Honesty/integrity – our excavation costs worked out lower than expected by around $2,000 – you passed on all of this saving to us, we reduced the length of the wall dimension after contract stage reduced the price without fuss and you included silicon work which was not specified in the contract without additional cost to ourselves.
Thank you again – we couldn’t recommend you enough – our pool building experience was amazing and we enjoy the end result many times a day (and night with the incredible LED lighting)!!!
We will certainly be recommending Eco Pool Solutions to our friends and acquaintances who are considering putting in a pool and would be very happy to provide references to any of your prospective clients.
Creating a swimming pool is one of the greatest things any residential property owner can invest in. Swimming pools enhance your outdoor living thus increasing the value of your property. It also allows you to enjoy your space in a new way regardless of whether you like to swim alone or with family and friends.
But before a bare land space becomes a well-built swimming pool, a lot of professional work must take place. There is paperwork involved, lots of planning and exploration of design options that are completed, before you get to enjoy a fun dip in your pool.
This is also an ideal time to start making your Paving & Tile Selections for your finishes on and in the Pool. At this point in time we still have the flexibility to alter the Pool and Surrounds to work in with your choices.
Council approval, marking and excavating
With your design input and preference in consideration, we will come up with a design for your swimming pool. Once a design is approved, we will proceed to work on getting Engineering and Council Approval for the new project.
After all the paperwork is completed, our team will visit the site and proceed to Mark-out & Profile your Pool area, and then begin Excavation. At this point, you can still share your input on the design and let us know if last-minute alterations need to be made on the plan.
Reinforcement and plumbing of pool shell
Once the Excavation is completed, we will install the Steel Reinforcement and internal Plumbing.
The Steel Fixers will follow the Engineer’s design and requirements, and once the Steel Frame is in place, the Engineer will inspect and sign off. This is an important aspect of the whole build, as the Steel Cage acts as the “Skeleton” of the Pool.
Your Pool's plumbing will also begin to take shape in this part of the process. Plumbing, skimmer boxes, heating, and lighting will be installed by professional technicians in our team to ensure that they work properly and safely.
At this point it is also important that an Electrician is contracted to complete the Earthing of the Pool Steel. Eco Pools can offer this service, or if you have your own Electrician, we can work in with him. Most Owners prefer to contract their own Electrician, as this can also save on costs for the Project.
Concrete Shell and Tiling
Once all the plumbing is installed, our team will begin to spray (also referred to as shotcrete) in cement to create the concrete shell. We use concrete as it is versatile, made using a highly malleable material, but creates a robust and durable product when completely dried out.
After the concrete is poured in, it is given 28 days to fully cure. This will ensure that it hardens and strengthens enough to support the tiling and plumbing that will follow. When the concrete is all cured, your tiles of choice will be installed.
Plumbing and electrical work
At this point, the aesthetic side of the swimming pool building is practically done. Our team will then make sure that it functions perfectly as it should. Pipelines will be installed and plumbing will be checked and double-checked.
Electrical work is typically left for the owner to decide on. We will work with electricians of your choice regarding the pool's electrical needs. We can make sure that everything is considered from the filters to pumps, to heating, all the way to the lighting.
Your Pool Fencing is a critical component of the whole Project. Some Owners prefer to take on this component of the build themselves, others prefer that we undertake this area within our Scope of Works. Whichever option best suits you, the Pool Fencing any associated works such as Boundary Fencing, must be completed, Inspected and Approved prior to filling the Pool.
Filling the pool
Once the Pool Fencing has been approved, it's time to fill in the pool. Take note that the pool must be filled in one continuous motion and the water must reach to the top of the Skimmer box. Filling from your hose is still the cheapest way to go, and will generally take around 24-36 Hours (depending on Pool Volume and Water Pressure available).
After the pool is filled, we will get it up and running and then arrange for a comprehensive Handover & Tuition session. With the help of professionals, installing your pool can be a lot easier and less overwhelming. Working with the professionals at Eco Pools will allow you to benefit from our streamlined processes to ensure high-quality and robust pool work.
Our concrete pools are built using the best materials to ensure that the structure will stay stable and robust for decades. A well-built pool by Eco Pools is guaranteed to be of the best quality to make your pool area one of the best parts of your home.
Our qualified Brisbane pool builders know what it takes to build you a pool which will stand the test of time and provide you with years of hassle free enjoyment in Brisbane Northside, Southside or Bayside. Our concrete pools are built to the highest Australian standards meeting all specifications and required council and government regulations.
A modern state of the art design for your new pool will provide you with the stunning entertaining area you have always wanted. John will sit down with you face-to-face and give you beautiful design options to suit your needs.
Friendly & Honest
Don’t take our word for it, read the testimonials from our customers. John and his team pride themselves on honest, friendly advice which means you can avoid the costly surprises which some of our competitors hit you with, once they’ve started building your pool.
John will sit down with you and provide you with many different options to suit your budget and timeframe for the pool build. Our competitive pricing and flexible options mean you get the best price every time.
Experience (15 Years)
John and his team have over 15 years of experience building pools in Brisbane. There isn’t anything we haven’t seen before! When you meet John you will see straight away he knows what he’s talking about, and he knows how to build you and your family the pool of your dreams!
On-Time & On-Budget
Our happy customers will tell you we do what we say we are going to do! Our Brisbane pool builds are on-time and on-budget with no nasty surprises. Yes, needless to say, you’ll love our swimming pool builders Brisbane! Fill out the form on this page to get a quote today. Or just give us a call.
It can generally takes about two to three months to complete the actual construction phase; depending on the level of difficulty involved with the project. Prior to construction, we need to obtain Engineering & Council Approval for the Pool building which can take approximately 2 to 3 weeks. This time period may extend a little if Relaxations (Special Request) for approval are needed.
With regards to boundaries, we are able to build right to them, however there are some regulations that will dictate height and type of fence/screen that will need to be erected or modified. With existing buildings it varies as to the distance we need to maintain off them and it also depends greatly on soil types etc., as to the impact we may have on the building’s foundation.
Swimming pool and spa owners are required by law to have a pool fence or safety barrier around their pool. Government standards and regulations stipulate how the fence should be designed and constructed, and also how to maintain the fence in accordance with Australian Standards. Pool fences must be non-climbable by young children and need to include self-latching gates.
At Eco Pools we endeavor to include all items needed at point of Quote. However there are some items that we may not be able to Quote on initially, these include Electrics, Earthing of Fencing and Waste Water disposal. These items require external contractors to inspect the site to ascertain accurate costings for our Clients.
As we individually design and construct our Swimming Pools to maximize the space and expectations of our Clients it is not practical for us to have a display centre. We rely on the quality of our work and the service provided to our existing and past Clients to then be able to call upon them to show off the end results and finishes. In saying this we are very much respect the privacy of our Clients, and try not to impose on them too much.
Standard excavation equipment requires a minimum of 3 meters. If access is limited we can use smaller machinery which reduces the required access to approximately 1 meter, however this will affect the cost of the excavation and should be identified at time of Quoting.
A relaxation for approval may or may not be required. It is dependent on your property and the location you wish to position your pool. We will advise you during our initial consultation.
- Once the building permit has been issued we do a ‘set out’ – the pool is marked out on the property to show the exact location and shape, along with any additional Tiles areas and Fencing.
- We then begin the first construction stage where your pool is excavated and the soil removed (a temporary aluminium fence is erected around the Pool).
- This is then followed by the placement of all Form Work, Steel & Plumbing that is required, with the steel frame of the Pool being inspected by an Engineer.
- A specialsed crew will spray the concrete up against the steel frame and ‘cut’ it into shape. The pool will then sit for approximately 28 Days while the concrete cures and reaches a sufficient strength.
- The formwork is then stripped away to reveal the finished pool shape.
- The next process is to get any Paving & Tiling completed, along with installing the Filtration Equipment. Around this stage the Permanent Fencing is installed.
- Once all Pool Fencing and Boundary Fencing have been erected or modified, an inspection of the Fencing is arranged with the Certifiers. Upon receiving notification that the all Fencing has been approved, we then Finish the Interior of the Pool and fill with water.
- Once the Pool has been filled, the Equipment is started and a comprehensive checklist for handover of the Pools is undertaken.
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At Eco Pools we take great pride in the relationships we have formed with our Clients, and as a part of this relationship we encourage you to contact us directly with any questions or queries you may have with regards to all aspects of the Pool & Equipment.
We also like to make sure we are providing the best equipment available, which means if there are any “problems” with any of these items, please contact us directly and we will contact the manufacturers and work with you to get a result.