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Permits & Cost

Planning Permits

Once you have made the decision to invest in a pool or spa, you will need to determine whether a planning permit is required for the project. It is recommended that you contact your local council to check the requirements. Alternatively, if you have already got a builder on board they will be able to advise you on this.

Building Permits

You will need to obtain a building permit before installing a pool, spa or safety barrier.  The building permit application must include detailed drawings and specifications of the proposed pool, spa or safety barrier. Typically any building work must start within 12 months of the date the permit was issued.  Each region is different so it’s important to seek advice from your builder on what’s required.

Installation and Running Cost Considerations

The cost of installing a pool or spa will vary depending on your project requirements.  It’s recommended to get 3 quotes for the construction or install and it’s important to consider landscaping as part of the project costs.  Doing your research and choosing equipment that is energy efficient can help to reduce costs and your carbon footprint.  Check out the Climate Care Certified product range along with Climate Care Certified Pool Builders who will build the most sustainable project using products that will save you money in the future. 

Pool and Spa Maintenance Costs

Ensuring that your pool or spa continues to glisten and sparkle over the years is a must. Regular maintenance is the key to preserving the beauty and functionality of your aquatic haven. Here's what you need to know:

1. Tailored Maintenance Costs: The ongoing maintenance costs for your pool or spa can vary widely. Factors such as the size of your aquatic retreat, frequency of use, and your geographical location all play a significant role in determining these costs. Climate conditions in your area, especially the weather, greatly influence how frequently your pool requires maintenance.

2. Professional Expertise: For optimal results and peace of mind, we strongly recommend enlisting the services of a professional. Their expertise ensures that you receive the right guidance and support for your pool or spa. By working with a professional, you can rest assured that your aquatic environment will be expertly cared for. Click here to find a suitable SPASA professional.

3. Cost-Effective Solutions: To minimise ongoing maintenance expenses, consider investing in pool cleaner technology, a pool cover, and Climate Care Certified equipment. These investments not only enhance your pool or spa's efficiency but also help reduce long-term maintenance costs, saving you time and money.

By adhering to these guidelines and prioritising professional guidance, water chemistry, and strategic investments, you can extend the life and allure of your pool or spa. Your aquatic retreat will remain a source of relaxation and enjoyment for years to come.

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