If you have seen a pool or been in one it was probably an inground pool. It’s the most popular pool in both residential and commercial properties. The pool has a long history dating back to ancient civilizations. Nonetheless, the inground pool has stood the test of time and remains one of the most iconic installations to have in a home. People love it and here is why;
Versatility in shape and size
Owners and designers love inground pools because of the numerous possibilities it offers on design. Inground pools can take any shape. From the common kidney-shaped pools and geometric pools to freeform pools the options are limitless. As a result, inground pools are the best option for asymmetrical spaces. Moreover, they can blend in with pre-existing landscape designs. Another advantage of inground pools is the sizes it can accommodate. There is no limit to how big an inground pool can be. The swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest swimming pool in the world covering almost 8 hectares. The pool is equivalent to 6000 8-metre long pools and a testament there is no limit to how big an inground pool can be.
Additional design features
There are numerous extra features you can add to inground swimming. On the structure, you can add optical illusions to make infinity pools and perimeter overflow pools. You can also fit in fountains or waterfalls as centrepieces to revamp the look of your pool. Spas and fire features turn a regular swimming pool into a relaxing space that serves more purposes than swimming. Swimming pool lights, swim-up bars and shallow water tanning ledges make the swimming experience in an inground pool second to none.
Inground pools are the best when it comes durability. They are permanent installations and can last years before major renovations are done. The secret behind the unmatched durability is the structural design of the pool. Construction takes months and the pool is designed to take on a lot of pressure. The structure of the pool is reinforced to ensure it doesn’t give in when forces are applied on the walls. Moreover, the inground design allows the earth to dissipate any pressure exerted by the water on the pool.
Inground pools are easy to keep clean. The pools come with a plumbing system that is fitted with a pump, filter and cleaning equipment. Water flows from the pool through the filtration system, the chemical treatment systems and back to the pool again. The pump keeps the water in circulation and ensures the water in the pool is always safe for swimming.
An inground pool offers a unique swimming experience. The large size of the pool allows you to practise your swimming and improve your skills. The pool can also accommodate a diving board and slides which are sources of great fun. You can enjoy the feeling of hitting the water while safely practising your diving skills. None of this is possible in an above ground pool. Nothing beats swimming in an inground pool and this explains it’s continued popularity.
There is more about an inground pool that cannot be put in words. You have to get it to understand how great it is.