Sunday, 13 December 2015
Homes in Perth can benefit greatly from having swimming pools. Given the city’s warm to hot weather, a swimming pool provides an ideal form of relaxation, exercise, and socialisation. To fully enjoy these benefits, the pool water must be kept clean and safe. Dirt, microorganisms, chemicals, and other pollutants continuously go into the pool water, and are likely to cause health and safety hazards. Pool water sanitation is accomplished through a combination of different methods, such as the use of a salt chlorinator.
Saturday, 12 December 2015
Plunge pools are welcome additions to many households in Perth, where the city’s climate is characterised by hot and dry summers. The rest of the year is also relatively warm, which makes it possible to enjoy a plunge pool for most of the year. Winters are also pretty mild, and the city is considered particularly sunny. Why stop with simply having a pool, though? With this addition to your home, you can have lots of opportunities for hosting fun parties. Inviting friends over and sharing a good time is a great use for a home swimming pool. Here are some suggestions for staging a poolside party.
Friday, 11 December 2015
Australians do love their swimming pools. According to Roy Morgan Research, many households across the country have pools installed right in their own backyards. Perth leads the poll, claiming 18 per cent of total swimming pool ownership (followed by Queensland, Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide). Aside from the obvious reasons such as added aesthetic appeal and the ability to cool off on hot days, there’s a lot more to the popularity of swimming pools.
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Everybody knows that soaking in warm water has certain health benefits, hence the popularity of spas and hot tubs. What you are probably not aware of is that swimming in cold water also has positive effects on your health. The practice dates back thousands of years and is common in Oriental and Ancient Roman medicine. You might want to rethink turning on the jets or the heating in your plunge pool the next time you go for a dip. Here are the benefits of diving into cool plunge pools in Perth.
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Moving to a new home here in Perth? If you have an existing fibreglass pool, opt to refurbish and transfer it rather than have an entirely new one installed. By doing so, you may save some money in the process. Well-built and properly maintained fibreglass swimming pools last for many years. Trust a pool refurbishing specialist such as Palm City Pools to restore the shape and surface of your old fibreglass pool to as good as new.
Monday, 7 December 2015
We all want to save money on the things we buy. If you’re talking about luxury items like swimming pools—especially ones built in ground for long term use—selecting the cheapest choice can hardly be considered a smart decision if it means that quality is compromised. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep pool construction costs manageable. Here are three helpful tips to keep in mind. 1. Get a pool you will really use. First, be clear on why you want a swimming pool in the first place. Do you intend to swim laps every day, or do you just want a cool place to relax every now and then with family and friends? Do you want a pool of sufficient depth for young and adult swimmers alike? Remember that construction costs increase with size and depth, so buy a pool that is just right for your needs.
Sunday, 6 December 2015
In warm cities such as Perth, the occasional dip in a swimming pool is an awesome way to beat the heat. The benefits extend beyond that.
Saturday, 5 December 2015
Perth, Australia’s sunniest capital city, enjoys hot summers and mild winters.
Friday, 4 December 2015
If you’re after year-round swimming, an outdoor pool might not be the option for you.
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Before you can install a swimming pool in your home, you should of course pick the perfect spot.
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Run a search about in-ground fibreglass pools in Perth, where swimming pools are a fixture in many households.
Monday, 30 November 2015
It is well known that bodily functions gradually wane with age. Did you know, however, that this decline can be aggravated by inactivity?
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Swimming pools provide a fun way to exercise and relax in the comfort of one’s backyard. If you want your pool to have a new lease on life or are planning a general renovation of your home, you may want to upgrade to a better option. The best way to do this is to install a fibreglass pool. Renovation Basics Thinking of renovating your backyard or upgrading your old pool? Perth’s hot summers provide a great reason to upgrade your backyard to include a swimming pool to cool off from the summer heat. Whether you are looking to bring your existing pool up to par with modern standards, install a larger pool to accommodate your growing family or simply want to install a new pool in your back or front yard you will need to carefully consider a few factors.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Swimming pools are a great addition to any home. If your house has the space for it, installing a pool can provide a host of benefits to you and your family. With Australia’s warm weather, swimming pools can be used all year round and can quickly provide a return on investment. Here’s a brief rundown on the benefits they provide. The Benefits of Swimming Pools Swimming is a fairly low-impact exercise that pushes your entire body to its limits. Low-impact means no undue stress is placed on your joints. With swimming, you only have to worry about aching muscles, especially in the arms, legs, back, and shoulders. Swimming also improves your cardiovascular system and your stamina.
Monday, 23 November 2015
When installing a pool, you have two main options to choose from: in-ground and above-ground. In areas like Perth, Western Australia, opting for in-ground pools is likely the best choice, with mostly sandy soils making excavation relatively easy and summer temperatures averaging 31 degrees Celsius with winters a mild 18 degrees Celsius. In-ground pool construction methods such as fibreglass are very economical, extremely strong and resilient and quick to install making them a very popular choice. Here are some other reasons why you should be installing an in-ground pool in your home.
Sunday, 22 November 2015
A pool in the average home’s backyard is perhaps one of the most apparent signs of Australians’ love for the outdoors. The trouble is that having limited space puts some people off from pool installation. Yet in the suburbs of Perth, many homeowners do not see space as a hindrance and make it a point to install plunge pools no matter how small their backyards are. Building a plunge pool, or any pool for that matter, involves various technical considerations, however. When it comes to pool installation in tight spaces, keeping things simple is the way to go.
Saturday, 21 November 2015
Who wouldn’t want to plunge into a pool steps away from one’s house on tranquil afternoons? Lying afloat with a great book in hand, or chilling on weekends with family and friends, can make a pool worth every dollar spent. On the flip side, though, there may come a time when owners no longer find their pools useful, such as when their young children have grown up and moved out of their family home. Fortunately, those who opt for fiberglass pools, which are very strong and durable and designed to last longer than many other types of pools, can turn to professional removal and transfer services from contractors in the Perth area such as Palm City Pools. Homeowners can then repurpose their lots as they see fit.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
If you plan on installing a swimming pool in your backyard here in Perth, know that there are several factors that can affect its longevity and installation cost. Learning about them can help ensure that your pool lasts for as long you need it. Chief among these factors is the condition of the soil in which your pool will be installed. Water Pooling and Soil Condition Underground water pooling has a direct effect on the stability of your pool. Essentially, a pool is comparable to a huge container that can be displaced if a substantial amount of water accumulates beneath it. This usually occurs when the pool is drained and there is no counterweight from the underground water. Soil that is expansive i.e. shrinks or swells dramatically depending on moisture levels, can place undue pressure on swimming pool walls.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
The thought of adding a pool to your home in Perth is an exciting one. After all, very few things can completely transform the beauty and function of a backyard quite like an in ground swimming pool. The best part is that in ground swimming pool prices are affordable since many companies offer package deals. Although there are many things to consider before signing off on a pool installation project, one of the most important factors in choosing a pool is the shape. Today, pool shapes are no longer confined to simple circles or rectangles. Certain practical considerations also dictate the type of pool that is best for your backyard—making it important to choose the correct shape before your contractor starts digging.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
After a long day at work, taking a dip in the pool is a great way to relax. Unfortunately, driving to the local neighbourhood pool means having to share it with other people—which may not be a very relaxing thought. The great thing is that having a plunge pool installed in the convenience of your own home is not hard at all. Plunge pools are a fantastic addition to any home in Perth. The best part is that plunge pools are slightly smaller than contemporary swimming pools, making them easier to integrate into smaller backyard spaces.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Australians just love to spend time outdoors even when they are in the comfort of their own homes. Not surprisingly, swimming pools are a popular household fixture in major metropolitan areas like Perth. That being said, the average lot size in the city has shrunk in recent years. Needless to say, there’s much less space for home additions such as pools. Fortunately, the pool industry has an answer to this space dilemma: fibreglass pools designed for small spaces. Here are some great design ideas to help you pick out a pool to fit your needs. Simple Designs Fibreglass swimming pools in Perth come in a plethora of designs ranging from basic to sophisticated. Note that large curves and complex design elements only work for spacious backyards. For a smaller space, you need something simple, functional, and direct to the point. Basic pool designs with straight lines are your best option.
In-ground swimming pools are always a welcome addition to any home in Perth as they add a certain aesthetic appeal to the backyard and serve as a place where the family can have fun together. As a homeowner, you have control as to what the layout of the pool will be, from its shape to the accessories or features to be included. Whilst it is good to have your own pool to use whenever you want, it is far more important to pick a pool shape that will match your lifestyle. Here are some popular pool shapes for you to consider. Oval Pools for Water Fun Families who like to play around in the water would find oval pools much more to their liking. The rounded edges and non-formal design of these pools make them perfect for fun water activities.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
The West Australian recently reported on the results of a study conducted by researchers from Telethon Kids Institute which shows that children in the suburbs of Perth can benefit from swimming. A combination of studies conducted over a five-year period and an assessment of clinical records showed that the installation of a pool results in significant reduction of chest, ear, and skin infections amongst children. The studies assessed children across two areas in Perth who had reduced infection rates of nearly 50 per cent after pools were built in both locations.
Monday, 3 August 2015
Being of a Mediterranean climate, Perth stays warm for most of the year; mild winters, highly seasonal rainfall, and scorching summers characterise the local climate. Not surprisingly, fibreglass pools are considered some of the most desirable additions to any home in Western Australia. Indeed, a lot of Perth residents delight in taking a long and refreshing dip at the end of a tiring day. If you plan to have a pool installed in your backyard, then you should consult the proper authorities about all pertinent regulations. The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia reminds homeowners that with pool ownership comes several important responsibilities. For instance, the Department of Commerce decrees that durable safety barriers must be installed to ensure no child gains access to a pool in the absence of supervising adults.
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Having a pool at home doesn’t just make your home look luxurious. You also have a great spot for socialization, be it a family bonding activity or fun time with friends. Speaking of socialization, here are some nice poolside party ideas.
Sunday, 26 July 2015
One can certainly appreciate the variety of residential architecture styles in Perth, some of which are more popular than others. Federation-style houses are probably the most common residences you’ll find as this style celebrates the country’s identity through flora and fauna or sunrise motifs in the timber work. You’ll also see some California Bungalows and numerous houses with contemporary designs. In most cases, you may observe a common element in any of the above architectural styles: weatherboard. This lightweight siding material is distinctively wooden in appearance and made of either genuine timber or more modern materials like vinyl and acrylic. The classic lap siding gives both traditional and modern homes an undeniable charm.
Friday, 24 July 2015
Like other states in the country, Western Australia’s landscape is quite diverse, especially when it comes to the architecture of homes and other buildings. You can see neighbourhoods with plenty of preserved or refurbished Federation style homes in one region, and in another, you can spot a few quaint Californian Bungalows as well as several Functional homes. In Perth, you can still see a few restored homes built around the 1930s that sport the Art Deco style in addition to properties inspired by distinctly French architecture. Art Deco as an aesthetic movement retains its appeal to this day and even drives contemporary trends because of the interesting elements associated with it. You can recognise an Art Deco home by virtue of its façade and indoor features designed with clean, straight lines and intricate geometric patterns. The materials used are often a mixture of exotic wood and streamlined chrome or steel.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Do you want your pool to have a natural look, but abhor having grass around it? That’s okay—your backyard pool area doesn’t have to rely on grass as a landscape foundation. Class, beauty and tranquillity can be achieved without grass—all it takes is a little design know-how and a lot of imagination.
If you are in the market for in-ground fibreglass pools in Perth, you will have to sift through so many choices in terms of shape—rectangular, L-shaped, circular, etc. Certain shapes complement the surrounding structures or landscape better than others. That being said, the kidney shape may be on top of your list of choices since it’s a very popular design adored by many pool owners. The Kidney Shaped Pool Described As the name implies, kidney-shaped pools resemble an oval with an indentation on one side. The absence of any angles gives the design a natural look and makes it suitable for backyards of any size. It also provides a natural placement of both shallow and deep ends for swimmers.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
When it comes to clean and well-maintained Perth swimming pools, salt water chlorinators are all the rage these days. If you still haven’t made the switch to this type of pool chlorination system, consider the following frequently asked questions and learn about the benefits of owning such a wonderful piece of technology. What is a salt water chlorinator? As the name implies, salt water chlorinators use salt to create the chlorine necessary to effectively sanitise swimming pool water. Salt water passes through the chlorinator’s electrolytic cell which converts the salt into chlorine, which is what kills all the contaminants, bacteria and algae within a pool. What are the benefits of using a salt water chlorinator? Salt water chlorinators significantly minimise—and at times completely eliminate—the need to purchase and handle chlorine for pool water maintenance.
Friday, 17 July 2015
Fibreglass pools offer loads of advantages, as evident in their growing popularity among Perth homeowners for the last couple of years. There are also many myths, however, regarding the drawbacks of owning a fibreglass pool. Let us debunk the top three:
Friday, 10 July 2015
Pools can add a certain appeal and value to any home in Perth and elsewhere. Some people, however, wonder about a pool’s potential impact on household energy consumption. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to make pools energy-efficient, from installation to operation, so you can maintain an eco-friendly home.
Thursday, 9 July 2015
One does not need a big backyard to make pool installation possible. In fact, compact plunge pools have long been a popular choice for residents of Perth and nearby suburbs in Western Australia whose backyards are relatively small. Local pool companies such as Palm City Pools install plunge pools in a variety of sizes and shapes that can suit your needs. Despite its diminutive size, a plunge pool can be customised with the addition of some fun features.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Any pool you find in photo galleries of Perth builders are meant to look lovely. As with all the fine things in the world, however, not everything can be a perfect match for you and your home. There are always multiple shapes, sizes, and colours to choose from for your pool design. To narrow down your options, consider the following factors:
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
There comes a time when you realise that your fibreglass pool “has seen better days.” You may notice that it has acquired several signs of damage over its long faithful years of being your family’s source of enjoyment.
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Installing plunge pools and maintaining them shouldn’t come with too much of an expense to the environment. After all, natural resources like water and energy should be conserved, too. If you want to satisfy those green goals, take note of these tips for a more sustainable plunge pool:
Friday, 12 June 2015
What backyard feature allows you to have the most fun? If you answered “swimming pool”, then either you already own one or are seriously considering to have one built. If you belong to the latter and have been dreaming of your very own pool for quite some time, then why not make this the year you finally realise your dream?
Thursday, 4 June 2015
The best family pools are those that come with features both children and adults can enjoy. If you’re thinking of ideas for a brand new dream pool, consider these pool and spa combinations that many find truly irresistible and thoroughly captivating:
Sunday, 31 May 2015
Given Western Australia’s predominantly subtropical climate, it’s not surprising to find Perth pools in the backyard of many homes. A watering hole in the privacy and comfort of your home, after all, can be a great place to cool off and make a splash whenever you’re entertaining guests. It also gives you plenty of opportunities to relax and exercise alone or with family and friends. In recent years, pool features such as automated controls, energy-efficient pumps and filters, quality fencing, and other accessories that promote safety and sustainability have become quite popular. Pools in quaint shapes and sizes are also sought after, particularly those that maximise limited or irregularly proportioned backyards and comply with local regulations. Experts also observe a considerable preference for pools that score high on cost savings and aesthetics.
Saturday, 30 May 2015
When you have a professionally installed swimming pool in your backyard, you can look forward to countless afternoons spent basking under the sun whilst floating on the water and sipping a cooling beverage. Little wonder, then, that swimming pools are such an integral feature of contemporary homes in Perth. Why not take your little piece of paradise up a notch by adding a waterfall element that promises to take your breath away? Apart from infusing your backyard oasis with an irresistible charm, soothing waterfall features built by creative Perth pool professionals, like those from Palm City Pools, can also enhance your outdoor area’s overall ambiance. Here are some pool waterfall ideas to consider:
Friday, 29 May 2015
Leading pool builders such as Palm City Pools offer beautiful landscaping work in line with the installation of refurbished fibreglass pools in Perth homes. With the right landscaping elements in place, such as ornamental plants and trees, you can appreciate and enjoy the beauty of your backyard. Landscaping with plants and trees requires thorough planning and execution to ensure that the resulting beautification complements rather than complicates pool ownership. With proper tree selection and spacing, for instance, you can enjoy bountiful shade and at the same time keep pool cleaning to a minimum by keeping fallen leaves and debris away from the water. In addition, delicate plant leaves remain healthy as they are kept well away from chlorinated water.
Swimming pools are customarily built in backyards, though such a placement is by no means compulsory. If certain obstacles such as trees exist, however, the city council may or may not permit non-standard pool placement. SPLASH! Magazine’s December 2014/January 2015 issue provides pool placement tips targeted at pool builders that every pool owner would also do well to keep in mind.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
If you’re looking to have a new pool installed soon, you probably have an idea of what the pool’s size and shape will be, but what about the surrounding area? It would be a shame to have a great-looking pool but without any accompanying features to enhance it. With that in mind, here are some ideas for your upcoming backyard pool project.
Sunday, 24 May 2015
If you’ve been seriously considering having a pool in your backyard, you’ve probably heard of the terms above-ground and in-ground pools. Though you may have heard plenty of the pros and cons of each option, in the end, there are still many benefits to choosing an in-ground swimming pool design, overcoming the drawbacks of cost and it being a permanent fixture in your backyard.
Friday, 22 May 2015
When you play your cards right, you can add value to your home by adding a pool. A survey found that about 90% of households believe they boosted their property value with a pool by $10,000 to $100,000. The increase tends to be more in richer suburbs and neighbourhoods with a lot of kids.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
When you’re thinking of having a pool installed in your backyard, take note that there are certain pool regulations you have to comply with. The addition of swimming pools in Perth homes is primarily overseen by the government of Western Australia, and certain cities or suburbs may have specific guidelines, too. Here are the most basic rules to remember and discuss with your pool contractor:
Sunday, 10 May 2015
Even if you have a small courtyard, don’t think you can’t add a plunge pool in it. Fibreglass pools come in many shapes and sizes, so you’re bound to find one that can fit in your courtyard and make it look more inviting. You can find inground swimming pool prices that will not leave a big hole in your pocket. With a small pool in place, you can enjoy your own private spa retreat at any time you wish.
Saturday, 9 May 2015
Instead of a typical rectangular or elliptical pool, you can have a Roman-end pool installed for a truly standout backyard retreat. The straight sides, sharp corners, and curvilinear ends give a Roman-end pool such a distinctive shape and an elegant, artistic addition to your home. You can then place lounging benches or patio furniture sets on each corner of your pool to create visual symmetry. You can explore plenty of other pool shapes that satisfy your aesthetic preferences. At any rate, you’ll have to consider the kind of pool design that best suits your courtyard and your home’s overall design when shopping for options. Reputable Perth pool companies like Palm City Pools offer an extensive inventory of low-maintenance refurbished fibreglass pools in a wide variety of shapes and finishes that are as good as new and cost less than a new pool installation.
Friday, 8 May 2015
When it comes to a pool installation project, taking part in the design planning process can be an exciting activity since it provides you the perfect opportunity to showcase your style, creativity, and smarts. As an extension of your home, your pool should look every bit as elegant as the centrepiece it is meant to complement. For this reason, companies that install Perth fibreglass pools will be the first to tell you that pool finish is a major consideration. The appearance of your pool’s surface can add a certain ‘dazzle’ factor to your overall home design or else shine in its own simplicity. With a multitude of choices, you can truly make a splash in your backyard—perhaps even your neighbourhood—by choosing the perfect pool finish. Here are a few excellent choices for you to consider:
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Despite the many good memories your old fibreglass pool has given you, the time may come when you just have to let it go. If you think this is an option worth considering, know that companies like Palm City Pools provide thorough and efficient pool removal services that leave your backyard largely undisturbed. With their outstanding craftsmanship and customer service, these experts also make sure that pre-loved swimming pools in Perth are as good as new by the time they are ready for transfer to a different site.
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Just because fibreglass is hardy doesn’t mean it’s not invulnerable. Nothing made by human hands can last forever, even if you won’t be around to see it wear out. That’s why, in addition to the fibreglass pool and its components, pool contractors include a structural warranty to cover repairs, usually ten years.
A structural warranty is an industry standard among pools. Although warranties may vary by pool contractor, general coverage includes surface blisters, stains and discolouration due to material or manufacturing defects. Although fibreglass pools can last a lifetime, they’re still exposed to the elements.
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Pool contractors give you the freedom to choose what colour you want for your fibreglass pool. You can choose between the traditional blue and others like green and yellow. Before choosing a colour, however, take the look of the backyard into account. As far as landscaping is concerned, opposites attract.
Experts suggest a light-coloured theme for a dark pool or a dark-coloured theme for a light pool. This demonstrates good use of contrast, which makes for a unique design. Kasper Aaberg, founder of graphics blog Love of Graphics, says dark themes stand out while light themes hang back. Together, they create a dramatic and inviting effect.
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Product and service inclusions differ with each pool company. If you want your new pool installation to give you your money’s worth, you must be able to identify the key additions that hold true value. In that regard, make sure that pencil compaction is included by the company and written into your contract. If this is your first time to come across the term, here are a few frequently asked questions about pencil compaction:
What is pencil compaction?
Pencil compaction is a relatively new and innovative way of speeding up the pool installation process. It is meant to remove air pockets in loose sand when the backfilling process is already done.
Thursday, 2 April 2015
For many people, owning a swimming pool in Perth is directly related to having fun and beating the heat—and there is nothing wrong with that notion. What you should remember, however, is that your pool can also serve as a fantastic way to get much-needed exercise.
Working out in your pool is great for burning calories as you require more effort to move around due to water resistance. At the same time, the water significantly reduces the strain your put your muscles through. As a result, pool workouts offer an effective way to achieve a more intense workout with a very low risk of injury.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Winter is nearing its end in Perth and residents are looking forward to spring and summer. To celebrate the closing of the cold season, Palm City Pools is offering a special package for those who are planning to install fibreglass pools in their Perth homes. From September 1 to September 30, you may get our solar heat pumps for only $3,850.00 (from the regular price of $4,400.00) if you order them with our refurbished fiberglass swimming pools. The promo price is inclusive of GST, and installation will be free of charge!
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Bibra Lake, Western Australia (August 8, 2014) – Palm City Pools, a trusted Perth swimming pools installer, has won two awards in the recently concluded 2014 regional SPASA Awards, which the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Western Australia hosted. The award-winning company, this year, was conferred with both Gold and Silver Awards in the Fiberglass Pools (Secondhand) Category of the leading competition for pool installers in the region. The recent awards come as an addition to a growing number of achievements Palm City Pools received for the same category in previous years. The recognitions the company has now received thus far include five Gold Awards (2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, and 2009) and six Silver Awards (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009). Being a regular recipient of SPASA Western Australia prestigious awards is a clear indication of how Palm City Pools is dedicated to create wonderful home additions for every client using their expertise in installing secondhand fi
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Refurbished fiberglass pool prices are definitely lower than those of new pools, since they are made from already existing moulds. Despite being refurbished, a fiberglass pool can look like brand new with proper installation. The lower costs and fresh appearance can definitely factor significantly into improving the value of a property. The ease in maintaining a fiberglass pool also adds to its desirability. All it needs is some simple cleaning; algae and other fungi will find it difficult to latch onto its smooth wall surfaces. Luxury homeowners can benefit from the reduced cost of a refurbished fiberglass pool, while enjoying all of its perks.
Monday, 23 March 2015
Fortunately, the pool industry has come up with a solid solution. Pool companies such as Palm City Pools encourage homeowners with small lots to have pools with sizes as small as 12.5 square metres installed instead. While these Perth plunge pools aren't made for breaststrokes, swimming isn't the only way to cool off on a scorching Perth afternoon. Many people simply prefer a pool area where they can relax and have a coldie. Plunge pools are also made for those who want their own body of water but not have to worry about maintenance and installation. Due to its small size, plunge pools are easy to clean. If you want some swimming done, resistance jets can provide an ideal condition for swimming in place. The jets can also induce a therapeutic effect.
If you’ve ever wanted to have a swimming pool in your backyard but feel you might come up short on budget, there are ways for you to save money so you can soon realise this dream. One area of pool construction that you can initially save on is landscaping. You can choose to have your pool installed first and postpone the landscaping at a later time.
Monday, 16 March 2015
Roman-end pool, which is characterised by a rectangular shape and a half-circle on both ends, can make an excellent and interesting addition to your backyard. Yet even if more than half your neighbourhood has opted for this pool design, should you have one installed as well? The answer will ultimately depend on your home or courtyard’s design as well as your lifestyle.
WA residents can expect some summer days to be warmer, some colder. Regardless of the temperature, summer is always a great time of year to hit the pool. Granted, you may be asking yourself, wouldn’t the fluctuating hot and cold temperatures affect your pool pleasure? Yes, it will. Fortunately, there’s a workaround to this issue to ensure that owners of fibreglass pools in Perth like you can continue to enjoy pool time, any time, and that is, by managing your pool’s temperature. How do you do it? With the following tips, of course! If your pool is heated, lower the temperature You really don’t need to use your pool heater that much during summer, so try reducing the temperature on your equipment. Doing so will not only reduce your energy consumption, but also lower the amount of water you lose to evaporation.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Water feature aficionados and pool partygoers will have a grand time this March when leading makers and sellers of grills, patio furniture, spas, saunas, fencing, decking, outdoor kitchens and swimming pools come together to show what they’ve got at the Pool, Spa, and Outdoor Living Expo this March 7th-8th, 2015 at the Claremont Showgrounds. Palm City Pools is proud to announce that they will be participating in this illustrious gathering to promote their brand new range of fibreglass pools in Perth.
Monday, 9 March 2015
Pools are a great and cost-effective way for homeowners to beat the heat. Then again, even these cool recreation spots can get a little bland over time. In this case, beefing up the looks and usability of your pool would make sense. Consider the following additions to boost your fibreglass pool’s appeal:
A spa can be a great addition to your swimming pool. If you can have one built close enough to the water, you can utilise the equipment used to pump water into your pool to do double duty, meaning you can also use it to direct water to your spa. By using all or part of your existing pool system, you can greatly reduce the cost of installing and maintaining a spa.
Sunday, 8 March 2015
The obvious benefit of installing pools in Perth is having a place to relax, socialise, and celebrate. Investment-savvy homeowners, however, also see a swimming pool as a plus factor in terms of property market value. A feature article on News.com.au discusses this further.
Friday, 6 March 2015
As for small backyards, home owners can make the most out of limited space by opting for plunge pools. Very easy to maintain, plunge pools provide an opportunity to take refreshing dips and soak away stress from the daily grind. With the region’s warm days getting longer and more intense, you may be more inclined to install cold plunge pools in Perth. Hot water in spas or heated pools might be popular for health reasons, while cold water is often simply seen as being a means to refresh oneself on scorching days. A cold plunge, however, offers several health benefits as well.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Aside from the above home improvement ideas, the addition of water features is also an effective way to enhance the beauty of outdoor living spaces. Well-placed and sufficiently equipped swimming pools in Perth homes, for instance, are good backyard design features that can serve as long-term investments for residential property owners. Aside from increasing resale value, pools also enhance the overall appearance of the home, provide hours of fun and relaxation, and allow homeowners to enjoy many health and psychological benefits.
Monday, 2 March 2015
A lot of people buy used fibreglass pools in Perth. In many cases, ‘used’ refers to a fiberglass pool that was removed for refurbishment. Assuming you’re interested in a used fiberglass shell, here are some points to ponder.
The Pool’s Physical Appearance
The shell’s cosmetic finish will depend on whether it was previously damaged then repaired. Whilst most refurbishment work is nearly invisible to the naked eye, a few details stick out. Either way, try to find out how extensive the damage was and what was done to resolve it. This could serve as leverage when negotiating a price.
With so many considerations to make regarding which size and shape suits your home, what material to choose, and which builder best fits the job, the decision to install a pool should not be made lightly.
To help you get a decent start, here’s a very important tip for you: Choose fibreglass pools.
Yes, you read that right. Fibreglass pools are better than most pool materials out there, even concrete. Whilst they do have their limitations, the fact that fibreglass pools are so popular these days only means they rival the best materials in the industry. Here are some of the top reasons you might want to get a fibreglass pool:
If you believe pools are a lot of work to maintain, then fibreglass pools will change your mind. Most fibreglass pool owners can finish their weekly maintenance chores in less than 30 minutes. Concrete pools take longer to maintain, not to mention they usually entail expensive repair costs down the road.
Thursday, 26 February 2015
They call it a "plunge pool," but it's not exactly the right place to perform a cannonball.
Preferred in homes with small backyards due to their size and ease of maintenance, plunge pools prove that almost everyone can have a pool. Its shallow depth, usually 1.2 metres, is meant to be used only for simple wading or relaxation, not for cannonballs and the like. Their size also puts them between a full-fledged swimming pool and a spa.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Pools provide families a great way to beat the sweltering days of summer, but even a cool, recreational luxury pool can get a little bland over time. Why not give your pool a face-lift, not just for the added value on your investment, but also for the irresistible oohs and aahs of renewed excitement from family members and friends? Here are a few ideas for a spectacular pool attraction.
Lighting schemes installed in and around the pool can create a stunning impact. Underwater lighting gives your pool a soothing glow. Such a pool can be both relaxing and stimulating to look at, and is likely to encourage more thrilling night swimming exploits.
Fibreglass pools are almost never fully drained; the water serves as the counterweight to external forces. Without an equal amount of force pushing from within the pool, the hull may either pop out of the ground or form bulges where they shouldn't.
To prevent this problem, pool installers fill the area surrounding the pool with backfill to act like a shock absorber. The amount of backfill needed depends on the pool's dimensions, but experts generally suggest adding 5 to 10 tonnes of backfill for every 5 feet of pool area. For instance, a 30-foot pool may require 50 tonnes of backfill.
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Many Australians sure love to swim. Whether on the beach or in the comforts of their backyard, they enjoy splashing about in the waves and taking a leisurely dip. As children, they learn to love the water, while as adults, they nurture their ability to swim or the affinity for underwater recreation. In the RN publication of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Olympic gold medallist Shane Gould and her husband, Milt Helms, who coaches elite swimming teams and is co-founder of the Swedish Centre for Aquatic Research, share their insights on this national pastime. Among other things, they attribute Aussies’ love of swimming or of simply being underwater to the thrill and therapeutic effects.
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Australians are known for being lovers of outdoor living space, whether it is a sprawling Victorian garden or an innovative outdoor kitchen. Meanwhile, those who love to cool off or work out by swimming likely prefer to have a pool in their yard. A pool construction project, however, is no mean feat. As much as homeowners would like to dive in to this project right away, they have to work out several things first. This includes checking the council’s requirements, having a survey done to assess environmental impact, and finalising the design. All in all, a typical pool building project can take months to complete. While people may be patient enough to accomplish all these paperwork requirements for building pools in Perth homes, would they be prepared for all the expenses? Without effective strategies to manage costs, they would likely end up with a half-finished pool.
Friday, 13 February 2015
The average home size in Australia is said to be one of the biggest in the world, but is that still the case? Things are beginning to change in Perth, Western Australia’s economic capital, at least. The Planning Department reveals that in the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel region, the median lot size for 2014 is pegged at 410sqm, a stark contrast to the 564sqm in 2004. Young families and seniors who’ve chosen to downsize make up the majority of buyers of small lots. Insiders predict that this small lot trend will continue in the years to come. Small blocks equal small backyards. As a result, homeowners will have to carefully plan their outdoor living space design. There are several ways for them to make the most out of what they have. For instance, plunge pools in Perth would allow them to enjoy their small space.