The cost of installing a pool can vary depending on several factors, including the type of pool (concrete, fibreglass or Plungie), size, location, and any additional features you desire. As a rough guide, a small (5m) pool package, including approvals, would start from $40,000. For a more accurate estimate, please contact us for a personalised quote tailored to your specific needs.
Ongoing maintenance costs for your pool typically include water treatment chemicals, electricity for filtration and lighting, regular cleaning and water.. These costs can also vary based on pool size and usage; as an estimate for an average size pool of 7m, you would be spending approximately $1000-$1500/ year.
Our pricing generally covers the essential components of pool installation. However, additional features like landscaping, fencing, heating systems, lighting, cleaning robots and automation may be considered extras. We work closely with all of our valued clients to customise each pool project and discuss any optional upgrades or extras that may be required for their site, we will ensure your dream pool fits your budget and requirements.
Absolutely, we offer convenient finance payment options to make your dream pool more accessible. One of our financing solutions is “Handy Pay.”
Handy Pay allows you to spread the cost of your pool project over manageable instalments, making it easier to enjoy your pool without a large upfront payment. With flexible terms and competitive rates, Handy Pay is designed to fit your budget and lifestyle.
Feel free to reach out to us to learn more about our financing options and how Handy Pay can help you turn your pool dreams into reality.
When it comes to choosing the right pool for your home, it’s essential to understand the differences between concrete and fibreglass pools.
With concrete pools, we create a unique design for you right on your property, offering a wide range of customisation options. However, it takes a bit longer to build. On the other hand, fibreglass pools are pre-made in a factory and then transported to your location. This means a faster installation process, but we do need access for crane to lift the shell into place.
Concrete Precast pools, like fibreglass, come as pre-formed units, making them another efficient choice in terms of installation; however, due to the nature of the concrete shell pre-cast construction, they are a much heavier shell and require a large crane to lift the shells in place, so crane access would be a main consideration.
In regards to Maintenance and Durability, Concrete pools are known for their durability, but they do require some maintenance, such as regular brushing.
Fibreglass pools are also very durable, with the advantage of a a smooth surface that’s resistant to algae growth, requiring less maintenance over time.
Choosing the right pool size is influenced by multiple factors, like your yard’s size, how you plan to use it, and your personal preferences. Our experienced team will evaluate your unique circumstances, considering existing structures, boundary regulations, and safety fencing, to recommend a size that optimises your space, aligns with your needs, and enhances your pool area for entertainment and safety.
The distance requirements for pool placement can vary depending on your local council regulations. However, as a general guideline, it’s advisable to maintain a minimum distance of 1.0 meters from your property boundaries or 1.5 meters if your pool is on sandy soil. Additionally, it’s recommended to be approximately 1.5 meters away from any house structures, although this may vary depending on your house’s specific footings. To ensure compliance with your local council’s regulations and the safety of your pool installation, we recommend consulting with them or our expert team, who can provide guidance tailored to your situation.
We offer a wide range of pool shapes and designs, concrete pool shapes and sizes are limited to your site area, imagination and budget; pre-cast pool sizes and shapes can be found on our precast pools page and all of the fibreglass pool shapes and sizes can be found on our fibreglass page.
The ideal pool depth depends on your intended use. We can help you choose a depth that suits your preferences with concrete pool construction, whether it’s for swimming, diving, or relaxation, while also considering safety guidelines. Our standard pool depth usually starts from 1.2m in the shallow end and 1.8m in the deep end.
Check out the fibreglass page for the different depths for the many pool-shape options.
Absolutely! We specialise in integrating pools seamlessly with existing landscapes and structures, ensuring a cohesive and beautiful outdoor space and keeping in mind the zone of influence to your existing structures and engineered to your sites specific soil type and slope of the land.
You can select from a range of interior finishes, such as pebblecrete, ceramic tiles, glass tiles, or fibreglass pools. Each material offers unique aesthetics and durability, and we can help you choose the right one for your pool.
The timeline for council approvals can vary widely by depending on your local council and the complexity of your project. In Northern NSW – Typically, the process may take anywhere from a 4 weeks to several months with QLD applications its significantly less and only a few weeks. Here’s a rough breakdown
Lodgement: Plan drafting and application lodgement can take approx 2 weeks to complete
Submission: Once the lodgement has been completed, it usually takes a few weeks for the certifier or local council to review your application.
Determination: This process can take anywhere from 4 weeks (CDC) or 12 weeks (DA), depending on your local shire and site specifications
Approval: Once approved, and we have your construction permit. We can schedule your project into our construction works calendar and book all relevant trades.
Inspections: The council requires inspections at various stages of construction, which can add to the timeline, we will arrnage all inspections required, or if you have arranged your own approvals we can provide guidance on when they need to be booked
Final Approval: After completing construction, passing all inspections and registering your pool with your local council you’ll receive final approval / occupation certifcate, allowing you to enjoy your new pool.
With all of our projects, our team will assist in navigating the approvals process to ensure a smooth and efficient experience.
We understand that the approvals process can be complex, but you can rest assured that we take care of the lodgement and approvals process on your behalf as included in our pool packages.. Our dedicated team will handle all the necessary paperwork, submissions, and interactions with the local council. We’ll guide you through any specific items or information required from your end, making the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Our goal is to ensure that you can enjoy your new pool without the stress of dealing with the approvals process.
The frequency of pool cleaning depends on several factors, including pool usage, weather conditions, and the type and setup of your filtration system. Here’s a general guideline:
Regular Pool Cleaning Schedule:
Skimming: Daily or as needed, remove debris (leaves, insects, etc.) from the surface of the water using a skimmer net and empty the skimmer basket when required.
Vacuuming/Brushing: Weekly or as needed, vacuum the pool bottom to remove dirt and debris that settle there, and brush the walls and floor of the pool to prevent algae and other buildup.
Filter Maintenance: Regularly check and clean your internal cartridge filter or backwash your media filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Chemical Testing: Regularly test and adjust the water chemistry to maintain proper pH, chlorine levels, and alkalinity. This is typically done weekly with monthly water test from a professional pool testing facility (pool shop / mobile pool tech); keeping all records of your results is essential for warranty purposes.
The frequency may vary based on your pool’s specific conditions and local weather patterns, so it’s essential to monitor your pool regularly and adjust the cleaning schedule accordingly. Additionally, hiring a professional pool maintenance service can help ensure your pool stays clean and well-maintained throughout the year.
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Selecting the appropriate heating system significantly influences your pool’s operating costs. Solar heating stands out as the most energy-efficient and budget-friendly option. Another popular choice is electric heat pumps, especially when paired with solar panels for your home, offering remarkable efficiency. In contrast, gas and electric heaters typically come with higher operational expenses.
The dimensions and location of your pool also play a crucial role in heating costs. Larger pools demand more energy to reach and maintain desired temperatures, while pools in colder climates require increased heating to ensure comfort. Finding the perfect balance between warmth and cost-effectiveness is essential.
Your desired water temperature and how frequently you heat your pool impact running expenses. Pools regularly heated or kept warm for extended periods will naturally incur higher energy bills. It’s vital to strike the right balance to match your comfort needs and budget.
Reducing heat loss is key to lowering operational costs. Using a pool cover when your pool is not in use substantially reduces heat dissipation, resulting in noticeable savings.
For precise cost estimates tailored to your specific situation, we recommend consulting a pool heating specialist or utilising energy calculators provided by leading heat pump manufacturers. By considering these factors, they can provide you with a more accurate estimate aligned with your unique circumstances and preferences.
Check out some more information on swimming pool heaters.
Cartridge filters offer a straightforward installation process in contrast to media filters. They arrive pre-assembled, simplifying plumbing requirements. These compact filters also occupy less space since they don’t necessitate a separate media tank.
Maintenance-wise, cartridge filters are user-friendly. Cleaning involves removing the cartridge elements and rinsing them to eliminate debris. Periodically, soaking them in a cleaning solution may be required. Cleaning frequency depends on pool usage and water quality, usually falling within a few weeks to months. Additionally, the internal cartridge elements have a limited lifespan, necessitating replacement every few years.
Media filters, including sand filters, come with a more intricate installation process. They involve the incorporation of a separate media tank and a backwash valve, which can complicate plumbing requirements. Additionally, connecting the backwash valve to your sewer, if available, typically mandates the involvement of a licensed plumber. The larger tank and valve setup also demand a relatively more significant amount of space.
In terms of maintenance, media filters like sand filters require periodic backwashing to clear accumulated debris. This process entails reversing the water flow to cleanse the media bed. The frequency of backwashing depends on pool usage and water quality, usually occurring every few weeks. Furthermore, the media material within the filter, such as sand or glass beads, may necessitate replacement every few years, contingent upon usage and upkeep. Check out our blog on filters here