Swimming Pools & Spas

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There are specific parts of the Building Act that deal with swimming pools. In addition, there are components of each Council's District Plan that control their installation and access. A pool may not necessarily add value to your home and they require ongoing maintenance to remain safe to use. So why do people continue to build them? Because not only can they greatly add to the beauty of your property, but anyone who likes swimming will revel in being able to plunge into their own pool in their backyard. Families with children will especially enjoy the fun and entertaining aspects of a pool. For many people, the extra effort is well worth it.

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  •  Pools may be built into the ground or sit above.
  •  The main pool types are concrete and fibreglass and each type has its advantages ? fibreglass on cost, concrete on flexibility of design. 
  •  here are new ways of treating water now, too, so that chlorine treatment has very safe alternatives.
  •  Consider the location of the pool and access to your living areas ? do you want it to be readily accessible or to have the pool in a more private location.
  •  The pool can be a major feature of your landscaping ? lighting plays an important role here.
  •  Consider the landscaping around your pool. Decking and paving are often important to have in areas that get wet regularly.
  •  Have you considered the water treatment and where to put the plant?

 

There are specific parts of the Building Act that deal with swimming pools. In addition, there are components of each Council’s District Plan that control their installation and access. Not only can they greatly add to the beauty of your property, but anyone who likes swimming will revel in being able to plunge into their own pool in their backyard. For many people, the extra effort is well worth it.

Pools may be built into the ground or sit above

The main pool types are concrete and fibreglass and each type has its advantages – fibreglass on cost, concrete on flexibility of design

There are alternative ways of treating water to chlorine treatment that are very safe

Consider the location of the pool and access to your living areas – do you want it to be readily accessible or to have the pool in a more private location?

The pool can be a major feature of your landscaping – lighting plays an important role here

Consider the landscaping around your pool – decking and paving are often important to have in areas that get wet regularly

Have you considered where to put the water treatment plant?

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SWIMMING POOL OPTIONS

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The Building Act and Council’s District rules deal with installation, access and control of swimming pools. Professional help is advisable before building a pool. Pool builders services include amassing the trades people required to complete the job.

Families with children will especially enjoy the fun and entertaining aspects of a pool while also adding value to their property. Parents with teenagers enjoy the security of knowing their children use the pool as a safe meeting place for friends.

Concrete, vinyl and fibreglass options are available. Concrete pools, the most expensive option, have unlimited shape and design options and are extremely durable, but take at least eight weeks installation. Fibreglass pools are a less expensive option, are very durable and can be installed very quickly, they come in preformed designs and need installation on level ground. Vinyl pools are least expensive and can be easily installed on sloping ground, above ground, inground, or semi-inground, and have a 10 year life expectancy.

  •  Consider the location of the pool and access to your living areas – do you want it easily accessible or more private?
     
  • The pool is a major landscaping feature – lighting also plays an important role. Carefully choose decking and paving for wet areas. Don’t forget your machinery housing
     
  • Carefully choose plants and trees around your pool– leaves can clog your system and make cleaning more difficult
     
  • A pool heating system will extend your swimming season. Solar is cheapest, but gas and electricity are more effective
     
  • Your local pool shop will aid in regular water balancing by performing free water tests and advising on any additional water enhancement products
  • Automated water treatment systems reduce the amount of time spent working on your pool
  • An automatic cleaner reduces the effort of vacuuming your pool