Indoor Swimming Pools
Swim laps year round
If you thought you had to be a millionaire to have an indoor swimming pool, think again. Residential indoor swimming pools are becoming more and more popular, and if you have the room and the extra money (there are some options that are less expensive than you think), then the idea isn't out of reach. If you love to swim or could use the therapeutic qualities of a pool for more than three months a year, look at indoor swimming pools and you might be surprised to find that there's probably a style you can afford.
Swimming for Exercise
Indoor swimming pools are great for people who swim for exercise. You no longer have to drive to a gym or indoor facility in order to get your daily laps in during the winter or in bad weather. For those with arthritis, mobility problems, back pain and a host of other ailments, indoor swimming pools are the perfect solution, because water therapy and exercise typically can alleviate all sorts of related stiffness and pain. And even if you just love the idea of swimming all year round without leaving your home, an indoor pool may be something worth considering.
Some indoor swimming pools growing in popularity are pools that are actually fairly small. They're not big enough for you to swim laps in, but they allow you to swim to your heart's content in one long line. They have a current that can be turned on and off with varying speeds. You swim, and because the current is pushing against you, you stay in the middle of the pool.
Known as "endless pools" or "current pools," these are a great solution for those looking to use their pool more for therapy and exercise, or for lots of water play. They're excellent for swim training and aerobic exercise, and some are combination pools and spas for the more therapeutic benefits of water. These types of indoor swimming pools can be installed outside, too, for those who don't have room indoors and who live in an area with warm weather year round.
Pool Installation Options
Residential indoor swimming pools are good choices for your existing house if the foundation and structure can support the weight and you have the room to install one without altering the flow of your house very much. Barring that, a pool room can be built onto your existing home, or a building can be constructed on your property just for the pool. Those last two options are the more expensive methods of installing indoor swimming pools, but are often the best choice for those with smaller homes or older homes. The upper limit of the price range can be extremely high, depending on the size and type of pool you want. But the lower end is something that many people could afford.