With the summer months come abundant rays of sunshine, plenty of relaxation time and myriad opportunities for pool parties. Homeowners who are looking to either redesign or install pools within the coming months should consider the most popular trends emerging this season, from ditching chlorine to keeping the area warm throughout the year.
Although your pool - whether it's inside or outside - may not experience a lot of traffic during the winter months, designing a space that can remain functional and clean during any time of year can save homeowners a great deal of hassle.
Crafting the pool with the best materials
Having a cool pool is one of the easiest ways to become the talk of the neighborhood, whether you're looking to entertain a group of guests or seeking an area in which you can privately bask in the sun. Ensuring the area is designed with comfort, style and ease of use in mind is the quickest way to make sure your pool is as beautiful as it is functional. Homeowners should consider the materials used in its construction from the tiles that surround its parameters to the water that fills its belly. While it may seem unconventional to some, using saltwater instead of chlorinated water may be a better alternative for pool owners. Tully Banta-Cain, a former New England Patriots player, recently remodeled his own home to include a saltwater pool, The Boston Globe reported. While these pools may cost a bit more cash when initially installing them, Wise Geek reported that these systems can save pool owners a great deal of money in the long run as maintenance costs are significantly lower.
Creating the perfect temperature
Radiant heat flooring, whether installed underneath the pool itself or under the tiles that surround the outer rim, can provide a laundry list of benefits for pool operators. Individuals who have installed this system can set temperatures to ensure pools remain comfortable at different points in the year, such as early spring and later fall months. According to The Record, solar panels can also be set up - either on a roof or in outdoor panels - that can provide heat to a swimming pool. Additionally, installing radiant heat on the tiles surrounding a pool can not only provide ideal temperatures for cool feet that emerge from the water, but it can help to safeguard the area from harsh winter temperatures. Ice and snow may no longer accumulate on the are as the underfloor heating keeps tiles warm throughout the year.