Nowadays, you don’t have to be rich to build a pool in your garden. Indeed, it is now possible to achieve this dream for 6000 dollars. It is generally the in-ground models that cost more. However, if your children are still young, there are also inflatable models that are less expensive and are simply installed on the ground of your garden.
There is no major work to do, nor any administrative procedures to follow. If you don’t have enough space in the garden either, you can opt for a more innovative model, such as the terrace pool. This involves more complex work and requires a larger budget but allows you to have a terrace and a pool. In any case, it is certainly more practical to complement the pool with an outdoor shower.
Where is the best location for an outdoor shower?
Water quality and hygiene are very important regardless of what kind of pool you want to build. Although a more environmentally friendly method exists, chlorine is still the most commonly used product in pool water treatment. It effectively eliminates bacteria and limits the formation of algae. However, certain cosmetic products, such as sunscreens, can amplify the reaction of chlorine.
Add to that sweat, perfume odors, hair, etc. All this will only dirty the pool water and encourage the proliferation of microbes. The same is true after a swim. Chlorine can cause an allergic reaction in some people. This is why you should always take a shower after swimming in a pool. Another reason to install an outdoor shower nearby. It’s more convenient and prevents children from wading into your bathroom.
All you need to do is find a nice spot to combine business with pleasure. Ideally, the shower should be exposed to the sun but away from prying eyes. You can install it in the corner of the wall, not far from the pool and the garden. This way, you can also keep an eye on the children while they are showering. However, you need to consider the shower’s connection with your house’s water supply system.
How to supply the outdoor shower?
Besides the practical side, don’t forget to consider the technical constraints. Indeed, you must choose a location that will facilitate the connection of this new space with the existing water supply network. You also need to think about the disposal of dirty water. In fact, if you only plan to use this shower to rinse yourself after a swim, you can very well reuse the water for watering or washing the floors of your terrace.
By hiring a professional in the field of plumbing and heating repairs, you can be assured of a job well done and an up-to-standard installation. This saves water, as water is now considered a scarce commodity. However, if you plan to enjoy a nice shower after a day in the sun, you need to integrate a drainage system and connect it to the existing sewage system. For this, it is best to seek the advice of a plumber qualified in this type of work.
What about solar showers?
An outdoor shower can be used at any time. It keeps the bathroom from getting dirty after your gardening sessions. Children can also wash themselves in it after having fun all day in the garden or with their neighbors. However, it is very bad for your health to be exposed to a sudden change in temperature.
Therefore, if you are all sweaty after a long time in the sun, it is safer to take a hot, but not cold, shower. But since an outdoor shower is exposed to the sun, why not take advantage of this free and inexhaustible energy source to heat your water? The installation does not require specific devices since a tap, and a hose will suffice.
The heating is done with thermal sensors. However, you must install a tank whose capacity depends on your needs to store the water to be heated. In addition, if you install your outdoor shower not far from the house and it is well away from prying eyes, you can take advantage of it to take your shower. This also allows you to save on electricity.
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