Fear not! If you're limited on space there is an alternative. You can hide your swimming pool underneath the deck area!
It truly is a case of now you see it, now you don't. Seriously, no abracadabra or hocus pocus here, these swimming pools really do magically disappear and reappear.
Occassionally a backyard will not have enough space to add a swimming pool and deck area. Although at times it appears there is plenty of room for the pool area, there may not be. Rules imposed by local municipalities, OCRM - Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, FEMA's latest revised flood map (UGH!), and home owner's associations will play a role in establishing the parameters within the space of where the swimming pool area can designed and built. They will dictate things like:
- What setback requirements are from the side and rear property lines
- If the pool can be built above grade
- If the pool can be built at grade
- Lot coverage percentages in relation to pervious and imprevious materials
Your swimming pool can virtually be hidden from sight by moving the floor. It's an architectural marvel by today's standards.
Check out the mechanics behind the submersible booms:
Hydrofloors are movable floors that allow a homeowner to fully exploit the pool area surface by converting it into a terrace making room for other uses such as social events, dining, and dancing.
The system is nearly invisible, flexible, rapidly adaptable, and safe. The concept is that the floor height of the pool may be set at a variety of pre-set water depths to accomodate a multitude of needs such as either a wading depth for children; or a depth suited to those with special needs. This makes the swimming pool diverse and multifunctional. Additionally, since the pool is fully closed, energy costs for heating are greatly reduced.
So if the space you have is limited, with today's technology... nearly anything is possible. For a private consultation contact your swimming pool contractor.