raised decks built around them so that it feels as if the pool is under ground. This can add a lot of days to your pool installation time because your swimming pool deck, assuming it’s a wooden deck, will need to be stained to keep it looking good. If you build a wood deck around your above ground swimming pool, you’ll need to use a decent grade of wood that’s well-sanded and smooth for people to lie on when lounging around the pool.
Inground pools are a little trickier because they require a lot of digging. You’ll also have to find a way to get rid of all the displaced dirt from your inground pool, or pay your inground pool installation team to dispose of it for you. They’ll probably be happy to since they can sell the earth at a good price if it’s a fairly good grade of soil.
Once you’ve decided on the type of swimming pool you want and everything else is in place, you’ll have to get some pool supplies. Some of the basic pool supplies you’ll need to think about are pool covers, to keep debris out of your pool; pool nets, to fish large debris or animals out of your pool; pool chemicals, to control the pH of your pool and keep it clean and free of bacteria; and last but not least, pool toys to enjoy in your new pool.
There are several different types of pool liners, used for different purposes. Pool liners also come in different gauges and patterns. Generally, the higher the gauge of a pool liner, the more it costs. This is because a high gauge pool liner is stronger and thicker and harder to tear than a regular gauge pool liner.
Fiberglass pools offer a number of advantages over the standard concrete inground pool. For one, the fiberglass is much stronger an more flexible than concrete and can therefore withstand pressure and movement from surrounding soil better. Also, fiberglass pools don’t have pool liners like inground concrete pools often do. Instead, fiberglass pools have a special surface texture that minimizes the growth of algae on the sides of the pool. Though fiberglass pools can be more expensive than inground pools, you could save money in the long run by avoiding costly replacements of pool liners in a concrete pool. You will also save on cleaning chemicals because the fiberglass pool will reduce the amount of scum that sticks o your pool. Another advantage of fiberglass pools over traditional concrete inground pools is that they’re much faster to install. To install a fiberglass pool, a hole is dug and the pool is dropped in. A concrete inground pool, on the other hand, takes time because after the hole is dug, the concrete must be carefully poured and set. Then all the finishing touches must be done, like lining the pool, adding steps, and so on. This can take weeks.
There are several different kinds of pool heaters on the market now. Some of the better pool heaters are those that run on solar power because they’re simple to install and can save a lot of energy and money. One such pool heater is the solar heated pipe pool heater system. This is ideal if you have a pool shed or if your pools is close to your house, because you can install the pool heater on the roof. This pool heater is simple an environmentally friendly. All you need to do is divert the water from your pool’s water pump into a networks of pipes laid out on a rooftop where they’re exposed to the sun and back down into your pool. Black pipes are best for this sort of pool heater because they hold the heat from the sun better. If you’re worried that you won’t have an effective pool heater on cloudy days, you could always install an electric pool heater and only use it when your solar powered heater is not working. On the whole, most people find that a solar heater works just fine on its own because they generally don’t go swimming on the very cold and cloudy days. A third type of pool heater is the solar-powered water heater that uses solar panels to power and electric pool heater.