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— 27 July, 2021

Best Pools For Small And Sloping Blocks

One of the biggest challenges in traditional pool installation is all the extra work you need to do to compensate for uneven and sloping blocks. Many people abandon the idea of getting a pool because they can’t afford the extra costs like installing or redesigning pool retaining walls — and with traditional pool building, it’s easy to see how the costs can add up, even for master builders.

But there’s a better option. Installing a pool on a sloping block doesn’t need to be a headache, with a
Plungie, you can get double the result for half the work.


Maximise Small Yard Spaces

The average size of a block of land is getting smaller all the time — which means it’s important to get creative to maximise your yard space. Backyards are getting increasingly narrow, partly due to the increase in subdivisions that usually involve knockdowns and rebuilds with narrow, double-storey homes. This often results in pockets of space that are written off because they look too small.

But you can reclaim those spaces — they’re not always unusable, and they might be the perfect spot for a Plungie. More and more people are looking to enhance their lifestyle and outdoor entertaining space with a pool. Plungie is making that a possibility, even on the most difficult blocks. 


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Install A Pool On A Sloping Block

Do you have a difficult or sloping block? Plungie is the obvious solution as our purpose-built pools are engineered for strength and can easily be installed on sloping blocks.

Traditional pool builds, in most cases, can’t accommodate the unusual installation methods required for sloping blocks. For example, fibreglass pools are designed to be installed underground, as the structure of the shell relies on the natural ground for support. These fibreglass shells are unable to sit more than half a metre out of the ground on the sloping side - without major earthwork on site or building additional retaining walls to support the pool shell.

This isn’t an issue for Plungie, being made from high-quality concrete that can easily withstand the pressure of a semi-recessed, above-ground or fully recessed installation. No matter how you use them on a sloping block, they’re purpose built  so you’ll comply with all the necessary regulations to get your pool safety certificate. Plungies can be installed even on the steepest gradients, meaning you can install them with minimal excavation. Making it the perfect inclusion for your split-level design for your new home build.



A Pool That Doubles As A Retaining Wall

In the traditional pool-building process, you have limited options in terms of the types of pool retaining wall you can build and the materials you can use to build it. Poured concrete masonry walls will eat into the budget because they’re expensive, and you’re limited with design choices as well. Segmental pool retaining wall blocks are a bit more versatile and can accommodate more pool shapes, but they’re still a separate construction with their own expense and design challenges.

If you’re looking for pool retaining wall ideas, Plungie pools can solve that problem. They can be used as a pool retaining wall in themselves! They look great, and are versatile enough to blend well with any hard landscaping. They’re strong, made to exceed Master Builders Association and Australian standards, and they serve just as well as any purpose-built retaining walls. 


Reclaim Unusable Land Today With Plungie

It’s easy to see why Plungies are the best pool on the market for difficult blocks — they can fit in tight spaces, are great for sloping blocks and can double as a pool retaining wall. Contact our friendly staff anytime for more information about how you can reclaim unusable land with a Plungie.


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