With the temperature dropping fast, installing a pool is probably the last thing on your mind right now. Although swimming is at the bottom of your priority list, there are actually many advantages to winter pool installation, especially when it comes to project timeframes. With Plungie’s revolutionary process solution, you can of course achieve fast pool installation all year round — we’ll take you through some of the other benefits of winter pool installation that may not have crossed your mind yet!
More Time To Plan Before Summer
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again — pools are the heartbeat of the Australian summer. There’s nothing better than making memories in the pool with your kids over the summer holidays. Starting your pool plans in winter is a great way to ensure that nothing gets in the way of enjoying your pool with family and friends when summer comes around.
There’s a lot that goes into creating a cohesive pool space, including building approvals and certification, landscaping and designing the pool surrounds. Giving yourself that extra planning time will help everything come together by barbecue season.
Building Approval And Certification
Potentially the most important, yet time-consuming part of the pool installation process is building approvals and certifications. We’ll provide you with the required pool documentation for this step, but you’ll need to complete the rest of the process in conjunction with your builder. Starting this process earlier will factor in time for any unexpected hold-ups with the paperwork. After all, you don’t want admin to be the reason you’re not sitting in your pool when the mercury’s rising.
Landscaping is an essential part of helping your pool fit in with the existing backyard space. It can take some time to plan your landscape design — including plants and earthworks — regardless of whether you do it yourself or choose to work with a professional.
Starting your pool project in winter will give your plants some time to settle into their new home and put down roots over the spring before the heat of summer kicks in. This gives them a better chance of survival over the warmer months and will help your garden look more established by the time the in-laws come around for Christmas lunch.
Designing your pool surrounds can take longer than you might expect — simply because there are so many choices to make. Do you want to add decking around the pool? Or, are you more drawn to paving or tiling? When it comes to fencing, do you want glass, steel or aluminium?
It’s handy to have some time up your sleeve so you can consider how these materials will align with your home and make the right choice for your space. Need some pool design inspo? Head to our gallery to see how well Plungie pools fit into backyards of all shapes and sizes. What’s more, you can take the time to shop around and find the best quote for your project. Winter pool installation could just be the key to achieving your vision for your outdoor living space while saving a couple of bucks. Not too shabby!
The Backyard Is Out Of Use
Your backyard is naturally going to be quieter during winter — think less touch footy matches and more movie marathons. You can use this quiet period to install your pool without interrupting any of your sacred summer events. No one wants their mates to be walking through a backyard building site at their annual New Year’s Eve party.
Winter Is Off-Peak Season For Pool Builders
Unsurprisingly, winter is the off-peak season for pool builders. Of course, you don’t need a specialist pool builder to install a Plungie but if you choose to use one, there should be less of a queue for their services over the cooler months. If you’re keen to learn more about the Plungie installation process for home builders, pool builders and owner-builders, check out our Process page.
Install A Precast Concrete Pool Rain, Hail Or Shine
It’s true that cold weather conditions can delay the concrete setting process in traditional, in-situ concrete pool builds. Although this is not as much of an issue in the southern hemisphere, precautions are usually taken when temperatures drop below 10°C to ensure the strength and quality of the concrete are not compromised.
Thankfully, this isn’t an issue with a precast Plungie! Our quality-controlled factory environment means the concrete pool shell is protected from the elements while it cures. This prevents cold weather delays and means you can feel confident in the strength and quality of your concrete pool — no matter when it’s installed.
Are you ready to get ahead of the game and start your winter pool build? Contact the Plungie team now! We’ll make sure you never spend another summer without the sound of laughter and classic catches in your backyard.