When building your new pool it should seamlessly connect with your home and not look like a stand-alone eyesore in the middle of your backyard. For this reason we choose to refer to this style of pool as an out of ground pool rather than an above ground pool.
Out of ground pools have become a very popular choice for sloped sites. This type of concrete pool is usually formed up to meet an existing decking or house floor height. You will be able to see the pool from your house or deck and it all comes together as one resulting in an impressive feature pool.
Out of ground pools can be built to any size or shape you prefer, from a small plunge pool to a large lap pool.
Things to consider, that differ from a conventional in ground pool, are the exposed external walls and choosing how to add the finishing touches. Render, cladding and tiling are all popular finishes. An internal membrane will be used for waterproofing, to limit calcification and seepage.
Concrete pools have to be founded or supported in solid natural ground by 300 – 500mm. This will be determined by a soil report and the engineers design. If the finished height of your pool is greater than 1.5m out of the ground, there is a possibility that the base of the pool won’t be supported enough in the natural ground. In which case piers, screw piles, footings of bulk concrete may need to be considered.
Out of ground pools differ greatly from conventional concrete inground pools as there are many structural considerations, thus making out of ground pools generally more expensive. However if you have a sloping site in a location such as Mt Martha then an out of ground pool should definitely be in your consideration set.
Baden Pools can build out of ground pools in all areas of Melbourne, including: Beaumaris, Sandringham, Brighton, Black Rock, Mt Martha, Mt Eliza, Hampton, Portsea, Malvern, Balnarring, Mornington Peninsula and Blairgowrie.