Building a new home is an exciting project, as you get to create a home which is specifically designed to suit your needs. But it is important to consider how you want to use the whole of your new property, including the outdoor areas. If you are building a new house, it can make sense to include a swimming pool from the beginning of the project. Here are a few good reasons why.
Planning Your Pool Project
Many people ask us about building a house and a pool: Should I buy the pool before after the new house is built? Or shall we do both projects in parallel? Well, there are a few factors that affect this decision. In general, if your pool is located behind the house, in your backyard, it can be easier to access with machinery before the house is built. However, it all depends on the availability of access. If that is not an issue, you can build the house and the swimming pool in parallel or you can have the swimming pool installed afterwards.
Considerations About Building a House and a Pool
Planning your pool project is not simple but luckily, there are many resources you can study and people you can talk to. Read on to find out what affects the timing and what the best approach is to ensure that both of your building projects run smoothly and with an optimised budget.
One common question we get asked is “how long will it take to build my new pool?” The answer to that question depends on a number of different factors which include (but are not limited to the planning process, the type of pool (concrete or fibreglass for example), the time of the year, your local consent authority or other contractors. Let’s take a look at how these factors can influence your pool construction to help you plan your new pool project.
Having a backyard pool can dramatically change your life at home for the better! Many families report that their swimming pool provides countless hours of entertainment for children (keeping active and away from screen time!), increases the amount of quality family time and can be used to boost fitness. Unlike spending money on a holiday, a swimming pool allows you to have resort-style living all summer long …
Installing a swimming pool is a major construction project which requires a great deal of management, it involves excavation, ground preparation, plumbing, concrete laying and electrical work. It is essential that you have a good understanding of the engineering principals used to determine the best location to build your pool and the best practices for installation. Remember, it is important that you install your …
A great question we’re often asked is, if I’m going to build a house, how do I go about planning the pool? If it is such that you’ve got a block that when the house is built, you’re going to lose your access, it’s really important to consider putting the pool in first. At Compass, we call that a sleeper pool. So you can certainly come to us and talk to use about installing a sleeper pool.
The other consideration is, if you’re going to have access, we can certainly put the pool in after the house is built. But the consideration might be, if it’s going to be anywhere near the house for example, you want to make sure you consult with your builder and ensure that the footings for that house are constructed in such a way that it lets you come up and excavate near the house. So there are those sorts of considerations that must be taken into account.