A Fibreglass Swimming Pool is a great addition to any backyard.
A swimming pool offers endless family fun, entertainment, and exercise.
Fibreglass swimming pools can also be quite quick to have installed, in just a few short weeks we will create a fantastic an oasis in your backyard.
In this article, we’ll take you through the design and installation process, and then answer a few of the most common questions we get asked installing a fibreglass swimming pool.
Step 1 – Designing Your Pool
Our process starts with a site inspection, it actually starts before this, we do some research or investigations with the council’s records before we do the site inspection.
Starting with our free consultation, we will ask questions about, your lifestyle, what pool shapes you prefer, how you think you’d like to use the pool etc.
We will then go through any additions or customisations that are available such as Pool Heating, Pool Cleaners, Water features, Pool Fencing and of course Pool coping and finishes.
We then formulate and send the swimming pool quotation or offer to you, this normally requires a couple of days to consider your specific requirements, so there are no surprises.
Step 2 – Site Preparation
The first stage is to prepare the site for the pool shell to be installed into. Our pool building team will begin by marking out the pool shape on the ground.
Once we are all happy with the positioning the excavations begin.
The associated plumbing for the pool and any water features will also begin at this time. This phase will also require your electrician to attend to perform the earth bond connections.
Step 3 – Installation Part A
Once the excavation work has been prepared and completed its time for the fibreglass swimming pool shell to be installed. The pool shell will normally arrive pre-fitted with any options, such as the Vantage in-floor cleaning system.
The Pool shell will be lifted off the transport and lowered into the excavated hole with a suitably sized crane.
Step 4 – Installation Part B
The final steps of the installation process is to backfill the space between the pool shell and the earth. AS/NZS 1839:1994 requires a stabilised material be utilised for the backfilling process.
The pool is also filled with water during the backfilling process, the pool is then given a few days to settle.
Once the Pool Shell has settled into place, the Bond Beam around the pool is poured, this locks your pool into place.
Any additional poolscaping is also be completed at this time, before the final quality checks and handover is completed.
Step 5 – Handover
Once the Bond Beam and Poolscaping are completed we then clean the pool before handing it over to you.
The final stage of the process is to provide you with training on how to operate the pool, The Do’s and Donts if you like. The handover process is a basic guide on how to maintain the pool and operate the equipment, provide operating manuals etc.
We recommend engaging a reputable pool service organisation to make sure the water is kept at its healthiest all the time.
Can I do the Installation Myself?
YES, you can do the installation process yourself, however, we do not recommend this.
It may seem simple enough, dig a hole in the ground, drop the pool in, fill it and BOOM, job done! If only it was this easy !
Our quality fibreglass pool shells are intended to be installed only by licensed and qualified installers, to guarantee your warranty and house & contents insurance, is it worth the risk to do it yourself ?
Our Backyard is Small/Medium/Large. What are my options?
Inspire Pools have a range of fibreglass swimming pools available to suit any sized backyard. Our pool range includes full-sized pools, to small and compact Plunge Pools for when space isn’t available.
I don’t have access to my Backyard?
We are highly skilled and experienced at installing swimming pools in properties with limited access.
Our installers use various methods to get pools into difficult locations.
If your property has restricted access, please keep in mind that it will generally make the installation process longer as well as more expensive.
What do I need to do (e.g. plumbing, filtration, electrical)?
Under normal circumstances, everything is detailed within the quotation or offer you receive. If you have chosen to do parts of the project yourself, you will need to make sure these are completed in time ready for handover.
Generally all you have to do is get ready to enjoy your new oasis
Get in touch TODAY to find out how the team at Inspire Pools can help you design and install a fibreglass swimming pool of your dreams.