In order to understand how to choose a pool, you should first familiarize yourself with the range offered by modern manufacturers. The list is so impressive that it is very difficult to decide on your own what pool to choose for your house, summer residence, or cottage.
The problem lies not only in the variety of options, but also in the conditions that must be met before installing the selected pool. There are many nuances, so in this article we will tell you how to choose a pool for any place where you want to enjoy water procedures to the fullest.
Types of pools
There are several types of pools that are used outdoors:
Each of them has special requirements for placement and operation, so what pool is better to choose is always decided individually.
A stationary pool is an attractive but also an expensive option. This design is more suitable not for a summer residence, but for a full-fledged house. The reservoir will serve for many years, but its appearance will require a complex of serious construction work that needs significant financial investments.
The bowl of such a pool can be made of concrete and created according to an individual or standard project. A stationary design with a one-piece plastic bowl will cost less. Both options are durable, used in conjunction with full-fledged equipment that will be responsible for water purification, decorative lighting, hydro massage. There is also a great option to install an outdoor pool shower near it.
A frame structure pool is a specially treated PVC fabric that is stretched over the frame. As a result, you can get a reservoir of various sizes, that, if necessary, can be moved around the site, transported and easily put away for storage.
Frame pools have a rectangular, oval or round shape, differ in volume and depth. They can be easily equipped with a water purification system, as well as simple lighting.
The construction is inexpensive, but its service life is also limited. Some manufacturers claim that with proper care, the frame pool can be operated for at least 10 seasons, but the owners’ reviews indicate that the real period is 5-6 years. Of course, much depends on the operating conditions in summer and storage in the cold seasons.
If we talk about inflatable pools, then their main advantages are low price, ease of use, compact size, ensuring easy storage. But such a bowl cannot have a large volume and depth sufficient for comfortable swimming. That is why inflatable pools are often purchased for children. For them, the limited depth and soft sides of the pool become a guarantee of additional safety and comfort. Even children will not be able to fully swim in it due to the limited size, but there should be enough space for exciting games. The inflatable pool will serve from 1 to 3 years. They must be protected from sharp objects and animals.