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7 questions to ask before you build your new pool

Having a swimming pool in the backyard is part of the Australian dream. A place to cool down in our hot summers or the perfect way for the kids to entertain themselves.

King Homes NSW, a reputable pool builder, is proud to offer a complete pool construction service alongside our new home builds. If building a swimming pool is at the top of your wish list, here are 7 questions you should ask and consider.

1. Why do I want a pool?

Before committing to building a swimming pool, it is important to think long and hard about why you would want one in the first place. Is it for improving your health or purely recreational? It may be because you want a fun and exciting way to entertain friends and family. Understanding why you want a pool can help you determine what kind of pool would be best to build.

2. Is my yard appropriate for building a pool?

King Homes NSW recommends assessing how much space and soil you have available on your property. A soil test is the best way to determine if it’s possible to build a pool of the size and type you want in your yard. The soil test can inform you about soil conditions hindering the construction process, such as soil stability and drainage issues. Additionally, measuring the amount of available space will indicate the size of the pool that you can have in your yard.

3. What kind of pool types are available?

Before building your pool, there are some questions that should be asked and considered when making your selection. One of the foremost considerations is what kind of pool type you wish to install.

At King Homes NSW, we specialise in concrete pools because it allows us to customise the design to suit the individual’s backyard. We have years of experience in the installation and can provide invaluable advice so that you make an informed decision as to which type will best meet your requirements.

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4. How do you determine the best place for the pool?

Best Place For The Pool

King Homes NSW will review your land and floor plan design before suggesting the best place for the swimming pool. We prefer to place pools near living areas so you have a great outlook from inside or close to Alfresco areas to create a great entertaining zone.

Land orientation is also essential to ensure you get good sunlight. However, this may not be achievable on some blocks, depending on house placement. We also consult with our clients to understand how they plan to use the pool. If the family has children, we will place the pool close to the kitchen or living areas for supervision. Storage is also a key consideration, as the pool pump, heater, and other equipment should have a place of their own.

5. When do you complete the pool excavation and build?

King Homes NSW completes the pool excavation before the slab while there is still good access. This is also the best time to remove and use the dirt under the house slab or adjust the land levels for your new home build. The pool is then built alongside your home build and completed when the home is ready for handover.

6. What kind of finishes for the pool are available?

At King Homes NSW, we understand that you want only the best when building a pool. That is why we provide two options for finishes – a modern acrylic render finish or a fully tiled option.

Both are impressive and will give an elegant look to your pool, giving you the perfect retreat to enjoy hot summer days. Before deciding on your pool’s finish, we recommend considering factors such as durability, comfort, and price.

7. When does the pool handover?

King Homes NSW is proud to build your pool alongside your new home, and we understand that you want it handed over to you as soon as possible. Before building commences, make sure to ask us when the projected date for handover is.

Remember that weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may cause delays, but we will always do our best to complete the job on time and meet your expectations.

With King Homes’ commitment to superior service, craftsmanship, and quality, you can rest assured that you are getting a pool that fits your budget and lifestyle.

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