Knowing the Safety and Planning Laws for Adelaide

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Heather Jones
Heather Jones
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Having a swimming pool in the backyard is the perfect excuse to enjoy Adelaide’s idyllic weather in its entirety. Sunny days, entertaining, hosting events from BBQ’s to parties, does it get much better? If you’ve decided you’d like to enhance your lifestyle and home with a pool of your very own, Fibreglass Pools Adelaide can help.

Boasting one of the country’s largest selections of fibreglass pools in an array of colours, designs and styles, we are confident we can build the pool you’ve always dreamed of. Our team will work with you throughout the entire pool building process to ensure that you are aware of all your options and which styles are going to fit best in the space you have to work with to give you a pool that is highly functional and looks fantastic too.

Adelaide is continuously recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities, situated on the coastline of South Australia and surrounded by the Mount Lofty Ranges it is home to more than 1.3 million people. This city has something for everyone, and with temperate winters and hot summers, Adelaide is the perfect location to install a swimming pool.

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Understandably, it is a significant purchase so it’s important to get it right the first time. Make the effort to research pool builders in your local area to check that they are experienced, licenced, and qualified. Taking the time to look into the pool companies reputation now can save you a lot of hassles down the track.

When installing a pool with us, you have peace of mind knowing that your pool is going to be installed by some of the industries best pool professionals and to the highest building and construction standard. While building a pool is an exciting and momentous occasion, there are some factors you will need to consider when it comes to the pool safety and planning laws in Adelaide. Here’s what you need to know:

Knowing the Safety and Planning Laws for Adelaide

Every state and territory in Australia have pool planning and safety laws enforced. Before a swimming pool or spa can be built at your place in Adelaide, you will need to apply to your local council for a Developmental approval and a Building Rules Consent. They will check the following:

  1. Where your safety barrier will go and details relating to it.
  2. The location of your CPR signage.
  3. If there is sufficient structural support for the pool or spa.
  4. Your pool pumps safety.
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Your safety barrier must in place before the pool is filled with water and it must be compliant to avoid being issued a fine of up to $15,000. You will need to apply for a Swimming Pool Permit with SA Water to fill your pool or spa and a condition of the permit being granted is that you must have a Smart Approved WaterMark pool cover and provide proof of purchase along with your application.

Many pool builders will take care of the paperwork aspect of your pool build on your behalf which is far easier and less stressful than having to do it yourself. Along with your pool fence, the South Australian Building Code stipulates that your new pool must have:

  1. Secondary outlets from a swimming pool
  2. Warning notices
  3. Water recirculation systems

Your pool must be completed by a licenced contractor. If you would like more information, check out the website,climbable%20on%20the%20neighbour%27s%20side

Or the SA Water website,blanket%20with%20an%20auto-doser%20or%20six%20months%27%20supply%29.

Which fibreglass pool is best suited to me in Adelaide?

Deciding which type of fibreglass pool is best suited you in Adelaide is dependent on a few factors, such as:

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What will the pool be used for the most?

Determining what you will use your pool for the most can help you choose the perfect one. For instance, if you are buying a pool because you are a serious swimmer and want to work on your technique, health, fitness etc, a lap pool may be a good choice.

How much space do you have to work with?

If you have a small backyard there’s only so big your pool can be, if you have unlimited space, you can have your pool as big as you like.

Your budget

How much you can afford to spend on a pool will influence the pool type you can have and additional extras. It’s a good idea to work this out in the beginning and narrow your choices down from there.

The look you are trying to create

Are you looking at a contemporary looking pool or something a little bit more relaxed? For example, geometric pools are suited to modern styles of homes whereas kidney-shaped pools are perfect for those seeking a tropical feel.

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In Adelaide, there isn’t one type or style of fibreglass pool that people tend to opt for as there is a vast difference in backyard sizes. Generally, people closer to the city have smaller backyards and courtyards. This is where you will find plenty of small pool types such as plunge pools and swim spas.

The outer suburbs, on the other hand, offer larger blocks which allow more room for a pool. Family-sized pools such as our Brooklyn and Venice are normally sought-after choices here. Our fibreglass pools can accommodate the smallest of sites, owning a pool is no longer a luxury exclusive to people with big backyards.

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