Slimline Pools - Everything You Need To Know

Choosing the perfect pool for your home and family can be tricky. With so many options on the market you might not know where to start. If you are looking to create a beautiful statement piece in your backyard that does not sacrifice a lot of space, a slimline pool might be the perfect choice. To help you make the right decision, here’s everything you need to know about slimline pools.


What is a Slimline Pool?

The name may give you clue to the shape of the pool. Slimline pools have been specifically designed to offer many of the popular features that family pools do; they are just slimmer in size. They are a great swimming pool option for those looking something a bit bigger than a lap or plunge pool yet smaller than a regular pool. They’re typically long in length and shorter in width. Slimline pools boast many uses from swimming laps and fitness to relaxing and entertaining. They have plenty of room for multiple people to swim freely. A quality fibreglass slimline pool will come with added safety features such as varying depths, safety steps and edges and non slip surfaces. This ensures that the children using your pool can do so safely. They are ideal option for those with limited space or a narrow area in the backyard to work with but would still like to have a pool for their home. Additionally, as they are not as big as a family pool, they are more efficient to heat and to keep clean.

What size can a Slimline Pool be?

Slimline pools come in a huge selection of lengths and widths with an option to suit every requirement. They normally start at around 4.2 metres wide and up to 10.5 metres long and are narrow and rectangular in shape. Our slimline collection here at Barrier Reef Pools comprises ten different lengths and widths and all have an 100mm wide safety ledge around the proximity of the pool. They have enough room to comfortably swim, relax and perform laps in.

How do you make a Slimline Pool?

Fibreglass slimline pools are constructed on a mould in a factory. They are designed to have extreme tactile strength and durability. Once you have chosen the slimline pool you would like and your pool builder has got all the necessary approvals, it’s just a matter of getting it delivered and installed.

Can I customise a Slimline Pool?

You cannot alter the shape of a fibreglass slimline pool but there are many innovative inclusions you can add to your slimline pool to enhance your swimming experience. Some popular choices include:


Slimline pools are economical to heat which is great for those who want to use their pool year-round and for relaxation purposes. Warm water is known to alleviate pain associated with injury and muscle tension.

Mood lighting

Lighting for your pool can not only enhance the overall aesthetics but it also makes it safer and more functional to use at night.

Spa jets

Adding spa jets to your slimline pool can take the relaxation to the next level. They can be used to massage aches and pains as well as used for resistance to swim laps against.

Incorporate a spa design

Spa designs compliment slimline pools well. They are positioned at the end of the pool and can have an overflow opening. This enables water to cascade into the pool which doubles as a beautiful design feature. Alternatively, you can have the water overflow into a feature or artificial stream.

How long does it take to install a Slimline Pool?

Installing a fibreglass slimline pool is generally quick and easy. If your site is flat and you don’t have restricted access to your property, your pool can be built in a matter of a week. Although you should know unforeseeable factors such as the time of year it is, weather conditions and delays in council approvals can prolong your pool installation.

How much is a Slimline Pool?

This is a question we get asked often here at Barrier Reef Pools. How much a pool costs is understandably a big consideration however, there are so many things that can affect the price of your pool. Additional extras such as lighting, landscaping, fencing and the condition of your backyard can all contribute to the price of your pool. To give you a rough idea, the starting price for a professionally installed slimline pool is around $25,000. The best way to get an exact price for the pool you want for your place, is by contacting your local pool builder. Many reputable pool companies offer obligation free onsite quotes.

Benefits of a Slimline Pool

It’s no secret that swimming can provide many benefits to one’s general health and wellbeing. Here are some of the benefits that a slimline pool can provide:

• Contemporary and stylish – Their simple and square design compliments any outdoor setting to make a beautiful focal point in the backyard.

• Plenty of room for the family – They offer much of the same lifestyle benefits that a larger pool does, they are just more modestly sized.

• Limited space – A great swimming pool option for those who are limited on space or have a narrow area of yard.

• Keep fit – Swimming offers an array of benefits. Slimline pools have enough room to swim laps in freely.

• Heat effectively – As they are smaller than a larger pool they heat more effectively. This not only saves you money but is better for the environment too.

• Generous seating – Slimline pools have large seating across one end and halfway along on side. This makes an ideal spot to sit and catch up whilst enjoying the pool on a sunny day.

Why should I choose a Slimline Pool?

Slimline pools are modern and are sure to compliment the layout of any backyard. They are a great pool choice for those with limited space who love the idea of having a swimming pool in the backyard. They offer the best of both worlds as they heat better, use fewer chemicals and are easier to clean than larger pools whilst still providing enough room for the family to swim and play without restrictions. As they are narrow in shape and have ample seating around the perimeter, they make the perfect place for young children to learn to swim and gain confidence in the water. They don’t have limitations on their use and can be used for relaxation, fitness, and everything in between.

A well-designed slimline pool can not only provide you with many years of fond memories with those you care about most, but they can also add valuable dollars to your property. Most of us love the idea of having a swimming pool in the backyard. They provide a place to relax, unwind and keep active right in the comfort of your own home.

If a slimline pool is something you are considering for your place, our highly skilled team here at Barrier Reef Pools can help. We manufacture and install award winning fibreglass pools throughout Australia. If you have any questions regarding our slimline range or would like additional information, give us a call, we are happy to help.

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