- An invention from the company Piscinas de Arena, a backyard sand pool is made from a proprietary concrete blend that is then covered with NaturSand, which is compacted sand
- This creates a textured surface around and then inside your pool, as well.
- The nomination of the material and the sloped zero-depth entry creates a beachy aesthetic
- Surprisingly there’s no loose sand at all, so pool maintenance isn’t any different than other pools you’ve dealt with- and you get a pool that looks like a beach
There is a growing trend of families and individuals creating and enjoying their backyard sand pools. Not only can you make your pool, but there are also many benefits to having one. Forget visiting one of the best U.S. beaches, make your own and skip the long, hot drive! But before we dig deeper, what is a backyard sand pool, and how are they made?
What is a Backyard Sand Pool?
Sand Pools are a unique alternative to traditional above-ground pools. As discussed below, the sand bed supports the pool structure and provides insulation and many other benefits.
Sand Pools are an innovative product that offers a unique backyard experience, addressing two of the three major issues that plague backyard swimming pools – safety and cost!
So if you’re looking for a safe, affordable way to enjoy the backyard in summer, play some beach games and activities, then Sand Pools is the ideal solution for you.
How are Backyard Sand Pools Made?
Sand Pools are four primary components: the pool shell, insulation layer, sand bed, and support beams. The pool shell is constructed using a high-quality marine grade PVC that meets or exceeds all Australian standards. It comes in various shapes and sizes to suit your backyard environment.
A second component of the pool system is the thermal insulation layer.
The layer is made from a closed-cell foam that provides insulation to reduce heat loss and maintain water temperature.
The sand bed supports the weight of the pool, providing insulation and comfort when in contact with it. As such, it’s much more comfortable than concrete or vinyl lining, which can be cold and hard on bare feet.
It also provides a soft and supportive base for the pool, further reducing heat loss and increasing comfort.
A unique feature of Sand Pools is that they can be easily converted into an above-ground spa at any time simply by adding thermal insulation to the inside walls of the pool shell. This creates a weatherproof spa enclosure so you can enjoy the health benefits of a spa, even during the winter months.
That gives you the opportunity to take advantage of your pool at all times of the year, creating an outdoor oasis – even in winter. The support beams provide strength and durability for the pool shell and functions such as anchoring it to the ground so that minor movement does not cause damage.
What are the Benefits of Backyard Sand Pools
There are many benefits associated with backyard sand pools, including safety, cost savings, and performance.
Aesthetically they’re designed to blend into the backyard environment, creating a natural appearance that can be enjoyed all year round – not just in summer. They’re available in various shapes, including freeform, kidney, and circular, so that they can fit into your space easily. Plus you don’t have to worry about cleaning all that sand tar off your skin!
The sand bed provides a comfortable surface to stand on and acts as insulation so you won’t feel the cold concrete or vinyl underfoot. It’s more comfortable than concrete or vinyl liner and is nice and soft, reducing pool operating costs.
The flexible design of the pools provides superior comfort to traditional concrete designs, especially when children are using them as they are not as hard on bare feet.
A Pool for all Seasons
Sand Pools can be easily adapted into a spa pool in winter simply by adding thermal insulation to the inside walls of the pool shell. This creates a weatherproof spa enclosure so you can enjoy the health benefits of a spa, even during the winter months. This allows you to take advantage of your pool at all times of the year, creating an outdoor oasis – even in winter. No worries about stealing sand from the public beach here.
Safe – Flexible Design
Sand pools use a flexible design which is safer than traditional concrete pools as it reduces the risk of injury in the event of impact against the pool wall, especially when children are inside them. Concrete has no give and can cause severe injury if an impact or fall; this is not an issue with sand pools.
Sand pools are easy to install, so you can get the backyard oasis your family deserves without having to wait weeks or months. You can have it installed in days rather than weeks with no excavation required, so you’ll be enjoying your pool sooner rather than later.
Due to their flexible design, sand pools are more economical to install and maintain. They require less excavation than traditional concrete pools, making them cheaper to build. A smaller excavation can mean some savings on the overall construction cost.
A backyard sand pool enables you to enjoy an oasis in your backyard all year round. They’re designed to blend into the natural environment and provide a safe, comfortable surface for those who use them, perfect for children and adults alike. They can be easily adapted into a spa pool with thermal insulation, which provides an oasis of luxury that can be enjoyed during the colder months and the summer.
Hi, I’m Ryan Nelson! I live in the Hamptons, out on Long Island, near Ponquogue Beach. The beach is a place where I can find peace and serenity. It’s a place where I can sit and clear my head. The waves crashing on the shore somehow helps me to relax, while also reminding me that I am far from the stressors of daily life.