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.