In the hot Aussie summer, there is nothing better than coming home from a long day at work and plunging into a cool, refreshing swimming pool. The feeling of freedom and enjoyment you can achieve in your own home are unparalleled, which is why so many families are deciding to add one to their home. If you’re one of the homeowners who have decided to invest in a swimming pool, we’ve put together a few tips for making your pool space as enjoyable as possible. From patios to pavers, we’ve got four tips to help you get started.
With many affordable options available, it pays to think about the design of your swimming pool in relation to how it will look. While you may be happy with anything as long as it’s cool and wet, think about the value it will add to your home. An investment in making sure the design complements the rest of your home will be beneficial when and if the time comes to sell.
Whether you’ve decided on an above-ground or below-ground pool, depth is important. With an above-ground pool you are limited in terms of how deep it can be, but you can have quite a deep inground pool if you wish. Think about how you’ll be using the pool and whether young kids will be frequently playing around in it. For this reason it is always advisable to have a shallow end and a deep end, to cater for all levels of ability and enjoyment.
Fencing is not only a prudent safety consideration, it’s a legal requirement, and one of the most important ones to adhere to. Swimming pools can be a lot of fun, but they can also cause a great deal of tragedy if a child overestimates their swimming ability and sneaks in unsupervised. A high-quality, sturdy and reliable pool fence is essential, but don’t despair that it will ruin the aesthetics of your pool, these days there are several fence designs that are subtle, elegant and reliable.
Just because you’re in the water doesn’t mean you can’t get sunburned, so thinking about some form of shade structure like a patios or cabana is an excellent decision in terms of enhancing people’s enjoyment of your pool. You can choose to build the structure partially shading the pool or off to the side so that your family can enjoy sitting by the pool without being in direct sunlight.
A swimming pool is an excellent addition to any home and one that will certainly add value to yours. With so many options available to families in terms of style and structure, it’s advisable to get a good idea of what you want before getting started.