Open aero gardening is quickly becoming a popular alternative to standard backyard vegetable gardening. It’s easy, cheap and rewarding! But, before you get your heart set on an open-aero system for your pool, consider the safety precautions that are required with this type of gardening. A swimming pool with an open-air aeration system can present many challenges – so be prepared.
The open-air design of an open-aero swimming pool shutter poses two major challenges – privacy and noise. Both of these issues can be alleviated by simply choosing the right shutter design for your swimming pool. In the meantime, we will take a look at the other side of this important gardening component. After reading this article you should have a better idea of what swimming pool security is all about and why it is so important.
First, a swimming pool with an open-aero system poses an obvious security risk. When an “open air” aeration system is in use – meaning there is no obstruction to the flow of outside air into the pool – an outside source can easily reach the pool and cause a safety concern. This is the main reason that open-air systems are typically installed inside the house, in the garage, or below the deck. It is important to make sure that this cannot happen. This can be accomplished with a simple fence and some landscaping. In addition, if you have a swimming pool with an open-air system, it is recommended you install fencing that extends several feet above the area of the pool itself.
There are also safety concerns to think about when choosing a swimming pool shutter design. Most of the time the swimming pool will be located below the deck area. Therefore, most swimming pool shutters are designed to not allow high winds to access the pool. Additionally, a lot of the newer swimming pool shutter designs include a safety lock to prevent unwanted intruders from opening the door while you are swimming. These additional features do add a bit of cost to your total swimming pool budget, but the safety concerns they provide far outweigh the added expense.
Besides safety issues, one of the common complaints about swimming pool shutters is that they are unattractive. A swimming pool with an open-aero system can really stand out against a white or gray swimming pool. However, there are ways to make them more attractive. For example, if you are going to use colored pool liner, you can use some of the non-colored pool liner strips that are sold separately to create a beautiful border along the pool walls. You can also use small vinyl letters to create designs and patterns on the swimming pool shutter.
Another thing you can do to make your swimming pool shutter more attractive is to paint it. However, I do not recommend this. The reason why I don’t recommend painting your swimming pool shutter is because painting swimming pool paints can become dirty and can even stain your swimming pool walls and floor. In addition, painting swimming pool paints can be a bit expensive. If you don’t mind spending a little bit of extra money to have the swimming pool shutter of your dreams, then go for it.
Some people prefer the “open” look that can be created by using an open-aero system to keep the hot air inside the swimming pool while still allowing the sun to shine through to keep the water nice and warm. In fact, most swimming pool enclosures with open-aero systems also include solar covers to keep the temperature of the water warm. This way, you can turn the heating on for those colder months and for those hot days when you want to swim in the pool.
One more thing you can do to customize your swimming pool enclosure is to add some landscaping. You can choose to place some stones around the pool and build some steps leading down into the swimming pool. Just make sure that you have the landscaping in place before you start putting up the open-aero system. Another option is to add some flowers. These types of flowers can add some color to the area as well as make your yard look more attractive. All in all, open-aero systems are a great addition to any swimming pool enclosure.