Gone are days when swimming pools can only be found in affluent
subdivisions such as Forbes Park in Makati or Ayala Alabang Village
in Muntinlupa. These days, with just a little space (preferably in the backyard!), creativity, and know-how, there are numerous ways on
how you can have your very own here in the Philippines. Whether
you want a long one to do laps or an above-ground type for the kids
to play around in, you can browse through our collection of images
and articles or even contact one of professionals for expert advice
via our free consultation page!
much does it cost to install an inground pool?
prices for ingrounds in the Philippines differ depending on the size.
Also, we need to factor in things such as lights, salt system, solar
blanket, as well as choice of tiles! For starters, a basic swimming
pool will cost you around ₱400,000,
and this includes excavation, plumbing, electricity, and, of course,
the construction permit, which is the most important. Low on budget?
You can also try building a small plunge pool, like this one from
Casa Santiago 49, built by the professionals from Taller Estilo Arquitectura.
to keep my swimming pool safe?
swimming area offer lots of fun for the family, especially in the
Philippines’s hot summer, accidents are also very probable. Some of
the most common accidents that occur are drowning, slip injuries,
electrocution, and brain injury. If you want to have one for your
home but have children and pets, there are many ways, however, on how
you can prevent disastrous events from happening. Covers or nets are
a great idea because they don’t just help make yours stay clean,
but it also keeps children or pets from falling in it while
unattended. Also, make sure you have safety equipment around the
backyard area, such as a life preserver, salba bida, or a rescue
do I make it last a lifetime?
making it last a lifetime may be wishful thinking, but there are many
ways to make yours last for more or less 25 years before you have to
renovate it. Having a net or cover helps it from becoming dirty
faster, but automatic cleaners are also good idea (and more
convenient!). During the summer, when people are more likely to go
for a swim, it’s best to have regular chlorine and pH level tests.
Finally, we also advise to run a vacuum or an automated model to
clean the bottom.
do I decorate my swimming area?
you have your pool. What’s next? Decorating the areas around it, of
course! If you have enough backyard space, having a lounge or
barbecue area are always good ideas for Filipino homes. That would
totally make it the perfect venue for those yearly family reunions or
birthday parties! Wood patios always look great, but a cheaper option
is to build a terrace or outdoor kitchen area using concrete. Add
some rustic furnishings like rattan chairs and maybe a hammock and you’re ready
to send the invites out for the next handaan!
materials are best to build my residential pool?
and fiberglass are certainly the most common materials used. The
former, of course, is the cheaper option in the Philippines. It is
also the most flexible because you are able to customize your design,
whether you want a free-form one or infinity. Meanwhile, if you are a
little pressed for time and have a deadline for your project, the
latter is the more efficient option as it is often pre-moulded and
can be installed instantly onsite!