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An indoor swimming pool would be a pretty awesome item to add to your next home improvement to-do list. Indoor pools have a lot of perks and advantages, such as allowing you to swim at any time and replicate the outdoor experience regardless of the weather conditions.
Advantages of an indoor pool
Apart from bringing the pool indoors to replicate the exterior experience, indoor pools can give you a taste of luxury living also. Some benefits include:
- You get year-round swimming whether in the summer or winter
- Efficient cost of maintenance because you won't have to deal with outdoor debris in your pool.
- More natural water: Since sunlight won't have a menacing effect on the water's chlorine and sanitizers, you don't have to use so much of chemicals to keep your pool clean and fresh.
While there are many benefits to owning an indoor pool, here are some drawbacks to also consider:
- Lack of direct sunlight: Indoor pools don't get enough sunshine like outdoor pools, and this contributes to an increase in the cost of running the pool.
- Increased energy consumption: You have to heat the air space and pool water to prevent unsightly algae growths due to excessive moisture.
How much does an indoor pool cost?
A swimming pool alone typically costs between $40,000 and $60,000 in most parts of the United States and can go as high as $200,000 depending on what features you want to add, your location and many other factors like the dehumidifier system which protects the structure from moisture damage, and it's not optional. Other factors include:
- The size of the pool - the large the pool, the more expensive it will be.
- The heating system used - this also gets costlier depending on the size of the pool and your location too.
- The type of pool - depending on what kind of lining materials you use, poolside accessories and even kind of pool lights and shower area.
- Accessories like automatic pool covers.
These are some of the factors responsible for the large charge. There are ways to bend around them and fit the project into your budget. You can choose fiberglass or vinyl liner pools instead of the costly concrete option. Automatic covers can also help to trap solar energy which warms your air space and pool, and in turn, reduce the amount you have to spend on maintenance.
Before you start on an indoor pool project, be sure to speak with a general contractor in your area to give you a detailed quote for the swimming pool.
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