Sunday, 19 June 2016
Having a pool in the backyard is one aspect of living the good life, and the process toward having one can be an exciting time for any Perth homeowner. However, it can also be fraught with frustration if you go in unprepared. Not only will you need to invest cash, but also time, energy and a little creativity. By taking on a few key considerations right from the start, you can avoid many of the potential pitfalls. Gather ideas It pays to read up on pool designs and latest technology. Once you’ve done your homework, you’ll be more prepared to tell your pool builder what you want out of your swimming pool. Likewise, your builder will find it easier to help you realize your plan if you can suggest potential styles and accoutrements that you want your pool to have.
Saturday, 18 June 2016
When planning to purchase a new fiberglass pool for your home in Perth, you have to start with envisioning the pool’s size. Fiberglass pools come in various sizes and shapes and your options will only be limited by the size of your yard and accessibility. Dimensions The actual size will depend on the shape and length of the fiberglass pool you choose. First, consider the available space you can work with. If the space is small, consider installing a pool that has a compact shape. Additionally, you should think about the number of people that will be using it. How often will the pool be used? How much patio space would you like around the pool? Will you add a gazebo? These are details you must consider before picking your swimming pool shape and size.
Friday, 17 June 2016
Perth fibreglass swimming pools have come a long way from the blue and white colours of the 80’s. A stunning array of new age designs, colours and finishes are now available in a plethora of fantastic shapes and sizes to suit any yard and personal preference. Strength Fibreglass is renowned for its characteristic strength and durability. It also provides a certain degree of flexibility to cope with minor ground movement to avoid cracking. Easy to Maintain Fibreglass is non porous and perfectly smooth to the touch making it very difficult for algae to adhere to. Chemical usage is kept to a minimum as the pool walls and floor do not interfere with the chemical balance of the swimming pool water. Constantly trying to keep your pH and Total Alkalinity levels in balance with a concrete pool can be overwhelming.
Thursday, 16 June 2016
When planning to install a pool, it is common to obsess over obvious factors such as placement, materials, and shape. Homeowners rarely think about the dimensions. It is important to determine if the pool will be predominantly used for swimming laps and exercise, or spending time with family and friends playing games and having fun. Lap pools are obviously purpose built to be long and narrow with a depth of 1.5m in order for swimming laps, plunge pools however can also accommodate lap swimming with the invention of the swim jet system or swim tether. These fantastic inventions enable you to swim an endless lap in your swimming pool either via swimming against a current of water or being held in position with the help of a tether system.
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Automation continues to increase in every area of the industrialized world. Obesity, heart problems, some cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other health issues fuelled by poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle continue to increase worldwide at an alarming rate. The U.K. is considered to have one of the highest rates of obesity and overweight residents in Western Europe after Malta and Iceland. Moreover, India is suffering a massive obesity problem caused by its new found affluence, fast-food outlets on every corner, car ownership, and old customs that say “fat means rich”. Other countries such as the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Pakistan, and Indonesia are all fighting health issues associated with lifestyle problems. Now, these problems are beginning to hit Australia. 90% of young Australians don’t get enough exercise, and nearly 12 million adults are considered to lead a sedentary lifestyle.
Monday, 13 June 2016
Fibreglass swimming pools have become a favourite of many homeowners. With a wide variety of styles and colour choices available, homeowners can have their pool installed and be swimming in a matter of weeks if not days! Installing a pool in your home in Perth will not only allow you to relax comfortably and provide a great space for outdoor entertaining, it will increase your home's value as well. The installation of a fibreglass pool is paramount, and it is best when left to the professionals such as those from Guardian Pools. When installing a lap or plunge pool in your yard it is important to choose the right size and shape to suit your needs as well as the correct location and position. Consideration needs to be given to any existing structures such as patios, pergolas, sheds and trees as well as any other plants or obstacles.
Thursday, 12 May 2016
When deciding upon the perfect summer swimming pool for your family's private use at home, there are a few questions that you will need to ask in order to make the right choice the first time from professional Perth pool companies. What Features Do I Want? Installing a swimming pool in your yard is an important investment for you and your family, it is important to consider all the features that you would like to see in it. Have you given thought to size, shape, depth, seats, accessories, water features and how you will get in and out of the pool? These should definitely be near the top of your design plan. Do I Prefer A Curved Edge Or A More Angular Design? It depends whether you want your pool for play or exercise. If you go for a more curved pool, then it will lend itself perfectly to relaxing and playing with the children. If you want your pool to allow you a morning swim or to swim laps, then an elongated linear pool or purpose built lap pool is going to suit you bette
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
When you envision a pool in your backyard, one of the things you will have at the back of your mind is the water colour. Blue and green are usually the first options that will pop into your head when deciding the colour you want for your pool. If you are big on aesthetics, ensure to pick your colour finish carefully. Think about the colour that will best suit your idea of a perfect swimming pool. The pool company you hire in Perth can help you make that decision. More Colour Choices Coloured fibreglass pools of today are stunning. The number of options and finishes available are a far cry from what used to be available 15 years ago. Choices were limited to beige and blue. Make sure you take a look at the number of options available and carefully consider what will suit your home. Darker colours will attract more heat so can be beneficial in colder climates.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Swimming pools are proving very popular with Australian homeowners. The top areas for pool ownership are Sydney on the east coast and Perth on the west. Surprisingly, it’s not just warm weather that prompts families to install a pool. A little over 15% of families with kids in the 6-11 age bracket have a pool, and that figure increases to 20% for those with children 12-15 years old. Swimming lessons at home: Public swimming pools the world over run swimming lessons for toddlers upward. In many countries, swimming lessons are built into the school curriculum, showing how much emphasis is placed on teaching children to swim from an early age. Pressure of work, young siblings in the brood or other family commitments sometimes make it extremely difficult to get the kids to swimming lessons. Public pools can also be cramped and a large number of participants may affect the quality of training the children will receive. It becomes much easier if they can be taught to swim at home.
Monday, 9 May 2016
Surviving the Western Australian summer will be a little easier when you have somewhere you can cool off. Having a pool at your home is perfect because you don’t have to go anywhere when you need some relaxation. Deciding to have a pool installed is the easy call to make—deciding which pool to get is another thing entirely. Don’t fret, however, professional pool manufacturers in Perth as well as the surrounding areas will help you make the best decision. Strength and Flexibility When selecting a pool to install in your home, durability is one of the most crucial elements. Fibreglass has the flexibility to withstand slight ground movement as well as the strength to handle heavy usage over time, lowering the risk of cracking and other types of damage.
Sunday, 8 May 2016
With all the different types of swimming pools available, choosing the right type for your yard shouldn’t be difficult.
Once you have decided to get a swimming pool for your back or front yard you will need to make a decision on what type to install. In order to make your decision easier we have highlighted a few pointers below. Custom built or prefabricated? If you have an unusually shaped backyard or require the pool shell to be built up against the house as space is an issue concrete or vinyl may be your only option. Custom designing a concrete pool can be expensive depending on the size, shape and chosen finish. The extra cost is mostly related to the extra labour required to install the pool. What shape and size pool will suit my yard? The shape of your swimming pool should complement the landscape of your outdoor living space and also your house. Most popular shapes for a tropical theme are kidney shapes with rocks and a waterfall on one side. Roman style pools suit similar style houses with columns and arches present in the architecture.
Saturday, 7 May 2016
With Perth's summer weather rocketing over 40 degrees Celsius on some days, it’s good to know that there are dependable Perth pool companies, such as Guardian Pools, which can finally make your pool ownership dreams come true. Fiberglass pools, for one, are among the most popular choices due to the advantages they provide, from quick installation, competitive pricing and ease of maintenance. Fibreglass Pools: Pros and Cons Fibreglass pools have many advantages. Once upon a time, they were considered to be unappealing, with white and light blue being the only colour choice and finish available. These days, a wide variety of colours and finishes are available to suit even the most discerning pool buyer, not to mention the plethora of shapes and sizes to choose from. There is bound to be the pool with the right size, shape, colour and finish to suit your home perfectly.
Friday, 6 May 2016
Perth swimming pools are a welcome addition to any yard, especially when the mercury soars above 40 degrees on a hot summers day. There is not much better to look forward to than whacking on your bathers and taking the plunge after a hard days work. Great times can be had with friends and family playing in and around the pool soaking up the atmosphere, enjoying a cold drink and if you are lucky enough – a couple of shrimps on the BBQ! Keeping Up with Appearances For those summer parties and barbecues, there will be no greater mood killer than having a dirty pool. Keeping your pool water in tip top shape is easy if you follow a few simple steps. Scoop leaves and debris regularly Many pools are surrounded by lush gardens to give a tropical ambience to the outdoor entertaining area, this can allow leaves, twigs and other debris to enter the pool.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Fibreglass pools are growing in demand as people continue to discover the advantages they offer. With more alternatives in design and colour choices, fibreglass lap or plunge pools in Perth homes make it possible for residents to enjoy swimming whenever they please. With the sunny weather in Perth, a swimming pool is a worthy investment. Why Fibreglass Fibreglass pools are very popular due to the pool walls being smooth to the touch and non-porous, making it difficult for algae to adhere to and better on chemical usage. The floors normally have a grip pattern built in to avoid slippage. Fibreglass pools are available in many modern shapes, sizes, colours and finishes giving customers plenty of options when sizing up their yard and finding a pool that suits their homes aesthetics.
Saturday, 9 April 2016
In the past, pools were considered to be somewhat of a luxury due to their price. Times have indeed changed and now many homeowners can enjoy the advantages offered by fibreglass designs. Let us have a quick look at some of the primary reasons why these models have proven to be so very popular. Affordability As mentioned previously, fibreglass pools are notably cheaper in relation to other types such as stone, concrete/tile or gunite. A fibreglass pool can be installed in a fraction of the time that would be necessary for these other materials which are far more labour intensive. Low Porosity Fibreglass Pools are non-porous and smooth to the touch. Why is this important in terms of a pool? Porous substances such as concrete and plaster absorb the chemicals that are used to treat the water.
Friday, 8 April 2016
Looking forward to transforming your backyard into a customised landscape can be a wonderful adventure that requires creativity. One of the most critical aspects when selecting your own swimming pool is its shape, size and colour. While there are many sizes and shapes of pools to choose from, certain outlines can suit different backyards better than others. Fibreglass pools are proving a very popular choice for homeowners these days due to their quick installation and competitive price, not to mention the selection of colours, finishes, and designs. Options include rectangle, oval, kidney, Figure 8, and Roman/Grecian. The Basic Rectangle The most widely used shape for swimming pools is the basic rectangle. This is an ancient design that has been used in many areas around Perth. Particularly suited to geometric, modern yards.
Thursday, 7 April 2016
When choosing a swimming pool for your home, it’s important that you find the right size and shape to suit your lot. Pool manufacturers provide an array of shapes, sizes and colours to choose from. Whether you want a fibreglass plunge pool or lap pool, here are some factors you need to consider. The Shape Matters One aspect of your pool to be considered is its shape. The shape of your swimming pool is more important than you may anticipate. Some pool shapes are too distinct that they overshadow everything around them. The shape and size of your back or front yard will also suit various styles of pool. You may opt for a modern geometrical shape or go for a timeless kidney lagoon style.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Australians are known to love the water, especially during the hot Australian summer. To battle the raging heat, people cool down in their own swimming pool. You’re certainly missing out if you still don’t own a swimming pool, especially if you learn what you can reap from them. A Place for Recreation Whether you like inviting your friends over for an outdoor dinner party or you prefer spending the night alone with a peaceful view, swimming pools can make the perfect addition to your home. Now that summer is in full swing, your swimming pool will definitely be used every day. More importantly, taking a plunge in your swimming pool can give you that great feeling of being in a tropical paradise even if it is for only 10 minutes – all in the comfort of your own home.
Australians are still opting to enhance their lifestyles with pool installations, and pool companies can advise householders about the best pools to suit any backyard. With around 3,500 pools fitted in Australia each year, it’s clear the garden is an extension to most homes. Design and Shape The design, shape and appearance of pools is also a prime consideration for anybody fitting a pool in their back or front yard. Geometric designs have become more popular with buyers suiting many different aesthetics of the backyard, plunge or lap pools often feature bench seating along one side to allow swimmers to sit and relax in the water. These are perfect for lots with long narrow yards.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Keeping the swimming pool clean and sparkling need not be a cumbersome undertaking as many would think. Swimming pools are constructed differently and therefore their maintenance requirements will also differ. However, one thing is common to their maintenance: regular and routine care is vital. Skim Pool Debris Skimming the surface of your pool every couple of days by hand is one of the easiest ways of keeping it clean. Use a leaf skimmer or hand skimmer for removing bugs, leaves and other unwanted floating debris which may eventually sink and become harder to get rid of. Regularly Check and Test the Water Water gets lost largely due to evaporation and factors like splashing and pool exiting. Make sure it never goes below the skimmer level to ensure efficient operation of your pool filtration system. Your pools water level should sit half way up the mouth of your skimmer box.
When you don’t have a standard size or shape backyard your dreams of fitting a large swimming pool may seem a little ambitious. The good news is these days a plethora of swimming pool shapes and sizes are available to suit even the most compact backyard. Ensure you check out the latest styles of plunge pool and lap pool designs in Perth and explore the amazing colours and finishes available. Shallow Pools Families with young children, couples and empty nesters can take advantage of a wide range of pools providing shallow sections for children to play safely, spa benches for lounging and relaxing, while also giving keen swimmers plenty of space for swimming laps.