Monday, 19 October 2015

In-Ground Swimming Pools: Why They Are the Best Options for Your Yard

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

Pool pH Balance: What Makes Fiberglass Pools Very Easy to Maintain?

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

How to Prepare Swimming Pools for Spring: The Three Steps to Take

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

Building a Lap Pool on Limited Space and Budget? Yes, It’s Possible

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.