What to Know About Installing An Indoor Pool

by Gema Smith 03/31/2019

An indoor swimming pool would be a pretty awesome item to add to your next home improvement to-do list. Indoor pools have a lot of perks and advantages, such as allowing you to swim at any time and replicate the outdoor experience regardless of the weather conditions. 

Advantages of an indoor pool

Apart from bringing the pool indoors to replicate the exterior experience, indoor pools can give you a taste of luxury living also. Some benefits include:

- You get year-round swimming whether in the summer or winter

- Efficient cost of maintenance because you won't have to deal with outdoor debris in your pool.

- More natural water: Since sunlight won't have a menacing effect on the water's chlorine and sanitizers, you don't have to use so much of chemicals to keep your pool clean and fresh.

While there are many benefits to owning an indoor pool, here are some drawbacks to also consider:

- Lack of direct sunlight: Indoor pools don't get enough sunshine like outdoor pools, and this contributes to an increase in the cost of running the pool.

- Increased energy consumption: You have to heat the air space and pool water to prevent unsightly algae growths due to excessive moisture.

How much does an indoor pool cost?

A swimming pool alone typically costs between $40,000 and $60,000 in most parts of the United States and can go as high as $200,000 depending on what features you want to add, your location and many other factors like the dehumidifier system which protects the structure from moisture damage, and it's not optional. Other factors include:

- The size of the pool - the large the pool, the more expensive it will be.

- The heating system used - this also gets costlier depending on the size of the pool and your location too.

- The type of pool - depending on what kind of lining materials you use, poolside accessories and even kind of pool lights and shower area.

- Accessories like automatic pool covers.

These are some of the factors responsible for the large charge. There are ways to bend around them and fit the project into your budget. You can choose fiberglass or vinyl liner pools instead of the costly concrete option. Automatic covers can also help to trap solar energy which warms your air space and pool, and in turn, reduce the amount you have to spend on maintenance.

Before you start on an indoor pool project, be sure to speak with a general contractor in your area to give you a detailed quote for the swimming pool.

About the Author
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Gema Smith

Gema S. Smith has been an influential pioneer in the luxury real estate industry for over 30 years. With a reputation for providing first-class service and garnering impeccable results for her clients, Gema’s accomplishments have earned her mentions in San Jose Magazine as well as two State of California Senate Certificates of Recognition. 

Unapologetically persistent, tenacious in her negotiation and passionate about developing genuine trust with her clients, Gema brings her best-in-class service and award-winning approach to The Agency, with a focus on the high-end market of Silicon Valley. Previously, Gema served as a Broker Associate with Intero Real Estate Services in San Jose, where she was a consistent top producer and recognized as a Top Listing and Sales agent for the company’s 15 corporate offices. Knowing that every buyer and seller has their own unique story to tell, Gema is proud to play a role in her clients’ ongoing narrative and represent their best interests in what is often the biggest transaction of their lives. 

Gema has been an active member of the real estate community since 1987, getting her start in the loan business before obtaining her real estate and broker’s licenses. In 2002, she opened a real estate brokerage and loan company which she ran successfully until 2008, when she chose to focus her efforts on real estate sales full-time. Gema is a long-time member of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR) and California Association of Realtors (CAR), as well as a Certified REO & SHORT SALE Specialist with The Five Star Institute. She is also a two-time Santa Clara County Chapter President of NHORA (National Hispanic Organization of Real Estate Associates) and currently sits on the NHORA National Board of Directors. 

A passionate philanthropist, Gema sits on the Board of Directors for the Jose Valdes Math Institute. Her commitment and dedication to the advancement of educational opportunities to underserved communities defines her character. In her spare time, Gema enjoys gourmet cooking, entertaining family and friends, wine tasting, reading, jogging and traveling.