If you are determined to include a concrete swimming pool at your dream home in Crete, Greece or Cyprus which will be designed and built for your garden area then you are at the right web site. BritsinCrete addresses the questions related to the need to be realistic about running costs of a swimming pool in your dream home versus how much of the time the pool will be utilised! Whether it is manageable on a fixed income? Will its contribution boost your house price? and, Whether having a pool at all is an ego trip or life long dream!
How to Properly Maintain Swimming Pool Water Chemistry in Greece and Cyprus
Learn about properly maintaining pool water chemistry is perhaps the most important aspect of keeping a swimming pool in the garden of your dream home when you are living as an ex-pat in the Greek Island of Crete or on Mainland Greece or even Cyprus. More on pool Water Chemistry.
Much of the Greek Island of Crete and mainland Greece has hard bedrock. If it is too difficult to construct a concrete pool, consider an above ground pool and know how to do it. More on a Swimming Pool Above Ground
The success of heating your swimming pool with sunlight (solar energy) will vary depending on how much sun your pool will get; how big and cold the pool is, and how much you are prepared to pay to buy a dark-colored hose. Hose aside, you have to be concerned with how you will maximise heating your pool yet build and landscape an attractive pool side area. More on Using Solar Energy :: Heat a Pool
Heating a pool in Greece with inexpensive, unglazed plastic solar panels can be a relatively easy and low cost project you can do yourself. More on Installing Solar Panel Pool Heating
By properly closing your pool for the Winter, you will spend less time and money opening your pool again in the Spring. Short cuts and tips are provided. More on what is required to closing a Pool in Winter
A basic rundown of tips to opening a swimming pool for a new summer season. This practical advice applies to any swimming pool that fits in the garden of your home in the Greek Island of Crete and elsewhere in Greece or Cyprus. More on Reopening a Pool for the Summer season.
How to cope with problems with green algae in your dream home's swimming pool on a Greek Island, other places in Greece or Cyprus. More on Preventing and Eliminating Algae
Five easy and practical steps to quickly diagnose and resolve the problem of cloudy water in your pool as it applies to the Greek islands, mainland Greece and Cyprus. More on How to Diagnose and Clear Cloudy Swimming Pool Water
Advice on how to lower the Chorine levels in your swimming pool in sunny Crete, Greece and Cyprus. More on Lowering Chlorine
What replacement Liners are to be chosen for an above ground swimming pool. They have to be a functional part of the swimming pool as they need to add color, style and character. More on Replacing a Pool Liner
After winter is over and you check the condition of your pool, you may have to change the Vinyl lining. More on Repairing a Vinyl Pool Liner
Apart from all the advice on the upkeep of a pool, there is the question of landscaping, adding outdoor buildings, walls, fences and decks to maintain an eco-friendly environment. How to do it. More on landscaping an Above Ground Pool.
Solar landscape lights are very popular for showering light on a pool area. They are virtually maintenance free, easy to install, and cost nothing to run. But what is the key decision to make them work to optimum efficiency? More on Using Solar Powered Lights
How to make the concreted area around your pool look distinctive and attractive by stamping the concrete surface. It is a cost effective solution. More on Decorating with Stamp Concrete
Further reading on swimming pools if you plan to rent out your property in Crete is to be found on our "Getting an EOT License Crete" page.
That is our comprehensive coverage of Useful Articles on Building a Swimming Pool in Crete which also applies to other places in Greece or Cyprus.
Updated July 2014.