outdoor swim spa

Swim Spas

 

- a combination of a Swimming Pool and a Spa, are an excellent way for all the family to gain the multiple benefits of swimming, hydrotherapy, massage, aerobic exercise, fitness and to have some all-round fun!

Swim-spas offer all the benefits of a pool and a hot-tub but without the travel costs and entrance-fee expenses of health-clubs, local swimming pools or leisure centres

For low-impact fitness training swimming, aqua-aerobics and resistance exercises are hard to beat. A swim-spa offers year-round, home-based, endlessly adaptable fun, exercise and relaxation

Better circulation, reduction of high blood pressure and an improvement in general 'wellness' also contribute to the overall health benefits of a swim-spa

 

Manufacturers of swim-spas have seen a leap in sales over the past few years and when you look at the benefits of owning one it's not difficult to see why; most models offer a lot of 'bang-per-buck' features: -

Swim Spa Pros

indoor swim spa

  • No planning permission needed
  • No excavation, no building contractors
  • No mess, no hassle
  • Simple and rapid installation - placed by crane exactly where you want it
  • Portability - it can be taken with you when you move home
  • Priced lower than the price of a traditional swimming pool
  • Comes complete with all the benefits of a hot-tub
  • Warm water and hydrotherapy-massage jets give deep massage and muscle relaxation
  • Swim all year round in the privacy of your own home against  a current or elasticated tethers
  • Provides endless opportunities for aerobic exercise
  • Exercise all year long, at home
  • Adjustable swim-speed jets
  • Entertainment and lots of fun for kids
  • Low running and maintenance costs when compared to a traditional pool
  • Easy and inexpensive to maintain

Swim Spas Cons

  • Limited in terms of the sizes and shapes available
  • Accessories can be over-priced
  • May increase humidity if installed indoors

We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website. All our work is Guaranteed; Parts and Labour

For free and unbiased advice, a site visit or no-obligation Quotation*, please make initial enquiries by email. Tell us a little about your pool problem and include a daytime phone number. Thanks, we look forward to meeting you soon

Note: - Please contact our recommended pool professionals for supply and installation of all pool-related services: - 

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Nerja area - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*We only offer Quotations: - a fixed, agreed price that cannot, and will not, be increased. We do not give 'estimates', as an estimate offers the client no guarantee of final price

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In Ground Pools

- the commonest types of In-ground pool installations are: -

Gunite

Poured Concrete

Glass-fibre (GRP)

Vinyl-Liner

As said earlier on this site; a pool is a pool is a pool but there are several consideration to take into account when deciding what type of pool you want. All pools, whatever their position relative to the ground-level, require basically the same in terms of circulation, filtration, sanitation and care-and-maintenance

The endless flexibility of concrete as a building material gives the designer far greater scope when drawing plans for your new pool but the overall construction costs are something to think about - long and hard. Please read 'Small is Beautiful' - this article applies equally to in-ground and above-ground pools and might save you a truckload of hard cash

In-ground Pools Pros

  • An in-ground swimming pool looks great in any backyard (just my opinion!)
  • No restrictions on in-pool features like a picnic table, seating, steps, spa-bath area, size, shape or depth
  • This is particularly true with a Gunite or Poured-concrete pool
  • Can be built deep enough to allow safe diving (above-ground pools are generally too shallow)
  • More durable than most above-ground pools
  • Less prone to accidental damage
  • More likely to add value to the property - but don't count on it!

In-ground Pools Cons

  • Not all property purchasers are willing to have a pool on the site; in-ground pools are costlier to remove if and when you decide to move house
  • Far more expensive to build - possibly as much as ten times as much as an above-ground pool of similar surface area
  • If not built correctly may suffer from subsidence or a broken back - either of which is horrendously expensive to rectify
  • Easier to fall into and therefore less safe than an above-ground pool
  • May increase your taxes due to the increased property value

 

We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website. All our work is Guaranteed; Parts and Labour

For free and unbiased advice, a site visit or no-obligation Quotation*, please make initial enquiries by email. Tell us a little about your pool problem and include a daytime phone number. Thanks, we look forward to meeting you soon

Note: - Please contact our recommended pool professionals for supply and installation of all pool-related services: - 

Costa del Sol - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nerja area - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Both companies offer years of experience, free unbiased advice and excellent, professional service.

*We only offer Quotations: - a fixed, agreed price that cannot, and will not, be increased. We do not give 'estimates', as an estimate offers the client no guarantee of final price

Share this website with other Pool Owners and Users,  encourage them to read about Pool Safety, learn CPR and help them to save lives, time and money. Please help us to make every pool a safer place - by sharing this information we can cut the number of pool accidents and deaths.  Please also see our FacebookFacebook page

Ken Walker - MyPoolGuru©

above ground pool

Above Ground Pools

-are really affordable and just as much fun as an in-ground pool

They also have many advantages over in-ground pools; not the least of which is that they are a great deal safer. A child could easily fall into an in-ground pool but to fall into most above ground pools they would have to take a running jump!

Another huge advantage is that you can be swimming very soon after making the decision that you are going to install a pool.

There are many models on the market, ranging from a simple inflatable pool to a steel or solid-timber-framed, vinyl-liner showpiece with lights, heating, fencing, decking, sound-system and sun terrace

Prices start at under $100 for a small pool with pump and filter - 'small' meaning just about right for splashing around with a couple of kids

Above-ground pools are considerably cheaper than an in-ground pool of the same surface area; maybe as much as 90% cheaper! That's a big difference

Above ground pools don't need to be small, or take a long time to build. Here's a time-lapse videotime-lapse video of Spanish company AstralPool building an Olympic sized pool for 'Melbourne 2007' in one minute flat! 

And here's another one that took slightly longer - 3 minutes3 minutes 

Advantages of Above Ground Pools

  • A lot simpler and quicker to install - many can be installed in just one day
  • Can be self-installed (or your pool shop should be able to inform you of a local contractor)
  • No need to excavate; just prepare a level base and away you go, carefully following the manufacturers instructions of course
  • Above ground pools are safer for kids and pets. The access ladder/steps presents quite a challenge to a young child; removing the ladder presents an even bigger challenge
  • Less maintenance because far less grass clippings, dust and debris gets into the water
  • Therefore, less of those expensive pool chemicals are needed to keep the pool sanitized
  • Local wildlife is less likely to end up in the pool and drown
  • Leaks are easily traced and easily fixed - a simple vinyl patch will fix most leaks
  • Portability - should you decide to move the pool closer or further away from the house, into or out of a shady spot or even to a different property the pool can be drained, shifted and re-filled in just a couple of days. Try doing that with an in-ground pool!

  • An above-ground pool can be disassembled at the end of the season so the backyard can be used for other purposes
  • When it comes time to sell the property and move, the above ground pool can be disassembled and taken with you
  • An in-ground pool adds value to your home, which means your property will probably be assessed at a higher rate, incurring higher property taxes or rates. That's not the case with an above ground pool, because they are classed as temporary, i.e. removable, features
  • Whilst an above-ground pool does not add actual monetary value to the property it could certainly add desirability if you're planning to sell the property
  • Not all property-buyers are attracted to a house with a pool but if your pool is an above-ground model it can be easily and inexpensively removed by the new owners
  • No issues with draining the pool - (in-ground pools cannot be fully drained if the water table is too high)

 

Disadvantages of Above-ground Pools

  • Most models are too shallow to dive into or to use slides
  • Many are not really suitable for doing laps (However, if you have a large budget - watch this videowatch this video)
  • Many pools of this type have flexible sides which are unsuitable for 'pushing-off' with the feet
  • Kids can run into the exposed sides of many above-ground pools and so they are more prone to damage
  • Some of the budget models last around 10 years at best before the liner needs replacement, although some  top-end models are guaranteed for as long as 30 years
  • There are no 'free-form' pools of this type - shapes are limited to square, rectangular, round, oval or octagonal - i.e no kidney pools with an island bar!

We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website, including what you see on this page.

All our work is Guaranteed; Parts and Labour

For free and unbiased advice, a site visit or no-obligation Quotation*, please make initial enquiries by email. Tell us a little about your pool problem and include a daytime phone number. Thanks, we look forward to meeting you soon. 

*We only offer Quotations: - a fixed, agreed price that cannot, and will not, be increased. We do not give 'estimates', as an estimate offers no guarantee of final price.

Note: - Please contact our recommended Pool Professionals for supply and installation of all pool-related services: - 

All Spain and Portugal - PoolSafetySpainPoolSafetySpain - for supply and installation of Pool Safety Equipment

Costa del Sol - PoolSchool S. L.PoolSchool S. L. - Pool Services, Solar heating, Spas, 

Nerja area - PoolTechNerjaPoolTechNerja - as above

Each of the above offers years of experience, free unbiased advice and excellent, Professional service.

Share this website with other Pool Owners and Users, and help us to make every pool a safer place. By sharing this information we can cut the number of pool accidents and deaths.  Please also see our FacebookFacebook page.

Ken Walker - MyPoolGuru©

 

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