Building a swimming pool
When we’re building a swimming pool, as you can imagine, access is really important. Most people, when I meet them for the first time, if they think their access is a little challenging, I’m most worried about the crane lift. How are we going to get the pool into the property? Surprisingly enough, that’s generally not the big issue.
The challenge is, when we go and build most swimming pools, if we’ve got a flat site out the back, if we’re lucky enough to have a flat site, we’ll get out in the backyard and for the average pool, we might need to take 30 to 40 mini tipper trucks of earth out of that backyard. So ideally, access would be as wide as a driveway or wider if possible.
Small backyard pool installation
Now, in many cases, that’s just not available. So as the access gets tighter, we have to look at that carefully to give you a really good understanding and expectation of what that’s going to involve and therefore, what it’s going to go to cost, but don’t be overly concerned. We deal in lots of places right across the country, in big cities like Sydney and so forth, where access can get extremely tight. It certainly can happen here in Newcastle. It just means that generally, the machinery and so forth that we have to get into that site reduces in size, slows the process for an excavation down, and therefore, increases the cost of that pool installation process, but with the right guidance and assistance from us, we’ll ensure that you have a very realistic expectation of what that access is going to involve and therefore, what that access is likely to cost.