What to Consider Before Buying a Fibreglass Plunge Pool

Mar 03, 2021

Adding a swimming pool to your home is one of the best decisions and investments in you and your family’s fun, enjoyment, and health, you can ever make. A swimming pool offers unparalleled versatility to your backyard, giving you a unique space to relax in the evenings and warm summer afternoons, stay fit and healthy and entertain friends and families with poolside parties.

For many Australian homeowners, however, space is at a premium, and fitting a swimming pool into their backyard can seem like it would present a challenge—a swimming pool is a large structure that requires a large backyard, does it not? Fortunately, with the Narellan Pools plunge pool range, the pleasure of swimming pool ownership can be a reality in even the smallest backyards.

Consider Your Budget

The first thing to consider when you start your journey to owning a plunge pool is how much you have available to spend. There are pool options available to suit most budgets, however, having a good idea of your spending limits will allow you and your local Narellan Pools Builder to formulate the best solution that fulfils your needs without going over budget.

Seek Out Information

There are a lot of different factors that go into designing the right plunge pool for you. While we don’t expect our clients to have an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings and design of swimming pools—that’s our job—having a basic understanding of the process and options will enable you to better discuss your needs with your consultant. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about things you are unsure about; your consultant will be more than happy to answer any queries you have.

Pool Shell Size

Plunge pools are smaller and more compact than traditional swimming pools, making them the ideal solution for those with limited space. They are, however, still available in several different sizes, generally designed for the number of people that will be using them. A large pool not only takes up more space but will also be more costly to install and operate. There is no point in buying a pool designed for a dozen people if you only intended to have two to four people in the pool at a given time.

The intended usage of your swimming pool will also have a big impact on the size and style of the pool. Plunge pools are well suited for relaxing, hosting, playing, and gentle aqua-aerobic type exercises, but if you want to perform more intensive lap type swimming, a lap pool or traditional swimming pool design may be a better option. That said, you can still swim laps in a plunge pool if you invest in swim jets.

Local regulations may also be a limiting factor as they often dictate how close a swimming pool can be to both the property and property boundaries. The smaller footprint of a plunge pool makes them an ideal option when other, larger, pool designs would be impossible due to building restrictions.

Materials and Colour

At Narellan Pools, we specialise in high-quality fibreglass pool shells, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other material considerations to make when designing your pool space. The pool surrounds are available in a number of different materials, each with its own unique aesthetic, so carefully consider that look you are aiming to achieve. In addition to the surrounding materials, our pool shells are available in a number of different colour options. Think carefully about the colour and material options you would like for your swimming pool and whether you want them to match the interior of your home, creating a seamless blend in style, or stand as something different and unique.

Buying a Plunge Pool with Narellan Pools

Narellan Pools prides itself on delivering quality, stylish, versatile pool solutions to homeowners throughout Sydney. The team of pool designers at Narellan Pools have carefully designed and curated a range of pool shells that are the perfect fit for backyards both big and small. All of our swimming pools are manufactured to the same high-quality standards at our Australian in-house facilities, guaranteeing that you will have a quality pool product that will last you and your family for many years to come.

Your journey will start with a consultation with your Narellan Pools local pool builder, who will carefully assess your needs and the space you have available to identify the best plunge pool option for you. Once you have identified the ideal pool shell design, you will be offered the chance to select all the various customisation options available such as colour, surrounding materials, and accessories to add the premier finishing touches to your plunge pool.

Get in touch with Narellan Pools to find out how we can help you design your perfect plunge pool now.

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