Beach Entry for your Fresno Pool
One of the most stunning pool features is a beach entry, but will this option benefit your design? While there are advantages, when deciding on whether or not a beach entry is a good choice it is recommended to look at any potential draw backs that come with this addition. Your Fresno pool builder will help you determine if this is a possible option for you.
What is a Beach Entry?
A beach entry, also known as a zero entry, replaces steps in your pool entry. A slope starting at deck level mimics the gradual deepening of an ocean or lake. The deck level is usually minimally submerged with some being completely dry. The width of the beach entry is usually the width of the pool though there can be custom entries built that are more narrow. Besides look, the functionality of a beach entry ensures that you will ease into the deeper water gently. These custom features give a unique look to a pool.
Aesthetics and building code compliance go into including a beach entry to your swimming pool design. Providing a visual marker on the slope helps swimmers indicate when the slop begins, whether in the deep end or the shallow end of the pool. At the entry of the pool, it is advised to put stone markers, planters, or statues to indicate the shallowest area of the pool. Fountains can also be used to indicate depth of a pool. Our expert Fresno pool builder will advise you on what will work best for your pool style and lifestyle. For the entry area you will most likely need to use a material unlike that which lines your pool. The wet-dry aspect of beach entries make it so that the pebble, quartz, or plaster finish may deteriorate. A substitute for these materials is a natural flagstone, a reliable material widely used in pool building. Another option is non-skid ceramic tile, this option require extensive experience but is highly customizable. If you’re going for an all wet entry way you can opt for the identical material of your pool whether it is pebble, quartz or a plaster finish.
Why your Fresno Pool Builder May Recommend Beach Entry
Elderly, children, disabled persons, and pets all enjoy the benefits of a beach entry. The step substitution makes it easy for people to get in and out of the water, without having to lift their legs or bend their knee to step. Children and the pooch splash and play in the safe shallow waters the entry provides. Children may also find that the gradual slope of a beach entry is less daunting than pool steps. Great for those learning how to swim or that have a fear of the water. Are you sensitive to temperature of the water? Being able to submerge incrementally will aid in your sensitivity. Let your Fresno pool builder know any specifications you may need when it comes to your pool.
Things to Tell your Fresno Pool Builder
Building a beach entry is ideal but the actual construction may not be as feasible as it seems. Many variables go into being able to accommodate this sort of pool entry. Such as will your pool dimensions allow it? To be a proper slope it will take up a good length of the pool. If you’re worried about the entry taking up too much space in the pool, a modified version of a beach entry will be suggested by your Fresno pool builder. This is a smaller version of a beach entry way that cuts off early and forms a step into deeper water.
What will you be using your pool for? If you’re a diver the beach entry may require your pool to lengthen. If the purpose of your pool is for sunbathing, we suggest opting for a tanning shelf as opposed to a beach entry as it won’t take up as much sp