Indoor vs. Outdoor: Exploring The Pros And Cons Of Canadian Pools

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Everyone loves a swimming pool, but if you live in Canada then you know that a swimming pool is not a privilege you can necessarily enjoy all year round, unless you have an indoor swimming pool. This begs the question: should you get an indoor swimming pool or outdoor swimming pool? There are pros and cons to both, and you should think about each carefully before you make any decision.

Outdoor Pools

Outdoor pools are the traditional choice. They are ideal during the summer and allow you to connect with the outdoors. With outdoor pools you can sunbathe and get lots of vitamin D, as you enjoy the warm breeze or look at the trees. It creates a perfect setting for hosting a summer party or barbeque. The downside of an outdoor pool is that it requires much more maintenance due to its constant exposure to the elements. Also, because of the extreme cold of Canadian winters, you can’t use it year-round.

Indoor Pools

Indoor pools are the more luxurious option for those who can pay a little more. Of course, you can use it year round regardless of the weather outside and you don’t have to worry about cleaning out yard debris. If you’re not much of an outdoor person or you value privacy, then an indoor pool might be your preferred option.

While cleaning is a bit easier, you are going to incur other maintenance costs such as temperature control and ventilation. Also, you might miss the connection with the outdoors during the summer months, and lose out on the benefits of exposure to direct sunlight and nature. Also, having a barbeque indoors might present a problem, so if you are having a pool party you may be more limited in what and where you serve food.

One way to get around the indoor vs outdoor dilemma is by having a large enclosure that you can employ during the winter months. Like the hood of a convertible, it can be rolled back in the summer. Getting the right enclosure for the size of your home will require some professional guidance. If you are looking to have a pool in your home or would like some more information, then don’t hesitate to give us a call or visit our website for more details. Our specialists can help you find the right solution for your pool needs.



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