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Considering a Swimming Pool for Your Home? Top 5 Reasons to Take the Plunge.
Posted: 27 Jun 2017
A COMPLETE CHECKLIST FOR BUYING A POOL
Posted: 3 March 2017
BUILDING YOUR PERFECT OUTDOOR SPACE
Posted: 2 February 2017
Causes and Remedies for Swimming Pool Water Problems
Posted: 21 December 2016
Swimming Pool Remodelling Options
Posted: 15 August 2016
TOP 5 REASONS TO GET A SWIMMING POOL
If you’re considering getting a pool, then it is a good idea to research benefits and drawbacks. When you do so, avoid information that is outdated, because it likely leaves out many of the benefits brought about by modern technology. With that in mind, here are the top 5 reasons buying a swimming pool now makes good sense.
Swimming pools are affordable.While it’s true that pools can put a dent in your funding, it’s untrue that they are unreasonable in their pricing. The size of your yard, the materials used during construction, additions like hot tubs, heating, water features, screen enclosures all play a part in determining the cost of your pool. However, to put things in perspective, a pool is a permanent feature that eventually pays for itself. You can spend thousands of dollars on a family vacation, or you can head into the backyard and take a dip for free. Think about that.
Maintaining a pool quick and easy.Modern technology has put to rest the days when operating pool pumps drained cash quickly. Nowadays, energy efficiency and optimization have made maintenance cheap and simple. Modern filtration systems and purification chemicals are better at keeping pools clean and shining. In fact, an APSP survey shows that 63% of pool owners feel that maintaining chemical balance in their pools is simple and easy.
Modern swimming pools are energy efficient.Pool pumps specifically designed for energy efficiency may cost a bit more, but use 30% less power than their counterparts. On top of that, additions like solar covers for in-ground pools can help them retain heat while keeping debris out. That’s less strain on the filtration system, less stress for you, and less of a sting to your wallet. With that kind of gear, your pool can give right back.
Pools enhance the value of a home.
APSP surveys reveal that an astounding 78% of people who bought homes with a swimming pool did so partially because there was an existing pool installed. It all comes down to the climate of your home. Warmer weather means a greater call for aquatic relaxation. If you live in an area that has hot summers and a consistently temperate climate, your home will look much prettier on the market with a pool.
Swimming pools become the center of social activity and provide a convenient venue for healthy outdoor exercise.Swimming pools tend to be social centers, and are excellent spots for quality family time. They can be used for relaxation, exercise, entertainment, celebration; it’s a one-size-fits-all for get-togethers. And besides, if you feel your pool is lacking, upgrade! Put in a TV near the spa, or a waterslide so your family can make a splash when the days run long. It’s your pool, so customize it to meet your needs! Spool and Water Bodies have you covered.
A COMPLETE CHECKLIST FOR BUYING A POOL
Sit down and interview a few pool builders
Before you sign on the dotted line or write a check for a down payment, you should always take time to interview a pool builders that you intend to hire. During an initial consultation, it's important to review a few specific items including:
Spool & Water Bodies are exceptional at communication and can provide detailed answers to the most difficult to ask questions.
Discuss the design process for your custom pool
Once you've decided on your pool builder, the fun of designing your pool begins. You should be assigned a design consultant that will work with you on creating a 3D rendering of your pool design and any accompanying landscaping additions you would like. During the design phase, make sure you talk to your designer about the following items::
Concrete pool construction phase checklist
After you have a solid plan for the design and pre-construction phase for your pool, the final step is planning the construction and development of your pool and any additional landscaping upgrades you'll make to enhance your backyard. Before you begin construction, make sure the following items have been completed to ensure you and your family is fully protected:
1. Are all construction permits pulled and do you have copies of these permits at your home?
2. Are you completely comfortable with the construction process, from excavation to forming walls, and installing
plumbing and electrical?
3. Who is your point of contact with the pool construction company?
4. Do you have a clear understanding of any liability or responsibilities that you have during this construction phase?
Spool & Water Bodies is the best pool construction company in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. We strive to earn your business through clear and consistent communication, plus we are dedicated to staying on time and on budget, and have a proven record in styling the ideal backyard for you and your family.
If you're ready to transform your backyard with a in-ground swimming pool, contact us now: 0809 756 9223
BUILDING YOUR PERFECT OUTDOOR SPACE
Outdoor spaces are areas that can provide homeowners with peace and tranquility. These places can make a stressful day nicer and gives you somewhere to go where you can still be private. A lot of people have ideas for their dream garden, but will never actually complete it.
Here are some ideas to inspire you to start working on your own outdoor space and make it somewhere you relish and love.
Most good gardens have some sort of flower beds. These are the areas in a garden with exposed soil, gravel, or other material. They are designed to have flowers growing from them. And, the flowers that are planted are usually placed very deliberately. Flower beds can have a huge impact on a garden. They can make or break the theme that your garden is trying to capture. And, they have the power to bring life to your garden, in the form of insects and birds.
If you have any space left, start thinking about your lawns. These are the grassy areas of the garden. These will often be the area of the garden that is most used. So, you need to make sure that it will look good; even if it’s been trampled on. It can be hard to ensure that your lawn stays nice. But, you can choose to have it made out of a material designed to last longer than natural grass.
Artificial grass used to be viewed as a cheap way to make a lawn look bad. But, things have improved in recent years. And, now, fake grass can look just as good as it’s real counterparts. It usually stays looking good for longer, too. Fake grass is much hardier than real grass. So, it’s much better for children and animals.
Once you know what you want to do with your lawn, you may notice some empty space. A lot of people like to have a pond on their lawn. Garden ponds are designed to look like the real thing. But, they have plastic linings so that the water can’t escape. Ponds open up a world of opportunity when it comes to decorating your garden. You just have to do plenty of research before building your pond.
Getting the pond built will be one of the harder parts of this venture. You will have to dig a hole for the pond to sit in. Depending on the size of the pond you want and the type of garden you have, this may involve using a digger. In this case, you will need to hire a professional. When digging, it’s important to think about things like gas and water pipes. You can usually find the plans for these by visiting a government website, though. Always do plenty of researching, and make sure that you use professionals who know what they’re doing.
All good ponds have some sort of feature. Some have bridges which allow you to stand above the water. Others will have small statues or fountains. The decoration you choose for your pond will have a huge impact on the way that it looks. It’s easy to make a pond look tacky if you give it too much decoration. But, likewise, it will look more like a puddle if you don’t have anything at all. It’s important to make sure that you really like the feature you choose for your pond. Otherwise, you’ll be down about the whole garden.
A lot of people like to keep fish in their ponds. This requires a little more effort than just buying some fish, though. First, you need to make sure that you get fish that can survive in a pond environment. Fish are usually quite sensitive to heat and cold. So, you need to be sure that the fish you choose won’t die because of the climate. Fish need to breath. They get their oxygen by filtering water. But, static water will quickly become devoid of oxygen, if you don’t have the right tools. It’s essential that you use small pond aerators when you decide to keep fish in a pond. It won’t be good if all of the fish die on the first day that you have them.
The very best gardens not only have places to sit and eat; they also have some shade. There are a couple of options when it comes to shelter in your garden. But, all of the options can be made from wood. This makes them much easier to erect that more robust structures. But, it still ensures that they will last for a long time.
A gazebo is a great option for this. They give you a lot of freedom when it comes to the size and shape of the structure. And, it gives you the chance to save some money. These structures can be made for nearly nothing. And, you can build them yourself. So, you won’t need any extra help when it comes to getting it up. They can be treated just like your benches and tables. So, they’ll match very nicely.
CAUSES AND REMEDIES FOR SWIMMING POOL WATER PROBLEMS
While regular maintenance can keep a pool looking beautiful, it will not prevent all potential issues. If you’ve noticed some unusual and/or consistent abnormalities with your pool, this list may prove an invaluable resource in helping you find a solution.
In most cases, foam forming along the pool’s edge relates to higher levels of shampoo, soft water, dissolved skin cream, or algaecide in the water. Hot tubs and smaller swimming pools are particularly susceptible to this condition. Balancing the water should resolve this issue, but if it does not, you can buy a de-foamer at almost any pool supply store.
Milky or Cloudy Water
Clouded water is more common in outdoor pools, but the variety of possible causes makes the real one hard to determine. By performing these steps in order, you can potentially resolve the issue without needed to call a professional:
Check disinfectant levels; add more if low
If the chlorine levels are adequate, check the pump. Loose wires or triggered circuit breakers may cause erratic functionality, or stop the pump altogether.
Finally, make sure the strainer lid is tightly secured.
The most common cause of green water is algae, but if treating the pool for algae has no effect, it may be caused by the presence of trace metals. Copper from heating elements or older, corroded pipes may be leaching into the water. If this is the case, a sequestering or chelating agent may prove an effective solution.
SWIMMING POOL REMODELLING OPTIONS
Despite the tough economic climate, remodelling your pool is still possible when you consult with a swimming pool professional to build a cost effective plan. Even a relatively small remodel job can vastly improve how your pool looks.
Stylistic and aesthetic add-ons to pools include waterfalls, jets, and mini-geysers. Natural-looking artificial stone waterfalls are a cheap alternative to the real thing, and will serve the same purpose in the long run. For pool owners with children, fountain bubblers and waterslides are a preferred option to add a water park feel to one’s pool. For truly flashy pools, fiber optics may be added to water jets to provide a vibrant light show for evening swimming and relaxation.
Fire Pit Options
Adding an outdoor feel to your pool area is possible with low expenditure. Fire pits of all shapes and sizes are simple to set up and easy to maintain. For those who don’t want to deal with the clean-up of wood-burning fire pits, a natural gas or propane alternative is readily available. Though they may cost a bit more, the non-wood fire pits are incredibly convenient because they require next to no clean-up.
Lighting is one of the more versatile areas in terms of remodelling/refurbishing. Above water lighting can improve the look of the overall pool area, be it LED or fibre optics, ad it doesn’t need to focus on the pool itself. They can create pathways, illuminate your home. Shrubbery and trees can benefit from surface lighting as well. Underwater lighting, while more pool centric, may provide a much more interesting visual effect. Accentuating bottom of the pool designs, creating aesthetic glows to the water itself; as easy as a few pool floor LEDs.
Beach entries and vanishing edges may be a little more costly, but are well worth it because of the environmental effects they add to your pool area. Beach entries create a shallow sloping area that leads into your pool, bringing the ocean feel into your backyard. Vanishing edge pools are another option that hit two birds with one stone for pools on slopes. This option creates the visual that the edge of the pool vanishes, which actually leads into a waterfall/basin combination that recycles the water right back into your pool.
Why Should You Remodel?
Because remodeling is as inexpensive as you want it to be. You don’t need to spend everything on every feature; just those that make your pool area feel more personal and comfortable. Whether you pick the lighting options, dabble in the water options, or even delve into the luxury options, you’ll be satisfied with the end result. It’s your pool, the way you want it, priced as you want it.
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