Top Plants For An Indoor Swimming Pool Area 20th February 2017
If you want to create a real haven around your luxury indoor swimming pool, you should make sure you have some plants in the pool area.
However, it can be tricky to know where to start, as not all plants can cope long term with the chlorine fumes that come from indoor pools. If you have a good air cycling system, however, that will help.
As a general rule, you want to look towards tropical plants that thrive in high humidity environments. The ones that are likely to cope best around a swimming pool are those that have tough leaves, as these are less likely to be damaged by the chlorine.
Rubber trees, yuccas, bromeliads, agave and sansevieria plants are among the top choices for an indoor pool area, according to Tropical Gardens.
However, the website explains that all your plants, regardless of how hardy they are, should be rinsed with clean water at least once a month to help keep them in good condition.
The other thing to consider when selecting plants for your indoor pool room is the light levels in the space. If your pool is in a conservatory-style building, with plenty of natural light coming through the windows then tropical plants will do well.
If your pool room is below ground and has limited or no natural light, you might have to make do with fake plants instead to introduce a splash of green.
Last month we wrote about how swimming pools can help people deal with stress, and with plenty of research also showing that featuring plants in our environment can make us more relaxed, it seems obvious to pair the two.
6 Of The Best Luxury Pool Gadgets To Buy Today 9th February 2017
One of the most fun parts about deciding to install a beautiful new luxury pool at home, whether indoor or outdoor, is spending time doing some research to see what gadgets you can also invest in that will complement the new addition to your home. We’re lucky these days in that we have a dazzling array of different devices at our immediate disposal – so here are just a few of our favourite picks to help you see just what is out there on the market in this regard.
You love to listen to your playlists while you’re on the treadmill or out doing some road running, don’t you? Well, now you can enjoy them just as much while you’re splashing about in the pool. This pair of headphones boasts wireless Bluetooth connectivity, a waterproof IPX7 rating so they’re perfect for water sports and a built-in microphone so you can make hands-free calls.
Grace Digital ECOXGEAR ECOXBT Wireless Speaker
If you’d rather not have headphones in as you swim, why don’t you invest in a waterproof wireless speaker instead so you can still have tunes at the poolside? The speakers have a battery life of ten hours, although you can also plug it into a power source so can easily take your music inside with you when you’ve had enough of the pool. You can use it to make calls from your smartphone and it can pair up with laptops and the Kindle Fire, as well as other Bluetooth devices. Even better, the speakers themselves float so don’t panic if you knock them into the pool!
Robotic Solar Pool Skimmer
Cleaning the swimming pool is a chore that has to be done, no matter how much you don’t want to do it, but with this brilliantly conceived solar-powered pool skimmer you can sit back and relax and watch as it does the hard work for you.
You’re sure to want to take a few pictures at the poolside, but what about when you’re actually in the water? The GoPro is the perfect choice as the camera itself is top of the range and it’s one of the best waterproof models out there. Just make sure that there’s no debris or dirt along the white rubber gasket when using it, as this could make the case less waterproof.
Who wouldn’t want a waterproof smartphone? This Android version from Panasonic can be submerged in up to a metre of water for half an hour or so, so it’s perfect for anyone who loves lazing about in the pool but who doesn’t want to be parted from their phone for too long.
Although out of stock at the moment, we’re still taken with the idea of the Video Mask Series from Liquid Image since it’s easy to wear and can take both digital video and photos – all with your hands free!