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Koh Samui The Island of Swimming Pools

Posted by Celia Verner on August 13, 2021
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Samui Island Queen of Swimming Pools

There are more swimming pools in Koh Samui per number of properties than anywhere else in Thailand.

Why Koh Samui holds the record for the number of swimming pools?

This is explained by the fact that until 2014 the administration of Samui Island issued very few building permits for condominiums. And after that date, they stop authorizations for condos and other apartment buildings.

Thanks to the administration of the island, Samui does not look like Pattaya or Phuket.

The villa is, therefore, the queen of accommodation in Samui. And all this is common sense, on an island like Koh Samui, people prefer to live in a villa with a private pool than in an apartment.

How big should be a swimming pool in Koh Samui?

The minimum in our opinion would be 6x3m with a maximum of 150cm deep. The ideal would be 9x3m always with this maximum of 1.5m, of depth. No matter the length and width, the depth should not exceed 1.5m.

The most important is to keep harmony, nothing is more ugly than a big property with a small swimming pool, however, a large swimming pool in a medium-size villa will never be an error. 

Why are deep pools are not recommended?

Unless you are a fan of diving from 4 meters high, and you do not plan to rent or sell your villa, we advise you to build a swimming pool with a depth between 1.40m and 1.50m.

blonde young woman walking in swimming pool sea view

What a joy to swim in a large pool and stop anywhere without worrying about sinking, or having to swim quickly to the edge to hold on.

Think about small people, remember Koh Samui is in Thailand, Thais are not very tall, they will appreciate being invited to your home and enjoy your pool(not to mention that many of them do not really know how to swim).

Think about rental, the Chinese come in large numbers on vacation to Samui, they also do not measure 180cm. It’s safer and so convenient.

What finishes are the most pleasant for the swimming pool?

Without any doubt, the Bali stone, this stone gives an incredible blue/emerald color, but above all, the main reason is the contact to the touch, which is very pleasant and non-slippery. 

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