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bashworth
bashworth
21 February

Stormwater Easement - How far from pool?

Stormwater Easement - How far from pool?

The key thing is where the pipe is in the easement. You can build up to the edge of the easement as long as the bottom of the pool is below the zone. See this link that…

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bashworth
Feb 21, 2019 7:39 am
bashworth
eirrac
eirrac
12 February

Plunge pool / water tank pool

Plunge pool / water tank pool

Has anyone built an above ground water tank plunge pool? They seem to be quite popular at the moment but was wondering if someone had one what they thought and what it…

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eirrac
Feb 12, 2019 9:08 am
Sncoms
Sncoms
7 February

Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia
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Looks great. I am thinking of doing the same thing (in Adelaide as well). Hoping you may be able to share trades and any other advice you may have? I am finding it hard to…

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Sncoms
Feb 07, 2019 8:39 pm
aussieta
aussieta
5 February

Fiberglass Pool Bleaching under the water line

Fiberglass Pool Bleaching under the water line
1, 2, 3

pool shops are motivated to sell you products. combined with poor training and tests conducted under artifical lighting invest in a quality test kit fas-dpd using taylor…

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aussieta
Feb 05, 2019 5:31 pm
aussieta
Altocu
Altocu
1 February

Polished concrete surrounds for a pool

Polished concrete surrounds for a pool

Thanks Marz, All going well...hopefully by Easter.

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Altocu
Feb 01, 2019 9:07 pm
meminiau
meminiau
31 January

Pool Builder

Pool Builder

Hi I live in Newcastle and built with Blue Haven Pools, and I will never use them again. I was very disappointed in everything they did. The beginning of the process was…

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meminiau
Jan 31, 2019 11:31 pm
marz1983
marz1983
23 January

What to do here? Post and mesh type fence

What to do here? Post and mesh type fence

I think if we went almost right after the fibre glass its 900mm which is what it needs to be. Then thought maybe white rocks and some sort of screening tree in the 900mm space.

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marz1983
Jan 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Ziddy
Ziddy
18 January

HELP! Spa surface ruined!

HELP! Spa surface ruined!

Hearing such a thing for the first time. It looks like some acid damage. Usually and abrasion-free. Even if you hit it with a hammer it wont break easily.

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Ziddy
Jan 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Althom
Althom
10 January

GPO a 'climbable object'???

GPO a 'climbable object'???

Look under the Products tab at the top of the page

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Althom
Jan 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Althom

HI, I'm hoping someone can help identify these little things i find each morning in my pool. There's usually about 50-100 of them every day. They are about 10mm to 20mm…

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vc213
Jan 04, 2019 9:03 am
ooi21
ooi21
30 December 2018

Eco Pool Pumps vs single speed power guzzlers

Eco Pool Pumps vs single speed power guzzlers

Hello Everyone, I want to buy a pump for my swimming pool. Which should I buy Eco Pool Pumps or single speed power guzzlers? Please help me with this. Thanks

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ooi21
Dec 30, 2018 1:47 am
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rick16
Dec 25, 2018 11:02 pm
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cat_dunc
Dec 19, 2018 10:57 pm
cat_dunc
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
19 December 2018

What are rough costs to build an outdoor spa / ongoing costs

What are rough costs to build an outdoor spa / ongoing costs

About $28g for a installed spa with quality energy saving equipment . Cheers andrew

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wheeliworks
Dec 19, 2018 9:46 pm
wheeliworks
marz1983
marz1983
14 December 2018

Pool Surrounds???

Pool Surrounds???

Oh no how awful is that. Still no decisions made here, tossing up betweened honed concrete, tiles or waiting on a composite decking quote.

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marz1983
Dec 14, 2018 3:10 pm
amilelka
amilelka
12 December 2018

Fibre glass pool installation gone wrong

Fibre glass pool installation gone wrong

Seems like you just need to raise the height of the retaining wall and backfill. Did you end up resolving the issue?

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amilelka
Dec 12, 2018 2:03 pm
zzkazu
zzkazu
11 December 2018

Pool Cartridge not working properly?

Pool Cartridge not working properly?

Ok thanks mate, great site that. lots to read..

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zzkazu
Dec 11, 2018 7:26 am

Hi All, I've had a bit of a frustrating time getting my pool pump going over the last few months. One day I switched on the pool pump and it gave out a humming noise and…

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SeeBee
Nov 29, 2018 11:28 am
Nkem
Nkem
24 November 2018

Reputable Pool Companies in Perth

Reputable Pool Companies in Perth
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I’m currently going having a fibre glass pool installed. I live in Perth have had s dreadful time with Sapphire Pools. They are a subsidiary of Aqua leisure a much…

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Nkem
Nov 24, 2018 6:03 pm
sxwallac
sxwallac
19 November 2018

Website with best practical info on pool fencing safety?

Website with best practical info on pool fencing safety?

Sorry to resurrect an old topic: In Victoria, if a boundary fence is closer than 500mm to the pool coping tiles/deck edge, then the fence must…

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sxwallac
Nov 19, 2018 10:38 pm
lewisreed121
lewisreed121
15 November 2018

Swimming Pool Heating: Solar, Heat Pump or Gas

Swimming Pool Heating: Solar, Heat Pump or Gas

Thanks for sharing this. Finally which one did you choose?

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lewisreed121
Nov 15, 2018 8:53 pm
lewisreed121
lewisreed121
15 November 2018

Pool Heating

Pool Heating

Automated pool covers are way out of our budget. I have heard that its really costly and have high maintenance cost. I have been using for so many years now. During…

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lewisreed121
Nov 15, 2018 8:47 pm
mjr
mjr
15 November 2018

Raise ph to bring it down again

Raise ph to bring it down again

Hi, realize I'm a bit late to the conversation, what was the final result? Interested to know Thanks Matt

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mjr
Nov 15, 2018 1:31 pm
mjr
gregorian
gregorian
8 November 2018

Fibreglass Pool Company

Fibreglass Pool Company

Leisure and narellan pools are also good options. Happy to get you some discounts thru one of our connections.

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gregorian
Nov 08, 2018 8:18 pm
michaelyoni64
michaelyoni64
8 November 2018

Boundary fence rules vs Pool fencing requirements

Boundary fence rules vs Pool fencing requirements

We had a rather similar problem. I gather the shire are the ones to rubber stamp everything. I suggest you get them out to advise. They will be the ones to pass or fail.…

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michaelyoni64
Nov 08, 2018 3:07 am
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Drew01
Nov 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Drew01

Hi all, new to the forum and seeking some advice/reassurance on the new concrete pool we just had completed a week ago. The first thing is that the pebble that was used…

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ebby
Oct 20, 2018 7:22 am

Has anyone painted tiles around a pool? The terracotta tiles we have are both ugly and VERY slippery! Anyone willing to share photos/experiences with me?

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ktotherose
Oct 10, 2018 1:18 pm

Without seeing the site it’s harder to be sure but here goes I would put a 6 2.3m m pool in c location . That will give you 1m off boundary and 800mm off alfresco .…

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ste982
Oct 02, 2018 12:29 pm
jimbob73
jimbob73
26 September 2018

inflatable spa

inflatable spa

l'm thinking of getting an inflatable spa as a cheaper alternative to a real one. Anyone have any experience with them, are they anygood , is there one particular brand…

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jimbob73
Sep 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Sachin
Sachin
27 August 2018

Pool Piering cost

Pool Piering cost

Hi All My Pool Builder is charging me $240 per linear metre for piering (no re-inforcement - just 25mpa concrete) Is this reasonable?? Regards

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Sachin
Aug 27, 2018 3:32 pm
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Sachin
Aug 27, 2018 3:23 pm
aussieta
aussieta
17 August 2018

Pool questions

Pool questions

i bought my house 5 years ago the sellers painted the pool with an expensive epoxy paint looked great fro 2 years then people started getting blue feet after 3 years blue…

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aussieta
Aug 17, 2018 5:31 pm
aussieta
michaelyoni64
michaelyoni64
30 July 2018

Pool filter damage

Pool filter damage

Yes. Its on high speed for 15.mins then reverts to low. Thankyou for your insight with the filter.

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michaelyoni64
Jul 31, 2018 12:59 am

Hi all, Looking for an all in one pump equipment / waterfall box. Seems to be very few options on the market. Leisure pools have one but are very stand offish to sell them…

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aus_nz
Jul 30, 2018 2:21 pm
aus_nz
MandM+4
MandM+4
24 July 2018

Fibreglass pool, coping and alfresco finished height questio

Fibreglass pool, coping and alfresco finished height questio

Also not having it all the same height may be a good thing for drainage purposes. The concrete between our pool and Alfresco is lower so that we can hose the pool and…

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MandM+4
Jul 24, 2018 11:37 am
sxwallac
sxwallac
16 July 2018

Pool fence requirements for COO (not for filling)

Pool fence requirements for COO (not for filling)

Thanks Guys. We rented a temporary pool fence to be safe. We got the COO no problem (although that doesn't necessarily mean that it was all good: we just didn't get…

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sxwallac
Jul 16, 2018 8:24 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
12 July 2018

Non-climbable object question

Non-climbable object question

Corrigations on the water tank are deemed non climbable . Are there any pipes or fittings sticking out which are ? It does need to be 1.8 or higher . 1.79 is not good enough

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wheeliworks
Jul 12, 2018 6:25 pm
wheeliworks
Pooltech
Pooltech
8 July 2018

How to deal with excess water when pool is lower than street

How to deal with excess water when pool is lower than street

As long as you're draining less than 5% of your pools water in a controlled manner.. you can drain to stormwater. To make it controlled, put a 2 way valve in line, between…

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Pooltech
Jul 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Pooltech
Pooltech
8 July 2018

Pool tile suppliers

Pool tile suppliers

Just remember... the tiles in the showroom are in pristine condition. Even the natural stone ones are, as you would expect.... in batch you receive, the tiles will have…

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Pooltech
Jul 08, 2018 6:06 pm
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Pooltech
Jul 07, 2018 6:09 pm
suemaruk
suemaruk
16 May 2018

Badu Swim Jet System

Badu Swim Jet System

Hi Looking at getting a 6m concrete pool installed and were considering the inclusion of a Badu Swim Jet System for swimming and kids play. Approx cost around $5k.i…

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suemaruk
May 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Soozzee
Soozzee
28 March 2018

Foam in pool

Foam in pool

Update- after a year of problems with air leakage we found a tiny crack in return basket lid. We replaced the lid, the pool is perfect.

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Soozzee
Mar 28, 2018 2:53 pm
faith.mcgregor85
faith.mcgregor85
10 March 2018

Pool Coping

Pool Coping

We have just finished our pool, but we have chosen to go with a fibreglass pool. As I have a lot of info about pool installing and renovating now (it kinda stuck with me)…

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faith.mcgregor85
Mar 10, 2018 8:10 am
aussieta
aussieta
7 March 2018

Pool Renovation - tiles

Pool Renovation - tiles

you may try this site for it

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aussieta
Mar 07, 2018 7:41 pm
aussieta
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
23 February 2018

Help on Land Title for Pool

Help on Land Title for Pool

There should be a legend on the Plan of Subdivision as to what that means. An easement would usually be E-1 or similar with a description of what that easement is used for…

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Mrs_W
Feb 23, 2018 5:05 pm

Mainstream Pools were amazing! So happy with our pool. Dave convinced me to get a magnesium filtration system and so glad I did. Really easy maintenance and we couldn't…

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cbailes
Feb 22, 2018 10:10 pm
DakotaCantamessa
DakotaCantamessa
13 February 2018

Pool help

Pool help

Hey, I think you should take the expert advice.

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DakotaCantamessa
Feb 13, 2018 4:28 pm
DakotaCantamessa
DakotaCantamessa
13 February 2018

swimming pool fence posts

swimming pool fence posts

If they are cemented then i think you have to break some tiles in order to get the job done.

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DakotaCantamessa
Feb 13, 2018 4:25 pm

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