How To Choose The Perfect Pool For Your Family

How To Choose The Perfect Pool For Your Family

Are you dreaming of a backyard haven for your family to enjoy? Choosing the right pool is important for creating a space that suits your needs and enhances your lifestyle. 

Here is a guide to help you make the perfect choice before commencing your swimming pool construction in New Zealand.

Assessing Your Needs

Start by considering the size and layout of your outdoor space. Consider the available space for the pool and how it will fit with other outdoor features. Think about the pool’s main uses. Will it be for relaxation, exercise, or entertainment? 

Also, factor in your family members’ preferences and ages. For example, young children will benefit from a shallow area and safety features, while an exercise pool may be better suited to one depth with a ladder.

Cost Considerations

When planning your pool, consider both the initial installation costs and the long-term maintenance and operational costs. Fiberglass pools, like the ones offered by Penguin Pools, are known for their durability and low maintenance, which can save you money in the long run.

Safety and Accessibility Features

Safety should always be a top priority when designing your pool. Here in NZ, it’s a requirement to have fencing surrounding your pool. According to the F9 clause in the building code, pool areas and pools with a maximum depth of 400mm water must be fully enclosed to prevent young, unsupervised children from accessing it. 

Pool fences should also:

  • Be non-climable
  • At least 1.2m high
  • Have no gaps greater than 100mm
  • Ensure gates open outward, away from the pool 

Pool covers are another option, helping to keep the pool clean and safe when not in use. When necessary, ensure that access points and steps allow for easy, safe entry and exit from the pool.

Seek Professional Advice

Consulting with professional pool experts can help a great deal to ensure that you choose the right size, style, and depth to meet your requirements. They will also be well-positioned to offer advice based on your available budget. The friendly Penguin Pools team are here to help you and can give you advice and insights on what your best option may be.

Why Choose a Penguin Pool? 

Here are some excellent reasons to choose a Penguin Pools fiberglass pool:

  • Much more cost-effective than a concrete pool
  • Lifetime structural warranty
  • Locally made right here in New Zealand
  • Over 50 years of pool experience
  • A large selection of pool combinations to choose from
  • Excellent after-sales service

Penguin Pools are experts in fiberglass swimming pool construction. Contact us today or request a free brochure or to get top advice on the perfect pool for your backyard oasis. We have created a multitude of pool designs to suit almost every situation and at an affordable cost.

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