Previously, we talked about building a pool that is flashy, but not focused on functionality. Pools like that add value to your home and are aesthetically pleasing, but aren't designed for serious swimmers. This time, we are talking about building a pool that is perfect for the aspiring Michael Phelps in your life.
Keep It Simple, Silly
When you are building a pool for serious lap swimmers, you don't need to get crazy with your design. Simple, clean lines, even geometric shape, and a medium depth will meet all your needs without breaking the bank or wasting precious space. Traditional residential lap pools are typically long and rectangular, narrow in width, and approximately 5 feet deep. The financial benefits of designing a pool like this are obvious- the simpler the design, the less time you have to pay for an excavator, fewer (if any) custom tile and stone cuts, less water to fill and refill, easier to clean, etc. These pools are especially perfect in a small backyard, because you really don't need a whole lot of space to swim laps.
Simple Doesn't Have to Mean Boring
Just because you're going with a simple design, doesn't mean you have to skimp on the window dressing, if you will. Any pool looks 100 times better with some fab landscaping surrounding it. Flowering shrubs, creeping vines, evergreen ground cover, overflowing flower pots at each corner of the pool; all of these can add a little oomph to your pool. Go with a geometric, Greco-Roman style pool, framed by a decorative wall, water fountains and sconces, fire bowls. The clean lines compliment this style perfectly, providing a functional yet fashionable place to practice your breaststroke.
Swim Away Those Extra Holiday Pounds
Swimming works out your whole body, and is a low-impact workout that is great for everyone. There are so many reputable articles espousing the health benefits for swimming, that it's hard to pick one to share with you, but I think this one sums it up nicely. Bottom line, swimming is awesome for you, and having a pool that also doubles as your gym is just another benefit of owning a pool. If functionality is your aim, you really don't get much more functional than that.
Make Good on that New Year's Resolution
Hands down, the most common New Year's resolution is to be healthier, so let us help you get there more easily! You've been dreaming about having your own pool so why not try building a pool that can perfectly accommodate a quick workout? Give us a call today and let's talk designs! Your body and your budget will thank you.