Swimming pools: What are my choices?

Swimming pools always sound like a good idea especially on hot summer days when you are a long way from a beach or a local outdoor pool. Today there are options for every budget but it is important think things through before making your selection. How much space is available to you? What would be the initial cost and then upkeep? Safety is a prime consideration for both children and pets. Finally you would need to think about how long the product would last.

Paddling pools

Of all the swimming pools on offer this is the cheapest. It does not need much space to set up and can be taken down and stored away. You can find a range of paddling pools from under £5 up to nearly £200. An air pump would be a useful accessory and can be bought for between £5 and £20 depending on quality.

Fibreglass Swimming pools

Fiberglas pools are certainly a step up in cost. They have the benefit of not being likely to tear or have issues with tiles coming loose. Looking at pools around 7 metres in length the price is around £12000. Included in this should be a pool filter pump and cleaning equipment. It does not include the cost of adding heating to your pool. Most manufacturers say they are easy enough for a competent DIY enthusiast to install but you may need the help of a builder. A ten year guarantee seems to be the norm for this variety of pool. Bakewellpools.co.uk offer a range of swimming pools.

Hot tubs

Swimming pools always sound like a good idea especially on hot summer days when you are a long way from a beach or a local outdoor pool

Swimming pools always sound like a good idea especially on hot summer days when you are a long way from a beach or a local outdoor pool

Should hot tubs be in an article about swimming pools? You are unlikely to swim in them.They need thought before you make a purchase. Do you want your tub inside or out? If it is outside you are going to need a cover. Does your electricity supply meet the demands of the appliance? Think about how many people are going to use it and how often. Electricity costs are lower than you might think, a few pounds a day. Looking for a tub to take 6 people prices varied between £7000 and £12000 but this did include installation. Take a look at poolandspaco.com to see some examples.

Concrete swimming pools.

At the top of the price range now. Prices here include installation. It will be vital to choose a company you trust. Looking at a 9 metre pool prices ranged from £60,000 to £100,000. The latter price included mosaic tile finish, a shed to house the heating equipment and complete installation.

So don’t just plunge in picking swimming pools needs some thought.