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As Australia's largest manufacturer and supplier of precast concrete swimming pools, we work directly with builders, pool builders, and landscapers across the country to help our customers achieve an amazing outcome with their Plungie. 

Certification is required to have a pool installed in Australia, which is why every Plungie must be installed by an appropriately qualified tradesperson.

Thousands of Australians have successfully completed their Plungie project by engaging a builder, pool builder, or structural landscaper. In some states, they’ve even completed it themselves as an owner-builder. 

Below are our recommended installation solutions:

  • Bring Your Own Builder (BYOB)
    Any qualified home builder or pool builder can manage the certification, site preparation, and installation of a Plungie. Some states and territories also allow for a structural landscaper or plumber to install one. 
  • Owner Builder
    Installing a Plungie as an owner-builder is available in some states across Australia so it’s important to check the required processes and permits with local government.

It’s important to know that no two projects or installations are exactly the same. Regardless of the chosen install solution, we provide comprehensive and straightforward pre-engineered specifications, how-to documentation, and videos to help you and your builder complete your project with ease. 

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The builders, renovators and home improvement enthusiasts pool solutio

The general process of getting a Plungie follows the steps below:

1. Choose your Plungie

This is the easy part. We can quote you for the supply and delivery of your Plungie, as well as the supply and plumbing services for your chosen equipment.

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 provide the required pool documentation for these submissions in a straightforward pack for you and your installer. 

3. Site preparation

Every Plungie must sit on a pre-engineered concrete slab footing, specific to the particular soil type of the site. 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 concrete base slab footing.

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: Arena, Studio, Original, Max.

5. Plumb up

Every Plungie is supplied with its primary plumbing fixtures pre-fitted. This includes the skimmer box and provisions for general filtration.

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

A standard equipment package can be included when purchasing your Plungie including pump, chlorinator and filter. 

6. Electrical

Every Plungie requires earthing, which must be completed by a trade-qualified electrician. 

The filtration equipment requires access to power.

7. Backfill

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

8. Finishings

One of the many advantages of a Plungie 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
  • Waterline tiles
  • Fencing
  • Decking
  • Paving
  • Landscaping

9. Fill + startup

Once the Plungie 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. 

 

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