Tuesday, 29 December 2015
If you live in an area like Western Australia, how often have you sat in your back yard on a hot sunny day dreaming of cooling off in your own pool? In areas with more sunshine hours than cloudy days a pool for many is the ultimate luxury. Yet a home pool can be well within the reach of a large proportion of the population. You Can’t Put a Price on One’s Quality of Life Even without realising it, once a pool is installed, your quality of life will start to improve. Just splashing around in the pool on a hot summer’s day provides exercise you certainly wouldn’t have got sat in your favourite garden chair.
Monday, 28 December 2015
There are many potential uses for fiberglass pools in every home. They can provide somewhere to cool off during the hot summer months, they can provide a convenient place to exercise for the whole family, and they can offer a play area for kids and adults. Choose the type, including shape and dimensions, of pool that best suits your needs and your preferences and then choose a finish and colour that you like. Choosing A Position Ideally, your pool should be situated out of the wind, although it is possible to erect hedges and other windbreaks if you must situate a pool in a windy position. Most pools are installed at the rear of the property, and you should try to choose an area that is free from the shade of buildings and trees. Overhanging trees can also cause problems with fallen leaves and other debris entering the pool.
Sunday, 27 December 2015
Australians have always had a strong cultural affinity with home swimming pools, and with the intensity of our summers can you really blame them? If you don't have a pool in your yard already, and you're still on the fence about getting one, here are a few reasons for you to check out swimming pools. Family Time One great thing about swimming pools is that it can make for a great way to encourage more family time. If your kids are growing up much too fast for you to keep up with, then you may share the same problem as a lot of modern parents in feeling like you have almost no time to spend with the family. A pool is one of those rare things that almost everyone enjoys using, so don't pass by the excellent opportunity for quality family time.
Saturday, 26 December 2015
Perth is the sunniest state capital in Australia, enjoying an average of 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. It's no wonder that there are quite a few plunge pools across Perth. Pool-owners can enjoy a cool, revitalising dip after a day's work, and be the envy of their pool-less friends. There is a swimming pool to suit all properties, too. Plunge Pools Plunge pools are small, just a few metres across, so are ideal for more compact gardens. They are named for their resemblance to natural plunge pools, deep eroded pools are sometimes found at the feet of waterfalls. It's a romantic ideal to bathe in one of these, but you can experience the same refreshing submergence in an artificial backyard plunge pool.
Friday, 25 December 2015
Summers in Perth are very hot and dry, while winters are mild and wet. The city is relatively warm, which makes it conducive for every household to have a pool. If you’re in the process of exploring your options with any of the city’s top pool companies, one of your main decision points would have to be the shape of the pool. Selecting a pool shape can be totally up to your preference, but you should also consider how it impacts space, function and aesthetics.
Thursday, 24 December 2015
Like any other Perth resident, you know for a fact that the weather is generally warm for most of the year. For this reason, it should not be entirely surprising to hear about friends and neighbours getting in touch with pool companies. Yet apart from the warm and sunny Mediterranean climate, you might have a more compelling reason to have a pool installed: your children. Swimming is an enjoyable fitness and play activity for most children, though fun is only the beginning.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Water is one of the world’s most valuable resources, which is why the Australian government seeks to promote better water efficiency in every household. According to the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA), an average domestic swimming pool contains about 22,000-60,000 litres of water. This amount should last a long time without the need for frequent emptying or backwashing. Here are some tips that homeowners in Perth can follow to make sure their swimming pools are water-efficient.
Monday, 21 December 2015
People want to make sure that they get their money’s worth out of any major investment they plan to make. In the case of a new swimming pool, maximising the return on investment usually means getting to use it at any time. After all, what would be the point of having a plunge or lap pool installed if you rarely ever get to use it? Any smart homeowner, therefore, should factor in usability before calling a pool company in Perth for a pool installation service. Here are some tips to help you turn a simple pool into a pool for all seasons.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a pool built right away and dive into the cool refreshing waters at any time you please? With so many great options to consider, though, choosing the right pool design for your home is often not an easy call to make. You will need to decide based on certain factors. Consider your budget To avoid delays, it’s best to know exactly how much money you can put into the project before choosing your design. A smaller pool will typically entail a less costly investment than a bigger pool. Budget considerations aside, a fibreglass pool always offers great value for your money as it is easy to install yet typically entails minimal maintenance.
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
A swimming pool is more than a place where you can cool off during hot days; it can also provide a great way to stay in shape. You can get an excellent low-impact cardiovascular workout that targets your back, shoulders, and arms just by swimming laps every day. In fact, some argue that swimming can be better than hitting the gym in many respects. You don’t have to sweat excessively yet still enjoy hours of fun and fitness in the comforts of your home. If you’ve ever wondered about the benefits of having reliable Perth pool companies build your very own backyard watering hole, then let these points enlighten you: Better muscular strength and tone When you propel yourself through water, which is 800 times denser than air, you expend more effort than when you run or jog.
Monday, 14 December 2015
Throughout the years, a lot has changed in the way residential properties Down Under are designed and built. Homes constructed in the 1980s, for instance, have a somewhat different look from those built in succeeding decades. In terms of design and function, the backyard has undergone a notable transformation. Experts have observed that in general, backyards in Western Australia these days are much smaller, easier to maintain, and more modern in appearance. So-called designer backyards now typically range in size from 50-100 metres (as opposed to 150 metres in earlier years), have much smaller gardens, and sport neutral but sophisticated colour schemes. That being said, you need not sacrifice child’s play or outdoor recreation even if you have rather limited backyard space.
Sunday, 13 December 2015
Pools are a given in the backyards of most suburban homes in Western Australia. Regardless of size, a swimming pool allows owners to enjoy the outdoors, take refuge from the heat, and relieve stress after a tiring day. A backyard pool area is also a great place to entertain guests or simply bond with one’s family. Are you planning to add a lap pool or plunge pool in Perth to your backyard? Consider two of the top pool design trends for your upcoming renovation. Clean Lines and Contemporary Structures With more homes being built in a contemporary architectural style, homeowners are placing greater emphasis on a streamlined aesthetic. The clean lines and defined angles of rectangular, L-shaped, or geometric lap pools make them the right fit for modern home designs and spacious backyards.
Saturday, 12 December 2015
Aside from the actual swimming experience, the ability to fully customise your pool’s appearance can be immensely satisfying. Pool companies in Perth give you the freedom to choose the shape, style, size and even the colour of your pool. Colour, in particular, can impact your pool’s appearance to a significant degree. For instance, a darker colour can make a relatively shallow pool seem deeper. Therefore, you should carefully consider all factors other than your personal preference before settling on a pool finish colour. Light and Climate Perth has fairly warm and sunny weather most of the time. Sunlight helps make the water in your fibreglass swimming pool look more vibrant as it reflects the sky above. To complement the sunny climate, many residents choose rich shades of blue such as midnight, twilight, diamond blue and night blue that are reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea.
Friday, 11 December 2015
The weather in the southwest portion of Western Australia is mostly sunny. Even with a few months of mild winters and rainy seasons, the state’s Mediterranean-style climate gets the best of the weather. Perth is known to have the most number of sunny days per year than any other city in the country. With such odds, it’s no wonder why many residents turn to their local fibreglass pool companies to help them beat the heat. The hot weather, however, is not the only reason why fibreglass pools are in such high demand. Danger in the (Open) Water Roy Morgan Research acknowledges Perth as Australia’s swimming pool centre. The city leads the country in terms of pool ownership, such that travellers flying above the capital can see pools in homes from thousands of miles above ground. According to the findings, 18 percent of all households in Perth have swimming pools installed, which is way above the national average.
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Many Perth homeowners swear by fibreglass swimming pools, which outmatch other options in many ways. These pools are notable for their smooth, clean gel coat finish that is non-abrasive and free from sharp edges. The gel coat used is also very durable and non-porous, making it highly resistant to stains and less likely to accumulate algae, therefore requiring less maintenance. Additionally, because they’re prefabricated into a single giant piece and delivered to your home, installation can take a couple of days compared to other options that involve digging and creating a mess in your backyard for months. Have a look at the top three features that have made fibreglass pools exponentially popular in recent years. Durability. Tensile strength is a measurement of the maximum amount of stress a material can tolerate before breaking. In fibreglass pools, tensile strength is proportional to shell thickness.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Pools make a lovely year-round respite under Perth’s warm and sunny weather, especially during summer when the heat can be too much to handle. It’s no surprise, therefore, that pools have become a staple feature in many Perth homes. Fibreglass pools, in particular, are great options due to their durability, low maintenance requirements, and overall aesthetic appeal. When it comes to pool shape and size, however, should you go for a lap pool or a plunge pool? Lap Pool. Lap pools are generally designed for swimmers or individuals who would like to maintain a certain level of fitness. Such a pool is long enough for anyone to perform a considerable number of strokes with every lap, and deep enough for a tumble turn at each end. The lap section is typically free of obstructions like ladders and steps, and the sides are made straight so the swimmer can move through the water smoothly and safely.
Monday, 19 October 2015
If you are looking to install a pool in your backyard, you’ll have to decide whether to have it in-ground or above-ground. Above-ground pools are relatively cheaper and you can take them with you when you move. If you intend to stay in your current residence for the long term, however, and you’re after usage longevity and backyard aesthetics, then in-ground swimming pools would be a better choice. Why in-ground swimming pools? High-quality in-ground pools are designed with durable structure to support their shapes and sizes. Reputable pool companies in Perth can build you a pool that would last for decades without being susceptible to premature wear and tear, a common problem among above-ground pools.
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Swimming pools serve as year-round refuges from the relatively hot weather in Perth. To ensure your pool water is kept in pristine condition for your maximum enjoyment it is necessary to maintain the proper chemical balance of the water. If you haven’t installed one yet, fiberglass pools are definitely worth looking into, as they require the least maintenance compared to other types of pools. The importance of keeping pool water balanced Water balance in pools comprises predominantly the pool waters pH level, Total Alkalinity and chlorine level amongst others. If you prefer DIY pool maintenance, you’ll need test strips, a drop kit and chemicals to maintain the right pH and chlorine levels.
Thursday, 15 October 2015
To this day, there is no one-size-fits-all guide to opening swimming pools for the spring and there may never be one. The sheer diversity of pool designs and materials make that feat rather unfeasible. Still, when it comes to welcoming the warm weather, certain tasks become necessary—or at least advisable—to practice on most pools. Here are a few of the best ones to keep in mind. Clean up Remove your pool cover if you have one, scoop out any leaves and debris, clean the pool manually if you do not have an automatic pool cleaner. Backwash the filter or clean out the cartridges. Empty the skimmer and pump baskets. Top up the pool water level if required.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Swimming has always been the most popular form of water-based exercise and lap pools are some of the most popular venues for this activity. Unfortunately, many backyards aren’t large enough to house a full-sized lap pool. Enter the short lap pool. Short lap pools Short lap pools provide an alternative lap pool swimming space that allows for multiple flip or open turns and push-offs against the wall. Short lap pools can measure 9 to 12 meters in length, and at least 2 meters wide. Homeowners might want to build shorter-sized lap pools carrying these measurements if they don’t have the space or budget for a large pool.
Thursday, 24 September 2015
If you are in the market for a low-maintenance and durable fibreglass pool that enhances aesthetic and property value, you’re probably wondering which design you should choose for your Perth home. Fortunately, you can narrow down your choices based on three main factors to find the pool that best suits your lifestyle needs. Swim/Play Area When it comes to swimming pools, you need to consider how much of the area you should allocate for swimming and for playing. Are pool steps and benches to your liking? Do you prefer a larger swim space without any obstructions? Your answer to this question plays into how much your family enjoys your pool once it’s finished, so take this consideration seriously.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Early in June, Australia’s Snowy Mountains already received about eight inches of snow, signalling that winter has officially begun in the Land Down Under. Landsat 8, one of NASA’s Earth-facing satellites, recently captured images of the mountain range blanketed in white. The Snowy Mountains, or “The Snowies” as locals fondly call them, make up Australia’s largest mountain range. According to Big News Network, more snow is to be expected in the region. "The Snowy Mountains region is home to good snowfalls from June through to September and to Australia's highest mountain -- Mount Kosciuszko," Radio Australia reported.
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Feel like you could use a boost in the work-life balance department? Perth’s very own Olympic prodigy, Brianna Throssell, may serve as an inspiration. The 19-year-old, who was recently dubbed “WA Swimmer of the Year”, is taking up physiotherapy and getting a pre-medicine certificate at Notre Dame University. She does all these while training for (and excelling at) prestigious athletic meets. Throssell has been made Australia’s representative to the 200-metre butterfly event at the World Championships in Russia. What’s even more admirable about her is that she neither limits her goals nor devotes her life entirely to swimming. She talks of the sport as her passion but further declares that it’s the “pool of life” she plans to take a dive in and conquer.
Sunday, 20 September 2015
Many A-list celebrities see fit to lose or gain weight for a movie or TV role they are set to play. Chris Pratt, for instance, shed 60 pounds in 6 months for his role in the recent box-office hit Jurassic World. Pratt engaged in various workouts like P90X, running, and boxing to achieve his slimmer and more muscular physique. Swimming, in particular, helped him get in shape. Many Aussies, celebrities or not, make swimming part of their lifestyles whether they have a lap pool at home or take a dive at nearby recreation centres. Some might train for athletic events or simply enjoy this form of exercise.
Did you know that learning how to swim at an early age can help children develop their physical and mental skills more rapidly? A recent study involving little Aussies (ages 4 and under) who took swimming lessons revealed that participants had advanced skills in reading, writing, counting, and other tasks, which put them months ahead of kids who didn’t swim. Of course, some children might not have a natural affinity for water and may even be terrified of it. Yet if you dread the thought of your child veering towards sedentary “leisure” activities that involve computer games, couch surfing, or excessive Internet browsing, then you should do everything to promote a more active lifestyle at home.
Saturday, 19 September 2015
The issue of whether or not a pool addition enhances property value is hotly debated around the world. For citizens of Perth, Western Australia, the argument in favour of this notion is seemingly victorious. Pool ownership in the city is above the national average (12% of Aussies have a pool at home) as 18% of households have their own private watering holes. The region experiences hot summers, after all, and a lot of West Australians consider swimming as the best way to cool off. Not surprisingly, homes with existing pools are quite enticing to a lot of property buyers. Adding a pool to your Perth home is indeed a sensible investment if you are looking to eventually sell it.
Friday, 18 September 2015
In spite of unprecedented growth and sprawling developments, masterful urban planning has helped make Perth one of the world’s most liveable cities (according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index). A warm climate, easy access to nature, and a wide array of outdoor recreational activities also come together to make the city such an enticing place. Perth residents can replicate the region’s abundant natural beauty by transforming their own backyards into a miniature paradise. At the centre of it all would be fibreglass Perth swimming pools that come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colours and finishes, perfect for your own watering hole. Here are some design tips you may want to consider.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Many amateur and pro swimmers regard the first mile (or 1.61 km) as a fitting introduction to swimming. The one-mile swim meet is like your typical marathon, where thousands of swimmers compete for that brief moment of glory. From there, some eventually progress to advanced swimming events like the annual 20-km Rottnest Channel Swim. To get you started, here’s an easy-to-follow, basic one-mile training plan as described by Emily Bibb in PopSugar’s Fitness section. The programme is divided into four weeks, each with four workout phases and a certain number of metres to complete. By the end of the fourth week, you should be swimming a total equivalent of one swimming mile. As with any rigorous exercise campaign ensure you consult with a Health Professional or Qualified Trainer prior to starting your training plan.
Saturday, 9 May 2015
Do you fancy a formal garden? Make sure you choose design elements based on structure rather than ornamentation alone. The features and accents you pick for your garden should have clean lines, a sleek form, and simple yet classy details. You need trimmed hedges or angular garden beds, smooth and straight fences, rectilinear decking, and minimalist furniture. Another way to highlight the formality of the space is to use a classical or symmetrical layout. You could have parallel lines of similar shrubs that are marked by identical statues or fountains at opposite ends. You could highlight paths with lighting or a neat row of perennial plants. Make sure the whole look is balanced and complementary to your home to create harmony that’s quite pleasing to the eyes.
Friday, 8 May 2015
Are your kids an active bunch? If not, and they’re just lying around in your living room browsing their smartphones or confined in their bedroom playing computer games, would you like them to be more active? There are several ways you can get them moving and help them adapt a healthier lifestyle, and you could start with your backyard. You can set up an outdoor sports area (for soccer, basketball, or cricket pitch, perhaps) or even a gym for teens. You can even engage them in climbing if you can find a climbing wall that can fit in your backyard. For younger kids, a large jungle gym or a flying fox setup would be a great place to have fun whilst working up a sweat. Aside from keeping extra weight off and preventing childhood obesity (and its nasty health effects), these activities can help enhance muscle strength, coordination and balance, flexibility, and even psychological well-being.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
For the longest time, swimming has been associated with physical and mental health benefits. When you’re not busy doing laps to lose weight, you can bask under the sun while lying on your pool air mattress without a care in the world. Lounging in the pool can’t solve all your problems, but it does refresh your mind and helps you face things with a clearer perspective. Scientific data regarding the psychological benefits of swimming may be scarce, but you need only look at related theories to arrive at a logical conjecture. For one, you need total body coordination and utter focus to swim even a single lap in good form, and this means you will have to take your mind off other things. Even when you’re not swimming laps, staying afloat requires a proper mind-body connection.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Pool culture is strong in Perth, with 18 percent of roughly 16,000 households in the 2014 survey owning a pool. Perth managed to outnumber pool owners in the entire state of Queensland, which came second at 17 percent. Pool ownership in all of Western Australia, meanwhile, is pegged at 9 percent, at par with the City of Adelaide. According to Angela Smith, group account director of Melbourne-based research firm Roy Morgan Research, climate conditions and household demographics fuel Perth’s pool culture. The region’s Mediterranean climate ensures warm and sunny days throughout most of the year, as well as temperatures of up to 32°C. Even the autumn months of March to May are considered an extension of summer.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
For years, your kids have ceaselessly bugged you about having a pool built in your backyard, and time and again, you’ve decided against it for various reasons. Yet you should know that plenty of advancements in pool technology have taken place over the years, such that having a pool these days is easier and more affordable than ever before. Statistics show that Australia has the highest pool ownership per capita in the world. This shows that pools are pretty much within budget, safe, and easy to maintain for many homeowners. With that in mind, isn’t it about time you give in to your kids’ wishes and give them a pool that provides hours of fun and quality time for the whole family? By working with one of the trusted pool companies in Perth, like Guardian Pools, you can easily have a pool that fits your budget, your backyard, and lifestyle needs.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Given the dry climate and extreme heat so typical of summertime in the region, swimming has become an essential part of the lifestyles of most households in Western Australia. In Perth, for example, you’ll find backyards of all sizes equipped with pools of varying dimensions that provide a cooling respite from the summer sun and offer lots of health and social benefits to boot. Swimming pools, for instance, allow you to engage in fun and low-impact water exercises. You can also organise pool parties out of the blue or simply enjoy a relaxing day off with your family and/or friends to keep you company.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Whether you're preparing for a big swim meet or a casual dip in the pool, quality Perth swimming pools can serve as good health and fitness tools. You have to prepare your body first, however. A good pre-swim warm-up will help you burn more calories with less strain, not to mention increase your efficiency in the water and reduce the possibility of muscle soreness.
Monday, 23 March 2015
Rockingham, Western Australia (12 March 2015) – Guardian Pools, a trusted name in Perth lap pool manufacture and installation, is pleased to announce that it now offers a new product from US-based company Swim Tether. The “Swim Tether Original” is a system used for stationary water workouts in pools or other bodies of water. The system measures 1.8m tall when assembled and is considered a pioneer in resistance training equipment. The Swim Tether Original consists of a three-piece fibre rod pole, a static swim cord, a neoprene-covered nylon belt, and a stainless steel deck plate as its base. A swimmer can use the setup for a stationary swimming workout with the belt wrapped around the waist and the pole using lift in the process to reduce drag. The pole can withstand extensive pressure with its high flexibility. The belt is fully adjustable, capable of accommodating waists measuring up to 54 inches.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
It’s safe to say that for swimmers to develop the fitness, endurance, and stamina needed to finish a marathon swim, they have to start somewhere. What better place to do so than in their very own backyard pool? A trusted Perth swimming pool company can install a fibreglass pool of suitable size in a range of modern finishes. Established Perth pool companies offer pools in a selection of shapes and a wide range of attractive colours to suit any style back or front yard. With such a “starter” training pool in place, you can go through the rigors of basic training at your own pace.
Saturday, 28 February 2015
Most companies build pools that are made of fibreglass, concrete, or vinyl. Concrete pools have since decreased in popularity, making way for the less expensive vinyl and fibreglass pools in Perth. In the construction of vinyl pools, wall panels are fastened to the framing and plumbing is installed after a concrete footing has been laid down. Vinyl liners are highly customisable when it comes to size, with a plastic material that is sleek to the touch. However, after a few years, the vinyl might get damaged and thus would need replacement.
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Determine what you’ll need to keep the pool clean, how often you’ll have to clean it, when you’ll need to top up with water, and what accessories would be necessary protect it from extreme weather. Also, take note that the degree of maintenance can vary depending on the material your pool is made of. Fibreglass Perth swimming pools, such as those from Guardian Pools, do not have the problem of algal formation that is common in concrete pools, as the laminated surface makes the pool more durable and smooth-looking.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
"Bodily functions gradually deteriorate with ageing, but this is aggravated by dormancy. Diabetes is just one of the many ailments the elderly may develop with their sedentary lifestyle. Thus, health experts have always emphasised the importance of remaining active. Dr. Paul Gardiner, head of the Queensland study, said, “Reducing sedentary behaviour may be a feasible and practical way for older adults to improve their health and may be particularly important for those whose health or physical functioning limits their participation in moderate-intensity physical activity.” With ageing comes a decrease in muscle mass, bone strength, and density, along with the breakdown of cartilage lining the joints. These changes make high-impact exercises such as walking and jogging more painful. Swimming, a less strenuous exercise, is a highly recommended alternative by health experts. Here are some of the health benefits seniors can enjoy with routine swimming in a Perth lap pool.
Sunday, 1 February 2015
Weight issues keep throwing new problems, while the weight loss industry keeps throwing new solutions. Yet, the preconception of weight loss is neutralising all efforts in creating a remedy. This refers to the ""eat less, exercise more"" doctrine, which sounds sensible on paper, but is identified by obesity experts as being effective mostly for short-term weight loss. On top of that, past studies supporting this doctrine generally failed to consider the biological functions of the human body. In short, there are far worse offenders lurking in your cells than a tub of ice cream and a large bag of potato chips—but this doesn't mean exercise is pointless. Quality over quantity.
Friday, 30 January 2015
Rockingham, Western Australia (December 17, 2014) – To provide a more satisfactory service for its internet-savvy customers, Guardian Pools–one of the leading pool companies in Perth–has launched its own mobile application, which is available to all smartphone users. Statistics say that smartphone ownership rates among Australians is in a continuous boom, driven by releases of new models, more streamlined operating systems, better software, and improved network connections. About 90% of these users search for local information, while 78% research product information and 41% purchase products using their smartphones. Guardian Pools understands that convenience is the new paradigm, which is why it has decided to ride the waves using its mobile app.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, three in five Australian adults are either overweight or obese. What comes next may convince them to change their lifestyle. Following a recent Canadian study showing how obesity shaves years off a person's life, Professor Stephen Colaguiri at the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise, & Eating Disorders conducted a follow-up study involving Australians. The findings reinforce the need to cut on calories in as early as one’s childhood.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Swimming is a great way to refresh the body during periods of extreme heat, and we know all too well there are many such periods in Australia. There is more to swimming, however, than simply cooling off the body or helping bathers relax. With enough effort, swimming makes for a great exercise, and can help regular swimmers develop their bodies and achieve desired fitness levels.
Friday, 16 January 2015
Although having such an extraordinary pool for your own backyard is out of the question, you can still have your very own backyard oasis in your own home for the entire family to enjoy – your little bit of paradise! Why stick to basic coloured and shaped pools and when you can have a pool that is expertly designed, shaped and far more interesting to dive into? If you are looking for exciting new pool shapes and modern colours and finishes, get in touch with fibreglass pool companies in Perth. Guardian Pools, for instance, has an extensive catalogue and proven design expertise, owing to its long history in the fibreglass pool business. When contemplating a pool for your backyard, keep in mind that you’ll have to work with the limited outdoor space afforded to you. Recreational pools with creative shapes vary in depth and size, pre-fabricated fibreglass pools have the advantage that you can see the exact dimensions in the flesh prior to installation, leaving no hidden surprises.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Perth’s numerous resorts and hotels all boast luxurious pools that are extremely popular with tourists. Locals, however, do not need to be tourists in their own country to experience the glamour of swimming in a fancy pool if they have one installed right in their own backyard. Homeowners interested in having their own stylish pool installed should seek creative Perth pool companies that have an extensive catalogue of designer pools in a range of great shapes, colours and finishes. Those looking for pools that sport elegant designs and functional shapes should consider purchasing fibreglass pools. Unlike concrete pools, which are built from scratch into the ground or on a raised location, pools made from fibreglass are factory built and only require careful installation which can be completed quickly. Additionally, fibreglass pools are already outfitted with features such as raised steps and spa benches—versatile features that still need to be built into concrete pools.
Thursday, 8 January 2015
When it comes to fencing safety standards, the law asserts that this structure should be permanent and must be at least 1.2 metres above ground level to prevent children below five years old from climbing over it. Aside from its fencing, you must also check on the quality of your pool’s water, regular testing of the pool water chemical levels and maintenance of your swimming pool and equipment is a must and will equate to a trouble free swimming season.
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
If you’ve been watching your weight, you might already have been doing measures, drastic or not, to maintain it. If you’re not into sweating yourself too much with exercises such as jogging, then swimming in a lap pool in Perth is your next best bet. Not only will you paddle into the cooling water, you can also lose some weight along the way and you can do it as a workout if you’re really serious about keeping yourself fit. That does not mean you’ll just swim around for minutes, however. Like every other exercise, you also have to do it properly by timing yourself: Use a clock or a watch to time how long it takes you to complete one lap of the pool at your normal speed with your favorite swimming stroke. Repeat with all the strokes you know how to do. You may find that you swim the freestyle the fastest, followed by the back, breast and side stroke.