What to consider when buying an Above Ground Pool.An above ground swimming pool is the best choice for many. Of course they are less expensive, but there are other advantages. If you think that above ground pools are 'toy' pools, think again.
Above ground swimming pools in the Houston Texas area may be the BEST option. Above ground swimming pools:
- cost much less
- they are quicker to install
- avoids messy construction
- cost less to operate
- can be safer, because they are often more shallow and smaller
Be sure to plan your pool and maximize your envestment.
Where to Place the PoolIt is important to choose the setting for the pool. It should be accessible and visible from hour Houston home. Select a location that to enable the pool to receive full sunshine for an extended period during the day. The radiant heat will help warm the water. This natural warmth reduces the amount your pool heater is used.
The installation area should not be beneath trees because leaves and other debris will fall into the water. This helps keep the pool clean.
Placing the pool near shrubs or trees serve as a windbreak and enhances privacy. When wind blows over the pool more water evaproates - cooling the pool. Fences, and other windbreaks also minimize heat loss and help maintain comfortable water temperatures.
Houston residents should be sure there is adequate space for the future. Casual Patio Pools Spas and More has "Patio" in our name because many of our clients add on to their backyard with a custom patio or deck around the above ground pool.
You may also consider adding a shed to store pool equipment, filters, and chemicals. This shed protects valuable equipment and supplies from the weather. The small out-building should be located as close as possible to the pool, especially if the pool will have a heater.
Size and Shape of the PoolAfter you decide on the location of the above groun pool, measure the space available. The space determines the size and shape options for your Houston TX pool. Above ground pools are either oval or round. Round pools give you more swimming space and are usually less expensive than oval designes - they are also easier easier to install. Oval pools, on the other hand, maximize the space on the ground. The oval shape gives swimmers an area to play water volleyball and basketball or swim laps.
Materials Used to Construct the PoolAn above ground pool from Katy TX's Casual Patio Pools Spas and more consists of a vinyl liner supported by a framework made of steel, aluminum, or resin. You easily disassemble these pools and relocate them if necessary. Or just give us a call at 281-599-3378 to move it for you.
Installation of the PoolWe know your local zoning departments in the greater Houston TX area, so we ensure your installation matches guidelines and zoning ordinances. If your pool requires permits prior to installation - we will walk you through the process. The installation must comply with the applicable laws. Many municipalities also have safety laws that you must observe after installing the pool.
Pool EquipmentWe make sure you have all the equipment necessary to clean and filter the pool and water. This equipment protects the pool and provides a safe environment for swimming. The pump pulls the water through the skimmer and filter before returning it to the pool. We ensure that your pump is durable and it lasts and operates without disturbing the people using the pool. A filter is essential for removing organic impurities, such as body oils, dirt, leaves, and other debris. The filter must be large enough to keep the pool clean without placing excess strain on the equipment. It is important that pool owners read the instructions and understand how to operate the filter. After we finish your install, you are given instructions on filter operation.
Pool AccessoriesIn addition to a heater, homeowners who are considering above ground pools should evaluate the wide range of available accessories. Waterproof lights increase the safety and ambiance of the pool. Thermometers, skimmers, brushes, chemical test kits, and other pool maintenance tools make it easier to clean and care for the pool. A pool cover helps to retain heat while preventing dirt and debris from entering the water when the pool is not in use. A screen will keep mosquitoes and other insects away from the pool. A deck can provide a place for socializing or watching children play in the water.
Above ground pools are almost a necessity for our Houston climate. They are available in a number of styles and sizes. They are easier to maintain than in-ground pools. After a budget has been established and a location selected, homeowners can then determine the type, size, and shape pool that they desire. After the pool is installed, homeowners can enjoy hours of backyard fun with family and friends.
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