More and more homeowners are choosing to install their own swimming pools in Adelaide. Having a private pool in your backyard makes sense on so many levels: it is a great way to stay fit and healthy, it offers a private space for relaxation, and opens up plenty of opportunities for socialising and family bonding. It can even increase the value of your property.
Here we take a look at some of the options available to you when it comes to pools in Adelaide, some of the important issues you need to think about, and how Compass Pools can help you achieve the dream swimming pool you always wanted.
The health benefits of having your own pool
A pool is a large investment, but it is worthwhile. By choosing a quality pool, you are purchasing an asset which will last a lifetime, and bring you plenty of enjoyment.
For a start, the health benefits of swimming are well-known. It is one of the most effective forms of exercise, as it improves your cardiovascular health as well as using practically every muscle in the body. Because of this, it is excellent for improving your overall level of fitness, toning up and staying in shape.
Swimming is also excellent for mental health, as spending time in the water is proven to assist with relaxation and stress relief, lowering anxiety levels and helping you sleep better at night. This improves your sense of wellbeing and enables you to cope more effectively with the stresses of daily life.
By having your own backyard pool in Adelaide, you will be more motivated to enjoy the water on a regular basis, as you can swim and relax in comfort and privacy on your own property.
Pools in Adelaide are great for socialising
A pool is also a great social space, as it gives you the opportunity to spend more time with family and friends by having pool parties and barbeques at the poolside. Having a beautiful outdoor entertaining space will encourage you to host more events in that gorgeous Adelaide climate, and help you strengthen bonds with the people you care about.
Pools are also ideal for spending quality time with your immediate family, as you can all enjoy the water together, making long-lasting memories for yourself, your partner and the kids. Swimming is a safe, healthy and fun way for you to all spend time together as often as possible.
A pool is a stunning design feature
A swimming pool makes a beautiful centrepiece to your backyard. By making the pool the main focus of your outdoor space, and planning the rest of your landscaping around it, you can create a stunning and highly functional backyard design which you will enjoy looking out at, and spending time in, each and every day.
A well-designed and maintained backyard is something that attracts potential home buyers, especially if a swimming pool is part of the package. This means that you will increase the value of your home and achieve a higher sale price for your property if you ever move on.
The different types of swimming pools in Adelaide
Adelaide homeowners have a number of choices when it comes to choosing a swimming pool. The type of pool you choose should depend on a number of elements:
- Your budget
- Your usage needs
- The size and shape of your backyard
There are pools available to suit everyone, with three main materials dominating the market: concrete, fibreglass and vinyl-liner.
1. Concrete pools
Concrete pools are the most expensive type of pools, as they cannot be prefabricated. Instead, they have to be built from scratch in your backyard, a process which is labour-intensive and can take weeks or even months to complete. Because of this, the cost of a concrete pool is considerably higher than that of other swimming pool types.
Concrete has been used to build pools in Adelaide for many decades, so its strength and durability are tried and tested. You can rely on a concrete pool for the rest of your life, although it might need retiling or repainting at some stage.
The main advantage of concrete, however, is that it can be moulded into any shape you choose. This means that if you have a clear vision for how you want your pool to look, and you have not found an off-the-shelf solution to suit you, you can achieve your dream pool by having it made from concrete.
2. Fibreglass pools
The popularity of fibreglass pools in Adelaide is easy to explain. They are as strong and durable as concrete pools, able to withstand even the most extreme weather conditions and heavy usage, but at a far lower price. This is because fibreglass pool shells are pre-made in factories in a range of designs and sizes, so when you choose your pool, it can simply be delivered to your home, instead of having to be built from scratch. As a result, a fibreglass pool can be installed and ready to use within a matter of days.
Compass Pools produces a wide range of fibreglass pool shells which can be installed as above-ground or as in-ground pools at your Adelaide, property or even installed partially in and partially above ground if you have an unusual-shaped or sloping backyard.
3. Vinyl-liner pools
Vinyl-liner pools are the most budget-friendly when it comes to initial outlay, but they can end up costing more than you think. These pools are popular as above ground pools in Adelaide, but they can be installed in-ground at extra cost if required.
While the price tag may initially make a vinyl-liner pool look attractive, it is important to be aware of the risks involved. The linings are not particularly strong, so they can easily tear, especially if the pool is used often. This means you can end up spending more than you bargained for on pool repairs, and you will have to replace the liner completely every five to ten years, which can also be costly. However, if you are looking for a basic pool which you can enjoy occasionally, a vinyl-liner pool could be the right choice for you.
Compass Pools provide top-quality fibreglass pools in Adelaide
Whether you are looking for an above-ground or in-ground pool in Adelaide, Compass Pools can provide you with a fibreglass pool which will meet all your needs. From small plunge pools, ideal for relaxation, to large family pools, and lap pools designed for improving your fitness, our range caters for all needs and tastes.
Our pool shells are pre-made in a range of different sizes and designs, making them easy to install in your backyard, but they can also be personalised to suit your tastes and the style of your property, with a range of different Bi-Luminite and Vivid colour choices, which will maintain their appearance even through exposure to sunlight and pool cleaning chemicals.
Compass Pools also offer unique advantages when it comes to maintenance. Our exclusive Vantage self-cleaning system drastically cuts down on the amounts of time and chemicals it takes to keep your pool clean and healthy, leaving you with more free time to enjoy in the water.
Find out more about building a pool in Adelaide
If you are interested in having your own swimming pool in Adelaide, you can find out everything you need to know from our trusted pool builders, SA Quality Home Improvements. A family-run business established in SA since 1988, they stock the entire Compass Pools range, and have enjoyed a great working relationship with us for many years.
Whatever your swimming pool requirements, they will be happy to offer you all the assistance and guidance you need. You can call their expert team on 08 8351 6666.