What's So Great About Private Swimming Pools?

by Pool Builders on 08-14-2007 in Articles

Private swimming pools have many advantages that make them a desirable feature to look for when planning your vacation. Some of these advantages are:

1.Private swimming pools are often housed within a fenced-in residential compound to assure that they remain private.

2.Some private swimming pools are even located within a pool house, which is literally a house built to contain an entire swimming pool. The benefit from having a pool house is that it has changing rooms and bathrooms where guests can change into their swimwear, take showers, and generally be sheltered from the elements while they enjoy the swimming pool. Maintenance also goes down with a swimming pool sheltered within a pool house because leaves and other debris do not get into the water and surrounding pool areas.

3.Private swimming pools are usually cleaner and more hygienic to use than swimming pools open to the general public. Of course, this depends on whether the pool you are using is regularly maintained and cleaned, and the water periodically replaced with a clean supply. So it is less likely that you will contract diseases like ear infections if you use a private swimming pool.

4.You have the option of using, or not using, your private swimming pool when you wish. This means if you want to go skinny-dipping at midnight, you can, without worrying that anyone will mind about the hours you keep or if you are clothed appropriately.

5.Private swimming pools are desirable to have if you will be hosting parties during your vacation because they offer an additional activity (swimming) for guests to partake in. Swimming parties are more enjoyable than regular types of parties where people simply stand around in groups talking.

6.Private swimming pools are also nice to have around if you have children who are at the age when you can start teaching them to swim. You need not worry about hordes of other people getting in the way as they swim from end to end, and you can pay closer attention to your kids. Accidents are less likely to happen if you are alert when your kids are using private swimming pools.

Private swimming pools also have disadvantages that you should keep in mind:

1.Private swimming pools require adequate maintenance to stay clean and appealing to swim in. If you have someone to do this for you, maintenance may be easier to assure - but if you have to do it yourself, you need to set aside a lot of time so you can do it properly.

2.If you have toddlers on the property, they can easily fall in private swimming pools if left unattended, and drown. So you need to constantly keep an eye on any toddlers in your party. One way to reduce this risk is to have a sturdy pool cover stretched over the surface of the water - this could be a kind of tarpaulin cover that will catch anyone, even an adult, from falling into the water.

Private swimming pools can be great to have as an added amenity for your vacation. Just be sure you know the benefits and risk inherent with private swimming pools first.

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