Tuesday, 30 December 2014
The frolicking in the water and sun was fun while it lasted. However, even the allure of a swimming pool at home loses its lustre with the passage of time. About Home writes about reasons some owners fall out of love with their fibreglass pools in Perth, and what should be done to discard it the most economical way.
Monday, 29 December 2014
Palm City Pools, an award-winning installer of swimming pools in Perth, recently announced that their smartphone app is now live. The app is available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Furthermore, the app is completely free to download. Fittingly named “Palm City Pools”, the new smartphone app allows iOS and Android users to get in touch with Palm City Pools with a simple touch of their respective screens. Users may also utilise the app to view swimming pool designs, set an appointment for pool removal, and view any ongoing promotions among a variety of neat features. With a simple and organised interface, users can keep in touch with Palm City Pools whenever and wherever they need to do so.
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Does your pool look beaten and neglected? Is it making your backyard look uninviting, instead of a cool, refreshing oasis? Does it simply need to be spiced up a bit? It’s high time to give your pool a facelift! Give it a timely revamp, and your pool can become your home’s luxurious asset again.
You don’t even have to break the bank for a pool remodel. Some minor touch-ups can instantly transform the pool’s look. If your pool really needs a good dose of TLC, however, after all its years of service, go on and splurge to restore its former glory or to make it even more beautiful. Here are three things you can do:
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
For many fitness buffs, swimming laps in the pool is an effective form of total body workout. Doing a butterfly stroke or a breast stroke, for instance, requires the strength of the entire body. Even Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman prefers swimming over any other method to keep fit and sexy.
You can adopt swimming to your exercise routine and follow Ms. Kidman’s example by planning a pool installation at home. Keep in mind, though, that a pool meant for laps must ideally be rectangular in shape with parallel ends, and measure at least 3 metres wide and 12 metres long. As such, you should have a backyard spacious enough for the pool.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
There are no hard and fast rules for selecting fibreglass pools in Perth. What actually influences your choice of size and shape are your family’s needs. It would be wise to have a sit-down and decide what kind of pool you’ll be investing in before making the investment.
First, take into consideration the number of people in your family. If three to four people will be using the pool then a 4m by 7m pool would suffice. If you’ve got five to six people ready to jump in, you may want to consider 4.5m by 9m. If you have a large family or plan to entertain several guests, then something in the range of 10 or 12m in length is what you need.
Friday, 5 December 2014
Having a concrete inground swimming pool is custom made and costs more than one made of fibreglass, for it includes tiles and other items to personalise the pool. Furthermore, it requires heavy and regular maintenance in order to prevent algae from building up, unlike in fibreglass swimming pools, where they use less chemicals and are cheaper to maintain. Both kinds of pools, however, require additional costs for fencing and paving. You’ll have to complement your garden to your swimming pool and create a pavement where you and your children can pass through when going to the pool. Nowadays, however, fibreglass pools are not limited to ovals or rectangles. There are many varieties of fibreglass pools in Perth to choose from which can be viewed online such as those from Palm City Pools. They offer a variety of second-hand and refurbished fibreglass pools that look just like new as well as brand new swimming pools also.
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Plunge pools are known for their small size, making it perfect for relaxation. This kind of pool is now becoming more popular in hotels and resorts for guests, ranging from businessmen to A-list movie stars, who are simply itching to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city and just relax in the water. Aside from relaxation, plunge pools are also perfect for newly-wed couples on their honeymoon. This experience, however, doesn’t have to be exclusive to five-star hotels and resorts. Perth plunge pools are the preferred swimming pools at home, since living spaces are now becoming smaller as the days go by, everyone has to make the most out of it. Furthermore, plunge pools are easier to maintain than regular-sized swimming pools and are perfect for your kids and for the whole family.
A fibreglass pool will always be a good place to spend your downtime away from daily duties. Still, while your Perth swimming pool provider will make every effort to build the pool area according to your preferences, the power to maintain it is still in your hands.
Schedule one day off to maintain the pool. Start by using nets to gather all debris in the water and dispose of them off-pool, as well as the debris in the strainer. Clean out the pool filters at least once a month by washing them off with a garden hose. A scrub brushing is needed to scrape off the algae, dirt, and general scum on the pool lining, especially on the water line. The gel-coat can be fixed using auto polish and a hand buffer, but consult your pool provider about replacing the gel-coat after five to ten years.
Monday, 1 December 2014
This trend of adding swimming pools to old homes isn’t just restricted to Sydney’s exclusive residences. The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Western Australia reports that about 3,500 swimming pools are installed in Perth and other places in the state every year. Considering that a swimming pool is a huge investment, however, home owners might want to find a way to save money for this particular home addition. Thankfully, there are companies that sell refurbished swimming pools in Perth, like Palm City Pools, which are just as good as brand-new ones without the large price tag. Owning a refurbished swimming pool isn’t just a sensible choice because of the monetary value it adds to an existing property. A swimming pool also provides a wealth of health benefits, specifically by facilitating certain aerobic and cardio workouts. It also provides endless entertainment to the family, particularly to children and teens who can be expected to invite their friends over for swims more ofte