Design flexibility at an affordable price.

Liners come in an exciting range of shades and patterns – treated to resist UV fade. We are also able to accommodate for any step/bench configurations, so you can choose exactly the size and features you like. You’re not limited to standard designs. While we do usually need access that allows for an excavator, this is our largest piece of machinery, so can work on tighter sites.

With the correct installation and maintenance, our Aqualux liners are guaranteed to stay watertight and come with a 5-year warranty, although most will last well beyond this. 15 – 20+ years in New Zealand. For more complex pool designs, we often photo-measure and use an Abgal liner – slightly longer manufacture time, but these liners have a 12-year pro-rata warranty.

While vinyl liners do need to be replaced eventually, this often allows a change in colour or pattern and an opportunity to keep your pool looking modern. Fibreglass and concrete pools also have upkeep and refurbishment costs when they get old – we often reline old fibreglass and concrete pools with a liner to give them a new look.

A PVC (polyvinyl chloride) membrane, made from an enhanced polymer compound coloured with specialist
pigments. This is a type of synthetic thermoplastic that is known for its tough and elastic properties.

Aqualux liners are smooth to the touch, and won’t crack or chip. They are treated to inhibit algae and bacteria growth, so require little maintenance.

Contact us for a site visit to check out a range of our liner samples, so you can really get a feel.

A pool in New Zealand is required to meet safety regulations.

If you are building a pool under 35,000L (7.0m x 3.5m and under), then you will only need a permit for the fencing. This is much cheaper than standard building consent, usually $1130.

For a pool greater than 35,000L you will need to apply for a standard building permit. The current cost for this is approx. $2850.

In some rare cases, you may also require a resource consent. But this is only if your site has exceptional features e.g. heritage site or difficult earthworks.

If you prefer, our architect team can submit the required documentation to the council on your behalf.

Once your new pool and surrounds are built, we will book a final inspection and sign off with the council. The council will also inspect your pool fencing every three years to ensure it is still compliant.

Once your plans are submitted to council, the turnaround time is usually 2 to 6 weeks. When plans are approved when can schedule you in to begin excavation. Excavation and the framing of your pool usually takes about 2 weeks, give or take a couple of days depending on the size or if you have any added design features. From here, things will get a bit quiet for 3-4 weeks while your liner gets made-to-measure. Once your liner arrives, it’ll take us a couple of days to install.

Yes – we are able to accommodate for almost any step/bench configurations, so you can choose exactly the size and features you like.

Yes! With some basic building experience. A great way to save you the cost of installation.

With a DIY kitset, we send out all the materials to you, including detailed photo instructions. We will be on the end of the phone to assist with any queries you've got during the build. If you are based in or near the Auckland region, we can also look to assist you with the liner installation and measure if you feel it is needed.

Yes – we often reline old fibreglass and concrete pools with a liner to give them a new look.

There are a couple to factors to consider when deciding if you need a heat pump or pool cover. The heating option that is right for you will depend on your budget, the size of your pool and your property location i.e. ambient temperature and the amount of direct sunlight your pool will get each day.

The cheapest way to maintain and even slightly increase your pool’s water temperature will be with a solar pool cover. A cover will retain heat, reduce water loss through evaporation, reduce chemical consumption and help keep your pool clean. After initial purchase there are no going costs. For some people, the drawbacks of a pool cover may be aesthetic, or the hassle of having to take the cover on and off between swims.

If a warm pool is a “must” and you’re looking for something less hands on and more consistent temperature-wise, you should look into a heat pump.

You can of course pair a heat pump and pool cover to really optimize your pools temperature.

Choose Finishrite Pools with over 30 years of pool building and pool installation experience.