So you want a swimming pool. I am aware I do but that’s because my body is getting flabbier as I grow older and I want a swimming for 2 reasons. I am hoping by exercising in a swimming pool it’ll tone my muscles, help me loose some of my flab and make me fitter and the other reason is I don’t want to scare people when I use a shared pool. When I’m in a public swimming pool people think there is a whale loose in it when it’s only me. Oh dear, I think I have to diet as well.
I spent last summer vacationing in Europe. I started in London – it rained, travelled through France and stayed in a classic converted remote farmhouse having its own pool and then travelled down through Spain to the Costa del Sol where I then spent 3 weeks in a villa saturated in the Andalusian mountains with stunning sea and mountain views and of course a unique swimming pool. Both pools were unique and were self-builds. The swimming pool in Spain have been built by the villa owner pool repair Massachusetts, a great guy called John, who was an ex pat builder from London. The swimming pool he had built was 25 ft by 32 ft. It wasn’t square, a floor wasn’t level, the tiling wasn’t level, the slope of a floor wasn’t even, and you understand, it absolutely was the very best swimming pool I’ve ever been in. It had been great.
I had travelled to Spain to see the location as its somewhere I had always wanted to visit on a holiday and have you any idea, I have to return back as I didn’t see a great deal of it. I spent a lot of the 3 weeks I was there in the pool. The swimming pool had what they call in England, rustic charm. The sides weren’t straight, a floor tiles were slightly uneven and a floor sloped ever so slightly from sideways but taken with the converted stables, now a villa, and the nation setting it worked and worked very well. It had been the very best swimming pool I’ve ever been in. If I was creating a swimming pool this is one way I’d build it. However, a swimming pool like this will not utilize a new build house, it really wouldn’t suit it.
Take the swimming pool in France. This is a lot more of a contemporary pool but again was in a countryside setting so a very formal new swimming pool wouldn’t work and I’m pleased to state this wasn’t a conventional swimming pool although at the least everything was straight such as the sides of the pool. Again, the style was something I had never seen before. The swimming pool sloped down from the shallow end but at a particular point, the deep part fell away on all 4 sides to become 12 ft deep. However, it’d an underwater ledge about 3 ft below the surface completely across the pool. It had been great for chasing the youngsters across the pool, or for them chasing me, and we had an excellent holiday with 2 fantastic pools.
The trouble was though that although I had a lengthy vacation, I didn’t see a great deal of France or Spain except whenever we were travelling. The reason why, well I’m sure you are able to guess. If not here’s a clue. I had 2 fantastic swimming pools. I am certain that I could describe the swimming pools better compared to the countryside local to where I stayed. I’ll have to go back next season and try again but I am aware I will be distracted by the swimming pools when choosing somewhere to stay. Then again I possibly could try a mountain cabin with a river to swim in. That’s something I’ve always thought would be fun. It is a tough choice, lake or swimming pool. Maybe I could try both or better still perhaps its time I built my own swimming pool at home.