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Covered (indoor) swimming pools
Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:13 pm
I did a quick check & do not think there are any posts about covered swimming pools before.
Quite simply what I mean by covered is a pool inside a building for use 365 days a year.
If I go to the expense of building a pool I will want to use it all the time - so it would be covered & then heated in the winter.
Has anyone done this?
& if I have posted in the wrong place I am very sorry.
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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:10 pm
From a design point of view there is no reason why you should not do so provided you have the funds to build and maintain such a project. A lot of thought will need to be given to such matters as very high humidity inside the building and temperatures of -20 or so outside in the winter and +30 or more outside in the summer.
Much will depend on the size of the pool that you want as to the suitable type of construction and to the details you want included. It would be worth spending some time finding an architect with swimming pool design experience who, hopefully, will know a contractor with sufficient experience to be able to do the construction. Correct detailing and construction is vital if you are to have a satisfactory project and that may be very difficult to achieve in BG.
I do not know if a professional body exists in BG, like there is in the UK, that can advise you of architects with suitable experience, but it would be worth finding out. Just putting up a building over the pool could leave you with a multitude of irritating or even dangerous problems.
Whatever you do it will not be cheap and you may think it worth checking if you are going to raise the value of your property above the level that the area can sustain when you come to sell.
Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:13 pm
As a former specialist in (particularly) flat roofing design I can confirm that the huge temperature fluctuations cab lead to extensive condenstation problems particularly of course with warm water combined with cold outdoor temperatures
BTW We look like running our pool this year from 5th May til hopefully end of sept - would love to have it longer but perhaps everything has it's natural timescale
Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:43 am
If you were starting from scratch , and built the pool into the base of a house, it wouldn't probably cause so much difficulty , and could for example have a glass wall on oneside opening to a patio . On the other hand , if you tack something on to your house , its likely to look like a modern barn , and be a nightmare to heat in winter . Indoor pools are specialist , but if it was me I'd build a new house with the pool at the base . Tim .