nine simple steps to getting your new bloc pool

The general process of getting a BLOC pool follows these 9 simple steps:

1. Choose your BLOC pool

This is the easy part. Chose your preferred pool size and internal mosaic tile finish and get a quote for the supply and delivery of your new BLOC pool.

2. Building approval/certification

Certification must be submitted to the local council or via a private certifier. This step is generally handled by the builder or installer. We can provide the required pool documentation for these submissions in a straightforward pack for you and your installer. 

3. Site preparation

Every BLOC pool must sit on a pre-prepared level base of 100mm sand and cement. Additional site works include the earth excavation and soil removal if the pool is going in ground or semi-recessed.

4. Crane hire

At the point of delivery, a crane is required to lift the pool from our delivery truck and place it onto the prepared pool base.

Crane hire is one of the most variable factors in an installation, as they are always site-specific and heavily impacted by the ease of access to the property. Most reputable crane hire companies offer a free site assessment and quote.

The crane company will need the dimensions and weight of the pool and the lifting specifications. These are outlined in our lifting diagrams.

5. Plumb up

Every BLOC pool is supplied with its primary plumbing elements pre fitted. This includes the skimmer box, main drain and return flows.

The pool requires a plumb-up service to connect the general filtration equipment to these pre- fitted elements. Depending on the chosen equipment, this can be completed by a pool service professional,builder, pool builder, or a plumber.

6. Electrical

Every BLOC pool requires earthing, which must be completed by a trade-qualified electrician. Copper earthing cable is pre-fitted to the steel reinforcement before the pool is cast and a tail is provided for earthing purposes.

The filtration equipment requires access to power.

7. Backfill

If the BLOC pool is being installed in ground or semi-recessed, the over excavated area of the footing will need to be back filled with a granular material that will allow for drainage away from the pool and footings. 

8. Finishes

One of the many advantages of a BLOC pool is its ability to be finished to any project design or aesthetic.

Once the pool has been installed, the following elements can be completed to personalise any project:

- Coping tiles

- Fencing

- Decking

- Paving

- Landscaping

9. Fill + startup

Once the pool has been finished to the desired standard, the pool requires fencing certification and/or a final inspection by the local council or a private certifier, prior to filling. 

Once certified, the pool can then be filled and chemically balanced; ready for swimming.