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Building a Swimming Pool

A swimming pool makes a beautiful addition to any home, perfect for relaxation and for fitness alike, and in hot weather like the recent summer heatwave it can be an excellent way to cool off. There are a range of options and choices to make when building a swimming pool, and it is important to ensure that you get it right first time.

The first decision is whether you want to build an indoor pool or an outdoor pool. This choice may be restricted by the size and landscape of the space you have available. Indoor pools tend to have slightly higher running costs than outdoor pools, but they do allow you to enjoy your pool year round. You can also compromise between the two, with an outdoor pool equipped with a sliding dome cover.

The second factor is planning consent – both indoor and outdoor pools may require permission, and this may restrict your other choices, so check your local regulations and make sure that you can get the correct permissions before you proceed.

Thirdly, consider the placement of your pool. A south-facing pool is best, giving you the maximum amount of sunshine; if it’s an indoor pool with sliding or fold-back doors, this will allow you to open the pool up in summer and enjoy the sunshine as much as you would with an outdoor pool. A north-facing pool, or one placed in a shady spot, is far less enjoyable. You will also want to ensure that your pool is placed out of the wind, away from falling leaves and the right distance from your home.

Once you have completed these steps, you can choose the pool itself. There are several materials which can be used to build a swimming pool, but a ceramic pool is recommended; it is more durable, without the puncture risks associated with a block and liner pool, and easier to install and maintain than a concrete pool. Ceramic pools are installed as a whole shell, which means that the work can be completed quickly with a minimum of fuss.

Finally, you’ll want to think about the equipment; a filtration system to keep your pool water clean and a heating system to keep it at a comfortable temperature are generally the most important, but if you have children or small animals then a pool cover is equally important for safety reasons. Other options available include poolside audio systems and robotic cleaners.

Here at Compass Ceramic Pools UK we offer a range of ceramic swimming pool designs with a 20 year guarantee, suitable for indoor or outdoor swimming pools, as well as all the equipment and extras you will need. Our professional consultants will be happy to answer your questions and help you through the process of building a swimming pool for your home which you will be able to enjoy for years to come, so contact us on +44 (0)333 4567 111 today.

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