Modulars make a splash
ABOVE ground pools have changed quite considerably since the humble days of having a standard, round base.
They now come in all shapes, sizes and colours and fit in well with almost any backyard.
“They’re arguably the most economical option and, thanks to technological advancements, they can look just as sophisticated as concrete models,” says Swimart national manager Chris Fitzmaurice.
“The semi-submerged modular pool can now easily be mistaken for the cement in-ground pool, particularly when you dress it with a stylish wraparound deck and modern fencing.”
Fitzmaurice says as well as the speed, ease and low cost of installation, modular pools are a popular choice because of their portability.
“People are living in their homes for shorter periods than in the past, so if you decide to sell your house, it makes sense to take your pool with you,” he says.
Their base cost also tends to be much lower than the average in-ground pool.
Fitzmaurice says Swimart’s galvanised steel modular pools start from $4000 for a self-installed model.
Remember that fencing is still a safety requirement for modular pools. More information at swimart.com.au
Above ground swimming pools are a popular choice with minimal fuss. Picture: Jason Robins