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.