Creating your ideal swimming pool includes many additional features that you must consider. This week, we discuss some of our favourite features for inground pools.
When it comes to sanitizing your pool, many homeowners have gone the traditional route with chlorine. However, there are many downfalls to using chlorine. A saltwater system is a great alternative way to sanitize your pool. By adding this system, you are able to cut back on costs and long-term maintenance. This system allows the salt in the water to turn into chlorine, minus the taste and odor, at a lower cost. Even for guests that are enjoying your pool, none will leave with red, irritated eyes. At Treasure Pools, we see 95% of new pool owners go this route. In general, saltwater pools are easier to manage once you learn the system. The best attribute of these sort of pools is that they do not support algae. Therefore, this means that there is less time spent cleaning or dealing with typical algae-related problems.
When it comes to heating your pool, it is not something we commonly think of in South Florida, but for those that like to swim year-round in the perfectly warm water, heating may be something to consider. One way to efficient and green way to heat your swimming pool is with a solar heating system. With a solar heating system, your pool is able to jump up a good 10 to 12 degrees in the difference of water temperature. Naturally, when the sun goes down the heating system shuts off. However, the best part about this is that there is no continuous electric or energy bill to go along with this heating system.
Another component to consider is by selecting which type of pump you want to use. For those that prefer to go the more eco-friendly route, a variable-speed pool pump is a way to go. This pump runs more efficiently by using less energy compared to your traditional one-speed pump. Many owners of these newer variable-speed pool pumps are not only enjoying the cut down in costs, but also in noise as they seem to be a lot quieter! These are just a few additional things to consider when building or modeling your swimming pool. Give us a call today to learn about what else you may need to think about.