Spend time planning to ensure your pool suits the requirements of your site, family and budget
Deciding on the size, type and placement of your pool are the fun choices – getting consent and satisfying other requirements are often challenging.
Safe fencing of a pool is a must. The fence can either only enclose the immediate pool area or it can include facilities used in association with the pool, such as a changing area and even a patio. Whatever you do, ensure the pool is child – and animal – safe.
Investigate options such as a salt-water pool, new approaches to filtering that do away with the need for chlorine, and solar heating, which would extend the swimming season.
Also look at how best you can minimise water loss because saving water is important for the environment, as well as your pocket.
Don’t be put off easily – the swimming pool business is highly competitive and you should be able to find a company that can look after the aesthetics, finances and rules and regulations, and have you in the swim before the end of summer. – New Zealand Herald