What Are the Requirements for the Access to my Backyard?

To build your pool, your selected pool contractor will need good access to your backyard. If you are building a new home and the pool is located at the back, you might consider building the pool first. Compass Pools Australia-authorised pool builders have already built many pools in demanding locations, including those where there was a complicated access to the backyard. Our award-winning pool builder that services the Greater South Sydney region, Local Pools and Spas, have said that their most challenging pool installation was in Gymea Bay, where they needed to crane the machine over the house.

Building a Pool: Backyard Access Affects the Costs

Nevertheless, the ease of access to your backyard influences the cost of the swimming pool project. Read on to find out more about how backyard access affects the pool installation. If you have any doubts or questions, our authorised swimming pool builders are happy to answer them! Just search for a pool builder in your area.

DIY pools vs professionally installed pools - how to decide

DIY vs professionally built swimming pools

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 …

Detailed look on swimming pool costs

What influences the cost of a swimming pool?

Sometimes it can be hard to answer the question “how much will my pool cost” straight off the cuff. The reason for this is simple, each and every backyard is different and there are a number of things that can influence the overall cost of a pool project. Take our most common pool for example; the 8.2 X-Trainer swimming pool. This pool can be installed, with lights and filtration equipment or around $35,000 …

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Swimming Pool Quotation: The Cost Will Depend On Your Site

I get a lot of calls throughout the day from people who are in that early planning stage. The first thing they say is, I want a quote on an eight metre pool or a six metre pool or whatever it is. Realistically it’s hard to be able to do that. Putting the pool and all of the equipment and all of your choices aside, it’s about your site.

Being able to ballpark a pool on the costs, I don’t know if you’re on a slope. I don’t know if you need to have a standard bond beam on your pool. I don’t know if your pool is going to be raised up a little bit. I don’t know if you’re in the building stages and we might have to pop the pool in prior to the house being built.

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Planning for a pool: should you construct a pool before or after building your house?

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.

Pool 101 How long does it take to build the pool

How long does it take to build a pool?

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.

Compass Pools Australia - Tips for Pool Buyers

6 Top Tips for Swimming Pool Buyers

The thing about swimming pools is that once they are in the ground they are there to stay, so the decisions you make at the purchasing stage can affect your overall satisfaction further down the track. There are plenty of factors to consider that will influence your choices as you create your ideal pool. Let’s have a look at some of the important questions/points you’ll need to think about so you end up with the best pool for you and your family.

Compass Pools Australia Pool 101 Timing your pool build so that you are ready to swim in summer

Timing your pool build so that you are ready to swim in summer

If you want to be swimming in your new pool in summer then you actually need to be planning the construction of your pool well before things start to warm up. It comes as no surprise that most people begin to think about buying a pool when it is already hot. Unfortunately, by the time you sort out a plan, get approval from local authorities and then get scheduled into your pool builder’s timeline, the chances are that your …