Frequently Asked Questions
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fibreglass Frequently Asked Questions
All Summertime Pools are manufactured right here in Victoria and we are proudly Australian owned.
Your pool should never need to be emptied unless in the instance that major repairs are required. Topping up your water level can be done with a standard garden hose.
Summertime Pools offers a range of heating add-ons for your pool, from Solar Heating to Heat Pumps.
We offer a range of 17 different designer shades and finishes for your pool. The final look of your colour choice will depend on the completed pool installation, so some variation may occur.
It’s possible to swim in your new fibreglass pool the day after construction has finished!
Yes; fibreglass pool shells can be installed into sloped grounds as long as there has been accurate preparation and planning.
Not only can you enjoy social and leisure time in the pool with friends and family, but swimming is a great exercise for building endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness.
Yes. Fibreglass swimming pools are compatible with salt water systems more so than traditional concrete pools.
Yes; all swimming pools require local building regulator approval prior to installation.
It is recommended that you vacuum your pool once every three days.
It is recommended that you run one circulation of your filtration system once per day.
Our longest pool reaches 11m in length and our deepest pool reaches 2m in depth.
Yes; fibreglass pools are the most suited pool type for small backyards.
Liberal site access is preferred to excavate soil for installing a fibreglass pool. However, even with just 2m wide site access, it is possible – it will just mean a lengthier process.
Of all pool types, fibreglass pools require the least maintenance. You only need to maintain the water chemistry once a week and don’t need to worry about algae growth like you would with a concrete pool.
Summertime Pools has handypay available, which has weekly, fortnightly and monthly repayment options for up to 7 years for the whole price of the pool. For more info please see here.
All Summertime Pools have ISO Quality Assurance and are made to the highest standards right here in Australia. Summertime Pools are industry leading with our 30 Year Structural Warranty.
While all pools fade over time, the colour fade you can expect from a fibreglass pool’s gelcoat surface is gradual and even. Regardless, a gelcoat surface is the most durable pool coating available.
Fibreglass pools are long-lasting investments that are built to last 50+ years.
Fibreglass pools are made from precast moulds, so while you cannot customise the shape, you are able to customise other elements such as your pools colour
Summertime Pools are available from 4m up to 11m in length.
Summertime Pools come in 17 different shapes and sizes, meaning you can find the perfect fit for your backyard.
Yes, fibreglass pools do not crack in cold weather and with add on options like heat pumps they can be the perfect pool for colder regions.
As opposed to traditional pools which can take weeks, fibreglass pools can be completed within 5 days.
Fibreglass pools are essentially pre-made shells, so the installation process is simply a matter of excavating the area, setting in the pool shell, and connecting the plumbing and filtering systems.
Generally speaking, most inground fibreglass pools cost between $25,000 – $60,000. The final quote will depend on a number of factors, including how large your pool is and whether you are looking to add extra features.