For many homeowners, the addition of a pool in the backyard is what makes their home fully complete. The climate in Aroona, Meridan Plains, Bribie Island, and other parts of the Sunshine Coast is perfect for a pool, which is why so many people see it as the perfect addition to the backyard. The question now is about what constitutes a great design, as there are many pool set-ups out there that leave a lot to be desired. It all begins by choosing the right pool builder, as going with the wrong one can mean paying more for a whole lot less.
In the world of pool builders, as it is with any trade, knowledge truly is king. A pool builder who has serviced the Sunshine Cost for many years will have a wealth of design experience that is impossible to replicate. They will also know about all the construction standards that need to be met when the pool is being built, as well as being aware of what will work in one space that simply wouldn’t look right in another. The pool itself may serve as the focal point, but there will also be other elements added, all of which need to come together to create a cohesive design. This is something that you will almost certainly get from an experienced pool builder.
When you look at the concept for a new pool laid out by a designer, it may look perfect, but it’s often not until the work is done that you realise that the devil is in the details. Design flaws don’t tend to be fully visible until the work is done, at which point there is really no turning back. After all, you can’t ask the pool builder to tear everything out and start again, unless of course you have a ton of money to burn. A good pool builder will go over every single detail in excruciating detail to ensure that you are happy with the design and before the first hole is dug in your backyard.
What you may learn is that the old adage about less being more comes into play with a good pool design. Some pool builders will try to upsell you on elements and additions that are totally unnecessary, or which end up making the final design look totally cluttered. You want to have space to relax and entertain around the pool and only so much land area to make it happen. A good pool builder will give you the essentials while creating a space that will feel like a little slice of luxury in your own backyard.
Reputable pool builders will have numerous examples of work they have done in the past, giving you a clear idea of what to expect in your space. If they cannot offer you examples or are still very new to the business, you may want to view that as a red flag and move on to a pool builder who shows that they can deliver the goods.