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Wave Goodbye to Public Pools and Say Hello to Your Private Swimming Pool

Summer is on its way and you cannot wait to get in on the poolside action. Unfortunately, your friends and family aren’t as exited to dip their toes into a public swimming pool. We have all heard some horrendous stories about public swimming pools.

Below are a few reasons why you should ditch the local swimming pool and invest in your own private pool.

Entertainment in Your Backyard

Packing towels, snacks and flip-flops to go for a few hours’ swim at the public pool can be a hassle, especially with the numerous times you forget the sunscreen at home. Driving drenched kids back home can be more stressful than relaxing.

Having everything you need just a few metres away is one of the perks of having your private swimming pool in the backyard.

Keep Track of the Dirt

Hundreds of people swim in your local community pool. There are all kinds of germs and strange objects floating around in public pools, and trust us when we say, you don’t want to hear the details.

In a private pool, you know exactly who and what’s in the water. It’s a lot easier telling your own kids to clean their dirty feet before getting in the swimming pool.

Public Pools Can Make You Sick

If there’s one thing public swimming pools can carry a lot of, other than hundreds of visitors, it’s bacteria. Yes, chlorine is there to kill off germs and sanitise the water, but there’s only so much it can do. With your own private pool, you control the cleanliness, and therefore decrease your chances of becoming ill from bacteria.

Control the Chlorine

Not a lot of pool users know this, but chlorine is actually bad for you. Unlike public swimming pools, you can carefully monitor and control the chlorine levels of your swimming pool for maximum safety and hygiene. You can even opt for a chlorine-free system, like a saltwater swimming pool.

Care to Share?

Running around in your speedo is something most of us enjoy in the privacy of our backyard. A private swimming pool gives you the privacy to enjoy your pool your way. You don’t have to worry about bumping into strangers while practicing your butterfly stroke.

Your Pool, Your Rules

Public pools often have fees for their use, and you have to abide by the community pool’s rules, whether you agree with them or not. Public pools also have operating hours, while a private pool is accessible at any time, on any day. And if you have a heated pool, you can swim most or all of the year, during times when public swimming pools shut down.

Bring Friends and Family Together

Picture yourself standing poolside at the braai, the kids swimming, and friends and family enjoying drinks on the swimming pool steps. There’s no better way to spend your day. You can plan activities in and around the pool without worrying about any facility policies.

With a private swimming pool, you can keep an eye on your kids as they swim at your home. You know exactly where they are, who they are with, and what they are doing.

It’s easy to see why it’s definitely worth it to invest in a private pool. At SA Pools, we offer our clients the best in swimming pool planning and building services. We can provide you with a readymade pool to install, or we can custom design and install one for you – it’s that easy.

With our help and expertise, your next swim will be in your own private swimming pool.