Many popular beach homes also have inground pools. Small pools at a summer beach home provide a welcome getaway from the scorching beaches and sometimes dangerous tides of the oceans.Especially if you own a rental property, including a pool will increase the marketability and appeal of your home, and even carry a higher rental value.
There are some special precautions to take when including a pool on your beach home property. First, you must keep the pool as clean as possible. In the late afternoon, nothing sounds better to a burnt beachgoer than a refreshing dip in the pool. However, said beachgoer is now getting the sand, sweat and oil in your pool! Ask your beachgoer to hose off before entering the pool.If you own a rental property, include a sign that mandates this.
In the event that sand does get in your pool (and it will), keep your pool regularly vacuumed. Beach pools are often smaller than standard pools, so daily vacuums shouldn't be too much of a chore. There are also automatic pool vacuums that do not require someone to operate it.
Finally, as any beach property owner knows, there is no weather quite like the weather at the best. Extreme temperatures, gusty windstorms, and terrifying thunderstorms can all reek havoc on your pool. Remember that if extreme weather is in the forecast, shut your pumps off. A pool cover will keep debris out in a windstorm. On calm and cool nights, keep your pool uncovered to let some of the heat escape, leaving your pool cool and refreshing for your swimmers.
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