Before I moved down south to be next to the beach, I was living in a lake house up in the northern midwest.
- While the lake-effect in the winter would produce chilly winds and ample precipitation, it also provided a wonderful source for outdoor recreation in the summer when temperatures were warm.
I loved taking my kayak out onto the lake fishing for largemouth bass to eat back at my house for a delicious meal. You don’t have to worry about alligators or venomous water snakes like you do down south near the ocean. While the beach is gorgeous, any bodies of freshwater are likely to have an assortment of dangerous wildlife. So instead of having a luscious body of freshwater to swim in every single day, I decided to start work on constructing an in-ground swimming pool that I had wanted for decades. And I made sure to get a pool cage to keep any wandering alligators out of the water. However, since my house is within walking distance of the beach, the groundwater is rather salty. You have to take this into account when building any concrete structures, whether they’re buildings, sidewalks, or swimming pools. That’s why I’m researching the best kind of steel rebar tie wire to use for my new swimming pool. While black bar rebar might be adequate for some swimming pools, choosing stainless steel rebar will result in steel that is over 1,000 more resistant to corrosion. This comes in handy when you’re dealing with a concrete structure that is built into the ground. When you’re only a few feet above sea level, you need to consider the effects of sale in addition to moisture when analyzing possible corrosion.