Indoor Swimming Pool Top of British Wish List
A recent survey by Ocean Finance asked British respondents what features they would like to have in their dream home, and topping the list with 36% – over 18 million people – was an indoor swimming pool. A little further down the list, 18% wanted an outdoor pool.
The attraction is obvious. Swimming is one of the nation’s most popular sports, and successful swimmers like Rebecca Adlington, who retired earlier this year, and Paralympian Ellie Simmonds have raised the profile of the sport even further. Even for those who aren’t sporty, a swimming pool is a much desired addition, a welcome place to cool off on a hot summer’s day and a great place for children to play – with the right supervision of course.
With the vagaries of the British weather, it’s no surprise that an indoor pool ranks more highly than an outdoor pool, but there are, of course, plenty of advantages to both, and plenty of ways to achieve that dream.
The first choice for any homeowner dreaming of an indoor pool is whether to put the pool inside an existing building or into a new building or extension. Fitting a pool into an existing building can be more expensive; particularly as there may be a need to get the building underpinned if the pool is close to any supporting walls.
Fitting the pool into a new building is much easier, as you can easily fit the pool first and then erect the building around it. Here at Compass Pools we even have indoor pool packages with a premier UK outdoor building manufacturer, in order to provide you with a pool set in a beautiful cedar-clad modern building.
Alternatively, you can enjoy the best of both indoor and outdoor pools with a sliding dome cover, allowing you the benefits of protection from the weather on cold days and swimming under the sunshine when it’s warm.
Compass Pools are experts in swimming pool design and construction, and offer a great range of options which are guaranteed to last. So if you are one of the millions dreaming of your own pool, why not contact us today to see how we can turn your dreams into reality.