Swimming Pools

5 Things to Consider Before Installing a Swimming Pool

When you start looking at swimming pool builders to construct a new swimming pool in your backyard, you probably have one thing on your mind: how much fun you’re going to have.

Swimming can be a fun pastime, an ideal exercise, and a relaxing activity. However, before you start looking at your installation options, here are a few things you might like to consider first.

How You Will Use a Swimming Pool

First and foremost, decide how you will use your swimming pool. Surprisingly, this can play a considerable part in determining which collection you purchase and how you landscape it into your overall property design.

You might be a keen athlete who needs a lap pool to keep fit, or you might be more interested in one you can enjoy with the kids. Some people want a collection to relax in, which can also dictate the type of pool you purchase.

Once you’ve identified your needs, you can look at different pool shapes, sizes, and styles that align with your preferences.

Who You Will Hire to Install It

If there’s one thing you don’t want to cut corners with or get wrong, it’s the installation of swimming pools. They hold thousands of litres of water, and their strength and quality are necessary to keep that water contained.

As a result, you should put time and effort into choosing a pool builder or landscaper you can trust. Someone with experience installing pools can be necessary for your peace of mind and a job well done.

Continue reading 5 Things to Consider Before Installing a Swimming Pool

Read more

Renovating Your Swimming Pool

If you have an old pool that’s seen better days, it could be time to start thinking about pool renovations. These aren’t always easy, but they are certainly more cost-effective than installing a brand new pool, especially if the main part of the pool is still there.

For us, it’s always best to speak with a professional pool builder and an experienced pool fencing installer to ensure you’re getting things right from the beginning. However, there’s no harm in thinking about things yourself ahead of time, which is why we’ve put together the following list of tips for renovating your pool.

  1. Use a Natural Pool System

Traditionally, residential swimming pools have used chlorine to disinfect them and keep them clean. However, chlorine is a toxic chemical with known health effects, so it’s a good idea to avoid it where possible.

Because of this, natural pool systems using plants and/or salt water have dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years. Alongside being more eco and health-friendly, these systems tend to be more affordable to maintain as well!

  1. Go for Energy Efficient Lighting and Equipment

Things like pool fencing, lighting and equipment are constantly being improved. It’s worth having a close look at the technology that’s currently available to ensure you’re using the best available.

Ideally, you should be going for gear that’s energy efficient. At the same time, you should think about installing a solar pool heater to cut heating costs, especially if you live in a warmer part of Australia.

Continue reading Five Tips for Renovating Your Swimming Pool

Read more