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Risks of DIY swimming pool installation

A swimming pool can be one of the best features you build at your home. Everyone loves a trip to the pool, so installing your own on the Darwin coast might seem like a great idea to save some money in the long run and make it easier to kick back and relax after a long day. However, there are plenty of risks when doing it yourself, so read on to find out about the dangers of DIY installation and why you need an expert.

The dangers

Incorrect planning permission

The first issue you’ll come across is regarding planning. You’ll need to design your swimming pool and produce a construction plan that meets all of the local construction codes and regulations. Without this, you could be putting yourself and your family in danger, but you might also be forced to stop construction altogether. After all, your local authority would be well within their rights to prevent you from building something you don’t have permission for.

Greater risk of mistakes and injuries

Once you have permission to start building and can get started, the fact that you have significantly less experience than pool installation experts will be an issue. Firstly, a pool installation expert can usually complete the construction of your pool at an affordable cost. This is because of pre-existing connections and relationships ensuring industry discounts. Additionally, an expert is far more likely to get the job done without making errors. Installing a pool on poor foundations can be extremely dangerous, and might even lead to severe injury.

Poor quality

Finally, you won’t be able to complete a reliable or trustworthy inspection. After all, as a layman, you won’t know exactly what you’re looking for in an end product, and you won’t be able to offer an unbiased opinion as to how well-installed your pool is. This means that in the long run, your pool could be far more dangerous than if it were installed by an expert. You could become seriously ill from water contamination, or you may even see a structural failure.

Get an expert in

Ultimately, if you’re looking to install a swimming pool on your property for an affordable price, you’re best off hiring an expert. They can ensure that the job is done in a safe and effective manner, all whilst keeping prices below what you would have to pay if you did the job yourself. Rather than take the risk, it’s worth getting an expert in to install your swimming pool.

Use Darwin Pools

If you’re looking for a friendly and reliable team to install a swimming pool on your property, get in touch with Darwin Pools today. We are highly experienced in installing pools of all shapes and sizes and offer a 25-year structural warranty to ensure that your pool is in the best condition possible for years to come. Give us a call today on 08 8947 1192 to find out what we can do for you.


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