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Advice for Future Pool Owners

Local Pools and Spas Plunge pools Australias favourite small pools

What is a plunge pool? Everything you need to know about Australia’s favourite small pools

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If you are thinking of buying a swimming pool for your backyard, you have probably heard about plunge pools. These small pools are becoming more and more popular, particularly in the cities and surrounding suburbs. So could a plunge pool be what you are looking for? Local Pools & Spas is here to help you make your decision, offering you everything you need to know about the plunge pool, from what it is to what it costs, and how it can improve your quality of life. Plunge pool definition If a swimming pool is less than 6 metres in length,…

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Local Pools and Spas Beautiful water features for your swimming pool

Why install a pool water feature?

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Your backyard swimming pool is the ideal place to exercise, relax and have fun. But adding a water feature could make your pool even more enjoyable, as well as adding to its design appeal and potentially increasing your property’s value. So, what is so special about pool water features? We have taken a look at the most popular water feature design ideas in Australia, to discover the unique and varied benefits they bring to swimming pool owners, and explain why water features are so hard to resist. Popular water feature design choices The choice of water feature designs is basically…

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Infinity pools

The advantages of installing an infinity pool

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Infinity pools are also known as “negative edge”, “disappearing edge” or “infinity edge” pools. They have gained the reputation of being one of the most visually appealing types of swimming pools on the market. The “disappearing edge” refers to the way the infinity pool is designed, with one edge blending into the surrounding landscape. This makes it look as if the pool is flowing into the landscape. Water that flows over the edge, which is then caught in a holding tank, gives the amazing appearance of water without a boundary. The concept has become very popular in recent years and…

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Swimming pools costs - upfront and ongoing pool price

How much will my pool cost?

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Everyone has a budget they need to stick to and knowing how much a pool will cost is one of the first questions asked. You need to know the cost of your new pool in order to make decisions about what type of pool and what other landscaping features you can afford. A lot of the final pool price has to do with the material used and the installation process involved. One expense many don’t take into account is the ongoing cost of swimming pool maintenance. Keep maintenance costs in mind when deciding what pool will fit within your budget….

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Pool planning - How long does it take to build a swimming pool

Pool planning: Don’t forget the time factor!

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There are many factors you will need to take into account when planning your pool project. From the type of material you will use for the pool, to how it will fit in with your pool landscaping, to employing the right contractors to do the job as well as selecting the right time of year to start your project. However, one of the most important factors is working out how long it will take to complete: the all-important time factor! When our customers enquire about a set time for the pool construction and ask us when it will be completed…

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Selecting pool material - fibreglass or concrete

Swimming pools: is fibreglass or concrete the better choice?

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There are many decisions to make before you go ahead and purchase a swimming pool. Choosing the right size, shape, colour and style to fit in with your landscaping are all options you will need to consider. Just as importantly, is to look at the price, installation cost and time, ongoing ease of maintenance and durability of the pool. However, one of the most important factors to consider before buying is whether to go with concrete vs fibreglass pools. Both have advantages and disadvantages and both will boost the value of your property. The one you choose will depend on…

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Alternatives to swim spas

What are the alternatives to swim spas?

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The small size, convenience and flexibility of swim spas make them a favourite for many Australians, particularly as they are ideally suited to warmer weather and our famous love of outdoor activities. However, while handy, efficient and helpful in promoting fitness, swim spas are limited in what they can provide. There are alternatives on the market that offer significantly more advantages. In this article we examine the pros and cons of a swimming spa and also give you an idea of other options so you have a well-rounded concept at what is available. The pros of owning a swimming spa…

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Clever Swimming Pool Landscaping Ideas

Swimming pool landscaping ideas to boost your property’s value

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There’s no doubt the Australian climate lends itself to having your own private swimming pool in the backyard. It acts as the focus for entertaining, relaxation and fun times with family and friends, as well as a great place to teach children how to swim in a safe environment. However, just as importantly, a well-thought-through pool landscaping project can boost the value of your property. Indeed, a private swimming pool is one of the most desired factors that buyers and renters look for when shopping for a house, according to research conducted by property information site realestate.com.au. The 2014 study…

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