Barrier Reef Pools – Knowing the Safety and Planning Laws for Melbourne

Fibreglass Pools

What better way to spend your spare time than swimming and having fun with your favourite people? A swimming pool has and will always be the icing on the cake when it comes to the laid back, sun-loving Aussie lifestyle. Here at Barrier Reef Pools, we are all about transforming Melbournians way of life with our luxurious fibreglass swimming pools and spas. There is no better time than now to dive into pool ownership.

For more than 30 years now, we have been dedicated to providing our customers with not only the very best-looking pools but pools that are advanced in every way possible. Our technological advancements in fibreglass pool manufacturing allow us to bring you a swimming pool that is easier to clean, costs less to run and has a lifespan that surpasses its competitors. Our swimming pools and spas are made by us here on home soil using the finest materials and sophisticated pool engineering processes.

Before heading to their new home, they undergo a stringent quality control test.

As our pools are delivered to site rather than built from scratch on-site, they are straightforward to install, and a pool build can take as little as 7 days to complete. With us, we aim to make your pool building journey as streamline and stress-free as possible. We converse with you from the very get-go right through to the handover. You’ll never be left in the dark with unanswered questions, we work with you every step of the way to bring you a pool that’s more you could have ever imagined for your home and family.

If you’re like many, you’ve probably contemplated the idea of a pool for a while and finally committing to it can be an exciting and equally as overwhelming time. A pool installation is one of those things that needs to be done right from the start, as changing it after the fact can be extremely difficult and expensive. Take the time to research before making any concrete decisions. Here is some important information all prospective pool owners should know about building a swimming pool or spa in Melbourne:

Knowing the Safety and Planning Laws for Melbourne

It doesn’t matter where you live in Australia, there are pool building laws and regulations enforced throughout the country. Not every state and territory have the same laws though. You must comply with the laws applicable to your state to ensure your pool is built to meet current pool buildings standards. In Melbourne, you will need to obtain a building permit.

A registered building surveyor is who normally grants this. You will need to submit a building application, and this should outline the details of the pool build. If it meets the necessary criteria, it will then be approved. Once you have received back the approvals you need, your pool must start being built within 12 months of receiving them, and once work has started, it mustn’t take longer than 6 months to complete.

Your pool must have a safety barrier, and it must meet set standards before being deemed compliant. We organise your pool fencing and ensure its compliant upon completion however, the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of your pool fence to ensure it is compliant at all times is your responsibility.

All new pools and spas must be registered with local council. We know firsthand how tedious and time-consuming pool building approvals can be, and for this reason, we manage all the paperwork for all our pool builds so, having to navigate your way through this is not something you need to concern yourself with. The Victoria Building Authority Website goes into more depth on this topic, and you can find additional information here at https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/swimming-pools

Which fibreglass pool is best suited to me in Melbourne?

Here at Barrier Reef Pools Melbourne, we have a huge selection of fibreglass pools on offer, in fact, we have the nation’s biggest range to choose from. While there is no shortage of choices, how do you know which one is the most suitable fit for your family? Only you can answer that, but we can help you narrow down your options.

If your backyard is lacking space, you may only be able to have a smaller pool type whereas if your backyard is large, you can essentially have any size pool your heart desires, budget permitting of course. Popular choices for modest blocks are plunge pools and lap pools. Those with bigger blocks tend to favour family-sized pools such as our Monaco Slimline and our Sunseeker.

One way to determine which type of pool is best is by establishing what your swimming needs are. For instance, if there are only one or two people that will use the pool, and you want it primarily for relaxing, choosing a large pool fit for groups may be a tad excessive.

Can I use my pool all year round with Melbourne’s weather?

The winters in Melbourne are some of the coldest in the country, and swimming at this time of the year can be unbearable unless you are vigorously exercising to keep warm. So, while you technically can use your pool year-round in Melbourne, it doesn’t mean you’ll want to. If you’d like to be able to get the most from your pool, you may benefit from installing pool heating. There are a variety of ways you can heat your pool and if it’s something you’d like, talk to a professional about your options. Our friendly team can offer helpful advice on this if you would like.

We are continuously striving to surpass not only Australian standards for fibreglass pool manufacturing but global standards too. Barrier Reef Pools Melbourne Fibreglass Pools hold the highly recognised and sought-after SAI Global Australian Standards 5 Tick Certified Product Certification. With us, you can expect the highest quality pool installed to the highest industry standards. Our team are exceptionally skilled and has decades of experience and knowledge behind them.

Thousands of Melbourne backyards feature our swimming pools and spas. Locals choose us when they install a pool because they know they are investing their hard-earned dollars into a superior product that is going to stand the test of time. If you have any questions about one of our swimming pools for your home, just ask!

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