Frequently Asked Questions

What stages of construction are there?

Once your permit has been received and we are ready to start construction of your new swimming pool there are a few main stages of the construction from-

  • Excavation, Steel fixing and Concrete spraying ( shell stage)
  • Tiling and coping
  • Full tiling ( if chosen)
  • Solar equipment and matting installation
  • Filtration equipment installation
  • Fence inspection and compliance
  • Interior application, Render ( if chosen)
  • Clean and fit off
  • Filling your pool with water
  • Equipment start up and check
  • Handover to client with instruction

I don’t have much space. Can I still get a pool?

With limited block sizes available these days and homes getting larger even if you have a small area in most cases we can still construct a beautiful pool to suit. By having one of our experienced sales team come and visit your home we can then look at all items such as access, space and design something to fit even the most limited of space areas.

What are popular pool sizes?

As each backyard is different in size, shape, flat or sloping there are many different design options for you and your family. At PJ Pools and Spas we want to give you the perfect pool to suit your needs.

Pools can be designed such as 4m x 4m Plunge pools, 15m x 2m Lap pools, 6m x 3m & 8m x 4m Family pools from Rectangle, Square, Free design and we can even add a Spa.

Can I pick any shape pool with the depths I want and chose the position of my steps?

Yes, one of the best qualities of constructing a concrete swimming pool is being able to customise every aspect of the shape and size to accommodate your needs, wants and budget. We are there in every step to assist in designing your new pool to not only fit your design, lifestyle, family and space in your backyard.

How do I get a Planning Permit from the council?

As part of the permit process it is one of our criteria to check with local council to see if any Planning permit or Town planning is required, most times these are not required but there have been times they are. If there is a requirement we can assist in every way obtain the relevant information and apply on your behalf.

Do I need my neighbours permission?

In most cases you do not need a neighbours permission however there are some exceptional circumstances that may require some involvement with the neighbor and the expert staff at PJ Pools will assist in every possible way.

What is involved in getting a permit for a pool?

Obtaining a permit for your swimming pool can be complicated but having the right knowledge certainly helps the process, this is why we have trained staff who can apply on your behalf for the swimming pool permit. Part of the permit process is obtaining all of the items required from Drafting to Engineering, Soil testing to Council and yourself to then supply to the Building Surveyor all of the right information for them to approve your new swimming pool permit.

I’m building a new home. What gas and electrical requirements are there?

As power and sewer (Gas, optional) will be required for your new swimming pool there are many options available as each pool has a specific requirement. We can assist you in what is required for your new swimming pool once we have established the type of swimming pool and equipment you are wanting. We can then supply you a check list of items required for the exact trade so the right connections are provided.

How do I get a Planning Permit from the council?

If for any reason you are required to obtain a planning permit, again the expert staff at PJ Pools will assist you with this.

Do I need my neighbours permission?

In most cases you do not need a neighbours permission, however there are some exceptional circumstances that may require some involvement with the neighbour, but rest assured the expert staff at PJ Pools will assist in every possible way.