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David_Sydney
David_Sydney
13 October

Boundary fence rules vs Pool fencing requirements

Boundary fence rules vs Pool fencing requirements

Thanks, that seems to be pretty clear. Where is that actually regulated? And aren't there any limitations to this, e.g. if a climbable object could be easily removed…

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David_Sydney
Oct 13, 2018 4:52 pm

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

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

We have one row of coping and then exposed. These pics were taken not long aser being laid, so are a bit darker than what ist is now. We love it and seems to be one of the…

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Becs Coral
Sep 20, 2018 10:34 pm
Becs Coral
bakk_off
bakk_off
12 September

Paradise Pools - Brightwaters DIY Pools

Paradise Pools - Brightwaters DIY Pools

Hey mate did you end up doing a pool with paradise pools DIY?? I’m trying to look for reviews from this company other then looking at the reviews on their website?? Just…

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bakk_off
Sep 12, 2018 3:17 pm
bakk_off
Sachin
Sachin
27 August

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
aussieta
aussieta
17 August

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
Altocu
Altocu
7 August

Polished concrete surrounds for a pool

Polished concrete surrounds for a pool

Hi Marz, Thanks for your comments. It's not but perhaps that's a good idea. I've taken lots of aerial shots using my drone throughout the build Steve

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Altocu
Aug 07, 2018 3:58 pm

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
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Andry0400
Jul 23, 2018 9:00 am
Andry0400
loure1992
loure1992
20 July

Swimming Pool Heating: Solar, Heat Pump or Gas

Swimming Pool Heating: Solar, Heat Pump or Gas

Hi, They don't create warm. As the pool pump flows the swimming pool's water, the water drawn from the pool goes through a channel and the warmth pump…

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loure1992
Jul 20, 2018 5:06 am
loure1992
sxwallac
sxwallac
16 July

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

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

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

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
aussieta
aussieta
26 June

Fiberglass Pool Bleaching under the water line

Fiberglass Pool Bleaching under the water line
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pool shop results are notoriously inaccurate and their advice can be problematic this is the best kit in australia https://clearchoicelabs.com.au/product/ ...…

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aussieta
Jun 26, 2018 7:57 pm
aussieta
Hailsm
Hailsm
28 May

Raise ph to bring it down again

Raise ph to bring it down again

Thanks for your advice I'll definately head over to that page and do some reading thank you. I've never been a fan of pool shops and their way of making money, every time…

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Hailsm
May 28, 2018 11:45 am
Hailsm
suemaruk
suemaruk
16 May

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
glippp
glippp
9 May

Robotic Pool Cleaners

Robotic Pool Cleaners

Hi there, I have a Davey Optima and use it with disposable filter bags - ezPOOLBag. Davey is a decentd robotfor the price. It also climbs wals like Dolphin. Basically it…

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glippp
May 09, 2018 6:15 am
Soozzee
Soozzee
28 March

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

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

Fibreglass v Concrete

Fibreglass v Concrete

How about a ? They have a lower initial cost, smooth to touch and can completely modernise the look of your outdoor area :)

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Charlotte Gibbs
Mar 06, 2018 7:57 pm
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
23 February

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

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

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
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
9 February

Pools and existing retaining walls.

Pools and existing retaining walls.

You need a professional to assess . We install fibreglass pools as close as 200mm to retainers walls . We do detailed drawings and consult a engineer .

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wheeliworks
Feb 09, 2018 7:04 pm
wheeliworks

Pool placement with easements and fences.

Pool placement with easements and fences.

The designs of pool shared above is beautiful. I think along with this you can also install glass pool fencing for the safety purpose.

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DakotaCantamessa
Feb 05, 2018 10:02 pm
nick56
nick56
26 January

Pool pump replacement

Pool pump replacement

yes, you can replace your pool pump if it isn't working. and enjoy your holidays with summer pool.....

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nick56
Jan 26, 2018 4:14 am
riverrock
riverrock
23 January

Reputable Pool Companies in Perth

Reputable Pool Companies in Perth
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I used Riverina pools almost 2 years ago. I installed 4.5x2.5 with an automated chlorinator and and eco pump, pool cleaner, thermal blanket and roller, heating provision,…

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riverrock
Jan 23, 2018 6:44 pm
marz1983
marz1983
15 January

Owner Builder Pool Install

Owner Builder Pool Install

Thanks for you replies, it does seem like if we went with two seperate companies one for actual pool and one to install we may save some money not sure how much yet will…

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marz1983
Jan 15, 2018 8:04 pm
David05
David05
4 January

Cane Toad in Pool

Cane Toad in Pool

Hi, Just before Christmas I had a new fibreglass pool installed. We went away for a few weeks and got home today to find a number of cane toads in the swimming pool. One…

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David05
Jan 04, 2018 6:04 pm
AdamG
AdamG
28 December 2017

Permantly securing sliding door closed

Permantly securing sliding door closed

Hi All, We’ve an alfresco area which has a sliding door on one wall, and a double stacked sliding door on the other wall. We’d like to install a pool in this area…

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AdamG
Dec 28, 2017 8:23 pm
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
14 December 2017

Pool insurance during build

Pool insurance during build

Hi All I am building a house but have put the pool in first, and need insurance to cover it until the house is completed. I got a quote to add it to the builder's…

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CarolineJ
Dec 14, 2017 11:21 am
asheeshjoshi
asheeshjoshi
2 December 2017

Pool/SPA near easement

Pool/SPA near easement

I am in Melbourne, VIC. I was thinking that for an over the ground SPA, I could extend the decking around my alfresco area and then use part of alfresco for the SPA. I…

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asheeshjoshi
Dec 02, 2017 12:32 pm
AH123
AH123
28 November 2017

Concrete pool

Concrete pool

Anyone know good concrete builder with a reasonable price ?

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AH123
Nov 28, 2017 10:06 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
24 November 2017

Swim Spa 2017

Swim Spa 2017

I have read that the "swim spa" side of things can be a bit gimmicky. But some of the newer ones now you can get more powerful jets (and more than one jet). So I imagine…

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Agent_009
Nov 24, 2017 12:17 pm
Agent_009
RenoBloke
RenoBloke
29 October 2017

Pool layout issue

Pool layout issue

Run the deck 90 degrees to the pool.

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RenoBloke
Oct 29, 2017 4:24 pm
RenoBloke
RenoBloke
RenoBloke
29 October 2017

concrete swimming pool

concrete swimming pool
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Dincel is already water proof and do you really need to add a finish? I think for partly above ground pools it's a solution and from what I'm aware you can do it yourself.…

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RenoBloke
Oct 29, 2017 4:11 pm
RenoBloke
building-expert
building-expert
18 October 2017

Issue with pipe location - who should fix, us or plumber?

Issue with pipe location - who should fix, us or plumber?

Is it reasonable to expect the pool company/plumber to come back and rectify this? (For what it's worth, the concreter reckons it's a 10 min job for the plumber). Yes it…

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building-expert
Oct 18, 2017 4:49 pm
building-expert
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
6 October 2017

Barrier Reef Pools?

Barrier Reef Pools?
1, 2, 3

For anyone who comes to read this looking for info or guidance on Newcastle/Hunter pool company's, an update is: We managed to talk Tranquility down to match Barrier…

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cat_dunc
Oct 06, 2017 11:10 am
cat_dunc
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
18 September 2017

Glass Pool Fence Vitroglaze or EnduroShield

Glass Pool Fence Vitroglaze or EnduroShield

We have glass. Never added anything. Just give it a wash every 3-4 months.

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Saint Mike
Sep 18, 2017 9:29 am
Saint Mike
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
3 September 2017

Installation sequence: solar panels and pool heating pump

Installation sequence: solar panels and pool heating pump

Hi, I'm planning to install solar panels and build a pool with a heating pump. Does it matter witch one I get done first? Or maybe there is a logical sequence? Thanks

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gaweleczek
Sep 04, 2017 12:48 am

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