10 April 2018
The amazing variety of modern pools
In times gone by, a swimming pool came in a standard shape, in a small number of styles. Advances in pool building design and technology mean that potential owners now have a wealth of choice available. In this post, we take a look at some of the pools you can choose from, including moving floor pools and waterfall marvels.
Moving Floor Pools
One of the most popular types of pool at the moment, moving floor pools are making waves for good reason. This is because they allow for pool construction even in unlikely properties where space is already at a premium. Twinscape describe the conundrum in a case study:
“The client had a young family who enjoyed swimming but they also wanted a play area that was secure, safe and dry. They liked the fact that a moving floor would give them peace of mind during social functions or when the children had access to the room unsupervised.”
A movable floor means a great swimming pool can become invisible at the push of a button. The humidity of the room is not altered once the cover is over, and the smell of chlorine is negligible. Guests will never even know it's there.
This type of pool is a winner all over the world, often as a selling point for luxury hotels. These pools create a seamless edge to one side of the pool. The best way to impress guests is to have more than one cascading waterfall installed as part of your infinity pool – they never fail to bring the 'wow' factor to any pool.
We all know that swimming regularly is an excellent way to keep fit. It works several different muscle groups, improving lung capacity and heart health. But with space constraints, it can be difficult to find room for a normal pool. A lap pool is a smart, space-saving way to enjoy the health benefits of a swimming pool, at a fraction of the size. With enough room to comfortably do a lap, you'll wonder why you ever bothered swimming anywhere else. Lap pool owners may also want to consider “extending” their pool with a counter-current unit.
Olympic Size Pools
For the more ambitious potential pool owner, an Olympic-sized pool is the ultimate construction project. Measuring a whopping 50 metres long and 25 metres wide, an Olympic pool is also around 2 metres deep, depending on your preferences. This type of pool is also available to commercial customers looking to set their premises out from the crowd.
This type of pool is typically a commercial enterprise, installed to help those with specific medical needs like post-operative patients or the less able-bodied. According to Arthritis Research UK, the benefits are felt quickly:
“Hydrotherapy involves special exercises that you do in a warm water pool. Hydrotherapy combines the benefits of exercise and soothing warm water. [It] allows your muscles to relax and eases pain in your joints, helping you to exercise. Helps to relieve pain and increase the range of movement of your joints.”
Your pool designer will be able to help you identify the right type of pool for you and your property. Why not check out the variety of finishes and styles you can choose from while you’re at it?
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool design, construction and refurbishment, so if you need advice on a brand new pool, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice.