Is It Better To Build An Inside Or Outdoor Pool?
The decision between an indoor and an outdoor pool is mostly determined by how you want to utilise your pool. A luxury pool will improve a home's interior or exterior, producing a gorgeous feature that will be loved by everybody. A properly built pool that is in harmony with the architecture of your home and incorporates the newest technology to make it ultra efficient can also add value to your property, whether it is positioned indoors, outdoors, or even on a rooftop. The most important factor to consider when determining where to situate your pool is how regularly you want to use it, whether for a brief dip, serious laps, water aerobics, or pool activities like water polo.
An indoor pool may be used all year and is the logical choice for the "everyday" swimmer. You can swim anytime you want, regardless of how dreary the weather is or how dark it is outside. Unlike an outdoor pool, there is no need to go through the yearly winterisation procedure, during which the pool is closed to preserve it from the elements. Indoor pools also require less maintenance since they are not subject to the vagaries of flying trash and leaves fluttering into the pool and marring the dazzling water.
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools may be heated in a variety of ways. An Environmental Control System is typically used to heat an indoor pool. This machine not only heats your pool, but it also heats the air, manages humidity, and brings in fresh air while exhausting stale air, creating an exceptionally lovely ambience in the pool area - none of those terrible chlorine odours that you may associate with public swimming pools.
An outdoor pool is often heated by a specialised gas boiler, however it may alternatively be heated using an Air to Water Heat Pump. The heat pump recycles the ambient air temperature into heat for the swimming pool and may be quite efficient. The better units can generate 5kw of output energy for every 1kw of input energy, which is something to think about.
Everyone establishes a budget for large purchases, and the same should be done for a swimming pool - the complexity of the build, design, size, and finishes chosen definitely impact the cost of the pool. While making your selection, keep in mind that the design and construction of an indoor pool is often more expensive than that of an outdoor pool. This is especially true if you have your heart set on an underground pool that would necessitate extensive excavation.
Nothing beats a joyful and peaceful get-together with family and friends at an outdoor pool. Most of the year in our nation, we wish someone would turn off the giant tap in the sky, but when the sun shines, there's no finer feeling than lounging by a pool, swimming in the fresh air, and dining alfresco.
A bespoke pool may be constructed as the garden's focal point, with the designer providing any mood or style you like; classic or super futuristic. There are several aspects to consider when deciding where to put an outdoor pool, ranging from the distance of the pool from the home to the position of the plantroom, which must also mix with the garden design, as discussed in a guest article by landscape designer Katja Griffiths. Free heating is a huge benefit of having an outdoor pool! The sunshine helps to heat the pool water, lowering energy use and total operating costs.
If you're still undecided about the huge 'indoor/outdoor' debate, consider how much you'd miss swimming if the pool was closed for half the year. From roughly September to March, you will need to put your pool into hibernation as the days get shorter. The pool engineer's task is simple throughout the winterization process; monthly service visits are arranged throughout the winter, and the pool may be reopened in the spring. But how big a hole would it create in your life if you can't swim during the closure? Many of our clients who construct an outdoor pool want to improve the atmosphere of their yard and enjoy socialising by the pool, so they are willing to sacrifice all-year swimming for the pleasure of outdoor swimming and pool parties while the pool is open.
While you cannot swim in the outdoor pool during the winter, you might make good use of the pool area in the winter if you ask your pool designer to incorporate a moving floor system in the swimming pool during the designing stage. A moveable floor enables you to raise the floor from the pool's bottom. As it reaches deck level, it locks into place, forming a solid load bearing floor that is completely safe to walk on. Because of this incredible technology, you may convert the pool area into a fully functional patio for different purposes/activities during the autumn and winter.
It all comes down to what is best for you and your family when deciding between an indoor and outdoor pool. If you enjoy taking a daily plunge, you must choose an indoor pool. Yet, if you enjoy nothing more than soaking up vitamin D in your yard throughout the summer, we believe an outdoor pool will make you happy. If you're still undecided, please contact us; our highly skilled and pleasant pool designers will be pleased to discuss your alternatives and provide impartial advice.