Planning Your Fibreglass Pool Installation

November 11, 2023

A fibreglass pool helps you to make the most of your outdoor space, with a functional and aesthetic focal point that can be enjoyed by all of your family and friends. Whether you’re thinking about renovating your home, or are building a new home with a pool installation, it’s important that you take the time to plan your pool and explore all of the options that are available.

Finding the Right Fibreglass Pool to Fit Your Space

Even if the pool will be an addition to an existing home, it doesn’t mean that it should look or feel like an afterthought. A quality pool installation will make use of the space that’s available, while complementing the home. Just because a pool is installed on a smaller piece of land, it doesn’t mean that you have to compromise the pool design. If it’s a smaller lap pool, or a large family pool, the most important thing is that the pool is easily accessible, safe, and good looking.

  • The pool shouldn’t interrupt the flow of your outside area.
  • Consider placement and how it will affect safety. Will the pool be fenced, and is it easily visible from both inside and outside areas?
  • Avoiding wasting space within the pool area, considering that the pool will not be used during every month of the year.

Pool Designs and Materials

Once you have an idea of the space where the pool will be installed, it’s time to decide on a pool design and materials. Modern pool materials allow for creative designs, so you’re not limited to traditional shapes and finishes. From concrete ground pools to prefabricated fibreglass options, the design and materials will affect the way you look at your pool, and even how easy it is to maintain.

  • The pool should complement your home, but doesn’t necessarily need to imitate it. Contrasting materials and design choices can develop and interesting indoor/outdoor flow.
  • Make better use of natural light by choosing a light coloured pool coating, and contrast this with darker paving or wood decking.
  • Choosing darker paving materials will avoid unsightly staining, which is always a risk around pool areas. But be cautious, as materials that are too dark will absorb sunlight and become uncomfortably hot during Australia’s hottest months.
  • Look into the possibility of softer natural materials if your home is made primarily from stone, brick, or concrete. This avoids creating a sterile look, which is always a risk with ultramodern architecture.

Your Pool is an Extension of Your Home and Your Personality

Selecting your pool doesn’t need to be complicated, but you do need to make sure that you have the right design that will complement your outdoor area, and provide many enjoyable years of use. Take the time to work with My Fibreglass Pool Easy… to discover some of Australia’s most beautiful pool designs, or create a completely new one, of your own.