How Long Does It Take To Install A Fibreglass Pool?
If you’re considering a swimming pool, you’ll be thinking about the length of time it will take to install one, so it can be enjoyed as soon as possible.
The good news is that a fibreglass swimming pool can be up and running within a short time scale – 7-10 Days
What Factors Will Affect An Installation
In the summer season, you could face delays because it’s the busy peak period and the time when pool installation is in demand. At other times of the year, while you won’t be competing with so many other people to get the work done, external factors such as weather may delay work. A large deluge of rain can cause hold-ups, especially if the site where it’s being installed doesn’t drain easily.
A flat backyard will make for a swift installation as it will minimise groundwork time, especially if there’s easy access from the road to the yard to transport materials.
How Is A Pool Installed?
Fibreglass pools come pre-made, so it is essentially slotted into place. After site visits and measurements have occurred, the ground will need to be excavated to create room for the pool shell itself.
A laser level is used to establish how high to set the pool in the yard and how deep to dig the hole.
While the excavation is important, setting the base of the pool needs to be perfect to ensure it is straight. The pool shell must rest on a solid foundation, so it doesn’t move over time.
For many homeowners, the most exciting part of the swimming pool installation is when the shell itself is lifted off a truck and craned into place. Once it’s lowered into its new home, final adjustments are made before backfilling, and pencil compacting of the shell begins.
How Secure Are Our Inground Fibreglass Pools?
To consolidate the excavated area between the soil and pool, soil around the edges of the pool is compacted. This not only helps secure the pool itself but also helps with paving around it. At Barrier Reef Pools, we use a method called pencil compaction.
Then timber boxing is constructed around the pool, concrete poured and screeded around the pool between approximately 15mm to 20mm above the top edge of the fibreglass shell. This gap means there’s room to accommodate the pavers and the bond.
The final part of the installation process is filling the pool with water and plumbing, so it’s operational and ready for use.
For all your pool needs talk to the team at Barrier Reef Pools Perth. We can offer a personalised service to project manage the installation of your pool which is produced locally in WA.
Work is carried out to a high standard, and all our fibreglass inground pools come with a lifetime structural warranty for peace of mind. We’re the swimming pool company of choice in Perth, see for yourself as we receive repeatedly excellent online reviews.
With three display centres around Perth, there is always someone close by to answer any questions you have on our fibreglass pools and to show you our extensive range of pools.