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Things to Know Before Building An Indoor Pool in Germantown, MD

Feb 5th 2015 at 10:29 PM

An indoor pool can be a great addition to your home in Germantown, MD. It can increase the value of your property and give you more reason to stay fit. After all, you can conveniently use it any time, even when the weather is unpleasant. An indoor pool is considered a status symbol, and you are sure to be the envy of your friends and neighbors when you have one installed. If you are thinking of building an indoor pool, here are the things you should consider before you proceed with this major project:

  • Do you have enough space inside your home for an indoor pool? If not, you might want to consider having a new room built or a separate indoor facility for it.
  • Secure a building permit before you begin your project. A building permit will ensure that the local codes are strictly followed. Your project could be delayed and you could be penalized without the proper building permit, so be sure to get one that states the residential construction project, the completion of the job, and that the project has been approved by the authorities.
  • Consider the roof to use. Wood, concrete, polycarbonate, and glass are materials that are commonly used for the roof of an indoor pool. Glass might be best if you want to enjoy natural sunlight and if you have time to clean it from time to time. Polycarbonate is cheaper, durable, and easy to clean. A rustic look and feel can be achieved with a wooden roof. If you prefer a more enclosed and durable top, go for concrete.
  • Take note of the humidity in your area when choosing the materials that will be used for your indoor pool. Without certain precautions, you could experience misty indoors, fogging, and mildew and mold growth. Consider installing sliding glass windows or doors and ceiling vents to prevent humidity from affecting your indoor pool's structure and quality, or use dehumidifiers.
  • Be sure to provide water resistant furniture in the room where your indoor pool is located. Apply water sealant and high gloss paint on them and the walls of the room because chlorine can damage them over time.
  • Choose an experienced and reputable company to build your indoor pool in Germantown, MD. Make sure that the company is based in Maryland and serves Germantown, too, so they can easily visit your home and complete the project quickly.

About the Author:

This article was written by Browning Pools & Spas. The family-owned and operated company has been building and caring for swimming pools in MD since 1942. By offering distinguished design solutions and innovative in-ground swimming pool construction techniques, Browning Pools & Spas offers the highest quality custom-built swimming pool service in Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery Counties, MD.

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