Designing a pool for an unusually shaped block

Designing a pool for an unusually shaped block

Is Your Pool Maintenance Equipment Ready for the Summer?

Chad Howell

Taking a break from the hot weather by diving into a pool is one of life's little luxuries. If your pool doesn't receive much use or attention during the winter, you'll need to do some prep to have it ready for the summer. Your first step should be to make sure your pool maintenance equipment is present and ready for the sweltering months ahead.

A Functioning Skimmer

No matter where you live, there's a chance that debris such as leaves and twigs will find its way into your pool. And regardless of how good your eyesight is, there are always smaller pieces of dirt that can cause hygiene problems if you don't take preventative action. One way to overcome dirt and debris is by using a pool skimmer. While some skimmers come in the form of handheld vacuums, they require dedication and input from yourself. A more convenient alternative is an automatic skimmer that'll find its way to the dirt in your pool and remove it. To achieve extra-high levels of cleanliness, keep a net close by so that you can fish items from your pool on an ad-hoc basis too. 

Appropriate Chemicals

If it's been a few months since you last checked on your pool chemical stores, now's the time to take a peek at them. In addition to making sure you have the right type and volume, you need to ensure everything you have is within its use-by date. Out-of-date chemicals can either lose or increase their potency. As such, they'll either not do their job well enough or they'll cause harm. Depending on how often you'll use your pool, it may benefit you financially to buy your chemicals in bulk. 

A Heating System 

Depending on the area you live in, you may need a heating system. Naturally, you'll want to keep the cost of your pool heating to a minimum. To achieve this, look into whether a solar heating system offers enough power to keep your pool warm throughout the year. You may be able to find a hybrid system that reverts to a gas or electricity source if solar energy runs out. Alternatively, if you're living in a tropical part of the country then solar heating may not be necessary. Tropical environments may sometimes result in pool water that's too warm, though, in which case you'll need to cool it down.

If you're unsure as to whether you have the right pool maintenance equipment, ask a professional what they feel you can benefit from.


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Designing a pool for an unusually shaped block

It used to be relatively easy to design pools for blocks, as you'd just look at the backyard and figure up which rectangular or kidney shaped pool could fit in the yard. With all sorts of new block shapes occurring when people subdivide old blocks, it can be more challenging to fit a traditional pool into a yard. However, some innovative pool designers and homeowners have come up with great pools that fit on unusually shaped blocks and make the most of limited space. This blog highlights some of the pools I have seen online and in real life that have impressed me with great design. I hope you like it.