Home Indoor Pools in Kansas City: Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you a new indoor pool owner or thinking about becoming one? At Pools By York, we get a ton of questions about home indoor pools. Today we’re going to discuss a couple of the most common indoor pool questions.

Do home indoor pools need to be heated?

Heating an indoor pool typically depends on your geographic location. If you live in a mild or warmer area, it may not be necessary, since sunlight can do the heating for you. If you live in a climate with more extreme or fluctuating temperatures, you should consider heating your indoor pool if you want to be comfortable using it regularly. Your own personal preference is a factor as well. Do what you feel is best for you and your home!

This leads us into our next topic. An indoor pool cover can actually save you some money in the energy cost (possibly 50-70% in savings!) to heat your pool. So if you’re considering heating your pool you should also decide if you’d like to have a cover for it too.

Do home indoor pools need covers?

If you want to save on energy costs, then yes, your home indoor pool needs a cover. If you plan on using your indoor pool most days and don’t want to spend a ton of time covering and uncovering it, then no. (Unless you’d like an automated pool cover!) 

Indoor pools do not need a pool cover for the traditional reason of protecting it from the elements and outdoor debris. Home indoor pool covers can save you money on energy by reducing water evaporation and the need to ventilate and replace the air surrounding the pool. 

How do you look after a home indoor pool?

There are four main things that you will need to stay on stop of with your home indoor pool:

  1. Vacuum the pool for algae and other small debris and grime. 
  2. Check on your filter and replace as needed.
  3. Shock the water routinely to clean it.
  4. Check on the chlorine and pH levels of the pool.


Maintaining a home indoor pool is not as strenuous as an outdoor pool, but you do need to make sure you’re regularly checking on it to maintain the safety and longevity of your pool. 

Thinking about installing a home indoor pool? Get a free quote today!

Pools By York, also known as York Companies, has years of experience with installation of home indoor pools. We understand what makes a high quality indoor pool and have the portfolio to show it. Get a free quote for your home indoor pool today!