Swimming Pool Builder: The Ultimate Checklist

Owning your own outdoor pool can be a huge part of the Australian dream for many families – after all, they provide the perfect place to relax, unwind and make memories that will last a life time. They are also one of the biggest investments that you’re likely to make outside of the home itself; which is why it’s critical that you choose the right swimming pool builder for your needs. If you’re considering have a custom pool built into your property, then follow our ultimate checklist to ensure the finished product is exactly what you hoped for!


1. Experience

The number one thing that you should look for in any company is experience, and this couldn’t be truer for swimming pool builders! With experience comes skill and a deep understanding of how different designs react with different materials and property shapes, so you can be confident the end result will be far more attractive.

2. Speciality

In addition to experience, you should also look for a team that specialises in the design style you’re interested in. For instance, if you know that a custom concrete pool in an organic shape will be best suited to your property, then considering a builder who only works with fibre glass shells will not produce optimal results.

3. Organisations

To ensure you’re partnering with a reputable company, we recommend looking for a business that is a member of the relevant and most respected bodies across the industry – including SPASA. The Swimming Pool And Spa Association only accepts members who demonstrate a commitment to their craft and offer well-honed skills, so you can consider this a big tick of approval!

4. References

Reading past reviews and references is another great way to see how your chosen company interacts with their clients, prior to signing any contracts. Read reviews on your favourite search engines (such as google) or look through their social media pages to see photographs of past work.

5. Features

If you’re considering adding any extra features, such as salt water, an attached spa, or organic rocks and stones for your base, then it’s important that the pool builder you choose has the abilities to do just that! If you can’t find any information on their website, call them to discuss your queries – or call us instead!

6. Payment

Your pool will be one of the biggest investments in your home, so it’s important that the builders offer a payment plan that works for you. Whilst you definitely shouldn’t choose the most expensive builder on the market, choosing the cheapest likely isn’t the best option either – they may underquote or cut costs on materials in an effort to attract customers.

By thoroughly researching and vetting any potential swimming pool builder before you sign any contracts, you can be far more confident that they are completely capable of bringing your dream to life. Look for an experienced team who specialises in the style that you’re interested in and be sure to check that they have the references to back it up! At Eco Pools & Spas, we have over 25 years’ experience in the industry, and take pride in transforming ideas into stunning features that the whole family can enjoy.