Keeping Your Pool Gorgeous

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Keeping Your Pool Gorgeous

After we purchased a home with a swimming pool, we figured that we would be spending our summers lounging in our cool, backyard oasis. However, after trying for a few weeks to keep it clean and sanitary, we realized that pool ownership was more difficult than we originally anticipated. We found ourselves struggling to keep bugs out of the space and trying to troubleshoot problematic filters. Fortunately, through a long period of trial and error, we were able to solve several of our issues. This blog is made especially for people who own pools, so that you can learn how to keep your pool gorgeous and healthy.

Three Fitness-Focused Pool Options For A Small Yard

Having a small backyard doesn't necessarily mean that you can't hire a pool construction company to install a pool for you. While you might not be able to have a large pool, there are several potential in-ground options that may work on your property. Many pool companies specialize in small pools, and even if your pool is small, it can still be a good option for fitness. If you're interested in adding a water-based workout to your fitness regimen several times a week, you'll want to talk to a local pool construction company about these types of in-ground pools. 

Lap Pool

While you can swim laps in most pools, a dedicated lap pool can be an option if you have a small yard. Lap pools can come in many sizes, but they typically have a rectangular shape. If you've ever swam laps at your local aquatic center, you're likely familiar with the size of a swimming lane. You may wish to proceed with an in-ground lap pool that is just one or two lanes wide. This width will provide you with more than enough space for swimming laps, and you can choose a pool length that will suit your yard size. Swimming several laps in this pool during each of your workouts can help you stay in shape.

Plunge Pool

People don't often consider plunge pools to be a fitness option, but this isn't necessarily the case. While it's true that a plunge pool can be a good option for someone who has a small yard and simply wants to submerge themselves in water to cool down, you can also get exercise in this small type of pool. One option is to tread water for a specific duration during each workout. Treading water is a useful full-body exercise, and you don't need a large pool for this activity. Alternatively, you can use water weights for strength-building exercises in a plunge pool.

Swim Spa

Many pool companies install swim spas, which are somewhat of a cross between a pool and a hot tub. Swim spas are known for having a series of jets that produce a current, which means that you can swim against the current and not move forward. Because you're not actually covering a distance when you swim, your swim spa can be small — thus making it ideal for a small yard. Pool companies can build swim spas into the ground, giving you a stylish, high-end look that suits your yard. Contact a pool company to discuss the right in-ground swimming pool for your yard.