Summer is almost here, and there’s still time to build the pool of your dreams! Adding a pool to your Maryland home is a great way to encourage outdoor play, exercise, and increase the value of your home. Your family and visitors of any age will delight in the chance to enjoy a swim and to reap the many health benefits that pools offer. Most importantly, adding a pool to your home will help frame the memories you’ll make with loved ones for years to come. When you’re ready to start planning your pool, make sure to consider your options to ensure you get the pool of your dreams.
Learn-to-Swim Steps and Sitting Ledges
While they are often intended for children, learn to swim steps are a benefit for pool-goers of all ages. For older individuals who might not be able to use a ladder or those who like to adjust to the pool temperatures slowly, pool steps are a valuable asset. If you intend to age in place or if you are hoping to make your pool all ability friendly, adding a ramp allows for those in wheelchairs to use the pool as well. Accessibility aside, steps and ledges are also fantastic for small children just learning to swim.
The pool may be the focus, but the surrounding area is just as important. If your paving around the pool deck is too rough, slippery, or hot, it may lead to unwanted injury. Textured concrete, which is a common choice for its ease and affordability, often leads to torn skin and sore feet.
Having adequate pool storage is one of the most underrated aspects of good pool design. Not only do you need to keep all of your pool floats, etc. safe, but you need a dry, secure space to store pool tools and testing equipment, chemicals, and even your pool cover. Keeping these items secure and dry will help them to last longer and work better.
Shallow end vs. deep end, which will you focus on? Every pool should have a substantial area of about three feet in depth that allows most swimmers to touch bottom while enjoying the pool. However, if you hope to use your pool for swimming laps or if you have a mostly older audience, you may find that having a larger deep end will be favorable.
Questions? Ask Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC
If you still have questions about how too much water can do damage to your open-air pool, Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC is here to help you. We here at Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC can build and install your pool or spa and also provide you with pool chemicals, services, and more. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call at 410-349-3852. To see more from us and for tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.