Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Primer on Plunge Pools

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

Pool Enhancement Ideas

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.

All About Backfill

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

Installing Swimming Pools in Perth for Leisure and Learning Purposes

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

Pools for Perth Homes: Pointers for Managing Pool Installation Costs

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

Plunge Pools in Perth: A Few Big Design Ideas for a Small Backyard

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.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Fibreglass Pools in Perth: Four Pointers to Help You Choose Your Pool

When you plan to buy a swimming pool for your main house, or even a vacation home, selecting the one that fits your needs and preferences can be complicated. On the bright side, you can get things done quickly despite the challenges by looking into fibreglass pools and their current attributes. Fibreglass pools have been around for almost 40 years and advances in engineering and pool design technology have improved their look and feel. Nothing looks better in a pool area than a swimming pool that fits flush with the rest of the property, and fibreglass varieties can achieve that match. If you’re looking for fibreglass pools in Perth, a company such as Palm City Pools has the perfect one for you. Below are things to consider before having a pool installed.