The heat is undeniably on: those predictions about long, hot Indian summers seem to be more and more accurate these days and many people daydream in hot and sticky offices about slipping into a cool, deliciously blue swimming pool. Not many people daydream about a public swimming pool of course, they day dream about winning the lottery or having enough money to install their own pool in the back.
The thought of diving into your own pool after a sticky day is increasingly appealing and more and more homeowners are taking the plunge and diving into buying their own pool. Perhaps it’s time for those thoughts of yours to turn to action, not least because owning a swimming pool is no longer merely the preserve of the well-heeled. You can now install a pool for as little as the cost of a family holiday. Pools can come ready-plumbed to ‘dig a hole and drop in’. Eco friendly equipment has dramatically cut running costs and so it won’t be very long until more people are on their way to cooler evenings at home!
While a few hundred dollars will get you little more than a superior paddling pool, quotes of $12k upward for an upmarket above ground pool to $40k for a concrete, reinforced fully tiled affair are available to you. Running costs go for around $10 a day in the summer and this is excellent value. With all the predictions of warmer summers, and the fashion for ‘staycations’, putting a pool in if you have the space makes tons of sense. If you have children at home you’ll know how difficult it can be to keep them entertained and cooled down during the summer. Ensuring you have a well-stocked pool supply store north richland hills can also serve you greatly in case you run into any repair issues.
The swimming pool industry has been at the cutting edge of energy saving and heat conservation for years and for indoor pools, dehumidifiers which also put heat back into the water, are a must. While solar panels remain an expensive choice, solar pool covers are very effective. You will need a lot of space to install a pool as pipes alone for the system are laid in a series of fifty metre trenches and the installation can be pricey. But if you have the money to do it in the long run, you will actually earn back around thirteen percent per year on heating costs. Fitting a one thousand litre tank and a pump that harvests rainwater caught on top of the cover can be used to water the garden. This is another reason to give back to your own environment. One of the most popular innovations is the use of salt to treat the water rather than chlorine, which is cheaper, less of an irritant and more environmentally friendly.