Geelong swimming pool installation steps

Leisurescape Pools & Spas have installed pools all over the Geelong and surrounding areas. Throughout the pool installation process, it is crucial to work with experienced and licensed professionals who can oversee each step and ensure compliance with local building codes and regulations. This helps to guarantee the quality, safety, and longevity of your pool.

Transforming your backyard with pool landscaping is a seamless and enjoyable process at Leisurescape Pools & Spas. Our competent project managers and office staff possess the expertise to ensure a smooth and stress-free installation, meticulously planning every aspect of your project and discussing all details and contingencies with you before commencing any work.

Keep in mind that the specific steps may vary depending on the type of pool, site conditions, and local requirements. Consulting with a pool installation professional will provide you with more accurate and detailed information based on your specific project.

If you have ever been curious as to how we do it here is an overview of the pool installation:


Step 1. Survey the property and grounds

We need to survey the site for access points, paths to bring in machinery, trees or tree stumps, sprinkler systems,  underground pipes, or any possible obtrusion. For a quick and painless swimming pool installation, thorough surveying is crucial.

Step 2. Position the swimming pool

We mark out your chosen swimming pool to do the final  visual test before excavation. This is a chance for you to see and approve of the positioning before any works have begun. It will give you a chance to make any last tweaks to your chosen pool shape, position and size and allow us to confirm access for machinery and assess any potential issues.

Step 3. Excavate the swimming pool

On the day of the excavation please make sure there are no cars parked in front of your home and if we are using your driveway as access, keep that accessible as well. This will ensure the installation of your swimming pool will start without delays. We will meet the excavator there and stay until they actually start digging to make sure everything is being done according to plan. Excavations can usually be completed in one day. Large fibreglass pools or jobs requiring re-handling of dirt can take longer.

Step 4. Laser measurement testing

We have various stages of testing throughout the process to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of your swimming pool installation. While the excavator is on site, we use laser measurement testing devices to double check the sizes and make sure the hole is correct.

Step 5. Swimming pool pipe trenches

An additional trench next to the swimming pool needs  to be excavated to allow for swimming pool pipes to access the pump station.

Step 6. Prepare swimming pool for installation

We make sure your swimming pool is properly secured on the crane or excavator and prepare for the installation process.

Step 7. Lower your swimming pool into position

We lower your fibreglass swimming pool into position while taking every safety precaution.

Step 8. Final swimming pool adjustments

The last adjustments are made to your pool once it is in the hole. This is where we make sure all of the planning and preparation has been done correctly.

Step 9. Swimming pool backfill

After the plumbing jobs are completed, stabilised sand is used to fill the areas around the pool. Backfilling a swimming pool usually takes about 4 hours, but exact timing depends on the pool size and circumstances.

Step 10. Fill the swimming pool and complete backfilling

Filling the swimming pool can start once backfilling is nearly finished. Adding the extra weight of the water allows us to finish backfilling and ensure there are no leaks in your fibreglass pool.

Step 11. Begin building the steel reinforced structural bond beam

The steel reinforced structural bond beam is built to secure the fibreglass swimming pool in place and ensure that there is no movement.

Step 12. Pour the concrete in bond beam moulds

Concrete is poured into the bond beam moulds to lock the pool in place. Steel reinforced concrete bond beams have been found to offer the best support for your fibreglass pool.

Step 13. Paving the swimming pool area

Paving of your choosing is laid around your fibreglass pool to add the finishing touches to the project. There are many styles and colours to choose from.

Step 14. Landscaping the swimming pool area

The options for how to landscape your new fibreglass pool area are almost endless. Leisurescape can help you choose your style of fencing, water features, paving, decking, and accompaniments. We are a one stop shop. That way, you know the job will be done right.