We provide an installation overview document to each of our kit clients to assist with their installation. Below is a basic run through of the pool installation process from start to swimming.
Familiarize yourself with the current owner builder requirements. Be familiar with fence regulations and any council approvals you may need & ensure you are familiar with the Australian Standards AS/NZS 1839:1994
Select your pool and pool package.
Draw up site plans & lodge permits.
Once pool site is selected, do an investigation to see if any assets may be in your dig location.
Once your permits are approved, you are now ready to schedule your pool installation and pool shell delivery date. So book your tradies, it’s time to get started!
Mark out dig area using the detailed dig sheets provided
Set final level – Set up laser & check regularly, dig pool hole, prepare base.
Pool delivery – pool arriving on truck.
Pool truck drop for crane lift.
Inspect pre-plumbing, if selected, or time to plumb shell.
Pool in hole
Back fill – water
Set up equipment
Beam box up and pour
Fencing – very important
Planning and Permits
What is an owner builder?
An owner builder is someone who takes responsibility for domestic building works carried out on their own land.
An owner builder must:
Obtain a building permit
Supervise or undertake the building works
Ensure works comply with building regulations and standards
So, if you have some basic building or DIY experience (or industry contacts) and are prepared to be responsible for and supervise your own pool installation, a DIY pool can be a real opportunity to save significant money.
A building permit MUST be obtained prior to installing a swimming pool. It is the owner’s responsibility to obtain all permits and required permissions from council and regulatory bodies prior to commencing the pool installation.
Once you have selected your pool location, Please go to Dial Before you Dig ‘DBYD’ to confirm if there are any assets in your proposed pool installation area (e.g.; power, phone, sewer, drainage) follow this link for more information https://www.1100.com.au/
Prior to commencing building works, please contact your local council to confirm if an Asset Protection Permit is required. An Asset protection permit is a permission to use council assets like footpath and driveways to gain access to your own property for the purpose of performing building works. Not all council require Asset Protection Permits, but some have large fines if you do not obtain one.
Please ensure you are familiar with the fencing regulations & that you maintain compliance at all times. It is a legal requirement that your pool is fenced both during construction and after. A temporary barrier must be installed around your pool during construction and remain in place until your permanent safety barrier has been inspected and a certificate of final inspection provided to you by your Surveyor or Council.
If you choose to install your pool fence over an easement, you may require ‘Build over Easement’ approvals. Please discuss this with your Building Surveyor.
Ensure you, and any tradesmen you employ to assist with your project are familiar with the engineering and installation requirement of your new pool. We suggest you only use trades experienced in pool installations. We can provide a list of recommendation, but it is your responsibility to ensure all works are carried out in accordance with the Australian Standards and the manufacturer’s regulations and installation requirements.
You must inspect your swimming pool on delivery and sign the driver paperwork. If you have selected the ‘Pre Plumb’ option, you are required to check all fittings prior to installation. With Pre Plumbing or self-plumbing, we always recommend your pool is pressure tested prior to backfilling.
Please ensure you follow all manufacturers’ installation and operation instructions for your pool equipment.
Once your pool is completed, you must maintain correct chemical balance at all times. Correct Chemical balance is essential to your pool shell and equipment warranty. Please contact Rainwise for post installation information.
Never empty your pool without consulting us first.
Drainage in and around the pool is very important. It is also important to understand the function of the Standpipe at the end of the pool and the importance of keeping it free of water.
Remember, installing a swimming pool is an exciting project but there are some important legal and installation requirements. If you are unsure of any of the above points or if you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact us any time.