19 Feb 2011 1:57 PM
|Well after experiencing our 2nd Aussie summer we are seriously suffering from pool envy so we've decided to have one put into our home.
I've got a few questions that hopefully some of you wont mind helping with.....
*Which Companies have you had good experiences with and which ones should I avoid??
*Do Pool Companies have sales (in winter maybe when things are quieter??) ?? We would be
happy to wait if it saved us a bit!!
*We are looking to get a 3.5 X 7-8m fibreglass rectangle pool, anyone had a similar size
and how much did you pay?
Obviously we've been doing our own research and have visited a few show pools but its great to have people first hand experiences.....Oh and I'm NOR if that makes a difference?
Have a great weekend
19 Feb 2011 6:14 PM
We had our pool installed in December. We used DJ pools who are a family company based in Neerabup and have to say they were great. We ended up getting a re-conditioned pool so basically second hand but they clean it right down and re-surface it so you wouldn't even know. That was $2500 cheaper than the brand new one in the same style.
The dig out took a couple of days and the pool went in on the second day. We are in an established property and I have to say the mess was and still is awful! They did warn us of this though so we sort of knew what to expect. At the moment my garden is like a giant sand pit with a lovely sparkling pool in the middle but in time and with a bit more money we will finally get sorted.
I know DJ do have a sale on in the spring where you get about 10 or 15% off.
Hope this info helps a bit, any more questions feel free to ask.
20 Feb 2011 2:19 AM
|Check your finances can really stretch to it first.|
20 Feb 2011 10:21 AM
|I did thanks......|
20 Feb 2011 2:55 PM
We've got a guy coming round to do a site inspection from DJ Pools next week so its great to hear that you've had a great experience with them. I'll definately look a getting a reconditioned one too as I saw one recently and like you said you wouldn't know....it was beautiful!!
I'm not looking forward to the mess but I'm sure its worth it in the end.
Did you haggle on price? I never know if I should or not?
Hope you get your garden back to how you want it again soon and Thanks for all your help
20 Feb 2011 7:28 PM
No we didn't haggle, don't think they would of budged on price anyway.
20 Feb 2011 9:02 PM
We just got one put in Dec 10/10. I haggled big time. 4.6m x 8.6 m $26K, $4K pool paving/pavers, $3K pool fencing, temporary fencing/pencil compactions $1.1K, wood panels to infill potential stepping/leverage points in fence $500 with nail gun, $3k water feature/rock panels/water blades/labour/sand stone blocks, $450 pool paving sealer + rollers/tubs/brushes,
In and out no messing, garden wrecked, retic wrecked, paving wrecked, back garden wrecked, front garden wrecked as they had to come over it and down the side of our house..Carpets inside wrecked with dirt and sand, we've lived in a sand pit literally for weeks!
We were warned and took all possible precautions by boarding, protecting and blanking off retic etc., it just doesn't work! eveythings built on sand and when you get the bob cat weight + sand in the bucket rattling around at full speed it just eats up whatever the tyres touch, boards or not.
We have been working like dogs evey weekend since 12 Dec to shovel, shift and move the left over sand and repair damage to our gardens. We've had over 3cbm to shift and it was in the contract they would remove excess over 3cbm, problem is though if the bobcat comes back it makes more mess!!
Finally today we have just finised!! we are knackered, we have now got about 4.5cbm of waste from bullnose cuts/edging, paving cuts, mulch and the original sand all down one side of our house.
We've found a man with a mini bobcat and truck to take this away next week, then we have to turf and then we have to re-pave all the side of the house again, where the bob cats sunk them all!
The total cost of unexplained repair has come to $2K alone with extra on top for skip bins plus disposal fees, we have a price of $1K to re-lay all the pavers again.
Is it worth it? $40K + ask me next week! when i'm not on the barrow/shovelling in 32 degrees, but i'm floating in the pool instead looking over a tropical paradise playing with our girls, I suspect it will be....but I think we will now need a holiday to recover hehe.
Good Luck to you and the family.|
22 Feb 2011 5:17 PM
|We had a pool and it was a similar size, we useed Riverina
Paving 110 s/metre $7K
Shed to house the pumps $500
Original grass removed and ground levelled $1K
Tree stumps removal $200
Total $39100.00 - Thanks DS|
22 Feb 2011 7:45 PM
|Thanks for that DS.....I'll check out Riverina too.
Has anyone put liquid limestone around their pool instead of paving slabs?? I prefer the liquid limestone but I'm a little worried that if there's a problem with the pool its not as easy as pulling up a paving slab or two...!! |
23 Feb 2011 11:13 AM
We put liquid limestone around our pool...in fact all through our back area and it is FANTASTIC. We can walk barefoot on it on a 40 degree day and it always looks good. Ours is 4 years old now. Cheers Ann|
23 Feb 2011 6:58 PM
|That's great....I love liquid limestone too, especially the fact you get no weeds growing through!!