Which Pool Sounds Cool?
With warmer weather a mere few months off, now’s the time to start thinking about ways to keep cool; an outdoor pool can provide the ideal escape from the heat. But when it comes to building a pool in your backyard, potential pool owners often find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options available. There’s all kinds of pools out there to pick through, so it’s important to choose what type of pool would work best with the space you’ve got . . . plus you don’t want to go broke in the process as pools are expensive additions to any home. Here’s a few of the most basic options to get those wheels turning . . .
- In Ground Pools – For the deepest swimming experience, you’ll want to go with an inground pool, but be warned, these types of pools often call for the biggest investment (starting at $8,000), and their construction times can be lengthy. On the plus side, inground pools can be designed to fit any shape or size yard and fit your specific needs from fitness swimming to water polo. Also, you can add diving boards, slides, and specialty lighting as well.
- Above Ground Pools – As the most economical pool (around $600), above ground pools are not permanent structures so you can take them with you if you decide to move. Plus, they can fit into almost any size yard and be assembled and dismantled with relative ease as a do-it-yourself project. On the downside, above ground pools don’t come in too many distinctive designs and their lifespan isn’t as long as in-ground pools, with their vinyl liners typically needing to be replaced every few years.
- Jacuzzi Pools – Not intended for swimming – as most hot tubs have a maximum height of 3 feet – jacuzzi’s are just as popular as large swimming pools because their small size translates to an easy set up whether you decide to place your hot tub indoors or outdoors. Plus, they’re on the lower end of overall cost, starting at just under $2,000. As the perfect pool for people who prefer a relaxing intimate setting over a large exercise unit, jacuzzi’s come with massaging jet streams for hydrotherapy or relaxation.
- Endless Pool - More akin to a treadmill, endless pools aren’t exactly ‘endless.’ Typically seven to 12 feet in length, endless pools provide users with a rigorous work out within a limited space, offering therapeutic benefits for people with arthritis, joint discomfort, or for whomever to use swimming as their preferred mode of exercise. They’re expensive though (beginning at $15,000) . . . that’s due to the machine powered swimming current.
There’s no better way to beat the heat than by enjoying the many benefits swimming pools provide. With the mercury expected to reach epic levels all over the country this year (yet again), swimming is one guaranteed way to cool off your body while burning a few extra calories in the process. Come on over to Remodel Tree today!