Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Why Choose Fibreglass For Your Pool in Perth?

There are different types of swimming pools in the market. There are concrete ones, which use concrete as their base, and there are fibreglass ones that use a moulded fibreglass vessel. If you’re on the fence between the two types, you might want to consider fibreglass, instead. Here are some reasons why:

  • Easy installation – concrete swimming pools require time to get built. The normal wait time is up to several months, as the concrete foundation need time to dry. With a fibreglass pool, all you’ll need is a hole dug deep enough to install the fibreglass. The whole project can be completed in a matter of weeks.
  • Easy maintenance – fibreglass has a smooth surface that makes it difficult for mould and algae to cling to and grow on. That makes one less worry for you when it comes to maintenance. The smooth surface also makes it is easier to clean. Expect to spend a short thirty minutes a week dealing with any accumulated dirt on the pool. Australians will also appreciate that fibreglass pools can handle salt water better than concrete ones, useful with the many seaside pools in the continent, especially in cities like Perth.
  • Easy on the wallet – the initial investment may be roughly equal with concrete pools of similar size, but fibreglass pools are more affordable to maintain than concrete ones. Additionally, they last longer in most conditions, reducing the need for maintenance repairs.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tips in Designing a Plunge Pool

Plunge pools serve a simple purpose: to provide a more relaxing vibe than a conventional-sized pool. If you’re looking to have one installed, make sure you take the time to know a few more essential things, such as the following:
Dimension and pricing – Always keep in mind to go for practical dimensions – at least 5 metres in length and 3 metres in width. Anything smaller than that will be uncomfortably small. Consider the price tag, and choose your contractor well.
Main usage – Consider how you’ll be using your pool for the entire year. One of the advantages of having a smaller, more intimately sized plunge pool is that it’s easier to heat the water to the desired comfortable temperature, turning your pool into an instant home-based spa. You can also add jets for massaging purposes, or for those who like to exercise.
Additional options – Aside from the entry and exit steps, you might want to include some large underwater seats or ledges to lay on and relax, which are great when combined with the steps.
Location – Make sure that the pool is neither too far or too near your home. If it’s too far, you risk getting yourself or your friends and family bringing a lot of dirt into the pool; if it’s too near, you’ll need to keep a watchful eye on your children or pets as the pool could pose a danger to them.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Must-Know Care Tips for your Fibreglass Pools

Fiberglass pools are inexpensive alternatives to the conventional pool system. However, as in any fixture in your home, you will have to spend time and effort cleaning it and keeping it well-maintained, if you want your investment to last you a long time. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Don’t Drain
While draining is practically an integral part of conventional pool maintenance, this will only serve to damage your fibreglass swimming pool. The fact is, unless there’s been a flood that might have sent scores of bacteria into the water, or if the pool itself has been neglected for some time, there’s hardly any need for draining.
Cleaning Debris
For heavy debris floating on your pool’s surface, you should vacuum these out by attaching one to your telescopic pole and attach a hose to the vacuum head right before you plunge it into the water. While automatic vacuums should be able to accomplish this job with little effort, you can do as much with a manual vacuum.
Filter Check and Water Testing
There are many cleaning practices which are pretty much the same for both fibreglass and traditional concrete pools. For one, you should constantly monitor the state of the filter and have it replaced when it gets too filthy to work efficiently. Checking your water’s chemical balance is also essential regardless of the type of pool you’re using.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Perks of Pool Ownership

For years, your kids have been bugging you to build a pool in your backyard, and for years, you’ve held off, citing a litany of reasons from high expense to safety concerns. You should know that plenty of advancements in pool technology have pretty much addressed these issues. Isn’t it about time you give in and give your kids the pool they want that is sure to provide hours of fun and quality time for the whole family?

With the right pool builder, you can have a pool that fits your budget, your backyard, and recreational needs. Here are two of the best benefits of having your own pool.

An instant party place

With a backyard swimming pool, you have a place to celebrate with family and friends for those special occasions—without the major expenses on food and venue, or the strain of preparation. People enjoy swimming and gathering together when the weather is perfect; a normal day can instantly turn into a fun-filled day when people spend time relaxing around a pool.

Health benefits

Pools aren’t just for fun and frolicking. Swimming is a low-impact form of aerobic exercise and you can take up swimming as your ultimate fitness routine. Take water aerobics. Swim a few laps every day. Walk or jog while in the water as a way to exercise your muscles or joints without putting much strain on them. If someone in your family has chronic pain, a regular swim, especially in a warmed-up pool, can be one of the best ways to manage your loved one’s health.