12 Things To Consider Before A Pool Installation

There is a huge difference between simply installing a pool in your backyard and creating a tailored backyard to suit your lifestyle. We feel the most important part to creating the dream is working together. Maybe you already have a backyard vision, or maybe you only have a few ideas that we can help you expand on. Either way, there is much to consider to getting it right.

Pool Shape

In picking your perfect pool shape to suit your individual lifestyle, there is much to consider. Over the last 5-6 years, the pool industry fad has been for a rectangle straight sided pool. However, a curved freeform shape may be the look you desire. Things to consider when picking your pool shape:

Pool Colour

When picking your pool colour, it is very important to know what colour is portrayed once the pool is full of water. The overall colour of your pool can completely change once filled.

Pool Fencing

In today’s age, the most common types of pool fencing in the industry is glass and powder coated aluminium. This does not mean that these two types are your only options. There are also a lot of pool fencing laws and requirements that need to be taken into consideration when designing your overall pool fence. 


Pool Gates

Are there any advantages to installing more than one pool gate into your backyard pool fence design? Depending on your overall backyard, maybe dual access to your pool will save you walking all the way to your pool area.

Pool Water

Salt water, fresh water, magnesium, dead sea minerals…

In today’s evolving pool industry, there are so many different types of pool water to choose from. All the above-mentioned water types are compatible with fibreglass pools and the different characteristics of these waters can be discussed at the pool quoting stage.

Water Features

There are many different options to choose from, all depending on what desired effect you wish to create around your pool. Some of these options are: spa jets, blowers/manifolds, sheer descents/waterfalls, deck jets, sun pods, splashdowns, etc. 

Pool Surrounds

You will need to give consideration as to how you would like the surrounding area around your pool finished. Different materials in this area will have different impacts on how we install and finish the area around your pool. As an example, perhaps you would like a timber deck beside your pool, in which case, depending on your site, it may be of benefit to install your pool higher out of the ground to accommodate for joists to build the timber deck.

Other options to consider may be: paving, exposed concrete, tiles, artificial grass, decking and normal grass.

Pool Height

There are requirements in Australian standards that will need to be considered when discussing the overall height of your finished pool. The height of your pool is extremely important to your surrounding ground level and the importance of getting this right has a big impact on the longevity of your pool.


Pool Filtration

Have you given any consideration to where you want the pool filtration installed? Ideally we would like to position your filter within 8 metres of your pool.

Inside The Pool Area

Give a thought toward how you will live around your pool? Will you entertain around your pool? If so, you may require room for chairs and a table, sun lounges, gazebos, umbrellas, pool slides, etc. All these items will help determine how much room you may need inside the pool fence area and also the position of the pool fence.

Sloping Land

This will be discussed further onsite, but if the ground is sloping where you visualise the pool to be installed in your front yard or back yard, you may require a pre-cut. Alternatively, we may be able to build up your yard, making a level pad with the dirt that comes out of excavation (pool hole). There is also the possibility that retaining walls may be needed. Drainage/surface water must also be directed away from the pool.

Pool Heating

The two main main options to heat your pool are solar heating or a heat pump system. You may not wish to install a heating system straight away but it is a great idea to install all the fittings needed in the pool at the time of the pool install. By doing this, installing pool heating at a later date will be much easier and a more cost effective process.

We hope this was a helpful guide for you and the family, in your decision making process to getting yourself a pool! Hopefully now you see that the process to getting a pool is a lot more complex than just choosing a design you like and where you want to put it. Regardless, our friendly pool builders are here to help you make the process easier. Get in touch with us today!