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Public vs Private Pools

Don’t you just love those lazy Saturdays by the poolside? Nothing can compare to spending hours with friends and family, while enjoying the water and feeling the sun on your skin. What a better place to do this than at the public pool? It is a great way to relax and enjoy yourself, if you don’t have a pool at home. But, as much as you love relaxing there, so does most of the world’s population.

Reasons Why Public Pools Should Be a No-No for You

  • Thousands of people swim in public pools every year, and the warm, wet conditions make them the ideal breeding ground for fungi and other parasites to start growing.
  • The more bodies in the pool, the more bodily fluids will be added to the water. Sweat, oil, urine, and mucus are present in the water. When you are in the water, you swallow water. Usually unintentionally – but still.
  • Somewhere along the way, someone will be too lazy to leave the pool and go to the toilet. They will urinate in the water and assume that the chlorine will kill the bacteria. Alas, that’s not the case.
  • Baby swim diapers do not seal in fluids. They will only hold the solid parts. Because of these leaks, there are traces of human faeces in the water.
  • When you swim in a public pool with someone who had diarrhoea 14 days prior to their visit, there is a chance that you could become infected. Some viruses stay in our systems days after the symptoms have ceased.
  • Public swimming pools are efficient transmitters of infections, such as skin rashes, ear infections, and diarrhoea.

So, How Do You Avoid These Disasters? 

To avoid these shocking facts, you have two options.
Your first option is to still go to the public pool areas and stay clear of the water. Enjoy the sun and the company poolside.
Your second and better option is to use your own swimming pool at home.
Most people will say that they don’t really need one at home, or that it will cost them a fortune. But, this is not always the case.

The Benefits of Having a Pool at Your Home

  • A private pool means exactly that. You can enjoy lazing about on weekends with family and friends you know and trust. There is no need to feel nervous around complete strangers. You can choose your company and enjoy it!
  • Swimming is great for overall health, fitness, and weight loss. You can work out with no extra costs. This means that you can save on “gym” fees.
  • It’s a great way to spend quality time with loved ones.
  • Having your own pool means that it is accessible when it suits you – even after dark.
  • You will be exposed to fewer unwanted germs and bodily fluids.

As you can see, the benefits of having a private pool at home far outweigh the negatives. For the people who still think that it’s too expensive to have your own pool, keep the following in mind:

  • In the long run, you will save money. You might find yourself wanting to stay home, instead of opting for an expensive vacation.
  • It increases the value of your home.

If you’re thinking about building a pool, there is one name that stands out: SA Pools.

Why You Should Choose SA Pools

We have been in the business for over 25 years. We are also the 2013 winners of the Gauteng Regional Pool of the Year Award. This makes it safe to say, we are one of the best in the business. 
We design, plan, and build according to your specifications and needs, and have a huge variety of options, from heating and Jacuzzis, to concrete and beach-style pools.
Contact our office for more information.