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Tips on installing a fibreglass pool in the house

With the option of fibreglasss pools, it seems easy to install one in the house. Just dig a big hole and fit in a pool yourself.
That sounds a lot easier than it actually is. In addition the choice of pools is plenty. If you are looking at classic or a modern range of fibreglass pools, Riverina Fibreglass Swimming Pools  include classic and a modern range of pools with a large choice of colours, with non-slip smooth, glossy, sparkling fibreglass finishes.
So keep in mind when fitting a pool there are a lot factors that need to be considered.

First and foremost find a reputable swimming pool installer. The swimming pool installer will be able to provide you with a drawing as well as costs that will be incurred. This will save you quite a few rude shocks and you also know what you are going in for. You may need the help of a landscape architect. Both will help you with a proper plan. Incases where the walls of the pool may go higher than the norm, the landscape architect can guide you correctly.

The first criterion is to check the slope. A flat backyard is simple when installing the fibreglass pool. However if your home is built on a slope, the pool construction project requires some degree of planning. Standard elevations that are used are 18” (450mm) to 24” (600mm) for retaining walls. Keep the walls under 32”. If you want to go a step further and combine functionality with aesthetics, then look for an option of a height of 18” (450mm) to 24” (600mm) This height allows the wall to become a seat around your pool patio. It looks great and provides the required seating and also helps in not dragging those hey chairs all the way to the pool.

Use elevations that allow for 18” (450mm) to 24” (600mm) retaining walls. You want to keep walls under 32” when possible. Any wall greater in height than 32” (800mm) may require a handrail for safety. If you have to install a retaining wall to protect your pool then why not make that investment functional. The height of 18” (450mm) to 24” (600mm) allows the wall to become a seat around your pool patio and keeps you from dragging out all those extra patio chairs for your guests. These heights also allow for the patio area to feel open.

The next thing to consider is the right drainage. All the retaining walls of the pool require a system of drainage.  Ensure that the patio slopes away from the pool and drains away from the patio edge quickly. If the patio touches the retaining wall, then you need additional drainage for the patio.

Keep these factors in mind and the pool will be installed easily and effortlessly.