Have some spare money and want to buy something fancy for the house? Of course you do! Now, what could you possibly want in the house which is a perfectly pleasant but unnecessary nicety? Fancy furniture is probably the first thing that comes to mind, or maybe gold-plated cutlery. The truth is, as appealing as a new sofa or a new wardrobe sounds, chances are they will not do their job much better than the already existing ones. After all, a sofa can only get so comfy. Why not go for something which you probably do not have yet? Why not go all out and splash some cash? Of course, we are talking the universally recognized sign of prestige for any household, a pool.
Now before you get started clicking around on eBay, let’s go through a few things to consider when planning a pool purchase and installation.
About that pool…
A pool is not exactly a very intricate and complex installation, the principle is rather simple. A waterproof basin in the ground, with a circulatory pump, a water filter and some chemical feeders. Of course, with all of that comes the pipework, the drains, return pipes, all being held together the proper way. If you were to simplify the concept even further, it would essentially boil down to having water constantly cycling through the pool through a series of chemical treatments and filters, keeping it somewhat free of dirt and bacteria. If you are feeling fancy and feel like you can afford an above average electricity bill, you can throw in a heater in there too. Now before you get caught up in the latest pool trends, ask yourself. Should I build a negative edge pool? Now a negative edge pool might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but it is just a fancy way of naming a pool which has seemingly no edge. They have been popularized by their striking and unexpected appearance, proving to be rather aesthetically pleasing to the average eye. However, now that the dust has settled, several issues are starting to pop up here and there which occur during regular use. Let’s stick with a more standard pool for now.
What kind of pool should it be?
Depending on your budget, you can have your pool look as fancy or as basic as you wish. From a simple one-piece glassfibre pool, to a permanent commercial-level pool, there is a lot to choose from. If you are going for a solid, concrete pool, you can leave it as it is, or you can make get a bit creative if you so desire. Want to paint it in any particular way? You can do that. Want to have it covered in tiles? Also possible. Want to have a mosaic in it? The world is your oyster. As you can see, there are a lot of options to choose from with a cement pool, which is probably one of the reasons why they are a relatively popular choice. They do happen to be somewhat costly though, and if you do not have any money in surplus to spend on unexpected expenses, then you should go for a more cheaper alternative, like an insulated panel build pool, or the previously mentioned one piece glassfibre pool.