Buying a new pool isn’t just about enjoying the biggest and deepest in your neighbourhood; some of you might only have a limited amount of space and others may only have the option to have a swimming area installed in a specific part of their garden or home. In any event, there will undoubtedly be dozens of things running through your mind as you plan to have your pool built – and here are a few important things to think about before taking the dive.
Who are you hiring?
It’s highly unlikely that you’ll be planning on designing AND building your swimming pool without professional help; in fact, only licensed builders might consider doing so, as everyone else will require building permits and a host of formal documentation to complement their plans. If you’re planning on keeping things local, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of pool builders in Melbourne, from smaller agencies right through to the largest that include designers and builders alike.
How much do you have to spend?
Building a new swimming pool can be expensive, but there are some sizes and shapes that can cost a lot more than you might expect. If you have chosen your pool builder already, then you might be keen to get a bit of inspiration from their portfolio. If there’s already a template, there’s no need to re-design anything and this could end up saving you potentially hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
How long do you have?
If you’re hoping for your swimming pool to be built overnight, or over the course of a weekend, then you might end up a little disappointed. These types of constructions rely on a range of heavy duty materials and resources – and they do take time to install and set. Concrete for instance will take days to dry and all of the supportive beams will need to be cut to shape; not to mention the time that it will take to clear space for the pool itself. But try not to worry – your pool will be installed in the space of a couple of months and once it is, you’ll be able to enjoy it without any further delay.