Swimming Pools have long been a staple of a house party and whether you’re getting together some of your friends for drinks around the pool or organising a fun time for your children and their friends, it’s very easy to get a little too excited. There are plenty of ways of jazzing up your pool party without having to resort to some slightly more questionable methods and it’s likely that if you’ve had an idea about how cool doing something crazy to your pool would be, the idea has already been executed before to varying levels of disastrous. Read on for some cool things that definitely shouldn’t be done to a swimming pool (no matter how much we may want to)
A classical favourite of some pool owners is the use of pool dyes, changing the colour of the pool water in order to create an ambience or to fit a festival or theme is a novel idea but one that rarely translates well to reality. Dyeing your pool isn’t the worst idea you’ll see on this list due to the fact that it’s certainly doable and as long as low-quality dye isn’t used, shouldn’t be harmful to either the people using the pool or the pool itself. The reason we dissuade people from doing this is due to the fact that it can lead to heavy staining and the colour can linger even after several filtration cycles. Giving your pool this effect is much simpler with the use of coloured LED lighting which gives the same effect without any of the drawbacks.
DYI Diving Board
There is a myriad of reasons why this is a dreadful idea, there are so many things that have to be taken into consideration during the installation of a diving board and by doing it yourself you risk a plethora of injuries you probably would probably rather avoid. In many cases, residential pools lack the necessary depth or the required slope or elevation on the sides to act as a suitable diving pool. Even if your pool is large/deep enough to sustain a functional diving board it’s best to leave the installation to professionals.
There’s nothing quite as cool as caring for the environment and limiting the use of chemicals is something a lot of homes are looking to implement, the chemicals in swimming pools on the other hand are there for a very good reason, a reason so very good that without them present your pool would cease to function entirely. Stagnant water can be home to many water-borne diseases and without the use of chlorine, bromine or an alternative sanitiser option they are allowed to grow without restriction. Without the use of chemicals, your swimming pool becomes a biohazard for you and your loved ones.
Swimming Pools are fun but they are not toys and therefore should not be treated as such, a well-managed pool can give you and your family hours of enjoyment without any health or safety implications.