A swimming pool is a great way to increase the value of your home as well as a convenient way to cool off during the summer months. Installing a swimming pool is more than just digging a big hole in the ground; it requires planning and working with experienced, reliable contractors. These include a swimming pool builder and an earthmoving company. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Excavating For A swimming Pool

Before swimming pool excavation can begin, council approval must first be obtained. Your pool builder will usually be able to offer advice and help with this process as they will be responsible for the planning, drawings and fencing of the pool. After this, an experienced earthmoving company will be brought in to excavate the swimming pool. Often a tight access excavation specialist is required to navigate smaller backyards and when complex pool designs are involved (spas, seats and wrap around swimming pools).

Excavating a swimming pool usually takes a full day although underground obstacles may delay the project. Most family-sized pools require approximately 5-6 truckloads of dirt to be removed. Some of this soil will be reused and the rest taken to an appropriate dump site.

After this, the surface will be prepared for the shell – concrete, ceramic or fibreglass. The shell can take up to two weeks to be completed, after which pipes, fittings, skimmers and lights are added. Coping and pavers come next, followed by the construction of a pool fence.

Pool Excavation: Wollongong & Illawarra

Bimline is a tight access excavation specialist based in Shellharbour. We work closely with a number of local builders who choose us for our quality work and professional attitude. You can also contact us directly for a swimming pool excavation quote. Often, we can complete other works at the same time saving you time and money. Looking for inspiration? Check out these swimming pool design ideas and start planning!