Blue Haven’s Top FAQs For Considering A Pool In Your Backyard

April 26, 2024

Stepping into the world of pool ownership? Let’s face it, choosing to add a pool to your backyard isn’t just about making a splash; it’s about crafting a sanctuary for relaxation, entertainment, and family time. But with so many questions bubbling up, where do you even start? Fear not! 


We have pulled together the most sizzling FAQs from our treasure trove of insights at Blue Haven. So, grab your floaties, and let’s dive deep into the pool of knowledge you need to navigate the waters of pool ownership with confidence and flair.

When building a new home, should a pool be built first?

Yes, installing the pool first is a smart move. A concrete pool shell can sit patiently while your home is constructed around it, offering a practical advantage in terms of access for machinery. Larger equipment can easily be brought in early in the building process, saving you a considerable amount in terms of costs associated with smaller machinery access later on. This strategic move not only simplifies the logistics of your construction project but also streamlines the approval process with the council, ensuring a smoother overall build.


Choosing to install the pool shell early and finalising your finishes closer to the completion of your house can be a significant cost-saving strategy. This approach allows for greater flexibility in design choices and timing, making it easier to adjust your budget and preferences as your home and landscape take shape. It’s a method that has saved many homeowners thousands, making it a top recommendation for those starting their home and pool journey.

Why are more people choosing Blue Haven custom design concrete pools?

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The preference for custom-designed concrete pools is on the rise, largely due to the seamless integration they offer with the backyard space. It’s no longer a separate process to add a pool to your outdoor area; now, it’s a unified project that brings together the pool and backyard design in harmony. With Blue Haven, you get the benefit of working with a single builder and contractor, ensuring consistency in quality, design, and execution. This holistic approach simplifies the process, providing one warranty for the entire project and delivering a cohesive outdoor living space.

This integrated approach is particularly appealing for homeowners looking to create a unified aesthetic and functional flow between their home and outdoor entertainment areas. The convenience of having one team handle everything from design to installation, backed by a comprehensive warranty, offers peace of mind and a streamlined path to enjoying your new pool.

How is a concrete pool cheaper than a fibreglass pool?

Many assume that fibreglass pools are more affordable than concrete options, but this isn’t necessarily the case, especially with Blue Haven Pools. Our buying power, derived from being one of the nation’s leading pool builders, enables us to offer the most affordable concrete pool in the market. This scale of operation means we can secure materials and services at lower costs, savings that we’re delighted to pass on to our customers. Therefore, when comparing on a like-for-like basis, our concrete pools often present a more cost-effective solution than fibreglass pools, without compromising on the bespoke design and quality that Blue Haven is known for.


Moreover, the versatility and durability of concrete pools mean they can be designed to fit any space, style, or requirement, adding long-term value to your property. Unlike fibreglass pools, which come in pre-formed shapes and sizes, concrete pools offer the flexibility to create a truly unique pool tailored to your specific landscape and design preferences. This customisability, coupled with our competitive pricing, makes concrete pools an attractive option for those seeking both value and customisation.

What is a standard site?

When we mention a standard site in our advertisements, specifically in our online pool package deals,  we’re referring to an ideal scenario for pool installation that considers access, land slope, and soil composition. A standard site typically means that there is sufficient space for larger machinery to access the area, the land is relatively flat and level, and the soil is primarily clay, which is easier to work with than rock or sand. This combination of factors contributes to a straightforward and cost-effective installation process, representing the best-case scenario in terms of price and convenience.


However, it’s important to understand that a concrete pool can be tailored to suit almost any site, regardless of its initial conditions. While a standard site offers the path of least resistance (and often lower costs), our expertise at Blue Haven allows us to navigate and adeptly manage more challenging environments. Whether your site is sloped, rocky, or sandy, we have the solutions and techniques to ensure your pool is installed with the highest standards of quality and design in mind, tailored to the unique aspects of your property.

What options does Blue Haven Pools offer?

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Blue Haven stands apart by offering an extensive range of options to suit every lifestyle, need, and budget. Our selection spans across above-ground pools, in-ground fibreglass and concrete pools, spas, swim spas, and much more, providing a comprehensive lineup that caters to diverse preferences and site conditions. What sets us apart is our commitment to unbiased advice, guiding you through the entire selection process to ensure you find the perfect match for your backyard dreams. Our approach is centred on providing personalised solutions, whether you’re looking for a luxurious spa retreat or a sprawling swim area for family fun.


Our philosophy is about offering choice and quality in equal measure. We draw upon our extensive experience to offer insights and recommendations that help you navigate the broad spectrum of options available. From the initial design consultation through to the final installation, our team is dedicated to ensuring your pool, spa, or swim spa enhances your home and lifestyle.


Ready to dive right in?

Choosing the right pool for your home is a significant decision, and with the myriad of options at Blue Haven, we’re here to make that process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Whether you’re in the early stages of dreaming about your perfect pool or ready to take the plunge, we invite you to connect with us. Let’s bring your backyard oasis to life, tailored just for you!


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