Feng Shui Swimming Pool
Usually feng shui experts will not recommend you to have a swimming pool in your house because you need to consider many things before having one. If you place the swimming pool in the wrong area of your house, wrong shape and size, then it can do a serious harm to the residents. If your horoscope warns against the presence of water element (lets say that you are a Fire person), then you should be extra careful or can forget about having swimming pool in your house.
Large volume of water exudes powerful energies and large area of still water is considered yin which can be used to balance the yang energy of the home. It also represents stored wealth, clarity of mind and depth of knowledge. Therefore make sure that the water is kept clean, dirty or polluted body of water creates harmful chi causing the home’s residents to suffer from huge loss and ill health.
How to Organize Your Swimming Pool
- Swimming pool should be located in the north, east or southeast of your grounds (the water will feed growth and at the same time the energy of the water will be kept under control by the Wood). Avoid locating it in the south (it will destroy the fire energy here).
- Swimming pool must not become a part of your house. Many people locate their swimming pool directly behind their house, this is not recommended in feng shui. If you already have one then you can try separate it from your house by closed doors. If you insist to have a swimming pool, then it should be located in front of your house. Rooftop pools are thought to symbolically ‘drown’ the residents and weigh them down while pool in the basement is considered a destabilizing influence.
For women, avoid locating the swimming pool on the right side of your main door (seen from inside looking out). Swimming pool located here will make your husband develop a roving eye and become unfaithful.
Make sure that your swimming pool is visible from at least one of the doors of your home.
- The body of water shouldnt be too large compared to your house, it must be in proportion to your house and the surrounding landscape. Pool that is too big can symbolically ‘drown’ the occupants. Where possible your swimming pool should not occupy more than 33.3% of the plot of land area.
- Auspicious shapes of swimming pools are those with rounded edges and kidney-shaped which appear to hug the home. When your house is embraced by water, especially water from the north, is believed to be very auspicious. Other recommended shape would be round, oval, curving and octagon.
A crescent shape swimming pool or pond with its tip pointing away from the property symbolizes money leaving the site.
Rectangular shape with pointed corners is not recommended in feng shui especially if the sharp corner is pointing toward your house sending poison arrows into the house. Sharp angles of a swimming pool represents a cutting edge which can stimulate accidents in the residents.
- The color of the pool tiles is also important and care should be taken to ensure that there is a balance between the elements in and around the pool. Pale blue is often chosen as a favorite color but again will not suit all locations. You can refer to the Relationships of The Five Elements so that you will have more clues on how to maintain the balance in your swimming pool.
- Pools should be mixed with other balancing elements to ensure that your pool is well-balanced and harmoniously incorporated into the landscape – metal (pumps, handrailings, electrical eqipment), earth (rock, cement surroundings or deckings), wood (plants, arbors, gazebos) and fire (lighting).