Pool Buyers Checklist: Everything You Need to Discuss With Your Pool Building Professional

There are many important factors to consider when building a new swimming pool, so the experts at Poolz have created this comprehensive checklist to help you make the most informed decisions and provide your pool building professional with all the necessary information they will need.
Poolz Pool Buyers Checklist to help all homeowners looking to build a new swimming pool
Poolz Pool Buyers Checklist to help all homeowners looking to build a new swimming pool

Build your dream pool with maximum comfort and confidence

This checklist will guide through you every major decision and important step towards making your dream pool a reality.

What's included in the checklist?

The Pool Buyers Checklist provides deep insights into the pool building process helping you to build within your budget by effectively communicating all the necessary information needed by your pool building professional to:

  • Gain the best understanding of your dream project
  • Advise what can and cannot be achieved on your property
  • Submit the most accurate quote to make your dream project a reality
The ultimate checklist for anyone looking to build a new swimming pool

The Poolz Buyers Checklist ebook was our guiding light. In combination with the Pool Options Pricing Guide, it not only listed decisions but also explained why they matter. From pool shape to lighting choices, we felt involved and knew exactly what we wanted. A fantastic resource for any pool project!

Isabella Martin
Red Hill

Poolz's Buyers Checklist ebook helped us stay organised and informed. It's like having a pool expert at your fingertips. From budgeting to design choices, we made decisions with confidence.

Olivia Turner

Frequently asked questions

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Is it better to use a pool builder who offers all services, or one that uses sub-contractors?
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Every pool builder uses sub-contractors, it's just the amount that varies.  At a bare minimum, a concrete pool builder will sub-contract the concrete pouring and a fibreglass pool builder will sub-contract the crane hire. 

That being said, most pool builders to use sub-contractors for the various requirements such as electrics, tiling, fencing, landscaping etc. This allows them to tap into the expertise of skilled professionals in specific areas. However, it's essential to ensure that the pool builder has a strong network of reliable and experienced sub-contractors. 

When you are selecting your pool builder, Poolz highly recommends that you get a good understanding of the sub-contractors being used, the relationship between them and the builder and the possible impact of delays.

Do pool builders also do landscaping?
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While some pool builders offer landscaping services as part of their offerings, it's important to note that not all pool builders provide this service. 

Pool builders primarily focus on the construction and installation of the swimming pool itself, including excavation, plumbing, electrical work, and pool finishing. 

However, many pool builders have established partnerships or collaborations with trusted landscapers who specialise in pool area landscaping. 

What do I need to prepare for a pool building project?
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Preparing for a pool building project involves several important considerations to ensure a smooth and successful construction process and end result. The list is too long to cover off in this FAQ, so instead, please download our Pool Buyers Checklist here as this comprehensively covers this topic.

How long does it take to build a new pool?
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The time it takes to build a new pool can vary depending on several factors, including the pool type, design complexity, site conditions, and the specific requirements of your project. Generally, the process can range from a few weeks to several months.

For fibreglass pools, the installation process is typically faster, as the pool shell is pre-manufactured and delivered to the site. The installation can be completed within 2 to 8 weeks, depending on the site preparation and additional features.

In the case of concrete pools, the construction process involves more steps, such as forming, steel reinforcement and curing. The installation timeframe for a concrete pool is typically between 10-16 weeks, depending on the pool's size, design intricacy, and weather conditions.

What tradespeople are involved in building a swimming pool?
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Building a swimming pool involves a range of tradespeople who collaborate to bring your pool project to life. The key tradespeople typically involved include pool builders, excavators, concreters, plumbers, electricians, tilers, fencers and landscapers. Each trade plays a crucial role in the construction process, from excavating the pool site and laying the foundation to installing plumbing and electrical systems, tiling the pool surface, installing the pool fencing, and completing landscaping around the pool area. 

Poolz connects you with reputable pool builders who have a network of skilled and licensed tradespeople, ensuring that every aspect of your pool construction is handled by qualified professionals.

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