Points to consider when planning a swimming pool:
- Choose a sunny area, it can be half- shaded.
- No messy or deciduous trees or plantings should be nearby that could shed their leaves in the pool
- If the pool is close to the house, one side of the house can act as a pool fence as long as window and door closing mechanisms follow required pool fencing laws.
- Plan a size that suits your needs. If you go for a larger pool it is not exponentially more expensive than a smaller one.
- Depth is also important – the more water a pool contains the less vulnerable it is to contamination.
- For a Living Pool we strongly recommend a cover for heat retention and less maintenance.
- Although a great part of heat loss is through the surface area every pool should be insulated against the soil with, for example, polystyrene.
- For every pool a building consent from your local council is needed and we can take care of this whole process
- Required by law – all pools built in New Zealand have to be fenced to a height of 1200mm. Our designs try to minimise the impact of the fence and create spaces without the feeling of being enclosed.