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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???

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cjgpools 7:21 pm 28 Dec 15

davjp said :

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???

The cost includes, Pool, Vinyl cover, Perimeter sidewalk, Privacy fence etc. plus Labor Cost etc. “The typical 12′ x 24′ rectangular (288 sq.ft. of water surface area) concrete pool will cost around $72 per square foot. Typical extras raise that cost to about $103 per square foot.”

For more information, head over to, http://www.fixr.com/costs/inground-gunite-concrete-swimming-pool

and for construction advice, head over to http://www.cjgpoolsandearthworks.com.au – CJG Pools and EarthWorks!

zllauh 4:14 pm 13 Jul 15

Hey itstartedwithabangman,

It would be worth while to get couple of quotes from a local mob in canberra.

There is Housing Industry Association (HIA) which is located in 28 Collie St, Fyshwick, ACT 2609 .

There is quite a good spa display there specially indoors and outdoors and i am pretty sure the lady did advise that they do have Lap Pools.

Would be worth a ring http://www.spasolutions.com.au/

My 2 cents.

JaseandMegs 12:34 pm 28 Jan 15

Deborah said :

chilli said :

Deborah said :

I looked at getting a lap pool a few years ago but after speaking to friends who had one (and larger pools too) I knew I couldn’t justify the cost vs amount of time we’d be able to use it without paying a huge amount for heating – and even then it would only extend the use by a month or two. Then there was the upkeep…

I went to the October 2012 home show and gave myself a $100 budget to buy a new camp chair. Didn’t get the camp chair but I did buy a $25,000 swim spa. Best purchase I’ve ever made. We swam in it right through winter (heated to 34oC) and my child wants to live in it through summer.

Jets make a fabulous whirlpool effect for fun and games. Not a fan of the swim jets for swimming because I don’t like the water gushing in my face, but I bought a $70 system from the US that allows me to swim on the spot without the jets on.

I got mine from Spa World (Campbelltown). Highly recommend them, particularly for after sales service. They have a technician in Canberra too so there’s no worries there. I got the Vortex Aquagym Extreme http://www.spaworld.com.au/spasswimspas/vortexswimspas/aquagympro.aspx

Upkeep is 2.5 tbsp of lithium a day and rinsing filters each week.

Sounds like margarita time!

Hey Deborah, so glad you posted, we’ve just been looking at the same thing. One thing that concerns me though is running costs, which I’ve heard can be substantial. Can I ask how much you estimate the electricity cost to be in a year?

Thanks!

My electricity has gone up around $1000 for the whole year – not bad considering I run it at 34oC in winter and 32oC in summer. As I said in my original post we use it every day (all jets going too) so it’s money well spent. Joanne at Spa World in Campbelltown is the sales rep I dealt with – very knowledgeable. Make sure you get one with the hybrid heat pump. I’m so happy with my spool I told them to use me as a reference.

If you do go ahead let me know and I’ll give you some pointers about installation.

Are you still happy with your purchase? We are looking at doing the same and you post was a good read.

Deborah 5:23 pm 31 Dec 13

chilli said :

Deborah said :

I looked at getting a lap pool a few years ago but after speaking to friends who had one (and larger pools too) I knew I couldn’t justify the cost vs amount of time we’d be able to use it without paying a huge amount for heating – and even then it would only extend the use by a month or two. Then there was the upkeep…

I went to the October 2012 home show and gave myself a $100 budget to buy a new camp chair. Didn’t get the camp chair but I did buy a $25,000 swim spa. Best purchase I’ve ever made. We swam in it right through winter (heated to 34oC) and my child wants to live in it through summer.

Jets make a fabulous whirlpool effect for fun and games. Not a fan of the swim jets for swimming because I don’t like the water gushing in my face, but I bought a $70 system from the US that allows me to swim on the spot without the jets on.

I got mine from Spa World (Campbelltown). Highly recommend them, particularly for after sales service. They have a technician in Canberra too so there’s no worries there. I got the Vortex Aquagym Extreme http://www.spaworld.com.au/spasswimspas/vortexswimspas/aquagympro.aspx

Upkeep is 2.5 tbsp of lithium a day and rinsing filters each week.

Sounds like margarita time!

Hey Deborah, so glad you posted, we’ve just been looking at the same thing. One thing that concerns me though is running costs, which I’ve heard can be substantial. Can I ask how much you estimate the electricity cost to be in a year?

Thanks!

My electricity has gone up around $1000 for the whole year – not bad considering I run it at 34oC in winter and 32oC in summer. As I said in my original post we use it every day (all jets going too) so it’s money well spent. Joanne at Spa World in Campbelltown is the sales rep I dealt with – very knowledgeable. Make sure you get one with the hybrid heat pump. I’m so happy with my spool I told them to use me as a reference.

If you do go ahead let me know and I’ll give you some pointers about installation.

chilli 4:25 pm 31 Dec 13

Deborah said :

I looked at getting a lap pool a few years ago but after speaking to friends who had one (and larger pools too) I knew I couldn’t justify the cost vs amount of time we’d be able to use it without paying a huge amount for heating – and even then it would only extend the use by a month or two. Then there was the upkeep…

I went to the October 2012 home show and gave myself a $100 budget to buy a new camp chair. Didn’t get the camp chair but I did buy a $25,000 swim spa. Best purchase I’ve ever made. We swam in it right through winter (heated to 34oC) and my child wants to live in it through summer.

Jets make a fabulous whirlpool effect for fun and games. Not a fan of the swim jets for swimming because I don’t like the water gushing in my face, but I bought a $70 system from the US that allows me to swim on the spot without the jets on.

I got mine from Spa World (Campbelltown). Highly recommend them, particularly for after sales service. They have a technician in Canberra too so there’s no worries there. I got the Vortex Aquagym Extreme http://www.spaworld.com.au/spasswimspas/vortexswimspas/aquagympro.aspx

Upkeep is 2.5 tbsp of lithium a day and rinsing filters each week.

Sounds like margarita time!

Hey Deborah, so glad you posted, we’ve just been looking at the same thing. One thing that concerns me though is running costs, which I’ve heard can be substantial. Can I ask how much you estimate the electricity cost to be in a year?

Thanks!

OpenYourMind 2:04 pm 31 Dec 13

During the colder months, you can kind of put your pool into hibernation, but for the past while, we’ve swum in our pool nearly every day and loved it. Some extra considerations:
Get an efficient pool pump. The pump runs for 8hrs a day in summer and uses a lot of electricity. Ours is a Hurlcon Viron and can throttle back for circulation. There are even really cool solar powered DC pumps now.
Get salt water chlorination. That way you don’t need to add chlorine all the time.
Get a pool robot. Highly recommend the Polaris jobbies. You plug them in and throw the 12v line into the pool. Drop the robot in and he scrubs and cleans the wall and floor. Best thing is that he has his own filter basket and doesn’t clog up the filter.
Get a really good pool cover. The cover heats the pool, reduces evaporation and keeps some of the leaves etc. out. It also reduces chlorine loss.

When choosing a pool design. Pick one with lots of space around the stairs. We find that often after a run or cycle or whatever, it’s nice just to sit in the cool on the steps.

Hopefully this advice/experience is of some value.

milkman 8:57 pm 30 Dec 13

I’ve looked seriously at getting a pool, and it was going to cost about $70000, plus maintenance. I decided that althought the pool would be nice, the money could be put to better use.

Deborah 6:17 pm 30 Dec 13

I looked at getting a lap pool a few years ago but after speaking to friends who had one (and larger pools too) I knew I couldn’t justify the cost vs amount of time we’d be able to use it without paying a huge amount for heating – and even then it would only extend the use by a month or two. Then there was the upkeep…

I went to the October 2012 home show and gave myself a $100 budget to buy a new camp chair. Didn’t get the camp chair but I did buy a $25,000 swim spa. Best purchase I’ve ever made. We swam in it right through winter (heated to 34oC) and my child wants to live in it through summer.

Jets make a fabulous whirlpool effect for fun and games. Not a fan of the swim jets for swimming because I don’t like the water gushing in my face, but I bought a $70 system from the US that allows me to swim on the spot without the jets on.

I got mine from Spa World (Campbelltown). Highly recommend them, particularly for after sales service. They have a technician in Canberra too so there’s no worries there. I got the Vortex Aquagym Extreme http://www.spaworld.com.au/spasswimspas/vortexswimspas/aquagympro.aspx

Upkeep is 2.5 tbsp of lithium a day and rinsing filters each week.

Sounds like margarita time!

poetix 5:31 pm 30 Dec 13

A twenty entry pass for the AIS is about $85, and you actually swim.

$35,000 is more than enough for the deposit on a beach house.

grunge_hippy 3:13 pm 30 Dec 13

wouldnt it be cheaper to install one of those massive spa pools with jets to do “laps”? Then at least you can use it in winter.

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