How To Make Sure Your Home Is Suitable For A Fibreglass Pool
How can you ensure your home is suitable for a fibreglass pool? The answer is actually quite simple and straightforward. But it is important, however, to make sure you’re checking every box. Installing a pool is definitely a great decision, but it is a big one too; the last thing you want to do is run into problems further down the track because you didn’t check the details. But fret not! We’ve answered the biggest questions for you just below. And did you know that learning how to make sure your home is suitable for a fibreglass pool can actually help you define your pool choice. If you’re still on the fence about different options, of course. So read on!
Ask Yourself: Why Do You Want A Fibreglass Pool In The First Place
Understanding why you want a fibreglass pool will make the installation process infinitely easier. It will also clarify exactly what options you can consider. Do you want a pool your kids can learn to swim in? Then your best choice would be a large family-sized pool with a splash deck. Or are you after a sleek, contemporary pool that you intend to use only once every couple of days? Then a plunge pool would suit your needs far more than other options.
It’s a good idea (and one that we recommend) to sit down and plan out the primary reasons you want a pool. This will heavily influence your choice of fibreglass pool and save you time looking at options that are not relevant to your interests.
Have A Set Budget In Mind
The next step in checking if your home is suitable for a fibreglass pool is to define your budget. Again, this ties in nicely with clarifying the reasons as to why you want one in the first place. There’s no point in spending the weekend measuring out your backyard space if you discover that the fibreglass pool you’re after has an unacceptable price range.
Define a budget, stick to it, and match this to fibreglass pools that are within that range and suit your needs. This will greatly assist you in discovering whether or not your home suits a fibreglass pool.
A good thing to remember is that the pool installation process is a complicated one. Oftentimes, complications and unforeseen problems can crop up: sometimes it can be problems with the earth around the dig site or even erratic weather patterns that damage the site. It’s important then to keep in mind how much extra you’re willing to spend. It’s always a good idea to keep some finances in reserve, too.
A fibreglass pool can be the centrepiece of your home – but only if it fits.
Measure Your Backyard
This is the most obvious question that needs answering and likely one that you’ve thought of yourself. Your backyard has to have enough space in order to fit a fibreglass pool in it in the first place. Measuring this is a simple process: at Fibreglass Pools Melbourne, all of our pool ranges have their specifications listed on our site. Simply measure your own backyard and check with our pool details to ensure a pool can be fitted into your home.
For the best result, we recommend getting into contact with Fibreglass Pools Melbourne and allowing one of our friendly, professional team members to do this. Why? Well, measuring your backyard may seem simple, but there are a lot of things to consider. Remember, you have to take into account your poolside area (tiles, poop pump, heater, etc) and this list of things grows if you have an uneven backyard – such as slopes, hills or ditches.
Every aspect of your backyard has to be taken into consideration before a pool can be installed. Our team at Fibreglass Pools Melbourne have over 30+ years of experience in handling this process – and filling out our quote form is free!
Does It Suit The Feel Of Your Home
As we mentioned before, you’ll want to settle on the type of pool that you’re installing before you consider whether or not it’s suitable for your home. A lap pool, for example, will take up a different amount of space from that of a plunge pool.
Once you’ve settled on the type of pool, ask yourself if that pool suits your home’s aesthetic. There’s no point in installing a contemporary plunge pool if your family wants to swim with a ton of pool toys and splash all weekend long. Likewise, geometric pools will suit more modern homes, whilst freeform are the go-to for traditional homes.
Lastly, now would be a good time to design and plan your poolside area. This area can be as big or small as you like; your imagination is the limit. Do you want a BBQ area, or simply a place to lounge in the sun? It’s always best to plan this area out now before you install your fiberglass pool, and run the risk of running out of space.
An Important Factor To Consider: Maintenance
Maintenance cost is an often-times overlooked feature in pool installation. That cost runs through both money and time. Ensure that you and your family will have enough time per week to properly maintain your pool, such as skim cleaning, checking the filter and keeping the chemicals in your pool balanced. These processes can take a few minutes per day if you do them regularly, or build upwards to an hour if you neglect your pool care – worse, it could cost you more money to fix a problem caused by neglecting pool maintenance.
Double Check The Fencing Laws Of Your State
Part of the pool installation process is fencing your pool and ensuring the safety of your family. Certain states have different laws and regulations concerning the fencing surrounding your pool. It is imperative to keep up to date with these laws; alternatively, one of our pool installation experts at Fibreglass Pools Melbourne can check this for you. You can find Melbourne’s fencing laws here.
Find The Right (And Trusted) Installer Today!
We hope you feel more confident about whether or not your home is suitable for a fibreglass pool after reading this. However, there is one last question that needs answering: what pool installer to use? This choice is just as important as the other points we made – in fact, it’s likely one of the most important choices you have to make.
Here at Fibreglass Pools Melbourne, our team of friendly and professional pool installers have over 30+ years in the industry. We firmly believe that our family-run values are the right fit for Victorian families – the right fit for your home! So get into contact with us today and we’ll be more than happy to match your home with your dream fibreglass pool!