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Lap pool construction recommendations for Canberra

By itstartedwithabangman - 25 January 2011 30

What should one pay for a 12 meter lap pool in canberra?

And do you have any tips/tales to help???

What’s Your opinion?


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Lap pool construction recommendations for Canberra
1
realityskin 11:07 am
25 Jan 11
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About 10 grand.

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Holden Caulfield 11:52 am
25 Jan 11
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Ten grand, haha, that’s amusing. At least, if you can find me a supplier that will do a custom inground pool for $10K I will bite their hand off.

I’d say a more realistic figure would be $30K and starting going up in $5K increments whenever you think “oh that would be nice too”.

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p1 12:29 pm
25 Jan 11
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My parents got a 13.5m lap pool put in at their place on the mid north coast recently. Pool, plus minimal paving came to about $40k. Might be a bit cheaper in a bigger place like Canberra, so Holden Caulfield is probably close to the mark with $30k.

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Kuku 1:03 pm
25 Jan 11
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Depends. Ours blew out when the excavation was more than anyone thought. Look at 30-40K but be prepared for unexpected surprises. I’d recommend Luke Reay-Young @ Caribbean Pools.

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davjp 1:44 pm
25 Jan 11
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Interesting… I just had 2 quotes on fibreglass pools…

12mtrs x 4mtrs $55k (Capital Country Pools)

10 mtrs x 4 mtrs $42k (Leisure Pools)

The Leisure Pools bloke said they will try and match any other quote you get as well.

Would be interested to know if anyone has a concrete pool and how much they cost???

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Kuku 3:05 pm
25 Jan 11
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Ours was about 60K. It’s concrete. But there’s also the extras on top of that like security, landscaping etc.

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djk 3:22 pm
25 Jan 11
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Can I post the obligatory “why bother, we live in Canberra, more hassle than its worth”?

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borizuka 3:33 pm
25 Jan 11
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Wow, thats a huge amount of money!

We are considering a pool due to our young family but are very cautious and we don’t want to over capitalize. Our land/landscaping is more suited to an above ground pool (which will actually look in ground).

Any ideas on how much cheaper an above ground fibreglass pool is?

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Athryn 3:52 pm
25 Jan 11
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Wow at that price I would move to a place that already has a pool

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Mysteryman 4:28 pm
25 Jan 11
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I could be wrong, but I think you can expect to pay roughly $0.80 – $1.1 per litre depending on options.

A 12.5m x 2.5m, 1.5m deep pool would be about $35,000.

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troll-sniffer 4:40 pm
25 Jan 11
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Friends of mine years ago elected to get a quality above ground pool, they sunk it in the ground about 2 feet, and built decking and some shade areas all around it for less than the cost of an inground, and when they sold the house the new people didn’t want a pool so they dismantled it at next to no cost.

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LSWCHP 4:49 pm
25 Jan 11
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borizuka said :

We are considering a pool due to our young family

I know this will make me sound like The Grinch That Stole Christmas, but I would recommend you not get a pool if you have young children. They are very dangerous things, and there are so many backyard pool tragedies each year.

Steven Levitt, in his book “Freakanomics”, shows that (in the US case) children are around 100 times more likely to be killed by a swimming pool than a gun. (http://freakonomicsbook.com/freakonomics/chapter-excerpts/chapter-5/). And in the US there are a helluva lot more guns than there are here.

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gospeedygo 5:28 pm
25 Jan 11
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Party at itstartedwithabangman’s house.

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Kuku 9:44 pm
25 Jan 11
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borizuka said :

Wow, thats a huge amount of money!

We are considering a pool due to our young family but are very cautious and we don’t want to over capitalize. Our land/landscaping is more suited to an above ground pool (which will actually look in ground).

I think it’s a great idea. My only regret is we didn’t do it earlier. I prefer my kids to be swimming in their own pool than the local one where you spend the whole time wondering if the teenagers public displays of affection are a. hygienic, b. what their parents would do if they knew and c.what you’re kids are making of it?

Any ideas on how much cheaper an above ground fibreglass pool is?

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Kuku 3:53 pm
26 Jan 11
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Kuku said :

borizuka said :

Wow, thats a huge amount of money!

We are considering a pool due to our young family but are very cautious and we don’t want to over capitalize. Our land/landscaping is more suited to an above ground pool (which will actually look in ground).

I think it’s a great idea. My only regret is we didn’t do it earlier. I prefer my kids to be swimming in their own pool than the local one where you spend the whole time wondering if the teenagers public displays of affection are a. hygienic, b. what their parents would do if they knew and c.what you’re kids are making of it?

Sorry that was an epic fail…(Note to self – check preview before posting)

I meant to say

I think it’s a great idea. My only regret is we didn’t do it earlier. I prefer my kids to be swimming in their own pool than the local one where you spend the whole time wondering if the teenagers public displays of affection are a. hygienic, b. what their parents would do if they knew and c.what your kids are making of it?

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