Everybody desires a large, Olympic-sized swimming pool. However, this is impractical for most people because of budget and spatial constraints.
As the global population rises, people have smaller parcels of land for developing homes. Builders must get creative to fit houses, pools, pergolas, and other structures in these small parcels of land.
With houses, the best way to save space is to build vertically. Finding a design for swimming pools that optimises openings can take time and effort. However, it’s still possible.
Read on to discover everything about space-saver pools.
What is a Space-Saver Pool?
A space-saver pool is designed to take the least possible room without significantly compromising its core entertainment features. Most space-savers are above-ground swimming pools.
Installing Above-ground Space-saver Swimming Pools
Above-ground pools are constructed on the ground. You can add a deck and landscape to the surrounding area to create a resort-level collection cheaper than in-ground concrete or fibreglass pools. Moreover, these pools take shorter to install.
Space-saver pools are suited for limited spaces than standard in-ground pools. If you have a small yard or uneven terrain, installing a space-saver pool is advisable. Above-ground space-savers are suitable for all yard sizes and terrains.
The two most common above-ground pool types are small or narrow and resin pools. The increased popularity of salt chlorinators prompted the rise of resin pools, as they provide resistance against rust and corrosion. Salt chlorinators were a nuisance to steel pools because they increased susceptibility to corrosion and rust.
The resistance provided by resin pools ensures the longevity of above-ground space-saver pools.
Another advantage of above-ground pools is mobility. Since they have a few parts that are easy to join and disassemble, you can easily carry them when moving. You can also dispose of them when they get old without causing much damage to your landscape.
Other Space-saver Pool Ideas
Besides above-ground pools, here are other space-saving ideas to explore when constructing a swimming pool.
Building a custom plunge pool adds a luxurious and serene atmosphere to your backyard. Plunge pools look like in-ground swimming pools but are smaller and shallower. They’re perfect for a quick dip and cooling your body on hot days.
Since they resemble standard pools, you can upgrade your plunge pool by adding a few water features and accessories to heighten your swimming experience. These include pool heating, underwater lighting, Bluetooth speakers, etc.
Hot tubs are an awe-inspiring addition to any backyard. They range in size, starting from two seats to a dozen. You can also choose between in-ground and beachcomber types, with the latter being more suitable for small spaces.
The benefits of hot tubs transcend comfort and relaxation. They also improve physical well-being by enhancing sleep quality and relieving muscular tension. These properties can help alleviate arthritis symptoms.
Moving-floor pools have an adjustable floor that allows you to make the water ‘vanish,’ leaving room for other activities. When you raise the floor, the water disappears, and the surface reverts to its original form. You can use the surface to hold gatherings, and parties, as a playground, etc.
Besides allowing you to use the pool area for multiple purposes, a moving floor makes it easy to adjust the pool depth for different users. For instance, you can set a shallow depth for children to reduce the risk of drowning.
As backyards get smaller, homeowners are looking for space-saving pool ideas. Depending on your budget, you can choose your preferred option among the abovementioned options. Always install the right safety features when constructing a pool – swimming is fun but also dangerous.