Installing a swimming pool can be a great investment. The cost of building a pool can be unsettling and cause people to reject the idea of financing one. Other than the initial costs of construction as well as adding extra safety features, there is also how often you would use a pool.
Is a Pool Only for Warm Months?
In most instances, you would wait for the ideal weather before you use a shower. This is usually in summer, from December to January, and can be for one and a half months or up to three months of the year, depending on the weather and the pool operator. For private pools, it would be a shame if you only use it for summer vacations.
In Perth, heat pumps for pools are usually not an option. However, it can extend your use of the pool. The bracing cold water might not be your liking, and with the use of a pool heater, you would be able to bring the water temperature up to a comfortable level.
Making a Pool Useful for Everyone
With a pool heater keeping the temperature constant, you can use the pool for longer than you did when you depended on the weather. The American Red Cross recommends that pool water temperatures should range between 78ºF and 82ºF (25.5ºC to 27.8ºC) for swimming. If you indulge in other activities in the pool, such as diving or aqua aerobics, there is also a different ideal temperature for those.
What it all boils down to is the amount of enjoyment and exercise you can get from your pool. The purpose of a pool is for you to swim in it with your family and friends. If you have an indoor pool, you can swim at any time of the year, without fear of sunstroke or hypothermia. If you have a covered pool, you can swim without fear of sunburn. You can also go night swimming even in the cold months of June to August.
If you swim for the exercise, a heated pool is a definite advantage for your lifestyle.