Article - swimming
The Swimming Pool: A Gift for Summer
by Ray La Foy
In tropical and warm areas of the world, there is a surplus of places to swim in, including a plethora of
beautiful beaches, surrounded as the islands are with the waters of the oceans and seas. Places in the California,
Bahamas, Hawaii, and South East Asia, provide the best locations for leisure. Under swinging trees, one could enjoy
the great expanse of fresh blue water. But one must wonder: there are resorts and club-houses visited by armies of
vacationers for their sprawling array of inground swimming pools. Quite rarely, a swimming pool zone could be found
lying in wait at the local home-owner's back yard, and one, who just as rarely, ever leaves his home for the
Living in a warm climate can oftentimes leave one aching for a nice dip, and more often than not, people clamber
onto buses and cars to leave for exotic places to slake this desire. But for the lucky owner of a pool, a few
swimming pool toys, lemonade, and a chair under the shade of a tree, could be just as good.
During the summer days, it is usually best to shed one's clothes for swimsuits during the late afternoons, or
during the evenings. It is at these times that the air is fairly cool, and one can go for a dip in relative
contentment. Late evening swims are great, too, provided that you have enough lighting.
Professional swimmers, however, may find that a swimming pool in their back yard just might not cut it. There are
length requirements and certainly, sports complexes around the city could very well provide the pool outfit they
need. These places are usually open on early mornings, and stay open well into the night.
A pool owner can settle for a good swimming pool design, selecting a rather showy display of optics beneath the
cool surface of a well-maintained tub or simply, a nondescript square in which to frolic in. But hospitality and
warmth could be expressed in tile design, or even, pool liner. Swimming pool liner can play a huge part in
aesthetics, enticing a swimmer to come-hither or to step farther! But most especially, it plays a part in swimming
pool durability, allowing you to either enjoy your pool for longer periods, or leaving you with longer periods of
Some homeowners may find that a fiberglass swimming pool is a simple solution to a sweltering, tropical dilemma. It
could simply be lowered into a hole dug-up in someone's garden. Since acid washing, resurfacing, and liner
replacements aren't necessary for these kinds of pools, they are probably the cheapest to have in the long run. It
doesn't matter, really. For most people, it's the water that counts and a swimming pool, by no mean feat, could
very well make or break a hot summer vacation.
Indeed, people in a country gifted with a wondrous array of beaches would want a swimming pool. Swimming pools come
with the gift of convenience and even more importantly, it can be a conduit of expression. It is, to the hospitable
swimming enthusiast, a way of getting people together under his roof, for his enjoyment and theirs.