A lap pool is a great way to add a touch of luxury to your home and is perfect for keeping fit without having to visit the gym. But how much does lap pool installation cost in Australia?
At Gibson Family Pools, we specialise in premium fibreglass lap pools for properties in Port Macquarie and the surrounding areas. On average, our lap pools cost between $38,000 – $45,000 to install, however, this depends on a variety of factors. Read on to find out more about what impacts the cost of lap pool installation in Australia.
Factors that can impact the cost of a lap pool installation
The cost of lap pool installation is influenced by a number of factors, from design and finishes to location and planning permission costs.
The size of your pool will influence the overall cost, with the length, width and depth being customisable to your requirements. At Gibson Family Pools, our lap pools are available in three different sizes:
- 8.3m x 3.4m
- 10.1m x 3.5m
- 12.2m x 3.4m
Opting for a larger lap pool will increase the price, however, this will also make for a more striking pool with additional space for when friends and family visit.
Quality & layout of property
The layout of your property will influence the cost of your pool, as will the quality of the installation. Practical factors to consider include:
- Will your outdoor space need to be reconfigured to fit a lap pool?
- Is the plumbing installation straightforward?
- How difficult is excavation?
Does the area need levelling?
- What materials will be used during installation?
- Legally, your pool requires a fence.
- Where will this go?
The above factors can result in an increase in cost, so it is important to discuss these with your contractor before work commences.
Exterior pool finishes
The finishes you choose for your lap pool will influence the overall price of the project. These can include:
- Steps & ladders
Pool extras & accessories
To make the most out of your new lap pool, you may choose to add some extras and accessories. This will drive up the overall price, however, may mean that you get more for your money in the long run. Extras may include:
- Heating – electric, gas or solar-powered
- Pool covers
- Water features
- Benches/seating areas
- Spa jets
In New South Wales, any pool that is capable of holding more than 2,000 litres of water, or is 300mm deep, may require approval. As such, before work can commence on your lap pool it is important to first seek planning permission from the council.
Your completed pool must also be registered on the NSW Swimming Pool Register and must comply with all legal requirements. Gibson Family Pools can provide you with expert advice when applying for a council pool permit.