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Knowing the Safety and Planning Laws for Melbourne – BRPN


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How good are our summers here in Australia? Balmy days spent having fun in the sun. Only one thing could make it better, a luxurious swimming pool or spa in the backyard! The lifestyle benefits that a pool can offer are simply unmatched. It provides a private oasis for you to enjoy at your own leisure 365 days a year! Here at Barrier Reef Pools in Melbourne, we design swimming pools and spas that encapsulate the laid-back Aussie lifestyle. They have been created for more than just swimming and can also be used for relaxing, entertaining, fitness and so much more. We live and breathe pools and would love to help you on your pool building journey.

For more than 30 years, we have been dedicated to engineering swimming pools that are technologically advanced and superior in every way. Our shells are made by us right here in Australia in a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. Every swimming pool comes with built-in safety features such as non-slip surfaces and a child safety ledge running around the perimeter of the pool. Along with sophisticated manufacturing, we pride ourselves on being able to offer one of the countries largest fibreglass pool collections, we have a swimming pool or spa for every taste and budget.

Here in Melbourne, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to pool builders and pool companies, but before choosing one to build your pool, you must do your homework first. After all, a pool is a big financial purchase and once it’s in the ground it is very difficult to change it. The builder you choose should be registered, and if they are a member of (SPASA) The Swimming Pool and Spa Association Australia, even better. SPASA is a national body that recognises industry leaders for their workmanship and customer service. You can have peace of mind knowing that when you hire a SPASA member, they are going to do a quality job. If in the unlikely event the builder cannot complete your pool build, SPASA will take over the job by appointing another SPASA member to complete construction at no additional cost to you.

Our expert pool builders are Melbourne locals themselves and will work with you throughout the pool building process to ensure that your expectations are met, and no detail goes unmissed. While installing a pool is exciting, there are some things you will need to consider to ensure your pool is constructed lawfully and meets certain building standards.

Knowing the Safety and Planning Laws for Melbourne

Pool building laws and regulations are enforced throughout Australia however, they do vary depending on which state or territory you live in. This is what you should know about Melbourne’s pool safety and planning laws.

Before any pool or spa can be built in Melbourne, you need to have a building permit approval from a registered building surveyor. The building application needs to have detailed information outlining specifications, details of the pool build, safety barrier, filtration systems and more. If this isn’t up to relevant standards, it will not be approved. Once your permit has been issued, you have 12 months to start building your pool. When building commences, it mustn’t take longer than 6 months to complete. You need to have a pool fence built and it needs to be compliant. Sounds overwhelming? It can be, that’s why we take care of the paperwork side of your pool build, so you don’t have to worry about it! You can find additional information on this topic here at the Victoria Building Authority Website

Which fibreglass pool is best suited to me in Melbourne?

Nowadays, fibreglass pools are the go-to option for those looking to install a new swimming pool. This is primarily because they are easy to install, look after, and they aren’t susceptible to algae infestations like some other pool types. Which type of fibreglass pool is best for your home in Melbourne depends on a few factors such as the style and design you like, how much room you have to accommodate a swimming pool, your budget and what you want a swimming pool for. Establishing how much you are willing to spend on a pool and how much room you have for one, can narrow down your options quite a lot, so when in the market, it is best to start here when making your choice. Popular styles we commonly install in the city areas are our plunge pools and swim spas, they are a little bigger than a spa and allow enough room for both relaxing and paddling about. In the outer suburbs, we install a lot of our larger family-sized pools such as our Brampton and Billabong styles, as people living here generally have a bit more room to work with than those in the CBD. If you’re not sure what you are looking for in a pool, our friendly team are always more than happy to run you through all your options to help you produce the pool of your dreams.

Can I use my pool all year round with Melbourne’s weather?

Melbournians know all too well how unpredictable their weather can be, although they can rely on warm summers and moderate temperatures excluding winter of course. Winters in Melbourne are cold, and jumping in the pool at this time of year tends to be an unpleasant thought for most, and it can mean your swimming season is cut short. For many living here, installing a heating system is a must-have. Heating can warm the pool water by up to 10 degrees, and it allows pool owners to swim year-round. Sustainable options such as solar are a sought-after choice for their low running costs and minimal impact on the environment.

Here at Barrier Reef Pools in Melbourne we provide Fibreglass Pools Melbourne, we take immense pride in the quality of our swimming pools and spas and are continually aiming to bring Australians the very best in fibreglass pool manufacturing. Our pools hold one of only two prestigious SAI Global Australian Standards 5 Tick Certified Product Certifications in the country.

Melbourne locals turn to us for all their swimming pool needs. If you are ready to take the plunge into pool ownership or have any questions, contact us today. One of our friendly team members will be happy to assist if they can.

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