Building your pool at the same time as your new home
Building your pool at the same time as your new home has many benefits.
- Your new pool will be completed and ready for you to enjoy when you move in.
- The pool location can be optimised as part of the house design and left clear of pipes
- You will save money on the pool excavation costs by installing the pool as you are building the house. Finding access to the backyard afterwards may prove to be more difficult.
- Avoid damaging your new home and landscaping.
- The filtration location, power, pipes, fencing and tiling, can all be designed and considered at the same time as the house for a flawless finish and efficient construction.
- The finished design will create a pool and landscape space that feels part of your new home and not as an afterthought. Our Sunshine Coast pool builders can then match your style, materials and finishes.
- Some things to consider when building a pool at the same time as a new home.
Some things to consider when building a pool at the same time as a new home.
POOL SAFETY COVER/TEMP FENCE
Depending on the proximity of the pool to the house, the house builder may need the pool boarded/covered for safety during the house build. We can coordinate this additional expense via your house builder or pool builder. Our Sunshine Coast pool builders may need to erect a temporary fence for an extended amount of time. However, the costs of covering or fencing the pool are usually made up by saving money and time excavating your pool at the same time as your new home build.
Usually, there are no reference points when the pool is being profiled and positioned on site. Therefore, you so may need to pay an additional surveying fee of approx $500. The surveying will ensure the pool position and heights are accurate. If the boundaries are correct, the house builder may offer this as a free service.
Depending on the proximity of the pool to the new house, we may require a pier or new foundations in places for the pool. Your house builder will take care of this.
Knowing the location of the pool early in your design process will allow you home builder to keep all services and underground pipes clear of the pool zone.
FILTRATION STATION LOCATION/BACKWASH
Ideally, you will want to keep the pool filtration station within 10 metres of the pool and out of the pool zone. Your pool designer can help you with this design to ensure the best location on site. Keep in mind the heights of filtration equipment near windows and pool fences. You will want your house builder to install a backwash outlet/stormwater point at the filtration station.
Your housebuilder will be able to provide power outlets at your filtration station location. This is usually 4 x 10amp outdoor power points. Your pool builder can confirm exact power requirements for your pool. Finally, the pool electrician may also include earthing and garden lighting if required near the pool.
Picking out your outdoor tiles/pavers early on can assist with your pool design. This is because the size of the pool and the surrounds can be designed to match in with the house tiles, ensuring a sleek and modern look. By working with our landscape architects early, we can ensure your pool and home are designed together as one complete space for your family to enjoy as soon as you move in.
Contact Pool Fab today to start your pool build with your new home!