Fibreglass pools are known for their durability and the fact that they can last for more than 25 years. This is why many families will choose fibreglass to be installed in their backyard. Families will also usually be aware that the installation time for a fibreglass swimming pool can be within a week! Reputable pool builders offer generous warranties on their pool builds, which means if you get your swimming pool installed by a licensed pool builder, the risks of your pool shifting, even slightly, is extremely low, and covered in the small chance something happens. All of the fibreglass swimming pools at Factory Pools Perth have a lifetime structural guarantee, for your peace of mind. The factors which will determine how ‘quick’ the installation is will be the local council approval, the time of year, the weather, the different contractors you are using and the access to the site.
How is a Fibreglass pool installed?
Firstly, it is important to know how a fibreglass swimming pool is installed. Fibreglass pools are manufactured within a factory. This means it is as easy as choosing the design you want and getting it installed. Once your backyard has been inspected and measured, the ground will then be excavated to place the pool shell in. A level is used to measure where the pool is to be situated and how deep the hole needs to be. It is very important to get the base of the hole where the pool will lay correct- all good things start with a strong base! The fibreglass pool shell will need to be placed on a strong foundation so that it won’t shift over time. A crane will lift the pool into place, where some last adjustments are made to ensure it is in the exact position it needs to be. Then the backfill is placed around the pool and is compacted down. The next part of your new pool’s installation is getting the timber boxing built around the perimeter of the pool.This is where the concrete is poured and smoothed out. A gap will be left so that pavers or decking can be placed to sit flush with the edge of the pool. The final step is the swimming pool to be filled with water and the plumbing systems to be connected. Once this is done, the pool is ready to swim in.
How long does it take to install a fibreglass pool?
As mentioned, the great thing about fibreglass pools is that they have a fast turnaround time. You could be swimming in your brand new pool in as little as 7 days! In many cases, a fibreglass pool build is relatively quick and simple. However, there are some occasions when unexpected events do occur. Ultimately leading to a longer process to install your new pool.
What can extend my installation process?
Local council approval
As with any sort of big changes to your property, it is a mandatory requirement that all swimming pool builds are viewed and passed by the local council authorities. You will first need to
complete a planning process, then a development application or permit will need to be submitted for approval. The majority of pool builders will take care of all of this for you, or at least guide you through the process. Basically the application will need to outline the construction process and how the safety standards will be met. Construction will not begin until your local council has authorised the pool company to do so. The time it will take for the council to approve your application varies for different areas.
The time of the year
As it is notorious here in Australia for being hot and dry in the summertime and inadvertently this is the time of year people tend to build, undertake big projects, and renovate. This results in high demand for pool installations and the booking spots generally get filled up very quickly. This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to have a pool installed at this time, but it’s a good idea to get in early to avoid disappointment. It is recommended to start discussing your pool installation with a local perth pool builder in the middle to the end of winter.
While the customer demand for a pool installation is lower for the remaining seasons of the year, the weather may contribute to delays in installing your swimming pool in. So even though you won’t have to compete with other customers and a pool builder’s busy diary, a substantial downpour of rain can stall your build. Especially if there is continuous rain, and the water can’t drain away swiftly. Autumn is normally the best time to install a pool, the peak season is over and pool companies sometimes may offer specials to book their diaries up for the winter season.
Most swimming pool projects will require different contractors such as fencers, concreters, and electricians. It’s not just the pool builder who is involved in the construction. The availability of these other contractors can affect the time it takes to put your pool in. You will find that pool builders will usually have a team of contractors that they work with on a regular basis, this will mean the installation process will generally run more smoothly.
Property access and site condition
It reduces the amount of ground work and time drastically, if you have a flat block with good access. However, if you have limited access at your place, it might just mean it will require more equipment and time to get your pool in. Also keep in mind, if you have a sloping block or your yard has loads of rock, it will most likely take longer to excavate and install.
Each swimming pool installation has unique factors and scenarios, so it is important to keep this in mind when allowing the time and resources for your new fibreglass swimming pool.If you have any further questions regarding how long your pool installation will be, speak to our skilled team at Factory Pools Perth. We offer a personalised installation service to each of our customers and we are more than happy to help.