Kiddie pools are a summer staple for every home. Kids, even adults, can significantly benefit from a kid’s pool during the hot summer season. Although a kiddie pool is a small pool designed for kids in mind, some can accommodate an adult who simply wants to take a dip.
Kiddie pools are generally much safer for younger children. They are not too deep and not too big. While many people are tempted to DIY a kiddie pool, hiring an expert is still your best bet.
Hiring an expert pool service provider ensures that your children’s pool is compliant with state and municipality laws. A contractor will be updated with the latest regulations and ordinances that concern the installation of a swimming pool in your backyard.
Things You Need to Prepare
Before you get too excited with your kiddie pool project, here are some important matters that you need to take care of first.
- Swimming Pool Plan and Blueprints – The plan should include the proposed distances of the kiddie pool to the house and the property lines. The San Diego Municipal Code states that all residential swimming pools that project 3 feet or less from the ground should be located at least 3 feet from all property lines. Swimming pools that project more than 3 feet from the ground should be at least 4 feet away from property lines. All filtering, heating, pumping, and other equipment must obey the 4 feet distance rule.
- Do Not Forget Your Pool Barriers – The San Diego Municipal Code specifies its requirements for residential pool barriers. The requirements can be confusing, but a San Diego swimming pool service provider can help you with that.
- Get a Permit – You will need your pool plans and blueprints when securing your permit. After you submit all your documents, they will be subject to a compliance review. Once approved, it will be returned to you. Be sure to keep all necessary documents for future inspections.
Benefits of a Permanent Kiddie Pool
You may be tempted just to buy your kids a plastic or inflatable kiddie pool. However, sooner or later, they will just outgrow it. Compared to a permanent swimming pool, children won’t be able to do much with an inflatable and plastic pool.
Here are the real benefits of installing a permanent swimming pool for your children.
· Your kids can get more exercise while having fun.
Having the pool all to themselves, without having to compete with other children, gives your children space where they can swim or just play around. They will have so much fun that they will not realize how much exercise they are getting.
· It is safer and cleaner.
A permanent swimming pool for your kids is safer and cleaner than an inflatable pool or the public pool. You cannot use disinfectants in inflatable pools, making your child exposed to recreational water illnesses. The same can be said in many public swimming pools, where a lot of people are swimming. Despite the use of disinfectants in these pools, your child may still get exposed to several recreational water illnesses.
Having your own private kiddie pool where your kids can freely play and swim is much safer and more hygienic. Of course, you will have to do proper and regular maintenance to keep it clean and safe for your children.
· It is long-lasting.
Compared to inflatable and plastic kiddie pools, a permanent kiddie pool will last you for a long time. Of course, this would mean that you are maintaining the pool properly and regularly.
· It gets your children to have fun under the sun.
More and more children get enamored with the internet and online games that getting them out in the sun can be a chore. However, a swimming pool can help lure kids out, no matter the age. Taking a dip in the pool is the best way to spend a hot summer day at home.
With permanent kiddie pools, your children can have fun the whole day without worrying about water spilling out when they get rowdy.
· It gives your family opportunities to spend more time together.
When you have a permanent kiddie pool in your backyard your children will end up spending more time with each other. Since there is something for every member of your family in a swimming pool, weekends will be much more fun and enjoyable. Mom can lounge by the pool while Dad can cook some barbecue. The children can then play in the water. Everyone will be gathered in the same place, spending quality time together.
· It can help improve your child’s health.
Swimming can give your children great exercise, and it can benefit their overall health. Swimming helps their cardiovascular health by conditioning the heart and the lungs. It can also help them develop their lung capacity, improve their endurance, and build their muscles.
· It helps improve sleep.
If getting your children to sleep early is a challenge, then getting them to swim may help you. Swimming exercises all the muscles. Your children will be ready for bed when nighttime comes.
Keeping Your Permanent Kiddie Pool Clean
Unlike inflatable pools, keeping a permanent pool clean can be a challenge. Residential kiddie pools are built in yards and are oftentimes exposed to plants and little bugs and other creatures. While keeping a kiddie pool clean is easier because it is not deep, keeping your kiddie pool free from dirt and algae is still necessary. With backyard vegetation near your pool, it can quickly turn murky green if not cleaned properly.
If you are unsure of what to do, you can seek the help of professionals. They can help keep the water in your pool clean and safe for you and your family.
Contact Cherry Pool Services for Your San Diego Pool Installation, Repairs, and Services.
Cherry Pool Services guarantees your satisfaction with every visit. We know that a pool is not a cheap investment. We will ensure that you and your children will love your permanent kiddie pool and that it is built in compliance with the code. We will take care of your pool and make sure that we will leave you with a better and more functioning one.
From new installations, repairs to maintenance, we are the guys that you can trust. Call us now at (858) – 999 – 1004 or fill up our inquiry form and let us discuss your San Diego pool needs.