Those living in warmer climates will be able to enjoy a longer pool season. If you live in a colder or more wet climate, consider an enclosure or a pool heater so you can use your pool for a longer period each year.
Your weather condition will determine whether you plan to use your pool for more than a month or two each year. If you install the perfect retractable pool roof, it will act as a versatile shade solution for your swimming pool. An enclosure can improve the esthetics of the area.
If you have the budget for this, consider an indoor pool, especially if you live in a region where this will greatly affect your ability to use the pool all year round.
A heated indoor pool is the only way to guarantee a pool that can be used every day of the year, although it is the most expensive option.
The local climate also affects the design itself. It is said that concrete pools work better in areas with very high summer temperatures or expansive floors, but can crack if the winters are very cold.
If your region has freezing temperatures, a concrete pool will need to be strengthened by steel, which can add to the overall cost of construction.
Fiberglass is flexible, making it a good choice for areas subject to earthquakes. Vinyl pools are often chosen for areas of the country that are cold during the winter months.
Pools may be expensive not only to build but also to maintain. Building energy-saving features can save you time and money.
These include putting your pumps and lights on timers and covering your pool with a speaker or blanket when not in use. Consider if you want to keep your pool full and hot for winter or save heating costs by emptying it in winter.