When you are looking to purchase a home with a pool, outdoor swimming pools might be the first type of pool that comes to mind. However, you might be surprised at how many homes have indoor pools instead. Typically, a home with an indoor pool will be more expensive because it is more expensive to install the pool. However, you might be surprised at the advantages that come from an indoor pool.
The biggest advantage is that you will be able to use your pool all year round. Because a swimming pool can make your home more expensive, you will likely want to take advantage of being able to use the pool even when it's cold outside.
Easier to Maintain
Outdoor swimming pools can require more maintenance because leaves, bugs, and other objects are more likely to fall into your pool. You'll have to spend more time fishing these objects out of your pool to keep it clean. Also, you don't have to worry as much about a bug falling into the pool while you're using it, which can be very unappealing.
An indoor swimming pool is not as cold as an outdoor swimming pool. Outdoor swimming pools may gain some heat from the sun, but they lose heat from the water surface, the pool sides and the bottom. An indoor pool does not have this problem. Also, it's much easier to condition an indoor space and less expensive.
Less Sun Exposure
Another advantage of indoor pools is sun safety. With outdoor pools, the sun can be a health hazard. You could use sunscreen, but it is much easier to limit your exposure to the sun. However, with indoor pools, you are able to stay out of the sun and avoid increasing your odds of developing skin cancer and the aging effects of sunlight.
During a weather storm, you'll have to worry about lightning. Lightning is a very high amount of voltage. Water is a great conductor of water, so being in a body of water when struck by lightning will potentially lead to very serious injuries. Both indoor and outdoor pools need to be properly grounded. However, outdoor pools are still dangerous even when properly grounded.
Outdoor swimming pools can create liability concerns because children might try to climb into your pool. You could construct a fence. However, it's even more effective to have an indoor pool that cannot be accessed.
Contact a real estate agent to begin looking for pool homes today.
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