Adding a pool to your backyard need not be a challenging and complex affair,
but the result will often leave you amazed, as you will discover a
brand new hangout just a few steps away from your living room! Also,
a pool in your Backyard can be the perfect place to set out a table,
chairs and even a BBQ pit for any pool party events. At homify
you can find innovative and exotic swimming pool ideas that can make
your small backyard receive a luxurious and attractive look.
much does building a swimming pool cost?
are mainly two types of swimming pools—the above and the in-ground
varieties. Building a swimming pool in India costs around Rs.1.75
lakhs to 3 lakhs approximately depending on what material you use and
also the size of your pool. Generally, it is advisable to pay a
professional to tackle the project while some manufacturers insist
that an experienced homeowner could feasibly build the pool on their
the DIY pools will usually come with a two or three-year warranty
which translates to a huge amount of financial commitment for a very
short-term feature. In addition to that, the pool Accessories like
the pumps, ladders, and filters and cleaning materials like brushes,
vacuum assemblies, covers, and chemicals will add on to the cost.
Many will also need thermometers and even heaters. These costs start
at roughly Rs.25000/-, and can easily reach well into the thousands.
material is the best?
are many types of an in-ground manufactured swimming pool on the
market today such as concrete, fibreglass and vinyl and the most
common type is the concrete one which represents 60% of pools being
built today. Concrete pools offer limitless options for shape and
configuration features. The excavation site is mostly reinforced with
steel and provides a sturdy support for pools of any shape or size.
Fibreglass pools are manufactured in a factory and constitute 7% of
the market and are limited in the variety of shapes available.
Vinyl-lined pools are normally in a kit with construction completing
at the site and represent 33% of the pool market. When selecting
materials for your pool, you should mainly consider safety,
durability, comfort and appearance. You will need to choose materials
for the pool deck, the copying, the interior of the pool and of
course the waterline. The most important thing to keep in mind is
that the materials will be in contact with water that contains
chlorine, acid and possibly salt. They will also be in contact with
bare feet and swimming suits. It will be easiest to pick materials if
you decide what overall look you are trying to achieve first. The
best option would be to select paving that will be comfortable on
bare feet. A dark surface can be a mistake because it absorbs heat.
Tiles are considered as the jewellery for your pool. They are your
chance to accessorise in a way that will provide a wow factor. At homify
you can find professionals like landscape designer or pool contractor
who will be able to help you select the right combination of
materials for your pool. They will show you samples of materials that
complement each other and create the look and mood that you desire.
to find fantastic pool design ideas.
much time does it need to be finished?
pool installation is kind of a lengthy process, for sure, but it can
be broken down into a few general steps to get an idea of how long
will it take to make your first dip. Starting with design, and
excavation, and then the plastering, and finally relaxing on your
tanning shelf with your feet in the cool water. Design: This may take
up to 1 to 8 weeks since it is the most difficult stage to estimate
time for whereas the design process is as simple as ever thanks to
our use of 3D modelling. Excavation: This process is easy and may
take maximum 1 week. Once we have the designs ready, we can schedule
the excavation. This is typically a very quick process, but few
things do affect the timing such as ease of access, the need to work
around utility lines, and more. Often times, this process will get
done in a day or two. Plumbing, electrical, steel: up to 1 to 2
weeks. After the pool is dug, the steel is laid, the electrical and
plumbing are routed. This process is fairly quick and can be
completed within 2 weeks depending on the size and complexity of your
swimming pool design. Gunite, Plaster, Vinyl, Fiberglass – 1-3
weeks. If you are planning to install a vinyl or fibreglass pool,
then the process is fairly easy as the manufactured pool liner is
brought in and installed. If you are planning to get a gunite
swimming pool, however, this takes a little bit longer. We have to
schedule the gunite crew and then plaster and allow time for the
gunite to cure which can take up to a week. Well, it hardly takes 6-8
weeks in order to complete the construction of the pool. Seasonal
conditions such as the time of the year and the temperature may also
affect the installation of pools. The time will also vary depending
on the location of where the pool is installed, as well as the number
of inspections required by the township. The nature and complexity
of the project may also lengthen the time.
to maintain a swimming pool
you maintain your pool all by yourself or use a pool professional to
do it for you, maintaining proper pool chemistry can help you save
time and money while enjoying your backyard paradise. Proper pool
maintenance can extend the life of your pool’s external parts and
interior pool finish. The factors that you need to consider are
and closing of the pool: When spring is finally here and the
temperatures begin to climb, it’s now the time to think about
getting the pool area ready for the warm weather. Opening a pool is
now easier than ever and with a few simple steps like cleaning up the
plant debris, removing the pool cover, checking the pool supplies and
inspecting the pool, you can be ready to enjoy your pool in no time!
As cold weather approaches, you will need to start thinking about
closing the swimming pool. The main purpose in winterizing your pool
is to protect it from damage due to freezing water. Another reason to
close the pool correctly is to keep it as clean as possible for the
next season. Closing your swimming pool properly can save a lot of
work when it comes time to open the swimming pool for the summer.
a pool: Vacuuming a pool regularly is one of the most important
activity in order to maintain the pool. Most pool owners opt to
perform this task manually with basic cleaning equipment. Whereas
some choose an automatic swimming pool cleaner.
activities like tile maintenance, cleaning the pump basket, checking
equipment pad, cleaning the deck, filter maintenance, replacing
cracked skimmer lids etc are very important for safety and
you need is a hint of ingenuity, smart planning and just enough space
to squeeze in a small pool. From health and fitness to rest and
recreation, you will soon find that this tiny wonder will change your