A swimming pool is one of the most sought-after home additions, and it’s not hard to understand why, with warm sunny days and our outdoor-obsessed culture, it provides the perfect place to make lasting memories all from the convenience of our back doorstep. If you’d like to transform your property and lifestyle with a pool of your very own, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Barrier Reef Pools Adelaide, we specialise in world-class fibreglass pools and, we have options to suit every swimming need.
Barrier Reef Pools are a world-recognised pool manufacturing company that is 100% Australian owned and operated. We believe our global success is attributed to our commitment to producing fibreglass pools that are advanced in every way and our strong emphasis on exceptional customer service. There isn’t a pool on the market today that beats a Barrier Reef Pools swimming pool in quality and, this is why Adelaideans turn to us for all their swimming pool and spa requirements.
Our pool and spa collection is expansive, and of the country’s largest, you’ll be hard-pressed not finding something you love with us. Our team consists of some of the finest pool builders around who are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate about what they do. They will work with you throughout the process to ensure that no detail is overlooked, and no question goes unanswered.
Adelaide sees plenty of sunny days and with short-lived winters, it makes an ideal location to install a swimming pool. While purchasing a pool is an exciting and momentous occasion, it is not a decision you should make without some prior research to ensure you are making the right decision for you and your family. You should only hire a pool builder that is qualified, licenced and insured.
If they are a SPASA (Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Australia) member, even better. This means they are dedicated to delivering pools to the highest standards, and they have demonstrated a history of professionalism and experience within the industry. Before you can build a pool or spa here in Adelaide, you must meet set legal requirements. You should be across the following information:
Knowing the Safety and Planning Laws for Adelaide
Throughout Australia, there are pool planning and safety laws and regulations enforced, however, they are not all the same, so you must know what the legal requirements are in your state before you build your pool as failing to comply can see you being issued with a significant fine.
You will need to obtain a Building Rules Consent and Developmental approval from council. They are ensuring that your new pool has:
- Enough structural support to make it safe.
- CPR signage and that it is placed in an approved spot.
- Complaint pool fencing and whether its placement is suitable.
- A safe pool pump.
Before water can be added to your swimming pool, you will need to have a compliant pool barrier erected, and you will need to apply for a Swimming Pool Permit with SA Water. You will need to buy a Smart Approved WaterMark pool cover for your pool and attach a copy of your receipt with your application. If you don’t do this, your application won’t be approved.
The South Australian Building Code states that all new swimming pools must have:
- Water recirculation systems
- Secondary outlets
- Warning notices
Sounds overwhelming? Worry not, our team can take care of the paperwork side of things, so you don’t have to!
If you would like more information on your pool building legal obligations in Adelaide, you can find it here at the sa.gov.au website https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/planning-and-property/owning-a-property/pool-and-spa-safety#:~:text=it%20is%20at%20least%201.2,climbable%20on%20the%20neighbour%27s%20side
And the SA Water website https://www.sawater.com.au/my-home/saving-water/in-your-garden/your-pool#:~:text=Your%20pool%20Before%20putting%20in%20a%20pool%20or,blanket%20with%20an%20auto-doser%20or%20six%20months%27%20supply%29.
Which fibreglass pool is best suited to me in Adelaide?
With so many pool types, colours, styles, add-ons, and extras, it can be hard deciding which one is going to be everything you’ve ever wanted and more, after all, once it is in the ground, it is extremely difficult and expensive to change it. The two biggest factors you should consider are your budget and how large your pool can be. If you have a small backyard, your pool can only be so big, and this will narrow down your options. If you have plenty of space to work with, you can go as large as you like, budget permitting of course. Another important factor to consider is what you want to use your pool for the most. There are pools designed for almost every purpose, for example, if you want a pool primarily to work on your fitness, a lap pool might be a good idea.
Can I use my pool all year round with Adelaide’s weather?
Adelaide has a Mediterranean like climate that allows for plenty of days outside soaking up the glorious sunshine. In winter, the temperature can drop by 10 or more degrees, which can make taking a dip in the pool at this time of the year unappealing, unless you like cold water. For many of us, sitting in cold water isn’t at the top of our to-do lists, and you may find that your swimming pool doesn’t get much use during this time of the year.
Rather than letting your pool go to waste in winter, you can install a heating system. This will warm the water up significantly and can make swimming enjoyable again. The great thing about heating a fibreglass pool is, they heat up quickly and retain heat for far longer than some other types of swimming pools. There are a couple of different heating solutions available, and it’s best to look at the pros and cons that each offers to help you decide which is best for you and your swimming pool.
We are locals here at Barrier Reef Pools Adelaide, and we have helped thousands of people in this beautiful state transform their backyards into a recreational haven that they are proud to show off to their family and friends. With our fast installations, you could be swimming in your new pool in as little as 7 days. If you would like to discuss one of our award-winning pools or spas for your home in Adelaide or you have any questions, contact our friendly team today, we are always up for a chat and would love to hear from you.