Build Your Own Stay at Home Holiday: Turn Your Pool into a Beach
The Easter holidays have come and gone, and COVID-19 still presents a new way of living for the world. We must continue with preventative measures and stay home to take care of ourselves and others.
This now gives us a chance to spend more time with our families. If you have already been in your house for weeks due to the established quarantine and you cannot think of anything else to do besides watching series on Netflix, today I’ll share with you an innovative way to have a great time: create a beach in your own back garden. Now you can really enjoy a holiday at home!
Create Your Own Beach at Home
You won't be able to make the sandcastles of your childhood, but you can enjoy the sea without having to travel to the coast. Sand pools are capable of meeting your needs without being too high an investment. They are perfect if the grass gives you an allergy or if you want a more natural alternative to tiling.
So are they a beach or a pool? They’re both at once! Sand pools are perfect for spending the summer at home without missing the shoreline. There are companies that specialize in the design and construction of imitation beach pools with sandy edges. They make them with a special sand, so that neither the water nor the wind can move it. Sometimes it is not even sand - it is epoxy or another material that achieves the sandy effect. These designs are the most realistic, but also the most expensive.
One of the advantages of sand pools is that they look like beaches. Infinity pools are beautiful, but they do not have progressive hill entrances like sand pools do, which allow you to enter them as if you were plunging into the sea.
Sand pools will make you feel as if you were really on the seashore. By decorating these pools as if they were beaches, with hammocks, towels, loungers and all the gear you would take on your vacation, they become perfectly artificial beaches. Now you will save yourself carrying all these belongings miles away to the ocean, because your beach will be in your own home.
If sand pools aren’t your cup of tea, consider investing in a built-in pool and covering your entire garden with sand. Remember that the sand should be of a thicker grain so that the wind does not drag it into the pool. You can make a softer and finer sand more suitable by tamping the ground and moistening it very occasionally.
Don’t forget the accessories! Surround your built-in pool with palm trees or tropical plants. If you want to simulate a coastal spot, include other natural elements such as stones.
Building a sand pool or built-in pool in the garden can be a challenge, both for your skills and your budget. Considering the time we find ourselves in now, perhaps going for the easiest option is best - so I must recommend the inflatable pool, also known as kiddie pool. All you need to do is inflate it and fill it with water and voila! You’ve got your own personal pool in your backyard.
Now all you need to do is put on your swimsuit and splash around merrily, and put on some music you'd listen to while at the beach. You could even have a picnic outside and take photos of yourself 'on holiday'. You’ll be the envy of all your friends! This is truly the cheapest and most viable option for the average person.
What do you think? Will you be turning the pool in your own back garden into a beach?