The pandemic-fueled surge in swimming pool construction also led to indoor pool popularity. With travel restrictions abound and the riskiness of swimming outdoors in a community pool, an indoor pool is a safer alternative. It’s private, accessible from home, and available in any weather.
Poolsmith Technologies’ specialists have seen our share of indoor pools during the sweltering seasons in Arizona, as more people have decided to have their own resort or hotel experience from home. Many more people are likely considering getting one for themselves and their property.
But every pool is an investment, especially an indoor one, which takes up space within your home or would need an entirely new adjoining roofed area built over it. Before investing, consider the following factors.
Regardless of rain, sleet, snow, or even the temperature outside, you can still enjoy a swim. Indoor pools are great for always having a place to exercise and enjoy the water. For people who love to work out, it’s an accessible means of cardiovascular exercise right in your own home, and unlike in YMCAs and public pools, you can have access to it 24/7.
No sun damage
The cardinal rule of going outdoors to the beach, resort, or even just the backyard pool is to wear sunblock. When you’re exposed to direct sunlight, especially when your skin is moist with chlorinated water, you’re likely to damage your skin.
But with an indoor pool, the sun damage is minimal. You won’t be in direct sunlight, and even if there is natural light around you, it has to come in through layers like windows and shades that cut down the UV exposure.
There’s hardly any expectation of privacy with an outdoor pool. Whether you’re in your backyard or out in a public use pool, you’ll deal with being seen or watched by people passing by. Even with fences or bushes to cover up the pool area, people will know when someone is there.
But indoor pools ensure that you’re enclosed within the privacy of your home’s walls. If you’re someone who prefers to be unobserved when you take a dip, an indoor pool will make sure you have privacy.
When there’s a pool indoors, expect that this area would have much more humidity and moisture than any other area in the house. Be mindful of the kind of furnishings or equipment you put in there because the humidity may cause damage. For example, having a sound system would be great, but the humidity and moisture could eventually cause a corrosion film on the surfaces, resulting in poor wire contact.
Invariably, indoor pools cost much more than outdoor pools because of the complexity of building them. All you have to do is set aside yard space in an outdoor pool. Indoors, you have to consider a location, think about the foundations of the house, where the pillars are, and other architectural concerns.
Furthermore, indoor pools mean your home energy goes up. Depending on your needs, an indoor pool will need heating, dehumidifiers, and other add-ons.
Chloramine in the air
The smell of chloramine will go around your home if the pool area is not secured. Chloramine is the byproduct produced by chlorine and organic matter like skin cells, hair, and more. It can be toxic and irritating in high amounts. And it’s not something you’ll want full time in your home.
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If you feel the benefits outweigh the downsides, installing an indoor pool could be an excellent investment, especially if you or your family enjoy swimming a lot. To ensure they remain safe and healthy and avoid more chloramine in the house, you can opt for a more organic sanitizing option for the pool water.
Poolsmith Technologies specializes in treating pools with non-toxic acid that will safely stabilize and treat your pool water compared to conventional pool treatments. This results in less harm to your body while enjoying the health benefits of an indoor swim. Contact us today for a consultation on how to get it installed in your indoor pool or learn more about how we use CO2 as an alternative.