If you want to upgrade your home to the feeling of being in a private resort, consider having an indoor pool. Also called an indoor swimming pool, it is a building or room containing a swimming pool located inside a building with a roof and insulated by at least three walls. It is built for year-round swimming or training and can be found in all climate types.
Installing an indoor swimming pool can add value to your home and turn it into the largest furniture, even though you may be able to swim in it for a short amount of time. If you live in an area with as much winter as summer, constructing one indoors will allow you access to it year-round. If you have an area in your home that is large enough to accommodate a swimming pool, consider putting it there. If not, consider having an extension or enclosure constructed to house your own ground pool.
Most homeowners opt to have an enclosure or addition specifically built to house their indoor swimming pool. If your home already has an in-ground swimming pool, consider having a pool enclosure as a permanent structure around the pool. It could have a retractable roof or sides, which has the look of a greenhouse, and with the retractable sides, you can enjoy the outside while swimming.
Having an indoor swimming pool is beneficial, even in the coldest areas of the country. It allows you to enjoy the health benefits of swimming year-round and gives you an oasis and a way to enjoy swimming even when the weather is not conducive to being outside. On hot or humid days, it allows you to swim and have shelter against the hottest rays of the sun.
When considering installing an indoor swimming pool, it is important to work with local building authorities to determine what the local building ordinances are as it relates to indoor swimming pools. Also, make sure that the floor is strong enough to support the weight of the pool. Keep in mind that an indoor swimming pool creates humidity, so it is necessary to purchase a dehumidifier to control it to prevent mold and mildew.