How to plan your pool and factors to take into consideration.
Preliminary factors to consider when planning to- build a swimming pool are pool
usage, maintenance required, Australian government regulations that involve
safety and construction, the position/layout, budget, and the type of pool
(above ground or in ground). Once those preliminary factors have been determined
it will then be necessary to consider the design of the pool itself. In
considering the design some factors to consider is the property on which the
pool will be built, pool placement and type of enclosure. You should check with
your local council regulations regarding fencing requirements.
Above ground and in ground pools come in many shapes and sizes and the decision as what shape and size to install will be determined by the size of the property, pool usage, and budget considerations. Depending on whether the choice is an above ground or in ground pool, you will need to decide on the internal pool finish. Internal pool finishes range from ceramic. Plastic or glass tiles, pebbles, cement and paint, fibreglass, or else vinyl. Not only will the choice of internal finish determine the look of your pool, but also the amount of maintenance involved. Choice and placement of lighting in the pool is a factor to be taken into consideration for an in ground pool.
Other than aesthetics, pool planning also includes functional decisions that involve pool operation, maintenance and cleaning. A pump for filtering and cleaning will have to be installed and if the pool is to be heated, it will be necessary to decide whether to choose electric, gas or solar powered heater. The equipment used for can be manual or automatic and the type of chemical feeder will need to be determined.
Lastly to consider is whether you want to add other accessories such as a diving board, spa tub, water slide or waterfalls that will add to the enjoyment of the pool, but will also add to the cost of the pool.