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Pool Building on a Sloping Block: Engineer’s Advice

Building a pool on a sloping block in Brisbane or he surrounding suburbs can be a challenge, but with careful planning and the right pool installation team, it is definitely possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Commission a site survey

First of all, it is important to have a detailed site survey carried out by a qualified engineer. This will help to identify any potential issues with the slope of the block that could impact the pool construction process.

In particular, the engineer will be able to assess the stability of the slope and whether there is any risk of landslip. In addition, they can also advise on what type of construction would be best suited for a pool on a sloping block.

Retaining walls

Depending on the severity of the slope, it may be necessary to build retaining walls before starting work on the pool itself. Retaining walls is important as they help to support and stabilise the soil around your proposed pool area while keeping its shape. In certain cases, where there is a severe gradient, additional excavation work may need to be carried out before building can commence.

Special structural techniques

Once the area has been levelled and prepped for construction, it is time to start building your in-ground swimming pool. In order to ensure a successful result, it will be necessary to use specialist materials such as reinforced concrete or fibreglass, as well as specific structural techniques which are designed with sloping blocks in mind. This may include ensuring that the pool has an appropriate height so that water can drain away from the block.

Added features

An experienced swimming pool builder (one who specialises on sloping blocks) should also be able to advise on additional features such as seating areas and sun decks. Plus advise on council regulations, underground piping or utility lines which may need to be taken into consideration when creating an in-ground pool on a sloping block.

Protection from erosion

Finally, once the swimming pool is installed on your sloping block, it is important to take measures to protect it from erosion. This may include planting vegetation around the pool or installing some form of physical barrier (such as a retaining wall). By taking these precautions, you can be sure that your family pool will be enjoyed for years to come.

Want to know more?

Speak to our expert team at Wahoo Pool & Landscape Construction today. You can call us on 1300 924666 to arrange a free onsite consultation. Led by owner Mike Koch

who is a qualified engineer and pool builder, you can expect first-class solutions no matter how steep the slope on your property. Drop by and visit us at 8/29 Mount Cotton Road Capalaba – Brisbane.

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