Two Extra Features You May Want to Add to Your Swimming Pool

Two Extra Features You May Want to Add to Your Swimming Pool

Two Extra Features You May Want to Add to Your Swimming Pool

12 January 2018
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If you have a swimming pool on your property, it might be worth adding a few extra features to it. Read on to find out more.

Pool fencing

Hiring a contractor to install a tall fence around the perimeter of your swimming pool is an effective way to deter people from swimming in it without your permission.

This is a particularly important point to note if your neighbours have mischievous teenagers who might be tempted to take a dip in your pool when you're out of the house because if these individuals were to be physically hurt as a result of using your pool, you could potentially be held liable for their injuries (even if you did not agree to let them use it). This could result in you being involved in a very expensive and stressful legal battle.

As such, it really is worth investing in this type of structure for your pool area. If you are concerned about the impact the fence may have on the appearance of this part of your property, it would be best to opt for glass pool fencing.

Because it is transparent, a glass fence will not obstruct your view of your outdoor space or give your pool area a cramped, cluttered appearance.

If you decide to purchase a glass fence, make sure that it is shatter-resistant so that it will not break into dangerous shards if it is struck by a heavy object or if someone attempts to clamber over it.

An automatic pool cover

A lot of homeowners who have swimming pools on their properties rarely, if ever, cover them. This is usually because the process of manually draping a cover over a large pool can be lengthy and tiring.

However, covering your pool when it is not in use is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, keeping it covered can significantly reduce the likelihood of your pets or young children falling into the water when they are playing close to it.

Additionally, a pool which is covered is a lot easier to keep clean. The reason for this is that a cover can reduce the amount of debris (such as bird droppings, falling leaves and airborne rubbish) that ends up landing in the water. This means that you won't have to devote as much time to skimming the pool to keep it in usable condition.

If you want to enjoy these benefits but don't want to endure the laborious process of covering up your pool by hand, it may be worth hiring a contractor to install an automatic pool cover; this can be extended or retracted with the push of a button.

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