Should I Buy A Pool In The Winter?

Should I Buy A Pool In The Winter?


When the hot summer days have become a distant memory, and you spend more time indoors than outdoors, it’s the perfect time to start planning your swimming pool for the coming summer.

If you do your homework now and look at the different types of pools available and then order one, it means that you’ll be able to install your pool in time for the busy season. They say, ‘the early bird catches the worm’ and that’s especially true with swimming pools.

Initial Research

Planning your swimming pool in the cooler months means you can secure some off-peak bargains. Fibreglass pools are the first choice for many West Australians for the following reasons:

  • They are cost effective
  • Easy to maintain
  • Quick to install
  • Have long warranties

Even though your pool will get plenty of use, realistically you will spend more time looking at it than swimming in it. Any pool will look fabulous at the beginning of its lifetime, but will it stand the test of time over ten, twenty or thirty years? A pool which comes with a structural warranty, will offer peace of mind in case anything goes wrong.


The prime position for a swimming pool is usually in your backyard, occasionally people will prefer to put it in the front especially if it’s hidden from view. When deciding where to put a pool, investigate the level of your land, is it flat or undulating? How much work will be needed to ensure your garden is ready for it to be installed?


Budget and Specifications

Always set yourself a budget. Pool costs can easily escalate when you consider any extras you may need, so do make sure you have a pre-set idea on the price you want to spend. The most common question asked at a swimming pool showroom aside from budget, is the style of a pool and what works best. It always comes down to personal preferences. Imagine the amount of people who’ll be using that pool, your family dynamics and size. If you have a young family, chances are that it will get utilised a lot but if children have left home, you may want something smaller.


When people think about building a swimming pool, they forget about the entire space encompassing the swimming pool. Any pool decks, paving and landscaping are items which need to be considered. A nice deck and patio area will greatly enhance the look of your pool, but it will come at a price.

Australian law requires that a swimming pool, must have fencing surrounding it. The larger your pool, the more fencing required and obviously this will impact on cost. Glass pool fencing starts at around $220 a metre.

The decision to buy and research a fibreglass pool may only take a few weeks, but it will last several decades. If you need advice and guidance on your pool purchase, speak to the team at Barrier Reef Pools Perth. Once we have a better understanding of what you want, we’ll be able to offer you a quote and guide you on options. We have showrooms in Joondalup, O’Connor and Mandurah so there’s bound to be one near to where you live.

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We invite you to visit our display centres or contact us today for a free quote and site appraisal. Let Barrier Reef Pools WA and its skilled, experienced and friendly sales staff work with you in selecting the very best design to meet your special needs.

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