Taking a Dip in Your Own Garden

by | Jul 10, 2019 | Garden | 4 comments

There are few things better than being able to soak yourself in some cool water when the sun is blazing in the sky. Offering the chance to cool off and relax your muscles, a lot of people dream about the idea of having their own private pool. There are a lot of options for this sort of luxury, nowadays, with options which should be able to suit all sorts of budgets, spaces, and other requirements. To help you choose the best option for your space, this post will be exploring some of them, giving you some tips which will help you to decide which will work best for you.


Soft-Sided Pools


A lot of people can’t afford to invest in a permanent pool, and this is something which a lot of companies have recognised. Soft-sided pools fill this gap in the market, creating an affordable alternative to a more permanent solution. It will be harder to keep a pool like this nice and warm, and it will be worth buying some sort of heater for it, but you will also benefit from the ability to take the pool down and put it away when you don’t want to use it. As time goes on, products like this are only getting cheaper, and this is making it easier for more people to get their hands on them. I have had a friend who needs a pool for medical reasons and her choice was soft-sided plus she had the benefit of having room to have it indoors which means maintenance and cleaning was at a lower level. However soft-sided pools brings happy memories for me when our family used one outside in very hot weather. A real togetherness and fun ensued with the many hours we spent in water play.. 


DIY Pools


Along with soft-sided pools, DIY swimming pool kits are another way to save a little bit of money on your own outdoor pool. You will need to develop some skills to be able to achieve a task like this effectively, and it will all start with a big hole. It’s easy enough to pay someone to dig this for you, using heavy machinery to make the job far easier. Of course, while this will save some money, it will be hard to achieve the same standards you would get with a professionally built option. Along with this, you could also risk wasting a lot of money if you make a mistake which can’t be repaired easily. It’s worth your time being well-educated in this realm – so that it works out the way you plan.


A Proper Pool


While DIY kits are cheap, they often limit the pool options you have, as you won’t be able to do anything more complicated than a rectangle or circle. A swimming pool builder will be able to take this much further, creating unique shapes, adding features like bridges, and even creating the illusion that the pool goes on forever. This will be the most costly of the options on this list, but it will also be the most likely to survive for a very long time, adding value to your home and making it easier to use your garden.Do think about the setting of your pool too as tree placement for example – (as my husband has found) can make for a great deal of cleaning. Leaves are good – but where they should fall – on the ground and ready for the compost!


There are loads of benefits to having a pool, ranging from acting as a gym to giving your kids somewhere to play. If you’re feeling inspired to build a pool, it will be worth taking the plunge. If not, though, you could take a look at some ideas on Instagram, as this is a great way to get yourself excited about the many options you can choose from. Don’t forget to factor in maintenance costs and you will be well on your way to enjoying a pool party!

Deborah Hunter Kells

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