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Installing an Indoor Pool – What to Consider?

Julie Lord
 


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Indoor pools are very convenient and can add a lot of value to your home. Thanks to the great design and technology when it comes to constructing indoor pools, it’s now easier then ever. There are still things you need to consider before commencing work on your own indoor pool.

Construction and materials

Employing a builder and an architect who are well versed in creating spectacular indoor pools is the first thing you should do. They are the experts in how a pool should work and how it should looking, after all, you want a pool that is easy to maintain, but that also looks amazing.

Timing

Usually the best time to install an indoor pool is when you’re constructing your new home, however a good architect or builder will be able to seamlessly incorporate an indoor pool area in your home, making it feel as though it’s always been there! You can make the flow of your home to indoor pool work well by using ceramic floor tiles or porcelain floor tiles.

Mould resistance

Your builder will recommend that you install plastic vapour barriers behind your walls to ensure that moisture isn’t getting through and creating mould and freeze/thaw damage.

Ventilation

Installing a dehumidifying system can help ensure your pool space has enough fresh, or drier air, maintaining the optimum amount of humidity (around 50-60 percent). Getting your ventilation system right is imperative to ensuring bather comfort and less pool evaporation.

Edging and drainage

Edging the pool with the correct drainage is also very important; ensure excess water drains away properly by having your builder gently slope the side of the pool towards the pool and drainage system. Remember to finish the floor surface with ceramic floor tiles as you would a bathroom. The gentle slope also helps keep water away from your walls, but as extra protection for your walls you can finish them with porcelain wall tiles.

Lighting

You can choose lots of windows and skylights to naturally light your space during the daytime, and also provide you with a view, but you’re ultimately always going to need good lighting for swimming after the sun goes down.

You can have lots of fun with lighting, including options such as underwater lighting, attractive wall lighting and changing colours and illumination effects. But remember that you need to have good, easy access to your lighting system for maintenance.

Materials

An indoor pool can be produced using a wider range of materials, as it’s not affected by cold weather. Ceramic tiles are hardwearing and come in a range of patterns and textures. You could have wood effect, or natural stone. Alternatively, Porcelain tiles are very durable and available in matt or highly polished finish. The strength and durability of these tiles mean that you can have large tiles up to 1.2m x 1.2m.

If you’re looking for a truly unique, luxurious finish then consider using designer tiles within your pool area.

Thought about all the points above? Then you may well be ready to get the indoor pool you’ve dreamed of!

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