There are many standard pools available, that do not have to be a part of the main construction. These enclosures are made in materials such as recycled plastic, metal, and fiberglass. They are fitted externally, just about anywhere on the property, above or at ground level.
However, the maintenance of a pool takes more than simply draining and refilling the enclosure with clean freshwater. You need to sanitize it to prevent growth of viruses, algae, and bacteria, that thrive in stagnant water.
There are a number of special accessories now available to take care of all basic disinfection requirements, as well as add to the fun-factor associated with the enclosure.
They comprise pumps to ensure that the enclosure has an adequate flow and level of water at all times. There are also automatic cleansers available, that work on a preset clock, to ensure periodical drainage and refilling of the enclosure. These automatic gadgets also ensure that the structure and water are disinfected weekly or fortnightly.
There are special filters that not only release the desired quantity of chemical disinfectants, like bromine and chlorine, in the water, but also keep debris and insects off the site. These basic accessories play a major role in pool maintenance. Among the ones that add more to the glamor quotient, are heaters and anti-skid mats.
The heaters help the owner to achieve the right water temperature for optimum functionality of mineral sanitizers and also heat the water during the winter months. The anti-skid mats are available for use along various pool levels, in and around the enclosure. These are especially helpful in areas mostly accessed by children.
Air inflating pumps are also available to help maintain the functionality of accessories, such as floats, ride on toys, and balls. There are special covers that ensure the water is not accessed by nocturnal animals or pets. The other accessories of a more decorative nature are given next.
These fittings can be permanently built-in or assembled and disassembled, as and when required. Even though the above-ground or on-ground pools are relatively cheaper than their built-in counterparts, both the kinds increase in aesthetic appeal with an investment in pool accessories.
Majority are of the deflatable kind, to allow the owner to fold and store the equipment when not in use. They are all designed for recreational or therapeutic use and hence, manufactured as eco-friendly alternatives.