Sparkling Summer Pools

With summer just around the corner and the reigning heat wave in large parts of South Africa we couldn’t help but daydream about sparkling cool, swimming pools!

Keeping it clean

Before we get to the fun part, we first take a look at how to keep your pool clean. There is nothing worse than a green, slimy pool in the heat of summer - so how do you ensure the clear blue water of your dreams?

The short answer is proper maintenance and while this is not always the most fun task, it really does pay off in the long run.

If your pool is already a sparkling beauty, don’t rest on your laurels. Ensure that the pool is always perfectly pH balanced, remove organic materials such as leaves from the surface regularly and invest in Kreepy Krauly or a similar system. 

Don’t fret if your pool is less than sparkling, the green can be tamed with a proper maintenance routine. Firstly though, you are going to need to employ harsher methods to get the water back in top shape. 

The first thing you will want to do is finding out what the pH levels are of your pool. You will be able to do this with a pool testing kit. The kit will help you find out where the deeper issues lie and isn’t a fix on the surface.

If you have algae in the pool it is advised that you remove the debris manually, this means switching off the pump and automatic pool cleaner. Scoop out as much of the algae as you can before adding a chemical that will kill them. Ask your local pool suppliers about which chemical will work best for your pool.

After all the cleanup work has been done, you will want to ask your local pool experts which chemicals will work the best to keep your pool sparkling and refreshing.

Dream Pools

Now that the hard work is out of the way, why don’t we sit back and daydream about taking a dip in these inviting and jaw-dropping pools?

This is the rooftop pool on top of The Viceroy Miami hote, which offers amazing views of the downtown bay

The Oberoi Udaivilas in India has one pool that surrounds the entire complex allowing guests to swim directly from their private rooms.

The King's Pong at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is carved out of natural lava rock and holds an insane 1.8 million gallons of water. The fresh ocean-water pool is also home to manta rays and over 3,000 tropical fish.

At this incredible pool in the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in Tanzania you can get up close and personal with nature as elephants collect at a nearby water hole.

At the Nam Hai in Vietnam you will have a hard time choosing between the pool and the beach due to the fact that the pool leads directly to the sand.

This incredible pool built around Utah's Canyon landscape can be found at the Amangiri resort.

The super luxurious St. Regis Lhasa Resorts Gold Energy Pool in Tibet has gold-plated tiles that line the pool.

Laucala Island Resort in Fiji has something of a poolception going on, with a pool within a pool that features an above-ground glass lap pool that is placed within a large and more natural looking pool.

Found at the highest point of Ravello, Italy this elliptically shaped pool borders a gorgeous view of the sea and mountains.

This pool is located underneath a mountain, or actually within a cave in the popular summer destination Santorini in Greece and offers a unique and one in a lifetime experience.

Ubud in Bali, Indonesia has an infinity-edge swimming pool that stands on two levels, perched over the spectacular rain forest.

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