With the temperature reaching 38°C in summer in Boise, Idaho, an indoor pool can be a good addition to your home to get some respite from the heat. Before you make a decision to build one, make sure you have appropriate space, utilities, and budget to build an indoor pool. Here are 5 things you should know when planning an indoor swimming pool.
Shape, Size, and Placement of Pool
When planning an indoor pool, you need to get basics like shape, size, and placement of pool right. You have so many options in shapes of swimming pool but you need to select a shape that focuses on optimum use of space available. The available space would determine the size and shape of the pool. When you are sizing the swimming pool, do consider space for other amenities and pool equipment for maintenance, cleaning, and repairs.
Types of Pools
There are three types of indoor pools that you can consider- vinyl liner, fiberglass, and concrete. The costs of these pools would vary. For example, fiberglass pool has higher initial costs and lower maintenance costs. Vinyl liner pools have lower initial costs, higher lifetime costs, and lower resale value. Many people prefer fiberglass pools due to the speed of installation which can be set up in a few days. Also, fiberglass pools are smooth to touch which people enjoy.
Concrete pools have higher lifetime costs. However, concrete pools can be a work of art as they can be of any size, shape, and depth. Vinyl liner pools also have non-abrasive surface and there is no limitation on the length, width, and depth of vinyl liner pools.
Pool Regulation and Pool Permissions
The next thing you need to do is learn about the pool permissions you need to take and pool regulations of Idaho County. You can consult Boise building regulation authority to know about permits required to build an indoor pool. Otherwise, you can also consult any pool building company to know about pool permissions required.
Water Proofing and Structural Integrity
Waterproofing is an important aspect of the indoor pool from a safety point of view. The water can sweep into load-bearing pillars and other structural frameworks which would weaken the structural framework. Also, mold and mildew growth can add to problems. Hence, you need to ensure the indoor pool is properly waterproofed. While many pool companies have an opinion that waterproof drywall is adequate for swimming pool, some companies adopt a rigorous approach and waterproof the pool area completely.
Air Ventilation and Heating
You need to also consider operational costs of air ventilation and heating systems which are necessary as per pool laws to regulate air quality in indoor pools. Due to limited or no exposure to the sun, you need to control humidity at 60% and also maintain the optimal temperature to control evaporation. When humidity is reduced, evaporation increased, the evaporation rate is then controlled by regulating temperature. Therefore you need to invest in a good quality dehumidifier for the pool area.
So, before you call and hire any pool building company, think over these factors to avoid any nasty surprises or price shocks.