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sxwallac
sxwallac
21 February

Pool fence requirements for COO (not for filling)

Pool fence requirements for COO (not for filling)

Hi, Short Version: Is a fully compliant permanent pool fence required for an inground empty pool, in order to get a house COO? Long Version: We're building a new house,…

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sxwallac
Feb 21, 2018 9:35 pm
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 11:32 am
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 11:17 am
Agent_009
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
22 July 2017

Liquid Blue Pools

Liquid Blue Pools

No. We did a Compass pool - seems OK. They have a Net site.

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Saint Mike
Jul 22, 2017 1:41 pm
Saint Mike
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Dreamhme
Jul 04, 2017 1:00 am
GFC80
GFC80
29 March 2017

Water Feature around pool area

Water Feature around pool area

Thanks Wheeliworks will check them out

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GFC80
Mar 29, 2017 4:44 pm
andreweverist
andreweverist
1 March 2017

Recommendation for Pool Builders in South East

Recommendation for Pool Builders in South East

We have our concrete pool constructed in Mornington Peninsula from Pools R Us. They provide us up to the mark services and even provide pool after services. They can…

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andreweverist
Mar 01, 2017 8:15 pm
andreweverist
Aegean430
Aegean430
16 February 2017

Swimspa pre install work - recommendations Melb Southeast. H

Swimspa pre install work - recommendations Melb Southeast. H

Hi, when we installed a pool in our old house, the pool company did everything. This time around we're thinking swimspa & I've found the spa company only sell you the spa…

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Aegean430
Feb 16, 2017 6:19 pm
Aegean430
ayaman
ayaman
14 October 2016

TLC Pool and Landscape design- anyone use them?

TLC Pool and Landscape design- anyone use them?

Hi All, I'm looking for an 'all in one' pool and landscape design company to come out after my build is complete. I'd like to do pool and landscape all together if…

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ayaman
Oct 14, 2016 10:36 am

Are you struggling with the design of your garden?

Are you struggling with the design of your garden?

I am building a Hamptons inspired home but I have to pic a certain number of natives for the property so I am not sure which ones would match. I am also not allowed to…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 23, 2016 7:46 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
VivianN
VivianN
30 May 2016

Spa Repair Recommendations in Melb

Spa Repair Recommendations in Melb

Hi all, Does anyone have a recommendation on a decent spa repair / maintenance service located in Melbourne (preferably close to the inner north)? I suspect a possible…

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VivianN
May 30, 2016 2:30 pm

You can also consider Pools R Us: http://www.poolsrus.com.au. Below are some images of their work: Hope it helps.

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andreweverist
May 23, 2016 6:44 pm
andreweverist
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
31 March 2016

DIY Pools..

DIY Pools..

Frank from DIY pools is a very genuine bloke . I do projects regularly with him .

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wheeliworks
Mar 31, 2016 8:06 pm
wheeliworks
andreweverist
andreweverist
24 February 2016

Mel: ready to build my own house and want a pool builder

Mel: ready to build my own house and want a pool builder

I would highly recommend Pools R Us. They are also offering some special offers, you can choose as per your budget. Here you can request them for a…

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andreweverist
Feb 24, 2016 1:02 pm
andreweverist
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
31 January 2016

Remove Quartzon finish and tile concrete pool

Remove Quartzon finish and tile concrete pool

Hi, does anyone have an idea of costs to remove a Quartzon finish and replace it with a tile finish? Tiles would be basic colours, low to mid-range cost rather than…

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cheltenham3192
Jan 31, 2016 9:04 am
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
13 September 2015

Pool heating pump problem

Pool heating pump problem

Most common problem is a bit of dirt on or around the o ring on the basket lid ir the union on inlet to pump loosened a little

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wheeliworks
Sep 13, 2015 9:24 pm
wheeliworks

What is the go with led pool lights? Is one for a 7m pool going to light the pools sufficiently? Or should I ideally get a second light? Also…

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wheeliworks
Aug 29, 2015 6:08 am
wheeliworks
bradtregear
bradtregear
28 August 2015

Cool Pools

Cool Pools

We can highly recommend Monique & Jeremy who operate Cool Pools as a husband and wife team. With low overheads and no costly display pools they rely heavily on referrals…

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bradtregear
Aug 28, 2015 8:18 pm
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
14 August 2015

spa on second storey

spa on second storey

hi I installed a spa on second storey, while the builder put the pump on the external wall. I understand this is normal practice. But it looks ugly. Could it be…

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bigniqiu
Aug 14, 2015 12:05 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
13 July 2015

Pool Installers

Pool Installers

Where are you located?

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wheeliworks
Jul 13, 2015 4:32 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
18 June 2015

Boundary fencing - non climbable zone 5

Boundary fencing - non climbable zone 5

13mm holes are to big 10mm or less is required . You can put a tapered fillet ( piece of timber with a tapered edge 67degrees) on the top rail . Then if top of fence to…

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wheeliworks
Jun 18, 2015 9:04 pm
wheeliworks
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cheltenham3192
May 30, 2015 6:36 pm

A mini crane like this is available as narrow as 1100mm or a gantry as pictured available nationally from kenards lift & shift centres . Cost vardys depending on beam…

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wheeliworks
May 10, 2015 6:14 pm
wheeliworks
1rocky
1rocky
4 April 2015

any realestaste agents around? whats better concrete or FG

any realestaste agents around? whats better concrete or FG

i have a robot cleaner for my pool they are fantastic and keep the pool clean. and during winter i have a pool blanket as well. i have also just installed a solar pool heater.

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1rocky
Apr 04, 2015 7:04 am
BoostedVT
BoostedVT
19 March 2015

Pool & Spa selection in Victoria

Pool & Spa selection in Victoria

We are building too and planning to install a pool once we move in. We have shopped around and opted for a fibre glass pool (8 X 4) with…

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BoostedVT
Mar 19, 2015 7:21 pm
robbie55
robbie55
26 February 2015

Frameless Fencing DIY - anyone?

Frameless Fencing DIY - anyone?

If you happen to find them it might still be worth the freight charge. Whoever you use just make sure they supply it with the certificate.

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robbie55
Feb 26, 2015 6:35 pm
robbie55
Michelle and Simon
Michelle and Simon
16 February 2015

In ground Fibreglass Pool - Central Victoria

In ground Fibreglass Pool - Central Victoria

Hi everyone :) we want to install a fibreglass in ground pool before next summer. I have been doing research and checking out a few companies in our area (Central Vic -…

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Michelle and Simon
Feb 16, 2015 8:00 pm
pacsun
pacsun
1 February 2015

Experiences with Zodiac warranty service?

Experiences with Zodiac warranty service?

Had a rerrible experience with Zodiac on warranty. Only solved by taking them to court (Qld Fair Trading NO HELP) but obtained full refund and costs. Zodiac were relying…

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pacsun
Feb 01, 2015 10:02 am
Matt1
Matt1
23 January 2015

Sydney: Resort Pools and Spas update

Sydney: Resort Pools and Spas update

Glad I didn't end up going with them...

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Matt1
Jan 23, 2015 11:10 am
Matt1
kassan1973
kassan1973
2 January 2015

Building Permit for Spa?

Building Permit for Spa?

have not seen this before, how do you ensure lock…

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kassan1973
Jan 02, 2015 5:25 pm
1rocky
1rocky
1 January 2015

Pool Budget

Pool Budget
1, 2, 3

robbie how did you go with your solar heating for your pool

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1rocky
Jan 01, 2015 5:49 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
5 December 2014

Pool paving issues

Pool paving issues

I'm far from an expert - but - what has the cement base got to do with tiles coming away. Surely this is due to the "glue" they use to fit them - and the quantity used. …

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Saint Mike
Dec 05, 2014 7:56 am
Saint Mike
Agent_009
Agent_009
12 June 2014

Pool Coping/Pool Area Tiles - PLEASE HELP!!!

Pool Coping/Pool Area Tiles - PLEASE HELP!!!
1, 2

Ours is 2.9m wide to be precise. Can't fault the width....it's fantastic. We are looking to build a pool in our new house and even considering building the exact same one!

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Agent_009
Jun 12, 2014 4:47 pm
Agent_009
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
20 May 2014

Website with best practical info on pool fencing safety?

Website with best practical info on pool fencing safety?

Top of fence to bottom needs to be 1.8 the retained garden doesn't form part of this measurement,

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wheeliworks
May 20, 2014 9:44 pm
wheeliworks
Sheilzy
Sheilzy
17 April 2014

Recommendations for Sydney concrete pool builders

Recommendations for Sydney concrete pool builders
1, 2, 3

We are planning to do the solar ourselves too, could you let me know who you are using?…

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Sheilzy
Apr 17, 2014 9:04 pm
Sheilzy
Ilias
Ilias
29 March 2014

Pool Shell Installed

Pool Shell Installed

I am hoping I can find some advice on this forum. We just had our concrete pool shell installed. As we were cleaning with hose and water all the dirt and dust…

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Ilias
Mar 29, 2014 10:06 pm
GeoffW1
GeoffW1
24 December 2013

Pool Water Maintenance

Pool Water Maintenance

, I just buy the Aque Therepe mineral salts, which are quite expensive for a small bag, but I do believe the water to be very silky and pure.…

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GeoffW1
Dec 24, 2013 1:58 pm
GeoffW1
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
22 December 2013

POOL FENCE HELP NEEDED FOR A NEW POOL IN VICTORIA

POOL FENCE HELP NEEDED FOR A NEW POOL IN VICTORIA

Yes - measure from outside - you are trying to keep people out - not in. We have a deck inside and could jump the fence if we wanted to ... :) Some of the nit picking…

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Saint Mike
Dec 22, 2013 9:44 am
Saint Mike
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
16 October 2013

Steel or Aluminium Powder coated Pool Fence?

Steel or Aluminium Powder coated Pool Fence?

And if you go for Aluminium, don't use steel screws/rivets.

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oncewerefurriers
Oct 16, 2013 9:17 pm
Zarli
Zarli
16 August 2013

Glass pool gate thickness?

Glass pool gate thickness?

8mm gates are generally used in conjunction with spring hinges (not soft closing) I believe this is due to weight. 8mm gate with 12mm panels is a common practice, and if…

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Zarli
Aug 16, 2013 9:35 pm
Zarli
da_cleaner
da_cleaner
23 July 2013

Anyone dealt with lazaway pools????

Anyone dealt with lazaway pools????

we work around melbourne for many builders finishing pools...applying quartzon, glass, tiling etc what would you like to know?

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da_cleaner
Jul 23, 2013 1:19 pm
Fly1170
Fly1170
18 July 2013

Cost of Paving around a pool in Melbourne

Cost of Paving around a pool in Melbourne

Hi Thanks so much for replying. That confirms the quote we got was crazy. Would you be happy to pm me the names & numbers of the guys you got to quote? We're in the…

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Fly1170
Jul 18, 2013 8:56 am
jeffr100rs
jeffr100rs
7 July 2013

Soil fill under pool fence

Soil fill under pool fence

From memory the Australian standards say 'no soil' under a pool fence. It does say gravel and turf are acceptable. Sounds like the standards are getting turfed out the…

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jeffr100rs
Jul 07, 2013 12:40 am
nate89
nate89
4 June 2013

Anyone using a liquid pool blanket? (eg. Heatsavr etc)

Anyone using a liquid pool blanket? (eg. Heatsavr etc)

Yep you would only use it if you were using the pool so if you don't use the pool over winter time then I wouldn't bother with it during those months.

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nate89
Jun 04, 2013 5:19 pm
Retrobyte
Retrobyte
3 June 2013

Magnesium salt pool. Anyone using this system?

Magnesium salt pool. Anyone using this system?

Sorry for the rush of pool related questions by me as a noob to this forum, but I'm trying to make sense of some of the information I've been given by pool salespeople,…

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Retrobyte
Jun 03, 2013 8:58 am
da_cleaner
da_cleaner
20 May 2013

Pool Plastering (Quartzon, pebble etc) MELBOURNE

Pool Plastering (Quartzon, pebble etc) MELBOURNE

we install interiors like pebble quartz glass etc. www.pacificpools.net.au another option is for you to call material suppliers who have lists of applicators and can…

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da_cleaner
May 20, 2013 7:11 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
26 April 2013

Pool setbacks

Pool setbacks

Setback from side boundary is 1m . You can get closer with a planning permit but is no guarantee of approval . Pool can be butted up against the house subject to…

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wheeliworks
Apr 26, 2013 5:21 pm
wheeliworks
miteq
miteq
24 January 2013

Classic Pools, Melbourne? ABG Pool

Classic Pools, Melbourne? ABG Pool

If you want a recommendation I have seen work completed by Hamill Pools. Speak to Lawrence. Nice guy, knows his stuff.

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miteq
Jan 24, 2013 8:38 am
miteq
HouseOB
HouseOB
10 January 2013

Install pool before extension?

Install pool before extension?

Hmm okay. It may be possible to dig up the front lawn so the crane can get in closer, I wanted a carpark there anyway. I wonder if it will be a problem for building the…

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HouseOB
Jan 10, 2013 7:27 pm


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