In the United States, there are almost 10.5 million residential pools and more than 300,000 public swimming pools, because 36% of children and 15% of adults swim at least six times a year. Now, while the most popular sporting activity in the US is walking, and the second is exercising with weights and other exercise equipment, swimming is a close third (and the most like flying).
Are You Taking Care of Your Pool?
Your pool?s lifespan could be cut in half if you don?t properly maintain it, and with just a bit of knowledge, you can easily clean your own pool in just 20 minutes or less. If you notice reduced water flow and more debris in the pool than normal, you should check your basket weekly. Or, with today?s automation, maintenance and chemical and take only a few hours a week. Better to take care of your pool preventatively than when there?s a real issue.
People Keep Talking About In Ground Pools ? Why?
First of all, adding in ground pools can increase properties values by up to 8% and in ground pools are better for the drought, because they use about a third less water than the amount of water needed to keep a similar sized lawn green and lush.
You can expect in ground pools to cost between $20,000 and $50,000, and, depending on the time of year, it can take approximately eight to 12 weeks to build. Now not only are you getting to save water, you?re getting to customize your pool.
In ground pools should always be surrounded by a fence of at least four feet, to eliminate safety and drowning hazards. You know the pool?s there, but what if someone?s running across the lawn? Let?s be safe!
A final thing to think about, according to a study conducted by Pool and Spa Marketing, there are more than 6.6 million hot tubs in operation, in North America. As long as you?re having skilled craftsmen customize your pool, shouldn?t one of those hot tubs be yours?