Adding a swimming pool to your home provides a great way to have fun, and it can also add value to your property in the longer term. If you decide that you want a pool on your property, then you will have to spend some time thinking about what your new swimming pool will look like. You could opt for a basic pool in your backyard, but that is not the only possibility. With a little ingenuity, it is possible to create a truly outstanding swimming pool that will be the envy of all your neighbours. One of the most effective ways of enhancing your swimming pool is through the use of glass.
What type of glass is used in swimming pool windows?
While glass may not seem to be the most obvious material for use in swimming pools, with technological advances it has gained wide acceptance. Glass that is to be used underwater will naturally have to be both load bearing and waterproof. In addition, today, glass can be produced that is unrivalled for both durability and strength. To create glass of this calibre, the techniques used will be slightly different from those used to make windows in your home. Swimming pool windows will normally be made of laminated glass, which is two sheets of shatterproof glass with a polyvinyl butryl layer placed between them.
Here are three ways that glass can enhance your pool
A window to the underwater world - Pool windows can be used to let people see what is going on in the swimming pool, but they can also be a good way of increasing the amount of light in the pool. There is no reason that the bottom of even a deep pool needs to be dark. Pool windows can brighten the pool and encourage those people outside to take a dip.
Create an infinity pool - Glass can be incorporated into any pool to astound your visitors. With an infinity pool, you can use glass to provide the appearance of a pool without boundaries.
Create glass-zoned areas - If you are building an underground pool, then why not consider including large pool windows to divide the pool from another area, such as an underground games area? Including pool windows provides natural continuity and adds interest to any property.
Your pool installer will be able to help you choose the best glass for your pool windows.