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Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Pool

We take you through a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know before getting your very own backyard swimming pool.

While installing a swimming pool is a dream for many homeowners, there is certainly some planning that goes into it. Having your own personal pool and oasis for relaxation is incredibly tempting, but as with all things there are a few things to consider before taking the leap. To help you navigate the process, we’ve put together this guide to help you get clear on what you’ll need to know before diving in.

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We know deciding to get your own pool will have you pretty jazzed, but remember to keep in mind that it will require some maintenance from time to time and ensure you have the capacity to take on those commitments. If you have kids who enjoy playing in the water and swimming, you might find this a fairly valid reason to go ahead. If the swimming pool membership your family enjoys costs you a fortune annually, it may indeed be the better option to have a home swimming pool. Installing a swimming pool can be a fantastic way to spend quality time with friends and family, making unforgettable memories for years to come.

What type of pool?

What kind of pool are you looking for? Large or small, a plunge pool or a lap pool?

These are some of the initial questions you will have to ask when deciding to install a swimming pool. You’ll also need to decide between two major options: an above-ground pool, or an in-ground pool. 

Above-ground pools are budget-friendly, but you will have less room for customization. In-ground pools conversely offer more customization options; they are also more durable and generally considered to be more aesthetically pleasing for your backyard.

Swimming pools also belong in one of three material categories: fibreglass, concrete or vinyl. Each one is different, so we suggest running through all the pros and cons of each style to help you decide which one is most suitable for your situation.

What’s your budget?

When it comes to installing a pool, prices can vary so it’s important to consider how much you’re willing to spend.

Keeping the purpose of the swimming pool aside, consider which pool lands in the cross-section of your budget, your preferred type of pool, and installation cost. All these factors combined will help you to make a decision you feel comfortable with and confident in. Not sure about pricing? Get in touch with us to get some clarity via our obligation-free quotes. 

While many may balk at the realisation they will also need to deal with council and securing permits, the good news is that Summertime Pools takes care of that process for you. Part of our all-inclusive installation process is obtaining permits for your pool in adherence to state legislation.


It’s also important to consider the projected timeline of your pool install when preparing to schedule it in. Depending on the size and type of pool, it can take up to several months to finish an installation…a huge amount of time! Luckily, Summertime Pools specialises in turning around your pool installation in just 3 weeks. That way you can get to enjoying your time in the pool sooner, with minimal disruption to your day-to-day.

Are You Ready to Install a Swimming Pool?

With all of the above in mind, you should now feel more well-equipped with the information to make the next decisions on the where, how, why and when of your pool install. When in doubt, don’t be afraid to reach out to our Summertime Pools experts, who can help you to make the perfect pool selection for your family to enjoy for years to come.

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