Frequently asked questions about building a swimming pool

A concrete pool can be designed and built to suit your site area and landscaping. In-built spas, seating ledges, water features and alcoves can be included wherever you want. Fibreglass only comes in selected shapes and tend to have a shorter lifespan. Homeowners in Darwin and surrounds who wish to add market value to their home are better off opting for a concrete pool.

We have loads of experience in working with difficult sites and have been able to create swimming pools where the owners thought there was limited room for a pool. Talk to our expert pool builders. We can assess your property and give you our recommendations.

Keep in mind, not all pool builders are created equal. We have the experience and skills to create the swimming pool of your dreams and make the entire process hassle-free. We’ll take care of everything from council approvals and water boards. There are a variety of questions you take into consideration before accepting a cheaper quote such as:

  • Is there a completion guarantee?
  • What is included in the quote?
  • Are they able to inspect a pool they’ve constructed?
  • Do they use Australian made products?
  • Do they take care of council approvals?
  • What is the estimated date of completion?
  • Are they fully insured?
  • How many years of experience do they have?

Salt water is less irritating to your eyes, skin and won’t fade or deteriorate the fabric of your bathers. Salt water pools use a special chemical dosing system to produce chlorine so there’s less chance of overdosing the pool water. The initial outlay may be a more expensive investment to begin with, but saltwater pool owners are usually thrilled with their decisions. You will need to opt for salt resistant coping tiles and lighting.

Coping are the tiles around the end of the pool. If you are using saltwater you will need to choose salt-resistant tiles or get them sealed.

At Pool Concepts, we’ve been building pools throughout Darwin and the surrounds for more than two decades. Our in-depth knowledge of the suburbs gives us a pretty good idea whether we’ll hit rock or not. It’s relatively rare for us to hit rock in Darwin, but if we encounter the unexpected, we have access to a rock hammer. It will allow us to break up the rock. This will incur additional charges.

If your property is less than 1.8 hectares in the Northern Territory, you must install a pool fence or barrier before the pool can be filled with more than 30 centimetres of water. The pool fence must comply with the modified Australian standard and be inspected by a pool safety adviser.

Yes. You must have an interim compliance certificate before construction begins—but we will take care of this for you. If the pool area includes a boundary fence that is shared with your neighbour, you must notify them.
For more information visit Nt.gov.au

Dividing pool or spa barrier notice form (28.1 kb)

What is involved in the construction process of building a pool?

Please see our construction page on our website.