07 February 2018
Your swimming pool and Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day can be a tricky celebration to navigate, depending on how long a couple have been together. Inspiration is tough to come by. The traditional gifts of flowers and chocolates and fancy dinners don't always feel like natural ways of displaying your affection. Pool owners have the perfect solution ready and available. This Valentine's Day, take advantage of a natural aphrodisiac and treat your partner to an evening by the pool.
Romance is dead
The major problem people have with Valentine's Day is meeting expectation. Some take the opposite approach, and don't celebrate the day at all. In a survey taken last year, some 52% of people chose not to buy their loved one a gift. In fact, 48% of those surveyed said they wouldn't even buy a card. Yet surprisingly, the same survey revealed that 49% of us consider ourselves to be romantic. Perhaps people consider it to be a chance to make a romantic gesture, rather than simply the exchanging of gifts.
That 49% might be excited by the thought of treating their partner to an evening by the pool.
Dinner for two
The problem with February is that it can be so hard to predict the weather. In warmer climes, Valentine’s Day presents an opportunity for dinner by the pool, under the stars. Listening to the water lap against the sides of your pool is an entrancing backdrop for your romantic evening. However, back in the UK it’s one of the coldest months of the year for most parts of the country. Evening temperatures can drop as low as 1°C and your outdoor pool will be covered in any case.
If you’re lucky enough to have an indoor pool, with the right lighting and music you can turn your indoor poolside into a wonderful Valentine’s Day spot. Those with colourful pool lighting certainly benefit here. Light some candles, arrange the flowers and let your pool do the talking.
All is not lost if you don’t have a pool
For those without their own pool, there are great spas you can take advantage of for a romantic Valentine's Day experience. Consider The Spa at InterContinental London - The O2. Built to reflect Greenwich's maritime history and the influence of the 18th century British trade, it has to be one of the most romantic getaway destinations for this coming Valentine's Day. When you're finished enjoying the sights of this singularly beautiful location, you can take a dip in the spectacular indoor pool, designed and built by London Swimming Pool Company. With luxurious treatments, a steam room and a sauna available, there's no need to feel stressed this year when it comes to this romantic holiday.
There is also Swinton Park, in Yorkshire: “It is fabulous on sunny days – though relaxation beds topped with heated canopies, and furnished with sheepskin rugs and gloves allow guests to enjoy these spaces in winter too. An 18-metre lap pool, smaller hydrotherapy pool, and nature-scented and salt steam rooms provide further pampering.”
Making it special
If you're interested in breaking ground on your own new pool, perhaps you could announce it as a Valentine's Day surprise. If that sounds like something that would impress your partner, consider getting in touch with our design team today or take a look around our site for more inspiration.
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.