Q. How long has Albatross Pools been in business?
A. Albatross Pools began building swimming pools for families in 1969…learn more about the history of Albatross Pools.
Q. What are the core values of Albatross Pools?
A. The core values of Albatross Pools are quality of products, truly listen to the customer and value for money…learn more about the core values of Albatross Pools.
Q. Is Albatross Pools a member of the SPASA?
A. Yes, Albatross Pools has been a member of SPASA since 1971…learn more about SPASA.
Q. Is Albatross Pools a registered building practitioner?
A. Yes, Albatross Pools is a registered building practitioner…learn more about the building practitioner accreditation.
Q. Is Albatross Pools fully insured?
A. Yes, Albatross Pools is fully insured to undertake domestic building works over the value of $12,000 in accordance with state law requirements..read more about swimming pool insurance requirements on the SPASA Legislation, Regulation and Contracts Fact Sheet.
Q. What is a pre-engineered pool?
A. A pre-engineered pool is a pool construction system comprising of a concrete base, steel walls in a modular form and an interior membrane of tough commercial grade Aqualux… read more about pre-engineered pools in the Pool Buyers Guide.
Q. What is a concrete pool?
A. A concrete swimming pool is a swimming pool shell whereby a steel cage is formed and sprayed with concrete on site. A concrete pool interior is then finished in a render; tile or paint colour of your choice…read more about concrete pools in the Pool Buyers Guide.
Q. What is a fiberglass pool?
A. A fiberglass pool is a factory made one piece acrylic moulded swimming pool finished with a gel coat pool interior… read more about fiberglass pools in the Pool Buyers Guide.
Q. What is the warranty on a pre-engineered Albatross swimming pool?
A. A pre-engineered inground steel Albatross pool is backed by a 10-year structural warranty and a 10-year pool interior warranty. The warranty is offered and supported by Albatross Pools, a reputable manufacturer and pool builder of swimming pools since 1969 contactable seven days a week year round…read more about the swimming pool construction of an Albatross swimming pool.
Q. What is the warranty on a fibreglass pool?
A. Unless the client is dealing directly with the fibreglass pool manufacturer, a fibreglass pool is accompanied by a ‘split responsibility’ guarantee. A split responsibility guarantee means there are two components to the guarantee:
Part A: there is a pool guarantee between the client and the manufacturer
Part B: there is a pool installation guarantee between the client and the pool builder
Such split guarantees may lead to disputes in the future whereby the client can become the ‘meat’ in the sandwich while the pool manufacturer and the pool builder determine responsibility…read more about pool warranties in the Pool Buyers Question and Answer Booklet.
Q. What is the warranty on a concrete pool?
A. Most concrete pools are accompanied by a 6 year and 9 month structural warranty. The pool interior warranty on a concrete pool will depend on the pool interior chosen. For example, a tile pool interior is usually supported by a 2-year warranty compared to 5-7 years on a rendered pool interior…read more about pool warranties in the Pool Buyers Question and Answer Booklet.
Q. Should I be concerned if the pool builder is offering a pool warranty longer than the time they have been in business?
A. Although every business has a starting point, a 10 or 20 year warranty offered by a pool builder that has been trading for only 5 years has to be examined carefully against similar warranties offered by a pool builder with a long and successful track record.
The pool builder’s ability to be contacted is also worth special consideration – a pool builder with a display centre, pool shop and office is going to be easier to reach than a pool builder working from home. A pool builder's longterm commitment to the industry and it's clients is also reflected by their investment in a display centre, pool shop and office…read more about the aftersales support offered by Albatross Pools.
Q. Do swimming pools need to be installed by a licensed builder?
A. To ensure you are completely protected, the Victorian government has implemented legislation stating that builders undertaking works above $5,000 must be a registered building practitioner…read more about registered building practitioners accreditation.
Q. Do I need a building permit to build a swimming pool?
A. Yes, before construction begins on your swimming pool a building permit must be issued by a registered building surveyor. Albatross Pools organises the building permit for your swimming pool... read more about swimming pool insurance requirements on the SPASA Legislation, Regulation and Contracts Fact Sheet.
Q. Do I need a pool fence?
A. Yes, a pool fence is required by legislation for any swimming pool and/or spa deeper than 300mm…read more about swimming pool safety barriers on the SPASA Safety Barriers Fact Sheet.
Q. What is a kit pool?
A. A kit pool also known as a DIY pool typically includes all the materials and equipment needed to build a swimming pool without the tradesman required to install the product as you install the pool yourself…
Q. Is an Albatross swimming pool available as a Kit Pool?
A. Yes, as Albatross Pools is the manufacturer of steel pre-engineered swimming pools. A custom-made pool kit can be provided to suit a specific size and shape to meet your requirements…
Q. What is an Aqualux swimming pool interior?
A. An Aqualux swimming pool interior is a satin smooth non-slip pool interior consisting of .75 pvc membrane specially formulated with anti bacterial agents and UV inhibitors…read more about swimming pool interiors.
Q. What swimming pool colours are available in an Albatross swimming pool?
A. The Aqualux swimming pool interior is available in 13 pool colours…view swimming pool colours available.
Q. What is a fresh water pool?
A. A fresh water pool is an alternate option to more traditional chlorine and salt water swimming pool sanitisation systems. With minimal chlorine residual, a fresh water pool feels natural and soft with no taste or smell…learn more about fresh water swimming pools.
Q. What is a salt pool?
A. A salt pool features a salt chlorinator, which uses the process of electrolysis to produce chlorine from common salt that is added to the pool on a regular basis…read more about salt pools on the SPASA Salt Chlorinators Fact Sheet.
Q. Can an Albatross pool be a salt pool?
A. Yes, an Albatross swimming pool can have a salt chlorination system incorporated into the pool filtration system. In fact, five of the ten pools on display at the two display centres feature salt chlorinators.
Q. What is solar pool heating?
A. Solar pool heating is a cost effective way to heat your swimming pool whereby cold water is drawn from your swimming pool, passes through a series solar absorbers heated by the sun’s energy and warm water is returned to your swimming pool.
Q. What is gas pool heating?
A. Gas pool heating is a form of demand heating allowing you to swim in your swimming pool year round. Incorporated in your filtration system, water is drawn from your swimming pool, passes through the gas burners and returns warm water back to your pool.
Q. What is a pool heat pump?
A. A pool heat pump operates similarly to a reverse refrigerator by transferring heat in the atmosphere to the pool water drawn through a heat exchange located inside the heat pump returning warm water back to the swimming pool.
Q. What is a solar cover for a pool?
A. A solar cover for a pool features thousands of tiny bubbles which work together to collect and retain heat in the swimming pool. A solar cover for a pool can reduce evaporation and also heat your swimming pool.
Q. What is a pool filtration system?
A. A pool filtration system is the heart of the pool, combining a pool pump and either sand or cartridge filter to circulate and clean the swimming pool water …read more about pool filtration in the Pool Buyers Guide.
Q. What is in floor pool cleaning?
A. In floor pool cleaning is a noninvasive near invisible self-cleaning swimming pool system using a series of nozzles directing water and debris to a central point where it is captured in a canister allowing for easy removal on a periodic basis…read more about in floor pool cleaning.
Q. Can an Albatross swimming pool have an in floor pool cleaning system?
A. Yes, due to the flexibility in design an Albatross swimming pool can feature an in floor pool cleaning system… read more about in floor pool cleaning.
Q. How often should I get my pool water tested?
A. To ensure healthy, clean and crystal clear water year round, it is recommended that chlorine, salt water and fresh water swimming pools be professionally tested in an authorized pool shop once a month…read more about pool maintenance.
Q. What are energy efficient options for my pool?
A. To reduce the energy consumed to maintain clean, healthy and crystal clear pool water energy efficient filtration and heating options are available…read more about energy efficient options for pools.