New House Plans? Here Is Why You Should Include A Fibreglass Pool!

While it can seem somewhat superficial or even placed in the ‘too-hard-basket’ for some families, a well-designed pool area can become more than just something nice to look at.

Preparation and planning is key to ensuring you can achieve great results. By planning a pool at the time of building or while completing a knock-down rebuild can avoid a poorly placed pool, and you can utilise the ‘blank slate’ which will allow you to install a swimming pool that not only fits your lifestyle and budget, but also will allow you to create your dream backyard. 

There are a heap of benefits to having a swimming pool in your backyard. Pools are not only great for entertaining with friends and family, they also keep you cool in summer, plus they are fantastic for health and wellness. Most people will arrange the installation of a pool years after their house has been built, but there are actually many reasons why you should consider installing your pool when you’re starting on a new build. 

Easier access: 

Our fibreglass swimming pools from Factory Pools Perth are transported directly from our factory, and the shells are in one single piece. If you have an established house, it can make the backyard hard to get to, so you’ll need to arrange expensive cranes and other machinery to lift the pool into place. In new land estates (especially in Australia), the access into backyards is becoming more and more limited as the land sizes are shrinking and the housing footprints grow. In some areas the new dwellings can be just 450mm from the property line, which means a mini excavator won’t be able to access the backyard. However, if you install the pool during the building process, it can be laid down before the house itself is built. 

No future construction work: 

Construction is messy and muddy and inconvenient. If you need to install a pool in an already landscaped garden it is a complex process. Firstly you will remove excess dirt, you will cut down any trees and remove tree roots, and then of course, you will need to dig a hole. By including the swimming pool in the home’s original design, it will save you from doing this down the track, and will save you from having to dig up your yard again. 

Save money: 

Having your pool installed during your house construction will also save you money, because the site will become harder to access after the build and you would need a crane to lift the pool over your house. If you’re planning on adding concrete, tiles and turf within your front and backyard, you can get this as part of a package deal with the rest of the pool landscaping as it will be more affordable in a package. 

Return on investment:

Reported by during 2021, over 7 million searches featured the word “pool”. This shows it is reasonable to presume a swimming pool will help add financial value and appeal to your property- if you are ever wanting to sell. However, the investment into your backyard doesn’t just have to be about the financial value and return on investment! If you are wanting an investment that will guarantee fun, fitness, and family time, then a pool is your answer. A well-designed swimming pool can provide you with year-round fun and entertainment, along with a financial return on investment in the future. 

Save time: 

You can save time with council approval by adding the pool into the general house development application process. You also won’t need to wait for the pool fencing and decking to be complete before you can use your backyard, as everything will be set in place, ready for your family when you get the keys to your new home. 

Design the pool you want: 

One of the best reasons for pool installation before you build the house is so you can ensure you’re getting the exact pool design and backyard you want. You won’t have to base the design around the limited space you are left with after a house is built. Instead, you can do the opposite, by deciding the type of swimming pool you want, the size, and then you can choose where it’s going to go and work the house design around it. 

Many sleek and compact designs to choose from: 

It is worth keeping in mind that with a smaller swimming pool, you will get all the benefits of having a big pool, with the benefit of taking up much less of your backyard. Depending on the space you have in your backyard and your specific needs for your family, there are many designs to choose from. Ultimately, swimming pools are about keeping cool in summer, being active, and enjoying yourself. A smaller swimming pool will give you all of these benefits, however wont take up all of your backyard space. 

Health and Well-being: 

Research shows that swimming has a significant positive impact on our overall health and wellbeing. So not only is it great for a full body workout, swimming is easy on the joints, can relieve muscle tension and back pain, and is a great way to relax and unwind after a long day. Water is also known to bring a natural sense of peace and serenity to an environment. Your pool area may become one of your most treasured and tranquil spots to relax. 

We are high quality and trusted swimming pool builders and installers, and we’d be more than happy to discuss your options for incorporating a pool into your new home designs. If you want to find out more, reach out to our friendly team at Factory Pools Perth to discuss your new swimming pool.