Few things are more refreshing than going for a swim on a hot summers day, but this whole virus thing is really making it difficult for people to do that this season. Unless you are one of the lucky few who live near a body of water, odds are you will not get to spend much time cooling off in a pool, ocean, or lake this summer. To combat this issue, people are bringing the beach to their homes by installing ‘Sand Pools’ in their backyards. A sand pool is just like any typical backyard pool but instead of blistering concrete to lining the edges of the pool, it is filled with the soft stuff you find at the beach, silky golden sand. These luxurious pools are nearly unmistakable from a natural tide pool or beach, the only difference is this one is in your own backyard.
Bring the beach to your backyard by installing a luxurious sand pool!
Beautifying any surrounding landscape, it is not hard to understand why people are favoring these over traditional pools.
Sand pools give off an unmistakable appearance that enhance the look and feel of any environment.
The best part about sand pools are not the esthetic they provide either, but the material they are made out of.
Like your average in-ground pool, the base layer of a sand pool is made from sprayed concrete to create a sturdy shell.
Unlike most other pools though, they do not stop there. The top layer of the pool if given a soft sand lining.
Because of the natural sand lining and the gentle slope of the pool, it has a true beach feel.
The sandy bottom also grants these pools a high level of customizability.
You can choose virtually any type of sand to line the bottom of the pool with.
A darker sand is better in colder climates, less energy will be required to keep the pool warm because more heat is retained from the sun.
Lighter sands are great in warmer climates for the exact opposite reason, the light sand will reflect most of the suns energy.
This will protect your feet from blistering hot concrete on scorching hot summer days.
These pools are also not restricted by size or terrain, you could theoretically build one anywhere.
And due to the gentle beach like slope of a sand pool they are considered to be much safer than most other pools.
They do not contain any stairs or sudden depth changes making it safer for children or anyone who is limited in their mobility.
Though it may appear complicated at first, the maintenance and cleaning of a sand pool is nearly identical to that of any other pool.
The only difference arises from the sandy bottom.
Sand pools cannot be vacuumed very effectively because. . . well its sand.
This is really the only true draw back from this type of pool.
Most experts recommend draining a sand pool every four years to replace the sandy bottom.
I could happily spend the rest of my days sun bathing and swimming in one of these beautiful pools. Even though the sand will definitely find its way into every crack and corner of your home, these backyard setups really could not be any more ideal. If you already live in a costal area these pools are probably a bit over the top though, if you want to swim in something with a sandy bottom just drive to the beach! Otherwise the sand pool is genius.