When building a pool, you need to ensure that the pool installation meets the requirements of the state government pool safety legislation. Swimming pool fencing and safety regulations of your local council have to be considered and implemented so that your safety and the safety of your family and visitors are guaranteed at all times.

As a swimming pool or spa owner, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your pool. On top of council pool rules, there are other regulations and information issued and provided by government bodies. They often include considerations on pool fencing, hardcovers on spas, filtration, pool maintenance, supervision, resuscitation, development approvals for new pools, above-ground and inflatable pools, installation of portable pools on decks etc. Be sure to find the resources needed to get all the information to be able to comply with the government and council pool rules and regulations.

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Essential Pool Planning Considerations

There are lots of exciting things about building a swimming pool. But one of the considerations you need to take into account is what am I dealing with on my block? In many cases, we are out at properties which have things such as easements. They are areas which you just can’t build over. It’s on your property but it really belongs to the council.

Other considerations are things like main sewer lines and so forth. There is a house sewer line that generally connects the main sewer lines unless you’re on a system such as a septic tank and that is a different consideration altogether. But where you’ve got a house sewer line that connects to a main sewer line, and you think that is in the path of the pool, that is not such a problem. Those things can be diverted. The main sewer lines for example, or any other thing that is fairly substantial, needs to have really careful consideration as to how we build around it.

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Pool Building Time And Construction Timetable

A lot of people who come into my display centre to have an early-stage think about getting a pool always want to know what is involved in getting a pool. Among a hundred different things that are important when you’re planning a pool, how long it takes comes up pretty often.

You need to, I think, nut it down into four areas. They are planning the pool, getting the approval to build the pool and having the pool built, so that is effectively the installation of the pool. That is before all the nice cosmetic, easier things like the fencing and the paving all come to fruition.

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How Long Is The Pool Construction Process?

We’re often asked how long is it going to take to build my swimming pool?

There are a couple of different elements that come together for that. Obviously we’ve worked through the time for contracting the swimming pool, designing it, doing all the bits necessary for now to be well on our way to having a pool in the backyard.

The next step for us is we need to manufacture it. Every Compass pool is built to order. We don’t build your swimming pool until we get an order for it. So it’s always your very own swimming pool, issued with its very own birth certificate. This is an important element of Compass Pools.