Pelican Pools Port Elizabeth
Swimming pool builders port elizabeth

New Pools

Our showroom & staff are always available to you to give you some help in the right direction, by showing you photographs of completed pools giving you an idea of available finishes, surrounds, shapes & sizes. We encourage you to be creative and allow us to build your dream pool.

Having taken the plunge and decided to build a swimming pool, it is important to know what you want. As an NSPI builder member we can offer you a range of options. Of course there are always pros and cons and it is up to you to ask the right questions and to demand satisfactory answers. Your decision will depend on numerous factors including the site you have chosen (which may be the only site you can use); the finish you want; and price.

There are many considerations to think about when taking on construction of a swimming pool. Here are just a few of the main ones you need to decide upon to get you going:

Access to site

Consideration would have to made for accessing your garden with plant equipment and for the removal of soil.

Size/depth of the pool

How big do you want the pool and what style & depth do you require?

Orientation of the pool

Where is the pool to be placed in relation to any adjoining buildings, walls etc. Other factors include wind, shade and overall views of the pool from the house and possibly your neighbour’s property?


Positioning of flow control, lights or steps/bays.


What extras do you want on the pool and where will they be positioned?

Ground conditions

Clay, chalk, high water table, etc.

What will you be excavating and how do you intend to dispose of this material?
Is there a high water table? This is not a design issue as we have come up against many ground conditions. If detected at an early stage we will be able to advise you accordingly.


If you are heating the pool then will it be by electricity, heat pump or solar.

Indoor pools / Pool covers

Environmental control within the pool hall? Will there be a requirement for inclusion of a dehumidification system to control the water temperature and the environment in the pool enclosure?

Pool usage

Will the pool be used for exercise, fun, hydrotherapy, etc?

Services available to site

Is there access to electrics, water, gas, oil, etc?


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