Can I Fit a Swimming Pool into My Yard?

With another hot Melbourne summer expected, it’s the perfect time to think about adding a swimming pool to your backyard. If you love entertaining, have kids to entertain, or just want to create an oasis in your back yard, a swimming pool can be the perfect addition to your home, but is your yard big enough for a pool? In most cases, the answer will be yes, but here are some of the space considerations.

  • When it comes to the size of the pool you can install, you don’t just need enough space for the perimeter. You also need to allow room for poolside surroundings, a safety fence and any decking or patio that you’ll want to compliment the area.
  • The width of the surrounding area needs to be sufficient for walking around the pool, easy entrance and exit of the water – especially in the case of a water emergency. About two metres width should be sufficient, and it should always be kept clear of obstacles so that in the event of an emergency there is easy access to the water.
  • Speaking of water safety, Melbourne regulations dictate that all private swimming pools must be surrounded by a secure and child-proof fence. This too can influence the choice of location and size of your pool.

The good news for people with a small backyard or uneven landscape is that there are options to tailor the size and shape of concrete pools to fit in with your overall garden and house design.

When it comes to concrete pools there are plenty of options in size and shape, from long narrow lap pools to shapes tailored to fit a specific area. Because the concrete is made up and poured during construction of the swimming pool in the yard, concrete pools offer greater design flexibility when it comes to your tastes and fitting in with the available space in your garden.

The other standout benefit of a concrete swimming pool is that they are less demanding of a perfect terrain. Whether your garden slopes slightly or is uneven, once the concrete is poured over the top and the pool filled with water, this won’t matter in the least.

No matter the size or shape of your yard, the chances are that we can build a concrete swimming pool that will turn your space into a little oasis you can enjoy all year round. Why not dive in – and ask us for a free assessment of your site?

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