Swimming is a wonderful form of all round exercise and one of the best low-impact fitness activities. According to medical professionals, regular swimming can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, whilst also boosting your mood and helping you to keep on top of your weight. If you are fortunate enough to have the luxury of space in your garden then an outdoor swimming pool is a beneficial addition for enthusiastic swimmers of all ages and abilities plus a wonderful way to entertain children in the summer - supervised, of course.
But when it comes to realising your dream pool, where do you start? Swimming pools require meticulous planning in order to fit seamlessly into your outdoor space. Consider how often it will be used, and at what time of day. Could it be built comfortably within range of the main house - perhaps even linked to a dining or socialising area - or would a separate pool room, tucked away inconspicuously in a more private area of the garden, better suit?
If you're pushed for surface area, fear not. Whilst full-size pools take up a considerable amount of space, opting for a more modestly sized design fitted with a counter-current device means that there's no need to compromise on the pool's suitability for exercise. The possibilities are endless...
• Pool Shape & usage
• Running costs, green credentials & cnergy cfficiency
• Planning permission
• Safety and insurance