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Homeowner's SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS LIBRARY

Above and In Ground pools are both good options.

What Are You Diving Into?
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


Are you drowning in uncertainty over what type of pool to purchase? Finding the pool to best suit your needs can be quite the task. It really boils down to a few important issues. It is good to start out by asking yourself what the main purpose of your new pool will be. Will you be using it for entertainment or are you an avid swimming looking to install a lap pool? Are you interested in an indoor pool or an outdoor pool? What ever the purpose may be, the pool you purchase will depend upon it. Certainly, there are other factors involved with your new pool, which include the amount of space available, the amount of money you are willing to spend, and the overall appearance you desire.

Generally, swimming pools come in two different categories, inground and aboveground. Inground pools are typically more expensive. However, they serve as a permanent enhancement to your home, which will increase the resale value. You will need a swimming pool contractor to install a built in pool. If you are thinking about installing one, make sure to look into any laws that may restrict you from performing such an act. In addition, you will need to consider the geographical factors.

Inground pools usually come in three different materials...more

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Adding A Hot Tub
Hot tubs are a wonderful addition to any home, offering an array of benefits. Not only do they offer improved health, but they also help to increase social opportunities and bring immense enjoyment all year round. If you are considering adding a hot tub or spa, to your deck or

backyard there are several factors that should be taken into consideration. Hot tub installation requires a lot of planning. The first two things that should be considered include the location and the proper structural support. You can choose to have your hot tub located either in doors or out doors. Keep in mind, however, that if you install your hot tub outdoors you will need it to be supported by a slab of concrete. Other surfaces may settle over time and damage the functionality of your hot tub. In addition, indoor hot tubs require sufficient ventilation...more

Hot Tub and Spa Frequently Asked Questions
It is important to consider who will be using the hot tub/spa and how will it be used. You can choose between a portable spa and a full-size family spa. Some spas offer more depth for special uses. Also, you can select between an in ground spa and one that sits on top of a deck or slab

of concrete. Each type offers unique features and will have its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Do portable spas require hard plumbing installation? Generally, portable spas are filled with a garden hose. Very rarely would you need to install addition plumbing, but to be safe make sure to check with...more

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