Indoor swimming pool projects are ideal if you want to have access to your pool year-round. This is especially wonderful if you live in an area of the country that sees cold, long winters. There are 7 questions for indoor pool projects that you need to talk with the best pool service contractors from ACC Pools in Menifee, CA before you make that decision.
For pool owners who are determined to have an indoor swimming pool, answering these questions just give them more to think about and talk with their pool contractor about, but don’t usually deter them from the project.
Why get an indoor pool?
- Year-round swimming
- Cold and hot weather benefits
7 questions for indoor pool projects
Here are some questions to think about and plan for with an indoor pool project:
- Be prepared to address “damp” or musty odors. Chlorine might also be an issue in addition to the damp smell. If you smell chlorine, your pool chemicals are out of balance. Chlorine is odorless and colorless unless the free chlorine is out of balance. Call your pool service pro. As for the musty odor, you will want to add dehumidifiers and fans to address that.
- Indoor pools require super-chlorination aka shocking, more often than an outdoor pool. The reason for shocking the water is to rid it of unfiltered waste including body oils, deodorants and undissolved solids. Outdoor pools give these unfiltered waste byproducts a chance to be released into the air, but that isn’t possible indoors.
- Indoor pools are more easily accessible and this means you may use it more often and that will require more frequent cleanings. Talk with us to determine how often the pool will need to be cleaned and maintained. A lack of sun on the water and because people think an indoor pool doesn’t “get as dirty because there are no outside elements getting in.” The “outdoor elements” won’t be an issue but there are still outdoor elements brought into the water by those using it. An indoor swimming pool will require more frequent brushing of the walls and floor to remove biofilm (which is something to which algae can attach and grow).
- Because an indoor pool may be more easily accessible from the house and if there are children in the house you need to ensure they cannot get to the pool area. It might make sense to add alarms to the entry doors to alert you if anyone tries to go to the pool space.
- Some swimming pools require backwashing. Filter cartridges need to be cleaned, repaired and replaced. Ask us what the best type of pool filter you should use for an indoor pool.
- Budget for a dehumidifier installation as part of the project. This is true if the pool is a completely enclosed area or with glassed in walls. Keeping moisture levels in check protects your home from the potential for mold growth because of the high humidity levels in the room in which the pool is housed.
- Pool covers still make sense for indoor pools — if you have children, invest in a safety cover.
Call us whether you’re getting an outdoor or an indoor pool and let’s discuss the unique pool cleaning and maintenance needs and requirements for your pool.