Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get some exercise, or you simply want to give your kids somewhere fun to play, an indoor swimming pool is a great addition to consider—especially if you have some extra money to spend. But before moving forward with this sizable project, here is some information you should know.
The cost of installing an indoor swimming pool depends on a variety of factors: the size of the pool, the type of structure that needs to be built around the pool, the extras added, filter, pump and maintenance, etc. While you may be able to purchase the pool itself for as little as $10,000, you will then have to build a structure around it, install a heater, etc. It’s best to get a few price quotes for your project and go from there.
The durability of an indoor swimming pool depends on the quality of the construction itself.
Luckily, maintaining an indoor swimming pool is considerably easier than maintaining an outdoor swimming pool since it’s not exposed to the elements. In order to keep your pool in tip-top shape, you’ll need to do the following: regularly remove debris with a leaf net, check the PH levels and add chemicals to keep them balanced, use shock chemicals to keep water free from algae and bacteria, and occasionally check to see if your filter needs to be replaced or repaired.
In addition, it’s important to regularly check to see if your gas pool heater is connected and working properly, repair any chips or cracks in your deck, and check the concrete surface of the pool to see if it needs to be cleaned.
The suggested temperature of an indoor pool depends on the humidity inside the room it is in—the higher the humidity, the lower the room temperature should be. On average, your pool’s temperature should stay within the range of 75-85 degrees. However, intense swimmers may set it as low as 73 degrees.
The first swimming pool is considered to be the Great Bath that was built at the site of Mohenjo-Daro as early as the 3rd millennium B.C. Indoor swimming pools became popular in Britain during the 19th century, eventually spreading to the United States sometime during the beginning of the 20th century.
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