An Australian Homeowner’s Guide to Backyard Swimming Pools

Backyard swimming poolEven with limited space, there are still ways for Australian home-owners to enjoy a good splash in the comfort of their own home. In response to the shrinking block sizes of many locales, the pool industry has come up with solutions and now manufactures smaller pool moulds to fit demand.

An 8m used to be the norm, but leading manufacturers now offer pools that are under 7m in length. The state manager of the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Western Australia, Bryce Steele, states that the variety of fibreglass pool designs has changed drastically over the years as providers search for products that can fit in smaller blocks.

The Rise of Pools for Smaller Blocks

Owning a swimming pool has always been a part of the Australian life. Every year there are approximately 4000 new installations in Western Australia alone. This doesn’t count the 150,000 pools that are already existing. According to a Roy Morgan survey in 2015, 18% of households in Western Australia have a backyard swimming pool.

In most cases, the optimal location for the pool, especially for those with smaller spaces, is the boundary wall. This way, home-owners can maximise the size of the unit and create a seamless transition from the house to the outdoor views.

Things to Consider When Investing in a Pool

Starting a pool project requires a considerable amount of time and money, so home-owners should be aware of the limits of their budget and the associated costs of the installation. Before signing up for a swimming pool, it’s ideal to hire a landscape designer. They can assist in choosing the right shape, style, and orientation that matches the rest of the home’s architecture.

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As there are various materials available on the market, such as fibreglass and concrete, it pays to consult with a specialist to find what’s best for you. No matter the size of your home, you’ll surely find a product that fits your needs.

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