How Do You Get A Fibreglass Swimming Pool Into A Backyard?

There’s something quite spectacular about watching the precise and often complex process of craning a large item into place. But, as striking as it may be to watch something being lifted high over a double-story property, the reality is that when it comes to fibreglass pools, most aren’t craned into position. In this blog we’ll dig a little deeper into accessing a backyard for the excavation and transportation of your pool structure.

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So how do you do it?

Access all areas (especially at the side)

Generally speaking, if you have 2.4 to 3 metres around the side of your pool, you have enough room for a fibreglass pool and standard excavation equipment. However, newer homes tend to be closer to the property boundaries, meaning full-width car access down one side is far from the norm.

For a side access narrower than 2.4 metres, specialist small excavators and bobcat equipment will be required. Better access to your pool will make the installation quicker because work can be completed using standard larger equipment.

There is hope if you have a slope

A level surface site will obviously make for an easier installation. However, there are very few perfectly flat yards! Sloping blocks make it challenging to create a level base.

The shell of a fibreglass pool relies on the ground for support. Soil may have to be raised to create a flat surface in uneven places.

But with a steep slope, a retaining wall may be more suitable. It will keep the earth in place by providing structural support to prevent any soil movement. It’s effectively a barrier to separate the pool area from higher sloping areas.

Wherever the pool goes, there needs to be plenty of drainage around the structure.

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Lift off…with a crane!

On rare occasions, it may be better to crane your pool into place. We can crane a fibreglass shell over two-story houses. An assessment is made of your block, driveway surface material and the position of the house to establish the best crane to take the fibreglass structure over your property to position it into your yard.

Before that happens, we will investigate trees, powerlines and street lights that may be hazardous for the craning process. Ever wondered how much these cranes are lifting? For every one metre in length, the pool weighs 100kg. Do your sums and you’ll know that one seven-metre long pool will weigh approximately 700kg. 

In tricky situations, in tight urban spaces or remote locations, helicopters have even been used to lift pools into place! A bit noisier (and more expensive) than cranes, a chopper is sure to create a buzz in the local neighbourhood. 

No matter what layout, terrain level, or size of your backyard, Barrier Reef Pools Perth can put a fibreglass pool into your yard.

We will evaluate your land ahead of any groundworks and installation. Whatever your pool requirements, look no further than our extensive range. We have secured more than 150 SPASA Awards for our pools – accolades that celebrate outstanding achievements in construction, design, manufacturing, supply, products, retail, and service.

With extensive warranties, you know that you will be buying a pool with peace of mind. Why not visit one of our display centres to speak to our experienced team that can outline the installation process from start to finish?

There’s something quite spectacular about watching the precise and often complex process of craning a large item into place. But, as striking as it may be to watch something being lifted high over a double-story property, the reality is that when it comes to fibreglass pools, most aren’t craned into position. In this blog we’ll dig a little deeper into accessing a backyard for the excavation and transportation of your pool structure.

how-do-you-get-a-fibreglass-swimming-pool-into-a-backyard-banner-m

So how do you do it?

Access all areas (especially at the side)

Generally speaking, if you have 2.4 to 3 metres around the side of your pool, you have enough room for a fibreglass pool and standard excavation equipment. However, newer homes tend to be closer to the property boundaries, meaning full-width car access down one side is far from the norm.

For a side access narrower than 2.4 metres, specialist small excavators and bobcat equipment will be required. Better access to your pool will make the installation quicker because work can be completed using standard larger equipment.

There is hope if you have a slope

A level surface site will obviously make for an easier installation. However, there are very few perfectly flat yards! Sloping blocks make it challenging to create a level base.

The shell of a fibreglass pool relies on the ground for support. Soil may have to be raised to create a flat surface in uneven places.

But with a steep slope, a retaining wall may be more suitable. It will keep the earth in place by providing structural support to prevent any soil movement. It’s effectively a barrier to separate the pool area from higher sloping areas.

Wherever the pool goes, there needs to be plenty of drainage around the structure.

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Lift off…with a crane!

On rare occasions, it may be better to crane your pool into place. We can crane a fibreglass shell over two-story houses. An assessment is made of your block, driveway surface material and the position of the house to establish the best crane to take the fibreglass structure over your property to position it into your yard.

Before that happens, we will investigate trees, powerlines and street lights that may be hazardous for the craning process. Ever wondered how much these cranes are lifting? For every one metre in length, the pool weighs 100kg. Do your sums and you’ll know that one seven-metre long pool will weigh approximately 700kg. 

In tricky situations, in tight urban spaces or remote locations, helicopters have even been used to lift pools into place! A bit noisier (and more expensive) than cranes, a chopper is sure to create a buzz in the local neighbourhood. 

No matter what layout, terrain level, or size of your backyard, Barrier Reef Pools Perth can put a fibreglass pool into your yard.

We will evaluate your land ahead of any groundworks and installation. Whatever your pool requirements, look no further than our extensive range. We have secured more than 150 SPASA Awards for our pools – accolades that celebrate outstanding achievements in construction, design, manufacturing, supply, products, retail, and service.

With extensive warranties, you know that you will be buying a pool with peace of mind. Why not visit one of our display centres to speak to our experienced team that can outline the installation process from start to finish?

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