Average temperatures are rising throughout Australia, and if you are in the market for a new pool, you should keep the heat in mind whilst choosing your design and accessories. Looking for ideas that are perfect for hot climates? Take a look at this list of ideas:
1. Consider a natural pool.
A natural pool creates a unique ecosystem in your yard. Rather than having a pool cleaned by chlorine, you get a pool surrounded by plants, and the plants filter and clean the water. The plants also create a bit of shade around the pool, even if they are relatively short, and the design adds intrigue to your yard.
2. Opt for light coloured pool liners or tiles.
Whether you opt for a natural swimming pool or a chlorine-based one, opt for light-coloured pool liners and tiles. Light-coloured things reflect sunlight rather than absorbing it, helping to make the floor and wall of your pool feel cool and comfortable to the touch. Also, choose a light colour for your pool's deck.
3. Plan shade near the pool.
In addition to planning the pool, you also need to plan the area around it, and shade is a must if you are in a hot environment. Plan the pool around existing shade trees, or put in poles and hooks to support sun sails. That way, after swimming, you and your family can relax in the shade instead of burning in the heat.
4. Let the sun work for you.
While you should make sure you are protected from the sun, you should also use it to your advantage. Consider using a pool cover that has solar panels designed to absorb the sun's heat and pass it to your pool's water. This natural heating method can replace conventional, expensive electric heaters, and if you like, you can also integrate solar-powered pumps into your design.
5. Use a cover to reduce evaporation.
Even if you decide against a cover that doubles as a solar pool heater, you still need to invest in a cover for your pool. To make closing the pool easier, you may want to invest in an electric cover. Covers reduce the amount of water that evaporates from the pool, and in a hot environment, you need to be proactive against evaporation.Otherwise, you risk losing a lot of water and driving up the amount of times you need to refill or top off your pool.