Fibreglass Frequently Asked Questions

Where are your pools manufactured?

All Summertime Pools are manufactured right here in Victoria and we are proudly Australian owned.

How do I fill my pool?

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.

How much does it cost to heat my pool?

Summertime Pools offers a range of heating add-ons for your pool, from Solar Heating to Heat Pumps.

How do I know what colour my pool will be once it’s installed

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.

When can I swim in my new pool?

It’s possible to swim in your new fibreglass pool the day after construction has finished!

I have a sloped backyard; can I still build a pool?

Yes; fibreglass pool shells can be installed into sloped grounds as long as there has been accurate preparation and planning.

What are the benefits of having a swimming pool?

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.

Are fibreglass pools compatible with Salt Water?

Yes. Fibreglass swimming pools are compatible with salt water systems more so than traditional concrete pools.

Do I need to get a permit to have a pool installed?

Yes; all swimming pools require local building regulator approval prior to installation.

How often should your pool be vacuumed?

It is recommended that you vacuum your pool once every three days.

How often should a pool be cleaned?

It is recommended that you run one circulation of your filtration system once per day.

What are the largest / deepest pools in your range?

Our longest pool reaches 11m in length and our deepest pool reaches 2m in depth.

I have a small backyard; can I still have a pool installed?

Yes; fibreglass pools are the most suited pool type for small backyards.

How much site access do you need to install a pool?

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.

Are fibreglass pools easier to maintain than vinyl liner or concrete pools?

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.

How do I finance my new swimming 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.

What’s the warranty on a fibreglass pool?

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.

Do fibreglass pools fade?

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.

How long do fibreglass pools last?

Fibreglass pools are long-lasting investments that are built to last 50+ years.

Can you customize the shape of a fibreglass pool?

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

What sizes do fibreglass pools come in?

Summertime Pools are available from 4m up to 11m in length.

What shapes do fibreglass pools come in?

Summertime Pools come in 17 different shapes and sizes, meaning you can find the perfect fit for your backyard.

Do fibreglass pools work in cold climates?

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.

How long does it take to install a fibreglass pool?

As opposed to traditional pools which can take weeks, fibreglass pools can be completed within 5 days.

How is a fibreglass pool installed?

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.

How much does an inground fibreglass pool cost?

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.

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