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How to Plan a Pool-Spa Combo Installation Step-by-Step

Apr 01, 2021

It’s fun to browse through Pinterest looking at incredible pools and spas and gaze out at your own backyard imagining what it would look like with a pool-spa combo. Maybe it’s time to start the planning that will turn that pool-spa dream into reality. Take these steps and start visualizing your perfect backyard oasis.

Step 1: Talk to the Experts

Use experts who are familiar with your area and your pool manufacturer. A full-service pool company, like Narellan Pools, will be with you every step of the way — from the conception and planning stage through getting permits, performing excavation, and properly installing the pool. What’s more, our pool-spa combos come with a lifetime structural warranty. Our gel coat and laminate construction processes are designed to ensure that the pools we install are able to hold up no matter what climate or soil type is predominant where you live. 

Step 2: Get to Know Your Space

No matter how much time you spend in your backyard now, that time will increase tremendously once you have a pool-spa combo. Spend time in your space during various times of the day and consider how the sun hits those spots during those times. In most cases, you’ll want your pool to get direct sunlight for a large portion of the day.

Step 3: Look for the Trees

It may not be foremost in your mind, but you’ll want to try and keep your pool away from trees. Otherwise, you’ll drive yourself crazy trying to keep leaves out of the pool and spa.

Step 4: Go With the Flow 

It may seem like a great idea to put your pool-spa combo in the middle of your space, but consider what else will take place in the area. Will there be shading in the form of a gazebo or an extension of your home? Will you have an outdoor grilling and eating area? Consider easy access to restrooms and other areas of the yard and home.

Step 5: Observe Local Regulations

You’ll probably need to get permits for your project, which a full-service builder like Narellan Pools can provide. You’ll also need to make sure you understand local regulations regarding size, location, fencing or other barriers, 

Step 6: Make Safety a Priority

Even if you don’t have children in your home, you should still consider expert-recommended safety suggestions. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has simple suggestions to keep everyone safe. A pool design expert can help you design a beautiful and safe pool-spa environment.

Step 7: Consider Your Style

Do you prefer curved or rectangular pool designs? Narellan Pools’ Aria line features gentle freeform curves, while the Symphony line gives you clean lines in rectangles of various sizes, and the Eden line features a smaller footprint.

Step 8: Choose Your Material

You’ll have a choice between fiberglass and gunite. Fiberglass pools are typically sturdy and easier to clean and maintain. They arrive at your home in one piece and are placed into the ground, so they are usually easier to install. If you live in an earthquake-prone area, they won’t crack or shift. Narellan Pools have a balanced flexural and tensile strength to make them strong and able to withstand earth shifts.

Step 9: Get Ready to Swim!

Last, but not least, get ready to start enjoying your pool. When you rely on Narellan Pools to make your plans a reality, you can leave the details to us and be confident in knowing that our dedicated client care team is overseeing all the details. You’re a client, not a customer, and you’ll feel that every step of the way. 

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