Sydney Swimming Pools

Swimming pools are a popular addition to Sydney backyards and help keep residents cool, comfortable, fit and active. However, they are a substantial investment and the purchase of one should not be taken lightly. If you’re considering investing in a pool, it’s important to research the options and work with a reputable sidney pools builder.

The city’s rocky coastline hosts a number of ocean pools, from old-school baths to beautifully designed landmarks. These venues for what Kate Rew, founder of Britain’s Outdoor Swimming Society, calls “wild swimming” [1] attract swimmers, artists and beachgoers who enjoy the lively salt water, and the sense of openness to sea, land and sky that comes with them.

These venues host recreational and competitive swimming, learn-to-swim programs and treasured forms of wave-play. They are also sheltered from the rips along surf beaches, which account for most of Australia’s rescues and coastal deaths by drowning. As such, they provide an affordable and durable alternative to the expensive public swimming centres, allowing all Sydneysiders to swim in a safe environment.

Whether at the Bronte Rock Pools or more informal ring-of-rocks pools like the one at Coalcliff Beach, these sheltered swim spots offer the pleasure of immersing in living seawater that is free and accessible year round. They are often less affected by tidal variations than a tidal pool, and are open to the sea while their walls protect swimmers from large sharks. They are, as Australian geologist Mark Sherker has argued, “durable beach safety measures.”

In the interwar years, when the government endorsed mixed bathing at the city’s surf-coast beaches, ocean pools were among the first venues to fill up. The demand for access to a safer bathing environment did not fade even after the introduction of laws requiring bathers to be clad in approved costumes and the adoption of lifesaving patrols and shark meshing at all metropolitan beaches.

The lord mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, hopes to expand the city’s pool culture with a scheme that will convert part of Sydney Harbor into a swimming pool. Her plan is to create a space for lap swimming and recreational activities that would appeal to visitors as well as residents of the city.

A pool can be a great way to relax and enjoy the beautiful Sydney climate all year round. But it is a significant investment, and the right pool builder is essential for ensuring you get the best value for your money. There are a number of laws that pool builders in Sydney must adhere to, and you should always ensure your builder has the required licences.

A reputable pool builder will be able to show you their licence and be able to answer any questions you may have. If you have any doubts about their ability to complete your project on time or within budget, ask for references from previous customers and contact NSW Fair Trading if necessary. Make sure that you read reviews of any pool builder before making a decision, and make sure you choose one with a good reputation.