An indoor swimming pool is a popular option for many expensive or high-end luxury homes. Even if you don’t live in a mansion or very expensive home, you may be considering adding an indoor swimming pool. However, before you do – consider the following:
The most obvious benefit of an indoor swimming pool is its ease of access and proximity to your living area. Also, having an indoor swimming pool will allow you to enjoy a leisurely swim even on days that are cloudy or rainy. Many indoor swimming pools are equipped with heating systems that allow you to control the temperature of the water, and this can make for a more enjoyable swimming experience.
Also, there is no need for winterizing an indoor pool because the pool is not exposed to cold winter weather. Finally, maintenance on indoor pools is a lot less as the pool is not exposed to the outside dust and debris that is normally blown into an outdoor pool by the wind – that means less frequent pool cleaning.
Although indoor swimming pools are certainly convenient, indoor swimming pools are also very expensive. Not only will you need to pay for the cost of the swimming pool itself, you will need to pay for an addition to your house that will involve considerable expense in building the structure surrounding the swimming pool.
In addition to the substantial upfront costs, an indoor swimming pool will usually cause your electricity bills to be much higher than normal. Water heating systems, water pumps, additional lighting, and other pool devices will increase your heating your electricity bills considerably.
While indoor pools take up large amounts of square footage in the home, they can be used year round and do not require winterization which can be an exponential cost. Indoor pools are also much easier to maintain in terms of cleanliness, as bugs (and other seasonal debris) won’t be able to vacation in your pool water. In addition to this, indoor pools let you enjoy the water without worrying about the damaging effects of the sun over prolonged periods of playtime in the pool.
So, what do you think? Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, or vice versa? Let me know in the comments below.
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