When you think of a swimming pool, you think of something which helps you cool off during those hot summer months, yet not cold enough to make you feel uncomfortable. Pools should be the perfect temperature between cold and warm according to most people, but are there benefits to pools that embrace the exclusivity of either side? Are heated pools better than cold pools and vice versa? Pool builders are available to help you build your pool, but when it comes to temperature, you’re going to have to make the decision. After all, you’re the one that’s going to be swimming in it, not your local pool builders.
So, which pool is better? A heated pool or a non-heated pool? In this blog, we’re not going to decide that for you, rather show you the benefits of both options, ultimately helping you make the decision of which pool would be best for you. Here are some perks to each option.
Benefits of a Heated Pool
Heated swimming pools are the safest option for those who are looking to avoid catching a cold, especially if children will be swimming in the pool. This is more of a threat if you’re looking to use a non-heated pool after the summer months, making a heated pool a great year-round option. Heated pools also tend to increase properly value more than a standard pool. It is said that a heated pool can increase your home’s property value by eight to 15 percent.
By investing in a heated pool, you’ll also help prevent damage to your pool. Unheated pools are prone to damages caused by freezing water during the wintertime, while the constant water flow in a heated pool prevents freezing of the pipes. Heated pools are also less prone to structural damage.
Benefits of a Non-Heated Pool
Non-heated pools come with more health benefits than anything else, but one major reason to consider a non-heated pool is pricing. Heated pools tend to cost more since you have to pay to heat them. If you’re looking to save some money, a non-heated pool is going to be the best option. Traditional, non-heated pools are also the best way to go if you’re looking to use is seasonally, meaning you’ll drain it and cover it during the winter months.
Ultimately, it all comes down to personal preference and what you’ll be comfortable swimming in. Hopefully this blog post has given you plenty of pros to each pool option, preparing you for that long-awaited consultation with your local pool builders. If you have any questions about the pool building process or you’re looking to consult with professional pool builders about starting the construction of your pool, contact Odyssey Pools today.