Some of our commercial pools have been positively enormous, while in contrast we also regularly install the smallest plunge pools in homes only a few metres wide. Consideration of uses for the total outdoor space, as well as budget, will determine how much of your yard can be occupied by the pool.
Other factors that may influence your sizing choice may be; position of water or sewer mains, shading from major trees or the dwelling, access to other parts of the block (eg garage at back), topography of the land.
Average plunge pool are typically 5×3 metres, 6×4 metres to 7×3 metres
Average family pool size are 7×3 metres, 8×4 metres or 9×4 metres
Typical lap pools sizes can be 9×2.5 metres, 10×3 metres to 15×3 metres
Aries Pools is highly experienced at building pools in inaccessible places: tiny terrace houses, high rise apartments etc… and we are the most capable company for technically challenging sites. We even install pools in homes that have next to no room for a pool.
Be aware that works of this nature sometimes cost more for building support structures when we need to go over, around or under other structures. The easy way is to book a no obligation site assessment with us and we can offer expert advice even before you decide to go ahead.
A good swimming pool builder will help you by designing to suit the space you have and will advise the cost ramifications of varying sizes within that space. Also taking into account your existing and planned landscaping.
When shopping around, ask the potential builder… Do you look after council approvals and water board? Do you offer a completion guarantee? How many pools have you built? What are your inclusions? Are your components (pipes, steel etc) imported or South African made? Are you a Master Builder? Do you charge extra for temporary fencing? Can I inspect a pool you’ve built in a suburb nearby to me? If so, look for cracking, large radius corners (pool is shaped like a bowl), poor craftsmanship such as loose or uneven tiling, signs of messy mortar and concrete, even staining!
Contact us on +27 82 413 7723 for no-cost expert advice on what else to look for or ask about when shopping around.
You can monitor your pool's pH level with a testing kit. There are many kinds of testing kits available; however, most homeowner versions are either reagent kits or test-strips. Reagent kits aren't too difficult to use. You take a sample of pool water, then add liquids or tablets to it. The water changes color, indicating its chemical balance. Test-strips work differently. When you submerge them in the pool for a few seconds, dyes they contain cause them to change color. Next, match up the strip to a color chart to determine the pool's pH level. Use this information to gauge what kind and how much of the chemicals your pool needs.
If you drain your pool to perform maintenance or once the swimming season has passed, be careful to not let the pool sit empty too long. As a general rule, it's best to leave water in a pool throughout the winter because the weight of the water counteracts with forces from the ground pressing up against the pool from below.