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Swimming pools are a great way to have fun in the summer, whether by going to your local commercial pool for a swim, hosting a barbeque party by the pool at your house, or even enjoying a cold cocktail by the poolside.

Going for a swim in the pool can also be a great way of getting your cardiovascular exercise for the day. And it’s a great substitute for conventional exercises like jogging, going to the gym to use the stair climber machine or the elliptical.

So whether you’d like to build a new pool at your house or you’re looking to build a commercial pool business for a passive income, read this article to learn what to expect before hiring a swimming pool contractor.

One of the biggest perks of owning a private pool is the customizability. Instead of settling for your local commercial pool, building your own pool allows you to choose the pool’s shape, depth, and size. You can also choose the lighting around your pool to fit your desired aesthetic.

Getting a pool at your house will also do wonders for your home’s price tag. If you’re considering selling your house in the future, a swimming pool will highly boost your home value.

And if you have kids and want them to have the most amazing summers ever, there’s no better way to do that than getting them a pool in the yard. By doing so, you’re creating a safe hang-out space since you can keep a close eye on them at all times.

And perhaps the most important factors of installing a home swimming pool are convenience and privacy. You can forget the annoying commute to your local gym, commercial pool, or beach to go for a swim. Instead, all you have to do is walk to the backyard and enjoy a swim in complete privacy.

Why You Should Get a Pool at Your House

What to Expect Before Getting a Commercial Pool

Longer Construction Time

Perhaps the most obvious difference between commercial and residential pools is the size. Since commercial pools are much larger than their residential counterparts, you can expect a long construction process.

It’s Harder to Clean

Aside from the fact that skimming off any floating debris is substantially more time-consuming than residential pools, the deeper your commercial pool, the more difficult it will be to remove any dirt or heavy debris that sink to the bottom.

It’s More Expensive to Maintain

You’ll have to use more chemicals to keep the water sterile; you’ll also need more expensive equipment like bigger water pumps and filters.

Should You Get an Indoor or Outdoor Pool?

The argument of indoor vs outdoor pool is highly dependent on your needs and preferences. For example, outdoor pools serve some functions that indoor pools don’t and vice versa. So to help you decide, we’ve compiled pros and cons lists for indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Choosing an Outdoor Pool

Outdoor pools are, by far, the most common type of in-ground swimming pools. This is largely because most houses don’t have that much extra space for a pool. And when it does, there’s usually only space for a smaller pool.

Besides, according to most people’s swimming pool needs, which are usually hosting a few parties and going for a swim in the summer, an outdoor pool will do just fine.


  • You won’t need to compromise the extra space in your living area. You’re probably used to how your house looks and feels right now. Getting an indoor pool will mean you’ll have to reduce your living space substantially to fit an entire swimming pool inside.
  • Going for a swim on a sunny day and enjoying the outside air. This factor isn’t appreciated enough until you’ve tried indoor swimming. Outdoor pools are just a pleasant experience.
  • You can go big. While they serve a function, indoor swimming pools simply can’t go as big as outdoor pools.


  • It’s completely exposed to the elements. During the fall season, you can expect the wind to push fallen leaves into your pool continuously. The pool is also more susceptible to debris falling into the water. And whenever it rains, you’ll have a long day of water-cleaning ahead of you.

Choosing an Indoor Pool

While smaller and not as deep as outdoor pools, indoor pools offer a more comfortable maintenance process. However, as we’ll discuss later, we recommend going for an indoor pool if you’re willing to spend more on your pool.


  • You don’t need to clean indoor pools as often as outdoor ones. This is due to the simple fact that your pool isn’t exposed to the elements. You won’t find any leaves in the water, and the amount of dirt found in your pool is considerably less.
  • Indoor pools have a temperature regulator. This means that swimming won’t be limited to the summer months. You can go for a swim on any day of the year.


  • Indoor pools are more expensive since they require a temperature regulator, more lighting and a proper air ventilation system.

Swimming Pool Construction FAQs

Smaller residential pools can take up to 8 weeks. However, commercial pools can take around 12 weeks to complete depending on the size.
A weekly maintenance process consists of giving your pool shock treatment, using algae preventative, skimming, and vacuuming the pool. There’s also a maintenance process that should be done every two months. This is where you dose your pool with metal remover and degrease your filter.
For two reasons, properly disperse the disinfectant to all corners of the pool and prevent things like algae and bacteria from forming.
We recommend using sand filtration in your pool. Some people choose to filtrate with cartouches, but those are mainly for dismountable pools.

Contact PHS Swimming Contractors

Whether you’re looking for a new residential swimming pool or a luxury swimming pool for your business, get in touch with our expert team to find out how we can help you achieve your swimming pool dreams today.

You can phone us by calling 0208 252 8927, or you can send us an email via our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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