Pools

Your go-to resource for things to keep in mind when setting up, updating or maintaining your pool.

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Pools

Pool Building Season Guide with Gary

If you want to be swimming in your pool during the summer festive season, it’s a good idea to start building it during the winter months. Gary Bazzana, our outdoor specialist, gives us a rundown of everything you need to know this pool building season.

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Pool Coping 101

Pool coping is used around the edge of in ground and other swimming pools. If you are in the water and holding the side of the pool you will be holding on to the coping tiles or pavers. Likewise if you are dangling your feet in the water chances are you are sitting on the pool coping.

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Ready Set Swim!

In this handy step by step guide, thanks to the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA), we explain how to get your pool looking spectacular and ready for the busy swimming months ahead will get things back into shape. Print it out or save to your notes page on the phone so that it’s forever at your fingertips.

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Stone and Salt Water Pools

Salt water pools are the pool of choice in Australia. When it comes to protecting your pool, natural stone pool coping and surrounds such as sandstone, granite, limestone or travertine are both beautiful and functional. However, care needs to be taken for your stone pool surrounds of a saltwater pool as stone is porous and salt is a corrosive agent that can be particularly damaging if it penetrates the stone.

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New Drop downs make a Splash!

A number of landscapers and architects have now discovered the benefits of installing Sareen Stone’s innovative dropdown pavers and as a result our new dropdowns are certainly starting to make a splash!

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Pools

3 Important Reasons Why You Need Pool Coping

Essentially pool coping is the cap for a pool’s edge and is an important consideration when planning to build your pool. Pool coping is the first round of tiles or pavers that encircles your pool. The pool coping is laid out to the bond beam & from there your paving, tiles or decking can then be installed.

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Pools

Pool Heating Options to Extend Your Swim Season

Your pool is a big investment. At best, many of us only get 50% of the year to use it. How to heat your pool to extend your swim season, will essentially come down to answering the following 3 questions.

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Pool Smarts Part 2 – Create Maximum Design Appeal

You’ve seen those gorgeous pools in the pages of the glossy magazines and on television shows about the rich and famous but now it’s your turn. How will you get just what you want and make it absolutely perfect?

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Pools

Pool Smarts Part 1 – Planning Your Pool

So it’s decided. Summer isn’t far away and you really want to put a pool in at your place. If you’re a novice at this pool building business then read on.