How do you create the ultimate family fibreglass swimming pool? You know, the kind of pool that’s more than just a pool; it’s a slice of paradise right in your backyard and fits perfectly with your lifestyle, your budget and your space. 

That’s a lot to take in, but don’t fret, we get it and we’re here to give you a complete rundown of tips and tricks when choosing a pool. We’ll consider style, purpose, and practicality, so grab your towel and let’s take a dip.

Assessing Available Space

First and foremost, you need to figure out how large you want your pool to be and how it slots into your space. A fibreglass pool from Aquify Pools can fit perfectly into any backyard, regardless of size, we have over 30 pool designs so there is something for everyone!

Our handy Pool Checker will help you see which pool fits into your space. Building a pool does take careful planning and the team at Aquify Pools will make sure your dream pool fits your backyard perfectly. 

Remember, it’s not just about today; it’s about tomorrow, too. You should also think about any future landscaping you might want to do. As long as you leave enough space, you’re good to go!

Defining Pool Usage and Features

Knowing why you want a pool will help you consider the fibreglass pool design and the kind of features you want, such as benches, steps, and shallow spots. You might even want to include a spa section where you can unwind in bubbly bliss after a long day. 

Fibreglass pools are the MVPs of low maintenance and smooth style. If you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing option, a fibreglass swimming pool is a perfect choice. Depending on the available space and your ideal uses, you can choose a fibreglass plunge pool or a larger fibreglass inground pool for laps.

Budget Considerations

Even paradise comes with a price tag, so it’s important to be realistic about budget. Plunge pool prices vary, so it’s important to get quotes from a couple of pool companies. The cost of a plunge pool depends on a huge range of factors, including the size, unique features, site preparation, and more. 

You also need to consider additional plunge pool costs, such as maintenance. But don’t worry, budget doesn’t have to be a buzzkill. You can make your pool dreams work by working towards your priorities and planning to add the bells and whistles later.

If you want to learn more about pool pricing, get in touch with the Aquify experts.

Selecting Pool Shape and Design

Fibreglass plunge pools come in all shapes and sizes. You can have a fibreglass above ground pool, but inground pools often look much more stylish. At Aquify Pools, there’s a palette of options to make your backyard pop.

From plunge pools like the Spillway Series to luxurious options like the Piazza Series, we have it all. It’s all down to your personal preference and the features you want. 

Fibreglass Pool Maintenance

If you want your pool to sparkle and shine, you need to do maintenance. Luckily, fibreglass pools are low-maintenance in comparison to other types, but you still need to put in some work. 

Regular pool cleaning is the key to maintaining your pool. Skim the surface, brush the walls, and show the deck some love occasionally. You should also keep the water balanced with treatments.

Invest in equipment like a pool cover to prevent debris when you’re not using the pool. Pumps and filters keep everything running smoothly, but these require maintenance, too. 

Maintenance costs are things you should consider in the planning process. But if you show your pool a bit of TLC, you will reap the benefits for many years to come. 

Warranty and Reputation

When it comes to building a fibreglass inground pool, reputation matters. A reputable pool builder with a proven track record can be the difference between a smooth process and a pool you’re not happy with. Try to find expert pool builders who can build the style of pool you are envisioning. If you want a fibreglass lap pool, find someone with a record of completing one before. Also ensure your pool builder is qualified to take out a Home Warranty Insurance policy as part of your project (and does this as part of the process!). This will ensure you are protected should they be unable to fulfill the project for any reason. 

Now, let’s dive into warranties. Make sure your warranty covers both the pool shell and its equipment, protecting your investment on all fronts. Aquify Pools offers a Lifetime Interior Surface Guarantee and Warranty on all of our jobs so you know we stand by our pools!

Comparing Quotes and Pool Builders 

Comparing pool builders is perhaps the most important step you’ll take in your pool journey.

Make sure you gather quotes from different pool builders, but don’t just look at the numbers. Dive into the details to see what’s included in each quote and make sure you are comparing apples with apples. Sometimes quotes may seem cheaper than others but they haven’t included all the necessary factors such as appropriate crane sizes, realistic soil tipping estimates or they are quoting on lower quality pool shells and pool systems. The pool builders track record with customer service and how experienced they are is very important to consider too.

Take the Plunge!

Congratulations on your decision to add a pool to your home! On your journey, remember the essentials: assess your space, tailor your design, and prioritise your favourite features within your budget. Don’t forget, a reputable builder with a solid warranty is your ticket to pool paradise.

Take your time and explore your options. When you’re ready to take the plunge, the team here at Aquify Pools can turn your vision into reality. Connect with us today to find out more.