swimming pool design and construction — faq

The following provides answers to some questions we are often asked. If you have a question that is not covered here, please email us.

What kinds of pools do you build?

We design and build concrete and vinyl swimming pools. Vinyl swimming pools are constructed of brick and have a thick vinyl liner placed on the inside of the pool. Concrete pools are adaptable to any unique shape to suit your unique area.

Do you install above-ground or fibreglass pools?

The main choice a buyer must make is what type of pool to buy. We do not install or construct above-ground or fibreglass pools. Above-ground pools can be assembled fairly quickly and are inexpensive but do not add ambience or enhance the environment of your home. Fibreglass pools are manufactured in pre-made shapes so if you have a large area, want a regular shape, and want to keep the costs low, some would choose a fibreglass pool. However, we find that they are inflexible, do not suit small or awkwardly shaped areas, and do not add value to your property.

How much will a pool cost?

The swimming pool construction business is so individual that it is impossible to give clients an idea of cost without actually coming to their home to see the site. Once the designer can actually see the space and size, and any potential challenges in the site, he can start to think about a plan that will allow all the customer requirements. The cost will depend on the size and accessibility of your site, the materials used, the intricacy of the work, and any other landscaping or structures required. We do stress, that the budget for building a swimming pool can be suited to your requirements with negotiation. As a ball-park figure, costs start at $35,000. For more information, see this.

How long will it take to build a pool?

The length of time it takes from start to finish depends on a number of factors. These include the time taken at council submission stage, agreement on the design, any changes to the design, weather, amount of detail required in the design, size of the area and pool, if it's a renovation or a new project, and any other features that you have decided to include. For a new project, it generally takes between two and six months, depending on the these factors.

I have a very unusual area but I still want a pool. Can you help?

We can visit your site and identify any idiosyncracies about the site. We are qualified to build swimming pools for all shapes and sizes of areas.

Can I design my own pool?

The designer will visit your site and give you some suggestions from his 30 years of experience. You are welcome to provide your suggestions and anything you want, bearing in mind that extra features add to the cost of the project.

Can you come to my home and give a quote for a pool?

Yes we do site visits and provide free quotes.

Will you advise on pool landscaping and plants?

It is part of our overall service to advise you on the landscaping and plants that you need for your pool. We know which plants are suitable for which environments, which ones drop leaves, and which ones have problematic root systems that are not good for pool areas. We can even visit the garden centre with you to choose your plants.

Can you build an outdoor kitchen?

We have built some amazing outdoor kitchens and are qualified to do so.

Can you build an alfresco area?

Alfresco areas are one of our specialties. We have built large and small alfresco areas, with a theme and they always merge seamlessly with the design and construction of the pool.

Do you have any other information I can access to give me more information?

Yes. We have a publication called Concrete Pool Buyers' Guide which you can get FREE if you sign up or you can buy it on Amazon.

Do you have other publications?

Yes. We have a fun adult colouring book for people who love pools! You can buy a hard copy here.


Well done, Steve. The pool totally warrants the SPASA gold award. Visitors are still being 'wowed' regularly. One recently said it looked like Dubai.
Dave, Mundaring
(winner of SPASA gold award for freeform pool over $100,000)