Even that we think this video is a good example of what people can do by themselves, we also think this video gives you a good idea about why professionally designed inground pools are not cheap and can become very costly if not done professionally.
We’ve already seen a few issues in the video, who might become a problem over time.
Here also a good example about how a professional company installs an inground pool. As you can see it is according to city regulations and done with the right equipment. Over the long run probably the better move:
Nothing beats relaxing by the pool on a hot summer day. Inviting friends over for a cookout while the children splash and cool themselves in the water is one of life’s greatest pleasures during the summer. For many, though, the cost of an above-ground pool is too expensive and in-ground pool is out of the question. So where does that leave those who want to beat the summer heat in their back yard? The answer for many is Intex pools.
Intex pools are quality above ground pools that are very reasonably priced. Because they are extremely durable, they last season after season. There are several designs of Intex pools to choose from. You may want the Easy Set pool, the Ultra frame or Metal Frame pools, depending on your needs. All of them offer sturdy construction. No longer will you be emptying out the dirty pool water at the end of the day, because Intex pools come with a filter offering effective filtration and pumps that keep the water churning and circulating to stay clean.
Once that thermometer starts to rise, and after a quick and easy assembly, you and your entire family will be able to refresh yourselves in your own back yard! So, go ahead and call a few friends over!
There are many risks associated with owning a swimming pool. But, there are just as many ways to avoid these risks. Vigilance is the most important key to safety, but well-made accessories run a very close second.
One of the most important pool accessories you can own is a pool ladder. Pool ladders come in many different designs that will fit most budgets. The important factor to remember when purchasing pool ladders, is that they should be of the highest quality and materials. You certainly don’t want to pick one up at a yard sale because it is inexpensive. Flimsy pool ladders can be very dangerous; as can ladders without the protective ladder guard that covers the outside steps. Not having a pool ladder at all is also very damaging to the sides of the pool. Your pool is an investment in your summer fun and not one you want to replace because of side damage.
Close supervision of our children and all who use our pools is, of course, of the utmost importance when owning a pool. Floatation devices for children or inexperienced swimmers should always be available. And, if a fence with a gate is not necessary for the size pool you own, removing pool ladders whenever you are not in the yard will remove easy access to the pool.
Choosing your home’s swimming pool construction is a huge decision. It’s important that you consider your family’s lifestyle and the weather conditions in your area to select the pool that best fits your needs. Fiberglass, vinyl and concrete pools are the three types of outdoor pools you can purchase.
Fiberglass pools are pre-constructed and are designed to fit into a specific space. These pools typically require five to 13 days for installation. Fiberglass pools offer smooth surfaces and are fairly easy to maintain. Concrete pools offer the most variety in style and design. They can be easily customized to include bars, waterfalls, islands and more. Unlike fiberglass, concrete pools typically require renovation every five to seven years. While vinyl pools don’t allow for much customization and design options, they are the most cost-effective. These pools require two to three weeks to install.
The advantages and disadvantages of the various outdoor pools depend on your specific needs and wants. It’s important to know that some pool manufacturers specialize in a certain material types. Once you determine the type of pool that best fits your lifestyle, conduct some research on pool manufacturers to find those with the skills you require.
It is a very exciting time for a family when plans for the new swimming pool are underway. There are many decisions that need to be made to make the perfect backyard retreat. But the designs don’t end with the pool. There are many decisions that need to be made and they all depend on a family’s needs and their budget. Luxurious outdoor living spaces are very popular. Families can literally expand their indoor living space with comfortable seating, a television and an outdoor kitchen.
Landscaping the area around the pool is also very important and adds appeal to the yard. Pool Landscaping Ideas can run the gamut from very expensive, moderate to inexpensive. Many folks with a limited budget after the pool expenses decide to create a plan that they can add to each year.
Your Pool Landscaping Ideas can contain everything from a waterfall, fire pit, pergola, plantings etc.. If the budget allows you may want to find an experienced contractor who will work with you, give you other Pool Landscaping Ideas and help create your perfect backyard paradise.
Pool ladders are always exposed to outdoor elements, such as rain and snow. What’s more, some ladders receive direct sunlight for several hours throughout the day. Outdoor elements combined with sun exposure can cause rust to form on your ladder. In fact, it’s not uncommon for ladders to develop rust after one or two years. Purchasing a plastic pool ladder is one way to avoid rust, but most pool ladders are metal. You can replace the ladder to get rid of unsightly rust. But why spend money when you can remove rust from the ladder?
Removing rust from pool ladders is simple and quick and you can create an effective solution with ordinary household products.
1. Remove the ladder from the pool.
2. Fill a bucket with warm water. Add a cup of baking soda and a cup of household cleaner to the water. Mix the solution to create a paste.
3. While wearing rubber gloves, generously apply the paste to the pool ladder. Be sure to cover all rusted areas.
4. Scrub the pool ladder with an abrasive sponge or cloth to loosen the rust.
5. Rinse the ladder with a garden hose and completely dry the ladder with a cloth.
Because pool ladders are prone to rust, you can apply a wax coating (automotive wax) to the ladder after drying. This protective coating can prevent future rust problems.
Many people choose to cool off by taking a nice, relaxing dip in the pool, but there are many people who have yet to buy a swimming pool. If you desire a swimming pool that is relatively inexpensive to buy, without high maintenance costs associated with "in-ground" pools, an outdoor above-ground pool just might be the pool for you.
Above-ground pools are easy to build and cost less to construct compared to in-ground pools. The majority of these pools are sold as kits which can be assembled by someone with no prior pool building experience. Some above-ground pools are portable, and can be easily moved whenever required. There are different types of above-ground pools to choose from including: metal side, inflatable ring and frame set pools.
Metal side pools are made of a thick vinyl lining, and sheet metal. The sheet metal is reinforced by metal railings along the wall. A thick lining is placing inside the pool and reinforced onto the pool rails. The pool can be filled with water after the lining is installed. One advantage to a metal side pool, is that they can withstand more force and wear than a soft material pool. Metal side pools are available in various diameters and are usually up to four feet in depth.
Inflatable ring pools have soft sides, and come assembled ready to be inflated with an air pump. After the pool is filled with air, it is ready to be filled with water with no additional work required. An advantage to owning an inflatable ring pool, is that the pool can rise in depth, to accommodate the amount of water in the pool. Also, this type of above-ground outdoor pool, can easily be transported to another location at will. One disadvantage to owning an inflatable ring pool however, is they are susceptible to punctures due to the soft material. A patch kit should be purchased when buying an inflatable pool, to repair it in the event of a puncture.
Frame set pools are soft sided pools that are made of either plastic or metal tubing. The tubes are assembled into a frame that includes a railing, which extends across the diameter of the pool. The vinyl lining is then fitted over the pool frame and attached tightly. After the lining is installed, the pool can be filled with water.
Long summer days are in, and the kids are out- out of school that is. Combine the two, and it can only mean one thing- time to get the pool ready! Kids love to swim as a way to cool off on those hot summer days, so if you haven't bought a pool already, now is the time. Here are a few suggestions for cheap outdoor pools to keep your bunch happy.
If you are looking for a baby pool, Sunsmart Baby Hideaway Pool is a great choice. Equipped with a removable sunshade, this inflatable pool will keep your toddler out of the sun while enjoying the outdoors. Priced at a mere $11.98 (Toys 'R Us), this durable pool is a bargain you won't want to miss.
For the older children, Sizzlin' Cool Spray Pool is a durable inflatable pool designed like a shark. Attached to the pool is a sprinkler that easily hooks up to your hose for more water fun. A few dollars more than the Sunsmart Baby Hideaway Pool, ($14.99 Toys 'R Us) the Sizzlin' Cool Spray Pool is a slightly larger pool, so it will accommodate more children.
Another inflatable spray pool, Intex Spray and Splash Whale Pool features a detailed whale design- so detailed, it even comes with a blow hole. The spray is easily connected to your garden hose so this cheerful whale can easily add to the fun. (Walmart $10.00)
For the ultimate aquatic experience, try the Banzai 3-D Shark Lagoon Pool (Walmart, $10.00). Pictures come to life with the included pair of 3-D Aqua Optic goggles. Your children feel like they're swimming alongside sharks in the ocean.
Depending on your needs, each pool has its own great features. For a house with mainly younger babies, Sunsmart Baby Hideaway Pool is a great choice. If your child is the type that enjoys his water at his own pace, without the help of any sprinklers, the Banzai 3-D Shark Lagoon will keep them busy with fun. For the adventurous ones, the Intex Spray and Splash Whale Pool is a great pool, though the Sizzlin' Cool Spray Pool appears to be a bit larger. Whichever way you decide to go, remember- it's splash time!
Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking of the best, easiest and most affordable way to find quick relief from the heat. How about an inflatable swimming pool which offer hours of fun in your own backyard? You can jump in at any time of the day and multiple times each day if desired, without the hassle of packing up clothes, towels, and snacks, and driving to the local pool or beach, typically being used by everyone else who doesn’t own a pool at home. As the price of gas continues to rise, backyard summer fun never looked so good.
Easy to install, a cordless pump can be used that has the capacity to inflate the pool when you are ready to set it up, as well as deflate the pool for a quick take-down. Inflatable pools are a low maintenance investment, paying high dividends in the fun and entertainment category for you and your family. These pools are also portable, easy to throw into the car trunk and take to Aunt Sue’s house for the week. There is not the added expense of adding chemicals during the off season to winterize, as is needed with an in-ground pool, as your inflatable pool can be packed away at the end of summer.
Inflatable pools are available in a variety shapes and sizes, depending on the needs of those using the pool. Wading pools are available for toddlers to splash around in and often are spacious enough for other children or an adult to also sit in and enjoy the water fun. On the other end of the continuum, there are large circular and rectangular pools big enough to hold the gang and deep enough to use for a mini work-out. These larger pools require a ladder for ease of getting in and out of the pool safely, as well as a filtration system and skimmer to keep the pool free of dirt and debri.
Many of these pools can be seen at your local home and garden or toy stores, already put together. If available, they can be purchased on the spot, taken home, set up, and used on the same day. If you prefer, they can also be purchased on-line. Inflatable pools are cost effective, durable, and provide fun for all.