Pool Installation

 Swimming Pool Kits and Spas WA sell pool kits direct to the public at Wholesale prices for the Customer that wants to control the Installation himself and SAVE BIG BUCKS!

You can either do it yourself from start to finish or you can contract a Pool Installer, and he can either help you do the job or he can do the whole job himself. Either way you will save heaps and still get a great pool at a great price!

We would like to let you know that the following is a Guide to Installing a fibreglass pool, they are not our Instructions and in no way should be construed as our Instructions. It was uploaded to Youtube by a very experienced Pool Installer as a guide on how to Install your own Fibreglass pool.

We do not accept any liability for any problems incurred during installation. However, if the pool is installed in complete accordance with the engineer’s structural drawings, the manufacturer’s warranty will apply on the shell and all associated equipment.

(Note well and be advised, never empty the pool without the expressed permission of the Supplier or the Manufacturer – to do so could void your warranty)

A Guide for the Installation of a Fibreglass Pool Shell

  • Select the position for the pool installation, and select a fixed datum point like a concrete patio or a mark on the fence. This datum point will then become the reference point for all measurements. Mark out the shape of the pool and dig the hole 80 mm wider than the shape of the pool shell. The depth of the excavation should be the same as the depth of the pool shell, plus an extra 150 mm to allow for the sand bed for the base of the pool shell. A water level can be used for the excavation and levelling the pool shell. If the depths of the pool shell is 1800 mm to 1000 mm then the depths of the excavation should be 1800 mm at the deep end and 1000 mm at the shallow end, all measurements are in relation to the datum point. When the excavation has been completed, the sand can be placed and screeded to exact depths of the pool shell (1800mm to 1000 mm). Course river sand or crusher dust can be used for the bed of the pool. Fit the skimmer box to the pool shell and the pool return fittings, and the hydrostatic relief valve. The shell is then placed into the excavation with a crane using a spreader bar.

  • Check the top of the pool for correct levels before the crane is dismissed, in case the pool has to be removed. After the pool shell has been placed and the levels are correct, place a 90 mm plastic pipe at the deep end of the pool next to the skimmer box. This pipe must end up below the base of the floor of the shell, this pipe is so access will be available to pump out any excess water that may be around the excavation.

  • The pool is now read to start filling with water. When you are filling the pool with water you must do a dry 8 x 1 sand and cement mix around the outside of the pool. 8 x Sand to 1 x Cement mix, do not wet or pack the backfill accept for packing under the step area. Bring the water level and the backfill up at the same level together to avoid external and internal pressure on the pool shell – in other words always keep the levels the same as you are filling the pool. You can do about 200 mil high of backfill around the base before you start to fill the pool with water just to hold the shell in posion while you fill and backfill. The plumbing can now be connected. The pipe to use is class 9 pressure pipe, the pipe from the skimmer box to the pump is 50mm and the pool returns can be 50m or 40 mm pipe.

  • Continue filling the pool with water until the water level is approximately 40 mm below the top of the skimmer box opening. The backfilling can now be completed. The sand and cement back fill can be tampered if necessary to obtain the natural shape of the shell. The concrete bond beam can now be constructed after 2 days from the completion of the backfilling. The concrete bond beam is a structural part of the pool construction, details as per specifications on plans.


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