Planning A Pool? Consider These Crucial Things To Save Costs

A pool is a great feature to add to any property. With hot weather for much of the year, Queensland homeowners can make great use of their pool on a regular basis. Despite the fact you can pretty quickly get your return on investment back with frequent use, the initial costs of a pool can be steep.

Luckily, there are many ways in which you can save money during the planning and building stages of adding a pool to your property. Here at Frameless Shower Installations, we’ve rounded up some of the ways that you can save money when getting a pool installed in Queensland.

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Pool in asian style with glass pool fencing

Materials

Some materials are more costly than others. For example, exotic tiling is a more expensive option than cheaper tile alternatives. Beyond extra aesthetic appeal, these tiles add nothing to the functionality of your pool. The same can be said for extravagant finishes; vinyl lined pools are regarded as being cheaper than concrete or fibreglass ones.

The pricing of materials regularly changes depending on the popularity of that material. For instance, concrete pools may be more expensive than fibreglass pools one year, but cheaper than them the next. If you have a particular material in mind, regularly track the prices associated with that material so you can catch installation at a cheap point.

Installation

It can be tempting to try and install your new pool yourself using DIY methods. However, this is inadvisable. You should always invest in the services of a professional pool installation company. If you do have a particular budget and you need to cut costs, try approaching the company for a special deal.

They may also have particular payment plans that you can use to spread the cost of pool installation over several months. Before you commit to a particular installation company, remember to compare the costs of other companies to make sure you’re getting the best deal for your budget.

Fencing

Pool fencing is a legal requirement in Queensland, so this is something you shouldn’t skimp out on. If you do want to save money with pool fencing, there are some factors to keep in mind. For one, the positioning of the pool and its overall size will both affect the costs of fencing installation. The larger the pool, the more expensive the fencing.

If you want a pool but don’t care much for the size, consider having a modestly sized pool. This will save you money and is also easier to maintain and clean throughout the year. You can also opt for cheaper fencing material, though glass is most commonly preferred for both its practicality and aesthetics.

What shouldn’t you skimp on?

There are some areas of a pool’s construction that you shouldn’t skimp on. For example, always hire a reliable construction company to install your pool; never attempt to do it yourself as this could be a more costly decision in the event that you do something wrong.

Something else that you shouldn’t skimp on when building a pool is the functional features that keep the pool clean. This includes piping and any filters. Choosing to maintain the pool yourself is also cheaper than hiring a pool cleaner; this is something to take into consideration during the planning stages too.

Choose Frameless Shower Installations

If you’re considering building a pool on your Queensland property and need professional pool fencing installation, look no further than Frameless Shower Installations. We offer quality pool fencing solutions, including attractive glass fencing to elevate any pool. Get in touch today for more information or call 07 5479 003 to get a quote from a member of our friendly team.

4 Cleaning Tips for Glass Balustrades and Pool Fencing

Many people assume that having glass balustrades or a pool fence will involve lots of intensive cleaning. Surprisingly, glass fencing is actually fairly low-maintenance and doesn’t require work like painting that’s needed for other types of fences.

The glass panels are fitted above ground, and this means the glass doesn’t attract a build-up of dirt or dust around the bottom of the panels. To keep your glass balustrades or pool fencing in fantastic condition, we’ve put together some cleaning tips.

Door in glass pool fence

Keep up Regular Cleaning

You’ll need to keep up with regular cleaning, and we recommend cleaning the glass roughly every 10 weeks. It’s best not to use normal glass cleaners on this type of glass; instead, the best option is just warm water and dish soap. Apply soapy water to the glass using a sponge or soft microfiber cloth and then rinse off with a hose. Any leftover water can be removed with a squeegee, or alternatively, the panels can be left to air dry.

Tackle Stubborn Spots

For stubborn marks that soapy water can’t remove, don’t use extra-strength cleaning products. The best choice is a 50/50 solution made from water and vinegar. Apply this solution to the stubborn areas and the marks should come away with ease. Again, any leftover liquid can be easily removed with a squeegee.

If you’re really struggling to get rid of stains, applying the solution with a piece of screwed up newspaper is a smart technique. This helps to buff away the stain without leaving scratches or abrasions.

Cleaning the Railings

Glass balustrades will certainly have metal railings attached, and your pool fence may also have railings or metal posts attached to it if you’ve chosen a framed design. To keep your fence or balustrades looking fantastic, it’s important not to neglect the metal parts of the fence. Fortunately, they’re easy to take care of and can simply be wiped clean with a damp cloth or sponge.

Methyl-based mineral spirits are a good option for removing any stubborn stains on the metal parts of your balustrade or fence without causing any damage to their powder coating.

Regularly Check your Fencing

The longer you leave dirt or stains to accumulate, the harder it’ll be when you get round to cleaning or maintaining your pool fence or glass balustrades. Regularly keep an eye on the condition of the glass, particularly if it’s an outdoor pool fence that might be hit with stains like bird droppings.

Tackle problems like this promptly to prevent them from becoming harder to deal with later on.

Get in Touch

If you’re looking for exceptional framed and frameless glass pool fences and glass balustrades on the Sunshine Coast, contact Frameless Glass Installations today. Our team has 15 years of experience supplying high-quality glass products, including pool fences and frameless shower screens.

Our wealth of knowledge makes us the Sunshine Coast’s local specialists for anything glass. Get in touch to find out more.