Installing a custom indoor pool can be exciting but also a huge decision. There are a number of differences between indoor and outdoor swimming pools that you should consider when trying to determine the right pool for your needs. 

Before you fully commit to your decision, it is essential to understand the pros and cons of indoor pools to ensure that it is the right decision for you. That is why we have included a list to help you get started:

The pros of installing a custom indoor pool

1. All-year-round usage 

The use of outdoor pools relies heavily on the weather. If it is raining, windy or too cold, you may not want to or be able to use your pool. 

There is also the challenge of winterizing your pool if it is outdoors, adding extra cost and time. 

With an indoor pool, you do not need to worry about any of these concerns. You can feel free to use your pool any time you like, any time of the year!

2. Easier to keep clean  

Outdoor pools always have a common issue of debris and leaves making the water dirtier and clogging up the mechanical systems. 

With an indoor pool, you can avoid outdoor elements getting into your pool which makes it much easier to keep clean and maintain. 

3. Extra privacy 

Privacy is one of the most important factors for pool owners. No one wants to worry about any intruders getting into their pool. That is why having an indoor pool can guarantee that you do not need to worry about anyone else lingering about while you are enjoying your pool or throwing a party.

4. More luxurious

There is a reason why hotels, spas and fancy condo buildings have indoor pools – they are incredibly luxurious. 

Having an indoor pool is not only a treat for yourself, but can be a great addition to any party you throw. As a bonus, it also can add value to your home if you ever decide to sell it. 

5. Maximizes extra space

If you have extra space within your home, having an indoor pool built in its spot is a great choice. You can also create an entertainment centre within that space, fully equipped with a television, speakers and food area. 

If you are looking for a place to relax in your home, you can also transform your extra space into an indoor pool spa!

The cons of installing a custom indoor pool

1. Expensive to install  

Not only are you paying to install an indoor pool, but you will also need to pay extra costs to turn a space into a pool room. This includes extra renovation costs for items such as additional ventilation and temperature controls. 

Depending on the size of your home, you may also need to build extra space to accommodate your pool. In addition to that, it is important that your pool room is made with water-resistant materials which may also cost extra. 

2. Increases bills

Indoor pools will increase your monthly heating, lighting and overall electrical bills due to the extra energy it uses. 

3. Restricted space

With an indoor pool, you may not have the same amount of space as you would outside – depending on how large your room is and how you have customized it. 

4. No outdoor activities

If you are a fan of tanning or hosting barbecues, an indoor pool may not be your best option. If you enjoy spending time outdoors lounging in the sun or hosting backyard parties, then an outdoor pool would suit you best. 

Installing a custom pool, whether outdoor or indoor, is incredibly exciting but an important decision to make. If you have any questions about which decision would be best for you, please contact us today.