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How to Choose a Vacation Pool Home in Cape Coral

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

When locating your vacation home in Cape Coral, a vacation rental with a private swimming pool is an ideal choice during your stay. But before making your decision, make sure you find out the amount of sun you can expect and how the water temperature is maintained. Additionally, if you are traveling with children, you should find out what safety features are in place.


To get the most enjoyment out of any Cape Coral vacation rental pool, it should face west or south. This provides maximum sun exposure during the day which is what most vacationers want. However, if you want a shady pool, choose a Cape Coral rental where the pool faces east or north.

Pool Heaters

During the winter months of November to April the swimming pools in Cape Coral lose their heat during the cooler nights and can become quite chilly. To compensate for this, choose a vacation home with a heated pool and be sure to put the thermal covering on each night.

Electric or solar heaters can adequately maintain the pool temperatures – but you need to investigate a little bit before booking a house with solar heat.

According to swimming pool experts, solar heated pools can be effective IF the surface area of the solar panels is equal to the surface area of the pool. The problem arises because many builders of Cape Coral property offered solar heated pools as a free add-on to their homes but placed insufficient panels to adequately heat the pool.

You can easily determine if the surface area of the pool and panels is equal for yourself by looking up the property on Google maps and selecting “Satellite view”. If the panels on the roof cover roughly as much area as the pool, like the Cape Coral rental pictured above, the heater will be as effective as electric. If, however, the panels cover less surface area than the pool, it will not be as effective as electric – choose that home for a summer rental and go elsewhere in the winter.


If you are traveling with children, pool safety is an important consideration. Choose a Cape Coral vacation rental with either a safety gate around the pool, child safety locks on the doors to the pool area or an alarm systems that sounds when an exterior/pool door is opened.

While parental vigilance cannot be replaced, you do not want to spend your vacation in a state of paranoia because your children love the pool in your back yard! Make sure the home you rent has one of these aids – to help you maintain your sanity and your child’s safety.

How to Choose a Vacation Home Rental

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Choosing a vacation home rental can be quite a challenge. There are many aspects of the process that can leave you without much hope. You may become discouraged if in fact you can not find what you want either. So, how can you make the process of finding a vacation home rental easier on you? There are several key things that you can do. Here is a step by step look at the things you need to consider.

* Find a trusted website that helps owners to advertise their vacation homes on. It should be an opportunity for you to learn which options are available to you. A good website will provide plenty of details and allow you to gain all the necessary information right from it.

* Next, determine the approximate area in which you plan to stay. If you plan to stay in a very touristy area, consider moving away from the center of the city just a few miles. This will allow you to get all of the necessary benefits of cost effectiveness.

* Look for the available vacation home rentals in that area and par it down to those that fit any specific needs that you have. This is especially important if you have a good amount of specific requests.

* Work with a company that allows you to contact the owner to learn more and to get your questions answered. This is the best way for you to actually learn from what is available and find answers. If the website does not allow for this, you may have only the information listed to go from.

* Finally, comparison shop until you find the right vacation rental home that fits with all of your needs. In many ways, you are sure to find the right one by comparing such things as the features of the home and the price tag attached to it. If you are looking for a more specific set of criteria, don’t settle!