The All Year Above The Ground Pool

by Pool Builders on 01-30-2012 in Articles

The above ground pool sometimes looked like an afterthought, or a poor mans pool but the latest developments are very much geared to the architectural look of the swimming pool and how it fits into its surroundings. One item that can change the pool completely is the introduction of a complete cover for the swimming pool so that it can be used in all weathers and unless the climate is very severe it can be used through the winter and at night. In the past the height of the pool restricted the thoughts of a covered pool but the latest designs can well accommodate this. Certainly a half submerged above the ground swimming pool will help matters even more but with most of these pools working at a depth of 1.2 metres it is more than possible to deal with these problems.

The biggest problem is space and a large area is required to cover the pool as the designs ideally need to have a clearance of 1 to 1.2 metres all around the pool to give a good walking space around the pool. There are some extremely good looking buildings that can enclose the swimming pools but probably one of the best value for money buildings are those of an arched type which look like a very large greenhouse with an arched roof.

The supports of the buildings can be of a good aluminium support covered in a coloured plastic protection. They ideally need good double doors at one end and suitable ventilation for when the weather is hot. The building can be erected on a good concrete floor and the area surrounding the swimming pool can be tiled and made to look extremely pleasant.

It is also possible to build a raised area to enter the pool easily and even sit on when relaxing. One of the problems with the above the ground pool has always been climbing up a ladder and then turning round and descending down another ladder into the water and the reverse when exiting the water.

In this case the entrance into the water can be made from a raised dais, which provides a much easier access and will be readily approved by the older or more cautious swimmers. If care is taken in the design a superb extension to the property can be built which will give hours of pleasure at a cost that is acceptable.

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