Before you sign off on your swimming pool and construction begins, there’s a few things you want to ensure that you’re happy with. At Curtis Pools swimming pool builders, our years of experience installing swimming pools in South Africa have taught us how to guarantee our clients are delighted with either their new pool or existing pool renovations, and we want to be able to offer the same experience to you. So, before the work begins, you have to be 100% certain you’re happy with the following aspects of your newly-planned pool.

The shape

swimming pool builders, johannesburg, south africaThe shape of a pool is often dictated by the space that is available. You may be tempted to just think that you don’t care about the shape; you just want to have a great pool! However, it’s unusual for our clients to truly be happy with any shape– everyone wants their pool to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible, so it’s important to be sure you’re truly happy with your chosen shape before the work commences.

To get an idea of this, try marking out the pool shape in your available space– duct tape and chalk are useful tools to help you achieve this. Follow the exact dimensions so you have a 2D idea of what your pool will look like. Are you happy? Or are there perhaps a few tweaks to the design that would make you even happier? If the latter is true, talk to us and we’ll see what we can do to guarantee your satisfaction with the end result!


At Curtis Pools, we specialise in highly-durable pools that should last for as long as the nearby house is standing. Both gunite and marbelite pools take advantage of the very latest in pool design technology, so if you have opted for these, you shouldn’t have any cause for concern.

If, however, your pool is being constructed with other materials, it’s worth thinking about the consequences. Inferior materials might be cheaper, but they’re also more liable to break. If you want a great pool made of the best materials, then talk to us at Curtis Pools for a quote.


The construction of a swimming pool is not the quickest of processes, and it’s also not the quietest. Before you allow the work to begin, it’s important to think about the possible disruption to your life and home during the construction. It’s also worth asking your neighbours if they are comfortable with a brief period of disturbance– if you offer them free swimming sessions, they likely won’t mind!

If you are concerned about construction noise and hassle, then we recommend Gunite pools, which offer an ease of installation that causes a minimal amount of disruption to your daily routine.

In conclusion

Only when you’re absolutely certain you have considered the elements above should you allow construction on your swimming pool to begin. If you want to ensure the best job possible, then we at Curtis Pools are an experienced team of swimming pool builders – choose us for your pool installation and we guarantee you’ll be delighted with the decision.