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gaweleczek
gaweleczek
19 April

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

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

I'm with you here. The problem is that the builder insists we need to do something to show that we are actively managing water that used fall onto my yard and now falls to…

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gaweleczek
Apr 19, 2018 12:28 pm

'Objects with a substantially horizontal surface of 10mm or more that allow a young child to gain a foot or hand hold must not…

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EVOKE ARCHITECTS
Apr 19, 2018 11:38 am
EVOKE ARCHITECTS

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 6:57 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 9:10 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 3:28 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 5:04 pm
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 03, 2017 11:48 pm
winto_04
winto_04
21 August 2017

installing a pool during construction of home

installing a pool during construction of home

Hi. Are you sitting down ??? $4200 for 26 weeks ( that is minimum period). A lot of companies I called don't do it anymore. We got a builder / carpenter in…

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winto_04
Aug 21, 2017 8:40 am
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
24 May 2017

Pool design ideas

Pool design ideas

Hello, There are plenty of house designs out there but I'm struggling to find a place with pool design ideas. I'm especially interested in different ways to create space…

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gaweleczek
May 24, 2017 12:30 am
carmania
carmania
5 May 2017

Approx cost of glass pool fence

Approx cost of glass pool fence

Hi, It cost me $5,000 for a 22 linear meter glass pool fence with short spiggots that held the glass (maybe 150mm high) with 2 x glass gates that I did a DIY (quotes…

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carmania
May 05, 2017 8:22 pm
faykis
faykis
23 March 2017

Compass Vantage In-Floor Cleaning System - Does it work?

Compass Vantage In-Floor Cleaning System - Does it work?

Hi all, how much is the vantage cleaning system for your size of pools? Im calling compass pools to book an appointment so that they can give us a quote. Everytime i call…

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faykis
Mar 23, 2017 11:30 am
faykis
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
20 March 2017

My concrete pool experience (Brisbane)

My concrete pool experience (Brisbane)

Looks excellent. How's it going now? We've started to think about a pool too, so its nice seeing a couple of people on here share their experiences.

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cat_dunc
Mar 20, 2017 8:07 pm
cat_dunc
ozvids
ozvids
5 January 2017

Final Level Of Pool according to Australian Standard???

Final Level Of Pool according to Australian Standard???

Does anyone have a link of copy of AS1839 standard? The only copy online you have to pay for... ? I was just wondering how much bowing is acceptable on a fibreglass pool?…

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ozvids
Jan 05, 2017 9:09 pm
Sammy2
Sammy2
25 July 2016

Upgrade options - old 'rolled edge' pebble crete pool

Upgrade options - old 'rolled edge' pebble crete pool

I have also seen this pebble stone idea in some of the pools nearby.

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Sammy2
Jul 25, 2016 5:25 pm

We want to update our pebblecrete pool with new coping edge and concrete/pavers around. The pool itself is in excellent nic for its age. No cracks on the inside at all.…

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333tweds
May 30, 2016 2:19 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 October 2015

Can we contest pool excavation costs?

Can we contest pool excavation costs?

Are the salespersons words/promises in writing ? What is written down is what counts - not words…

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Saint Mike
Oct 15, 2015 8:33 am
Saint Mike
becobi
becobi
14 October 2015

Our Pool Build (Fibreglass, Qld)

Our Pool Build (Fibreglass, Qld)

hi there - do you have any updates photos? we have just ordered our Grey Quartz pool and i am so nervous abut the colour choice... :)

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becobi
Oct 14, 2015 11:07 am
aussieta
aussieta
13 September 2015

Pool heating

Pool heating

i bought a house that has an inground concrete pool that has the black mats on roof they actually have multiple 6mm pipes running through them my system uses 40mm pressure…

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aussieta
Sep 13, 2015 3:29 pm
aussieta
Pellehcim
Pellehcim
7 September 2015

Pool placement and Qld regulations

Pool placement and Qld regulations

Sean at malibu pools were who we went with because he had been out to site to give us a quote just prior. We were originally going to build 1m from the boundary as we…

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Pellehcim
Sep 07, 2015 7:35 pm
zebrax0r
zebrax0r
13 June 2015

What type of salt water chlorinator? Dosing automation?

What type of salt water chlorinator? Dosing automation?

Hi. So, I need a new salt water pool chlorinator unfortunately. My old one bit the dust a few months ago. It was an ancient Zodiac Clearwater unit. The pool is…

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zebrax0r
Jun 13, 2015 2:24 pm
travisaus
travisaus
8 April 2015

Recommendations for glass pool fence - Brisbane

Recommendations for glass pool fence - Brisbane

I use Justin from A Grade Aluminium. Based on the coast but is in Brisbane doing jobs most days :)

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travisaus
Apr 08, 2015 5:45 pm
[emmakay]
[emmakay]
26 November 2014

Pool Builder in Brisbane fibreglass

Pool Builder in Brisbane fibreglass

Hi emmakay Just wondering if you have made a decision on pool company? We are currently looking at fibreglass pools in Brisbane and interested in…

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[emmakay]
Nov 26, 2014 10:29 am
Taters
Taters
22 November 2014

Leisure Pools Brisbane

Leisure Pools Brisbane

I'm about to decide on an in-ground pool and have narrowed the search down to a fibreglass pool provider - Leisure Pools at Yatala (Brisbane to Gold Coast). Very slick…

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Taters
Nov 22, 2014 12:32 pm
enyer
enyer
10 November 2014

What pool is best for clay soil?

What pool is best for clay soil?

Hi all We are planning on constructing a pool at our new home and having difficulty deciding between concrete and fibreglass as both appeal to us in different ways. Our…

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enyer
Nov 10, 2014 7:51 pm
Betty Rubble
Betty Rubble
5 November 2014

Spa temperature/thermostat problem

Spa temperature/thermostat problem

Hi, we've got an old Spa Quip Spa Power 500a and are having problems with the temperature control. We have just re-filled the spa after having it switched off and empty…

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Betty Rubble
Nov 05, 2014 7:51 am
rickmels
rickmels
1 October 2014

Pool refurbishment Brisbane

Pool refurbishment Brisbane

Hi I have a tired looking 80's concrete pool (Brisbane North Side). I'm looking to get it renovated, peblecreted and generally brought up to date. Would appreciate…

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rickmels
Oct 01, 2014 10:29 am
kexkez
kexkez
30 June 2014

Pre wire spa cable

Pre wire spa cable

We are double brick here in WA. So our cable was run through the roof and then down the cavity wall. When he did the cable run for the spa we also got him to run a 2nd…

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kexkez
Jun 30, 2014 9:39 pm
kexkez
travisaus
travisaus
25 June 2014

Good pool fencers in North Brisbane

Good pool fencers in North Brisbane

I use A Grade Aluminium. They are based on the Gold Coast but service all of Brisbane and the surrounds too. I believe though you will need a private certifier for your…

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travisaus
Jun 25, 2014 11:07 am
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da_cleaner
May 22, 2014 6:11 am
Sunshine2013
Sunshine2013
19 May 2014

Spa/Heat Pump under deck

Spa/Heat Pump under deck

There would be a 4m x 4m x 1m hole (ID) excavated and retained with a 150mm concrete slab and drainage (I'm on a split level backyard), and place the 2250mm x 2250mm x…

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Sunshine2013
May 19, 2014 6:12 pm
Sunshine2013
vegas777
vegas777
17 May 2014

Don't Buy O Ring for Waterco Water King Tablet Feeder

Don't Buy O Ring for Waterco Water King Tablet Feeder

People should always be indignant when a business is price gouging beyond a reasonable profit margin; it's not the money, it's the principle.

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vegas777
May 17, 2014 10:23 am
EmyN
EmyN
15 May 2014

Pool location advice

Pool location advice

Hmm they both seem to be slightly awkward in the way they are offset from what I presume is the alfresco area... In neither option does the pool face the patio which seems…

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EmyN
May 15, 2014 12:30 pm
EmyN
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 May 2014

Pool close to a house

Pool close to a house

Don't like pools up against houses. But - that said - I'd also ask the builder what they think. Pool companies promise the world before the contract - then the world…

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Saint Mike
May 13, 2014 7:25 am
Saint Mike
bpratt
bpratt
12 January 2014

Dig out old pool that was filled with dirt?

Dig out old pool that was filled with dirt?

FWIW, Logan council here in Qld require the following to occur to decommission a pool, but I don't know how common this is across Australia. 1/. Cut a hole 1m x 1m in…

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bpratt
Jan 12, 2014 10:18 pm
KCamp
KCamp
21 September 2013

Pool Tile & Landscaping Confusion - help needed

Pool Tile & Landscaping Confusion - help needed

Thanks a lot for all the info, very useful. We had another landscaper out this morning to give us a quote he suggested we use a road base with pavers but I'm not convinced…

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KCamp
Sep 21, 2013 9:55 pm
queenslanderreno1
queenslanderreno1
29 June 2013

Grout and adhesive dropped into pool - how to remove?

Grout and adhesive dropped into pool - how to remove?

We've had tradies around our pool area lately and we have found that there is an accumulation of bits of grout and adhesive stuck to the bottom of our new fibreglass pool.…

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queenslanderreno1
Jun 29, 2013 9:46 pm
stellabella
stellabella
19 May 2013

Need to buy a pool vacuum...no idea where to start!

Need to buy a pool vacuum...no idea where to start!

Hi everyone, We are thinking of buying a pool vacuum and I have no idea where to start looking, what I should be looking for, etc. The local pool company has been…

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stellabella
May 19, 2013 12:37 pm
stellabella
kassan1973
kassan1973
5 March 2013

Pool covers from Ebay?

Pool covers from Ebay?

Hi there i purchased a 7x4 meter ebay cover approx 2 months ago for $130 has been fantastic best thing i ever did heats during a sunny day so i have pool return outlet…

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kassan1973
Mar 05, 2013 10:40 pm
davinci
davinci
5 January 2013

Highgrove Glass Pool Fence.

Highgrove Glass Pool Fence.

highgrove glass isnt toughened properly, it wont shatter into blunt peices, they are sharp shards, there aluminium spigots deteriorate with salt , chlorine ie: the powder…

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davinci
Jan 05, 2013 6:47 pm
davinci
Lex
Lex
8 December 2012

what trees

what trees

Pittos, that variety with silvery foliage. We had one and it literally dropped NOTHING during 10 years. Amazing shrub. Plus, its roots are quite small and no invasive.…

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Lex
Dec 08, 2012 11:53 am
Lex
lkj
lkj
10 October 2012

resurfacing pool surround

resurfacing pool surround

The pebblecrete path/surround around my pool is old and cracked. I would like to cover it up. (I hate pebblecrete) Is this as simple as laying a new layer of concrete over…

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lkj
Oct 10, 2012 9:26 pm
chripark69
chripark69
6 October 2012

Questions about spas - why would a motor be running 24hrs?

Questions about spas - why would a motor be running 24hrs?

Even the quietest pumps will emit some sort of humming noise, shouldn't be to loud but it is one of those annoying noises that once you know is there can be heard very…

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chripark69
Oct 06, 2012 7:27 pm
chripark69
bashworth
bashworth
12 August 2012

Bathroom Kicthen, Swimming Pool where to start?

Bathroom Kicthen, Swimming Pool where to start?

What will you use most should be your priority! For me it would be 1. Kitchen. Use 3-4 times per day ( most expensive room in the house and most important if you want to…

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bashworth
Aug 12, 2012 1:11 pm
bashworth
darrell81
darrell81
12 June 2012

is my pool sinking

is my pool sinking

already done.it goes from 110mm 115mm 120mm 140mm it was perfectly level when installed

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darrell81
Jun 12, 2012 7:57 pm
mgilla
mgilla
17 May 2012

Pouring concrete in the rain

Pouring concrete in the rain

Hi All Our pool provider poured concrete in the rain. Will this weaken the pool or cause any defects? The surface is currently quite…

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mgilla
May 17, 2012 5:07 pm


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