Digging your Own Pool Christmas is fun for the whole family but it can become a little difficult to buy the perfect gift for your loved ones. In the end, the “socks and smellies” route is probably the safest but, after a while, these types of gifts all blend into one. Do you remember what you were given last Christmas? Break the cycle of mundane Christmas gifts and give your family a gift that they will never forget. Give them something that they can enjoy year after year for a long time to come – a swimming pool. The DIY Route Building your own pool is surely not that difficult – just dig a hole in the ground, slap on some cement and your pool is complete, right? Wrong! The only type of pool you should install on your own is the type that you can inflate. DIY is not the way to go here at all. Get Dee Gees Bobcats in to do the heavy lifting for you. Clearing the Way For starters, the area that you need to excavate is going to have to be cleared. This could involve moving heavy rocks and trees and means some serious work. Then, of course, there is the digging itself – ever notice how big a pool actually is? You will, if you have to dig the hole for it. Think of all the Saturday afternoons of back-breaking work and then decide whether or not you want a professional to help. Get Help from a Professional Professional Brisbane earthmoving experts will bring in their own machines and will have the ground cleared and the hole dug in no time flat. They will also be able to give you advice on what to watch out for when digging – do you know where your water, sewage and gas lines are? Did you even consider these items when deciding where to place your pool? They will also look at the placement of your pool in relation to the external walls of your home and fences – are you putting the pool too close to the house or walls? Doing so could damage the integrity of these structures. When it comes to the digging itself, you want Dee Gees Bobcats on your team. Each machine is accompanied by a highly trained and experienced operator. They are trained to deal with many different situations and soil types – digging through clay, for example, is very different from digging through shale and, therefore, different procedures need to be employed.
A professional will also do a job that will hold up to the test of time and will give advice on possible problem areas in the soil itself. For instance, the pool may need to be reinforced more in certain areas, due to different soil types. For more information on excavations, visit