It summer, you and your family have been waiting for a long time to cool off in the cold water of a swimming pool. You are thinking of a few options, go to the public swimming pools or get a swimming pool in your own yard.
Public Swimming Pools
Public pools are, well, public. Everybody goes there; it’s open for everybody. Depending on where you live, the commute to and from the pool can be a big hassle; more so if you have are planning to go in a group. The biggest advantage is you don’t have to take care of the pool, i.e. maintain it which is time consuming and can be a pain in the neck for many.
And in summer it’s overcrowded; think of the hygiene. You never know what some people do when they are in the pool. There are reports of considerable amount of fecal matters found in public pools. Although, Chlorine and other chemicals kill the germs but the thought of having such things in the water is disgusting to many.
Your Own Swimming Pool
Of course you could always go to the beach, rive or the lake for a swim or cool down. But most people do not live near such body of water. If got a lawn or a yard, why don’t you get swimming pools of your own? You can either go for a permanent concrete pool or an above ground pool.
Above Ground Pools
Above ground pools are the best option when you want a pool up and ready in a very short time. More often than not, people think of a pool when summer is already there or it’s towards the end of summer. Most of the time you don’t have time to build a concrete pool. On top of all that, it cost a fraction of what a concrete pool does.
The pools come in many shapes and sizes. There are round, oval, square and rectangular pools and the all come in different sizes and different heights. You just have to choose the right size and shape that will fit your yard. One point to note though, just because you have a big budget and a large yard don’t buy the biggest pool right away. There are many things you may not be aware of when it comes to taking care of the pool. It takes lots of time and other resources to maintain a pool.
Before you buy an above ground pool think of who is going to pool most of the time. Is it just the two of you or if you have kids, the whole family. Are you going to invite the neighborhood kids as well? If you think you want a pool for the kids only this summer, you can. Maybe next summer you can go ahead and buy 32 feet round pool or a 45 feet long pool.
Some of the best above ground pool can last 10 – 15 years if maintained properly.
Concrete pools are expensive and take a long time to build. It’s a permanent structure that increases the property value. Once built, they need to be taken care of constantly; otherwise they become a nuisance.