6 Things to Consider Before Installing A Swimming Pool

Jun 25, 2021

Swimming pools are becoming a popular addition to homes throughout New Zealand. A good quality fibreglass swimming pool can add untold value to your home and family lifestyle by offering a unique outdoor space to have fun, exercise, entertain and play with the kids throughout the year.

The process of purchasing a swimming pool can seem overwhelming. A pool isn’t something that can just be ordered and fitted. It requires careful planning and preparation, just like any significant enhancement or renovation to your home.

There are six essential factors you should consider before installing a swimming pool. Knowing what questions to ask and doing your homework before talking to your local pool installer is vital. When you and your pool builder are on the same page, your swimming pool installation will be seamless.

1. Identifying How You Will Use Your Pool

Identifying the main reason you want a swimming pool is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. Swimming pools come in various sizes, shapes, and styles, all uniquely  suited for different purposes. For example, a large family-sized swimming pool is great if you want to swim, play, and entertain, but it may not be the best choice if you are looking for a relaxing spa-style experience. Knowing how you want to enjoy your swimming pool will help you narrow down your selection of shapes and designs.

2. Selecting Your Local Pool Builder

Picking the right local pool installer to bring your dream pool to life is the first decision you will make. The right pool builder will make or break your pool installation process and your happiness with the final product. Referrals from friends and family are always a good place to start in your quest to find the perfect pool builder. It’s also important to look at independent reviews. Another factor to consider is finding a pool builder who specialises in the type of swimming pool you are looking for. For example, it does not make sense to hire a pool builder specialising in concrete pools when you want to install a fibreglass swimming pool. Instead, seek out your local pool builder. They’re generally the best option as they know the local market and have experience working within local building regulations.

3. Finding the Right Location In Your Backyard

Finding the right location for your swimming pool within your backyard can be exciting but also a challenge, especially if you have a smaller backyard space. Think carefully about whether you want your swimming pool to be a key central feature of your outdoor or more subtly placed into a corner. You must also be mindful of the distance from your house. Legally, your pool must be a set distance from other existing structure, such as sheds and underground cables. Remember, your swimming pool is often a once-in-a-lifetime investment. Therefore, it’s essential that you spend the time and plan the best location in your backyard that you will be happy with for many years to come.

4. Picking a Design

Choosing the type of swimming pool best suited to your intended usage is only part of the pool installation process. Once you have picked from the range of different pool types, you must also decide which design best fits the garden aesthetic you are trying to achieve. The space you have available may also be a factor as different designs and styles of the same type of pool are better suited to different sized and shaped backyards.

5. Choosing a Colour

Pool shells are available in various colours and finishes, allowing you to design your pool space to compliment your home’s aesthetic and tie everything together. Dark colours offer a sophisticated look and are great at hiding small debris that is sure to collect in your swimming pool. Dark colours also help to keep the pool warmer. On the other hand, lighter colours can offer a contrast to dark surroundings such as wooden decking. The Narellan Pools Marbleglass™ unique gel coating range contains numerous colours that have been carefully formulated to elegantly fuse every pool and backyard design.

6. Fencing and Safety

By law, your swimming pool must be surrounded by a secure fence to make it safe for adults, children, and animals when unattended. Local regulations will dictate some of the features of your pool safety fencing, e.g. height and spacing, but that still leaves many options for customisation to make your pool both safe and aesthetically pleasing. From budget-conscious metal fences to frameless glass pool fencing, the possibilities are endless. You will need to consider temporary fencing to secure the area while your pool is under construction, but your local pool builder will most likely handle that for you.

Installing Your Swimming Pool with Narellan Pools

Narellan Pools have over four decades of experience in designing and installing the best quality fibreglass above ground and in-ground swimming pools available. Our team of expert designers and craftspeople work endlessly to design a range of unique Narellan Pools solutions to fit any backyard. All Narellan Pools shells are manufactured at our in-house facility to the highest degree of quality, which we back with our Lifetime Structural Guarantee.

Every Narellan Pools journey starts with a consultation with our design team to better understand the right pool solution for you and your home. They will talk you through each of the options available and help you design your very own backyard oasis. Once the design has been signed off, our craftsmen will get to work manufacturing your shell while the pool building team prepares your property for its arrival. In no time at all, you’ll be ready to take your first dip into your new fibreglass swimming pool.

Get in touch with the team at Narellan Pools now to find out how we can help you design and install your ideal swimming pool.

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