Pool Builder FAQs

Welcome to our FAQ’s page.

After installing over 1000 pools in the last 20 years, these are some of the top questions our customers have asked us.

If you have another question, feel free to email us by clicking here

How much will it cost to maintain a pool?

There are two factors to this question, electricity and pool chemicals.

Let’s start with electricity.

Using a variable speed energy efficient pump will significantly reduce the electricity cost for maintaining a pool. This will vary depending on the size of the pool however an estimate of $400 p/a should be close.

The chemicals – keeping your pool hygienic

An estimate on chemical expenses can also vary depending on the size of the pool and type of sanitisation system being used.

If using the most common system (salt chlorinator) this will cost approx $400 p/a.

For more information about variable speed pumps or the different types of sanitisation systems, click here to call

How long does it take to install a fiberglass swimming pool?

One of the great advantages with putting in a fiberglass swimming pool is the quick installation time.

Once council approval has been obtained (usually 3-4 weeks) the initial installation of the pool usually takes 1 week.

It is possible to be swimming in as little as 5 weeks from placing an order (in certain situations even 4 weeks is possible).

To find out more, contact us

Can you recommend someone who can landscape our pool and install the pool fence?

We sure can, we are fully qualified and have lots of experience in landscaping and fencing of pools.

If there is something we can’t do ourselves then we will know someone that can. For a quote on  just a pool installation or complete package that includes the pool and your landscaping requirements to create a space that meets your lifestyle needs,  contact us now

Why should we choose a fibreglass pool?

There are a number of advantages in choosing a fiberglass pool.

These include:

  • shorter construction time,
  • easier and cheaper to maintain,
  • pool shell comes with longer warranties,
  • cheaper, and
  • less abrasive to your skin whilst swimming

If you would like to read  more detail about the differences between concrete and fibreglass, click here

Why should we choose Evoke Pools?

Our main priorities are personalised service and customer satisfaction.

Evoke Pools is a family owned and operated business.   

Dean has been a licenced fiberglass pool builder for 20 years.  He is supported by his wife, Sally who looks after the administration side of the business, and customer service.

During these 20 years Dean has personally installed over 1000 pools with the majority of these being in the Northern Rivers.

More recently,  their eldest son Kai has become involved in the pool installations and landscaping

We are with you all the way

Dean is involved in every stage of the process from initial site inspection to handover and is supported by his wife Sally.

Sally provides a great perspective on the styling of the space, and “gets” speaking to trades which can sometimes seem a little daunting.

We choose the best 

Through extensive research, we have chosen to support two boutique pool manufacturers:  Tranquility Pools and Masterbuilt Pools.

Both of these manufacturers produce a small number of pools each year which allows them to consistently build pool shells of the highest quality.

To see the range of fibreglass pools available, click here


Do I need a fence around my pool?

Yes, you will.

Putting a swimming pool fence around your pool is compulsory.  Before signing off on your pool, council will need to inspect it to make sure it complies with the current legislation for swimming pool safety barriers NSW Pool Fencing Legislation

How much will it cost to fill my pool with water?

If you are in a residential area and have access to local shire water supply,  you will be paying somewhere between $2.50 and $3.50 per K/L (thousand litres).  This is an estimate and  depends on which shire in New South Wales you are in.

To fill an average sized pool eg. 7m (30,000 litres) it will cost between $75 and $105.

If you live in a rural area with a property that relies on tank water,  it is recommended that water is carted in to fill your pool, unless of course you have a large storage supply.

Prices for carted water vary from area to area and depend on the cartage distance.  As a rough guide in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW allow from  $15 to $18 per K/L.   On that basis, a 7m pool (30,000 litres) will cost between $450 and $540 to fill.

How do I heat my pool?

A swimming pool can be heated using the following:


a) Solar Blanket

A solar blanket will reduce loss of water from your pool due to evaporation and will also heat the pool water.

It is possible for a solar blanket to heat your pool water by 4-5 degrees during the summer months.

If you choose to heat your pool further using solar heating, a heat pump or a gas heater, it is recommended that you also have and use a solar blanket.

The solar blanket will maintain the water temperature while it is being heated.


b) Solar Heating

A solar pool heating system uses free, renewable energy direct from the sun to heat the water.

The water is circulated through the roof top matting using a small pump, therefore the running costs are minimal.

A solar system will extend your swimming season into Autumn and Spring by approximately 3 months.


c) Heat Pump

Heat pumps are becoming more and more energy efficient however, they are more expensive to run than a solar system.

Heat pumps can be sized accordingly to either extend your swimming season like solar heating or you could swim all year round with the right size pump.


d) Gas heater

Gas heaters are commonly used in conjunction with solar heating systems to further boost the water temperature or independently to heat small pools and spas on demand.

In the wrong situation, a gas heater can be expensive to run so it is important to make sure this is the right type and size heater for your situation.