Building Indoor Swimming Pools – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
The benefits of adding a swimming pool to your home are clear. There’s nothing like aquatic recreation to provide healthful exercise and fun for your family. In Minnesota, however, our outdoor environment means that any outdoor pool only gets used for about six months out of the year. That fact, alone, means that residential property owners often consider an indoor swimming pool. Year-round availability is the key factor that stimulates a desire to build a swimming pool indoors. By building your swimming pool indoors, you double the time you, your family and your guests can enjoy water recreation in Minnesota. The exercise and just sheer fun of your own swimming pool is enhanced when it’s always available, no matter what the weather is outdoors. With an indoor pool, you can swim anytime you please.
Indoor Swimming Pools Design & Construction
Before undertaking an indoor pool project, it’s important to recognize that there are distinct differences between indoor and outdoor swimming pools. These differences mean that extra consideration needs to be given to the design of the pool and the structure where it’s built. Only an experienced pool designer and builder has the knowledge and experience to create a pool that works perfectly indoors. Some of the issues that must be considered include:
- Cost of Indoor Pool Construction – Whether your indoor pool is build in an existing building or in a new building designed for the pool, expect a higher price for the completed swimming pool. How much higher depends on many factors, including options you choose in the pool’s design.
- Pools in Existing Buildings – If you plan to build a pool inside an existing building, there are many challenges that must be met. From access for excavation and construction to concerns about building foundation design and issues involved with ventilation and humidity, building a pool in an existing building requires expert design and construction. Our pool construction company has the expertise you need.
- Pools in New Buildings – It’s far easier to create a new custom indoor swimming pool in a new building designed to accommodate that pool. The pool design and construction can be coordinated with the structure quite easily, and all other issues can be handled during the design phase. Our pool company is known for our flexibility when working with other contractors.
- Pool Room Ventilation – For any indoor pool, adequate ventilation is a must. Removing excess humidity and odors from chemicals used to keep water free from harmful organisms is just part of the ventilation process. In almost all cases, special ventilation will be needed. Often air negative pressure is maintained in rooms containing swimming pools, to keep odors and humidity out of adjoining spaces. You need an experienced pool builder to manage ventilation issues.
- Pool Room Humidity – A swimming pool generates huge amounts of water vapor, raising the humidity in any interior space to uncomfortable levels. This humidity is uncomfortable, but its main issue is the damage it can cause to building materials and the risk of mold growth. Ventilation alone is often not enough to control high humidity levels. Installation of proper refrigeration-based dehumidifiers is often required. Humidity also demands careful choices of building materials and vapor barriers in both existing and new buildings. Design of these systems is just part of designing any indoor pool, and we have done many of these indoor pool designs.
- Chemical Odors & Issues – Chlorine, usually used for water purification in swimming pools, can be highly corrosive to all sorts of metals. In addition, the build-up of chlorine fumes is irritating to eyes and skin. Proper ventilation can help with this problem, but alternative water-purification systems may be worth considering for indoor swimming pools. Let one of our experienced experts help you solve these issues.
- Pool Safety – Safety is an issue for all swimming pools, but indoor pools have a few special considerations. Timed door locks and childproof entry systems can control access to the pool area. Preventing slips and falls, too, is an important concern for indoor pools, and choosing slip-resistant materials in all areas around the pool is a must. At our Minnesota pool construction company, safety issues are always a prime concern.
Experienced Indoor Pool Builder – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
As the leading swimming pool builder in Minnesota, we have noticed an upswing in the number of indoor pools that we are building. They are becoming an enticing option for many Minnesota owners of luxury homes. The desirability of year-round water recreation is a compelling reason to consider an indoor swimming pool. The cost for an indoor pool is higher than for an outdoor pool, of course, but that is often outweighed by the year-round ability to use the pool. Different types of properties have different reasons for creating an indoor pool.
The Atlantis Pool & Spa team of pool consultants, designers, and builders knows all the issues involved with indoor swimming pools. Our 30+ years of experience help us solve any problems to create an ideal aquatic recreational environment in Minnesota, especially in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area, from excavation and construction to ventilation and humidity control. Contact us as soon as you’re considering creating an indoor pool. We can help you understand the issues with these pools and show you how our expertise and experience can help you achieve year-round enjoyment with an indoor pool of your own.