Who doesn’t love a swim on a hot day? Owning a swimming pool allows you to do this at your own leisure, 365 days a year! If you have always dreamed of a swimming pool for your home and you’ve decided now is the time to turn that dream into a reality, our team here at Barrier Reef Pools Melbourne can help. We specialise in world-class fibreglass pools and can work with you to produce a pool that will be the envy of all your family and friends.
Our team has spent the last 30 years designing and creating swimming pools that people love, not only here in Australia, but across the globe. We are proud industry leaders and are well recognised for delivering fibreglass pools that are superior in every way. With one of the countries largest fibreglass pool collections offer, it’s unlikely you won’t find something that suits your home and budget perfectly.
Our fibreglass pools are made by us right here in Australia in our state-of-the-art temperature-controlled manufacturing facilities, where no expense was spared. They are crafted using advanced pool technology to bring you the most sophisticated swimming pool that money can buy. Each of our pools has built-in safety features for additional peace of mind.
Melbourne is recognised for its street art, delectable food and its four seasons in a day’s weather. While the weather can be unpredictable, the locals can depend on summers that are warm and pleasant which is ideal for swimming and soaking up the beautiful sunshine. Like anything worth investing money into, it pays to do a little investigating before committing to a swimming pool type and a company to install it. Our highly skilled team of specialist pool builders will work with you throughout the entire process to ensure no detail is missed. With installing a pool comes some considerations that you’ll need to factor in: Here is a brief outline of what you should know when building a swimming pool in Melbourne.
Knowing the Safety and Planning Laws for Melbourne
Throughout Australia, there are varied pool safety and planning laws in place, and as a new pool owner, you must comply with these laws to avoid being issued with a fine. In Melbourne, you need to obtain a building permit from a registered building surveyor before you can build your spa or swimming pool. A building application needs to be submitted, and it should outline the details of your pool build. To be approved, it must meet relevant standards.
Once this is done and approved, your pool can start being built. This permit is valid for 12 months and the construction mustn’t take longer than 6 months once started. We understand the paperwork side of building a pool can be overwhelming, that’s why we take care of it all for you, so you don’t need to worry. Your swimming pool will need to have a compliant pool barrier erected, and you are responsible for keeping it in good working order and maintaining it as necessary. Your new spa or swimming pool will need to be registered with your local council. For further information, head to the Victoria Building Authority Website https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/swimming-pools
Which fibreglass pool is best suited to me in Melbourne?
Deciding which fibreglass pool to choose has to be the most difficult part of buying a pool. There isn’t a particular type that is better suited to Melbourne homes in general, it comes down to the individual, their budget and how much room they have to work with. If you have a small backyard, a compact pool variety such as a plunge pool or lap pool may be a good choice.
They offer much of the same benefits that our larger pools do, they are just smaller versions. If you have a large backyard, your choices are endless. You will need to decide whether you want your pool to take up most of your backyard or only a portion of it when deciding on the size. Worry not, our team are experts at matching people with pools and will help you find the swimming pool that ticks all your boxes.
Can I use my pool all year round with Melbourne’s weather?
It’s no secret that the winters in Melbourne are cold and for most, swimming at this time of year isn’t at the top of their to-do list. However, you don’t have to postpone your swimming until warmer days arrive, there is a solution if you don’t like cold water! A heating system is a game-changer for people living in Melbourne. It allows you to use your pool for more months of the year rather than summer only.
Having a heating system for your pool can see you and your family spend more time outdoors, work on your fitness regularly and make the most of your swimming pool. Fibreglass pools are perfect for heating as they insulate warmth, heat up faster and stay hotter for longer. This can save you money on your electricity costs. Heating used to be a luxury that many would forgo due to the cost, but today options such as solar can reduce your running costs to the bare minimum.
Solar can warm the pool water by up to 10 degrees, and it works by harnessing natural energy sourced from the sun. Before purchasing a heating system, you should do some research to see which type is best for you and your pool as solar, while great does come with its downfalls.
Barrier Reef Pools here in Melbourne are passionate about all things pools and are continuously looking for ways to provide Australians with a swimming pool that is fun, functional, and highly safe. Our pools are technologically advanced and are efficient to run, easy to clean and look fantastic.
We are one of only two fibreglass pool companies in the country with the SAI Global Australian Standards 5 Tick Certified Product Certification. Our dedication to pool technology and design has seen us receive 124 awards from The Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA).
Melbourne locals turn to us for all their swimming pool needs. If you would like any more information or if you have any questions, get in touch and one of our friendly team members will happily assist.