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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 8:14 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 5:15 am
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
19 March

Fiberglass Pool Bleaching under the water line

Fiberglass Pool Bleaching under the water line

Perfectly safe to swim in . When water is drained it looks 50 times worse .

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wheeliworks
Mar 19, 2018 7:59 pm
wheeliworks
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 7:23 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 August 2017

Looking for advice / If you were installing a pool again?

Looking for advice / If you were installing a pool again?

Also - ours is salt chlorinated with an auto feeder. Also an auto acid feeder. BUT -you still have to check the readings. AND - do what is needed - eg Buffer or Acid -…

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Saint Mike
Aug 16, 2017 10:13 am
Saint Mike
WAlien
WAlien
27 June 2017

My experience as a first time pool purchaser. (WA) *Update*

My experience as a first time pool purchaser. (WA) *Update*

I apologise for the delayed reply. I have been away a lot. I had to do a minor reset to 2 pavers by adding a little more sand near the steps, and think its now 100% I…

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WAlien
Jun 27, 2017 9:21 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
17 April 2017

Feedback - Sapphire or Barrier Reef Pools

Feedback - Sapphire or Barrier Reef Pools

Did anyone here go with Barrier Reef Pools in NSW in the end? What did you decide to do?

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cat_dunc
Apr 17, 2017 9:04 am
cat_dunc
leni
leni
24 November 2016

Swim Spa or Plunge Pool in Perth

Swim Spa or Plunge Pool in Perth

I'd prefer a pool over a spa! We had limited access but they stil managed to get a small digger in. Pool companies will come to your house and do a quote.

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leni
Nov 24, 2016 12:17 am
leni
Annie69
Annie69
27 October 2016

Paving sealer damage to fibreglass pool

Paving sealer damage to fibreglass pool

Hi everyone, does anyone have any advice or know of a way to remove sealer (from pavers) from a fibreglass pool? After the paving was laid around our new pool we had them…

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Annie69
Oct 27, 2016 1:41 pm
blackchook
blackchook
23 October 2016

Self build pool perth hills HELP

Self build pool perth hills HELP

Good new re the dig, that'll make life easier. Do you have a sketch you can send me and perhaps we can chat during the week? Email on the web site. Enjoy the warm day!

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blackchook
Oct 23, 2016 4:04 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
15 July 2016

Ants in the spa

Ants in the spa

Where are you located? We use Ackland Pest Control every 12mths and do not see an ant, spider or bug all year. We did have issues with ants in and around the spa, but…

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HomeAngels
Jul 15, 2016 1:00 pm
HomeAngels
riverrock
riverrock
13 May 2016

L Shaped pool

L Shaped pool

Can you post your plan. Are you planning to have the pool for relaxing/spa or do you want to do laps?DO you have any children and what age are they?

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riverrock
May 13, 2016 7:56 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
14 February 2016

New Pool Access Issues

New Pool Access Issues

What are you calling excellent side access . & what size pool are you trying to fit ?

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wheeliworks
Feb 14, 2016 9:30 am
wheeliworks
scsc11111111
scsc11111111
21 January 2016

Pool placement before earthworks?

Pool placement before earthworks?

Hi, we got ours dug our and concreted before the house (that's what out builder mac jones stipulated) then it was covered over and fenced and house was built. Levels have…

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scsc11111111
Jan 21, 2016 1:04 pm
richswing
richswing
5 December 2015

Fiberglass Pool in Perth (WA)

Fiberglass Pool in Perth (WA)

2.5 years down the line and still happy with my pool, maintenance has really been easy with the fibre glass pool and salt water chlorination system A couple of weeks a go…

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richswing
Dec 05, 2015 1:28 am
*MJ*
*MJ*
22 September 2015

Are rectangular pools the way to go?

Are rectangular pools the way to go?

Hi *MJ*, There is no doubt how great pools are great especially during summer. Our neighbor had a pretty decent size backyard (We live…

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*MJ*
Sep 22, 2015 5:37 pm
Bondy28
Bondy28
30 July 2015

For Sale: Pool and Spa Gas Heater

For Sale: Pool and Spa Gas Heater

Hi Guys, not sure if this is the right section to post in but I have a HX120 pool and spa gas heater for sale. Its brand new and still in original packaging. No longer…

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Bondy28
Jul 30, 2015 7:34 pm

This is a expensive suburb $3500 per night for a 1 bedroom condo,in qld complete with a fibreglass…

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wheeliworks
Jul 03, 2015 6:47 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
9 June 2015

Fast lane pools

Fast lane pools

Are you after it for the swim machine or just a small pool? The swim machine does work great . It is the premium product in resistance swimming & a swim jet dosnt come…

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wheeliworks
Jun 09, 2015 9:05 pm
wheeliworks
chardy
chardy
16 May 2015

Owner build concrete pool with Thermacell ICF or similar ?

Owner build concrete pool with Thermacell ICF or similar ?

Been off topic for a while but back on the job of costing the pool build. Looking at an ICF system to build a 7.2x3.6 shell with the steps off the side at the shallow end…

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chardy
May 16, 2015 8:56 pm
chardy
AAA123
AAA123
22 March 2015

Modular or Fibreglass - Classic Pools & Saphire.

Modular or Fibreglass - Classic Pools & Saphire.

Hi you are welcome to PM for more information however there's nothing good to tell you other than save your money and buy a fiberglass or concrete pool

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AAA123
Mar 22, 2015 12:02 am
davinci
davinci
11 March 2015

Pool fence regulations question - height INSIDE enclosure

Pool fence regulations question - height INSIDE enclosure

boundary fences.... the outside of the boundary fence in Vic generally has no relivance to compliance. (this has been the case for years) The internal does. a boundary…

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davinci
Mar 11, 2015 3:38 pm
davinci

Hi, I recently asked my supervisor if it was okay to have my pool installed because I was given a practical completion date of 'mid march'. I asked if it was safe to…

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enkayz
Mar 08, 2015 2:05 pm
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
23 February 2015

Pool Fencing (Perth)

Pool Fencing (Perth)

Hi Aubin, Did where did you end up buying your fence from? Me and missus are looking at several companies, WA pool fencing being one of…

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AubinGroveFan
Feb 23, 2015 2:02 pm
BeeBee70
BeeBee70
18 January 2015

Building Small Pool/Water Well in Perth

Building Small Pool/Water Well in Perth

Hi, Just joined this Forum. We are building a new home (nearly finished) and are going to put in a very small Pool/Water Well. Just seeking experiences and advice, if…

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BeeBee70
Jan 18, 2015 2:07 am
BeeBee70
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 December 2014

pool colourguard

pool colourguard

Not sure what this is ?

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Saint Mike
Dec 09, 2014 6:56 pm
Saint Mike
GraniteWorks
GraniteWorks
15 November 2014

Can I use pavers instead of pool coping? How do they differ

Can I use pavers instead of pool coping? How do they differ

You can certainly run granite paving right up to the pool edge but, as others have pointed out, it's important the stone is edged to ensure it's smooth and safe. The most…

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GraniteWorks
Nov 15, 2014 1:12 pm
Darcy27
Darcy27
7 November 2014

Can I use pavers instead of pool coping? How do they differ

Can I use pavers instead of pool coping? How do they differ

We put our fibreglass pool in before building the house, and we are now looking at finishing up and landscaping etc. I am looking at square edged granite, and am…

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Darcy27
Nov 07, 2014 1:47 pm
southpacific
southpacific
11 October 2014

Spa cable used for additional GPO?

Spa cable used for additional GPO?

Although Im not a sparky, from a standards-perspective, I suspect the intended use of a GPO is irrelevant. If its not hardwired to a device, then the supply cable must…

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southpacific
Oct 11, 2014 9:03 pm
southpacific
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 October 2014

Question re temporary fencing

Question re temporary fencing

Hi Mike - that is some thread! Must have a proper read! Can you see an issue with filling the pool with water and then popping lid on…

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Saint Mike
Oct 11, 2014 8:38 pm
Saint Mike
Sharcam
Sharcam
6 October 2014

King Neptune Ozone System

King Neptune Ozone System

We are just going down this path but friends of ours have the King Neptune Ozone system and swear by it. They say its like swimming in fresh water and good for sensitive skin.

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Sharcam
Oct 06, 2014 8:38 pm
miteq
miteq
25 September 2014

kids water fun

kids water fun

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: me too!

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miteq
Sep 25, 2014 9:48 am
miteq
building-expert
building-expert
15 September 2014

Help - Pool Drama!

Help - Pool Drama!

I think B STAR is on the money Freedom is your builder. Under normal circumstances builder is responsible for everything (I hope there are no special conditions in the…

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building-expert
Sep 15, 2014 9:04 am
building-expert
justy
justy
9 August 2014

DIY pool - have you installed one?

DIY pool - have you installed one?

Hi all, We are looking at getting a small plunge pool and found DIY pools as an option, you buy the shell and install…

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justy
Aug 09, 2014 11:16 am
justy
dons80
dons80
4 August 2014

barrier reef pool reviews WA??

barrier reef pool reviews WA??

All done!! ::dizzy:: Not without some dramas but lucky Barrier Reef were up for the challenge we hit water about 1.2m into the dig so we had to pump it out. Barrier Reef…

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dons80
Aug 04, 2014 7:23 pm
sco77k
sco77k
28 July 2014

Hiding pool equipment - ideas please??

Hiding pool equipment - ideas please??

Yeah I was more concerned with ventilation and carbon monoxide build up. I suppose as long as the timber slats are wide enough to allow proper air flow

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sco77k
Jul 28, 2014 11:18 am
sco77k
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 July 2014

Pool Water Feature or not such a feature!

Pool Water Feature or not such a feature!

Hi we have just installed a new fibreglass pool. We included the pipework allowance for a water feature (it is centred at the back of our…

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Saint Mike
Jul 13, 2014 11:15 am
Saint Mike
bonkers
bonkers
2 June 2014

Perths concrete pools "Atlantic Pools"

Perths concrete pools "Atlantic Pools"

Thanks folks. Looks like we are going with Malibu Pools here in Perth. They are considerably more expensive than Atlantic but we have been advised by someone previously in…

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bonkers
Jun 02, 2014 9:23 pm
Scotty Dog
Scotty Dog
15 May 2014

Limestone Swimming Pool (plastic lined)

Limestone Swimming Pool (plastic lined)

Hi AKB, That's what I'm thinking, but apparently it can be done, just spoke to my friend and she heard of someone who had a pool like that. I phoned a vinyl liner pool…

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Scotty Dog
May 15, 2014 3:18 pm
Mullet
Mullet
27 January 2014

fibreglass pool - feedback on installer - perth required

fibreglass pool - feedback on installer - perth required

I am about to have my 2nd pool installed by Riverena . Very good pools and service

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Mullet
Jan 27, 2014 4:28 pm
da_cleaner
da_cleaner
13 November 2013

Concrete pool - average timeframe

Concrete pool - average timeframe

varies greatly. 8 weeks - 16 weeks Depends on pool inclusions/ cleaning system (in floor?)/ Spa?/ and interior style... render or tiled or paint.

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da_cleaner
Nov 13, 2013 9:37 am
SFC
SFC
18 October 2013

Waste outlet help....

Waste outlet help....

Hi MissEm, My appologies, your pool guy was correct, I was thinking of the flow rate after the filter rather than the pressure between the pump and filter. So it is an…

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SFC
Oct 18, 2013 9:55 am
SFC
keen
keen
12 September 2013

Poured limestone V salt and chlorine, and paving grading?

Poured limestone V salt and chlorine, and paving grading?

Next question - If I already have brick paving around the pool, and then a ~40mm step up to the fiberglass pool lip, and then glue a 40mm coping paver to the pool lip,…

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keen
Sep 12, 2013 11:34 am
AKB
AKB
9 September 2013

No Building License Required to build your own Pool?

No Building License Required to build your own Pool?

Hi I'm in WA and am currently OB. I rang Builder's Registration Board as we didn't include the pool on our initial plans when we received our OB license. (We were going…

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AKB
Sep 09, 2013 4:48 pm
AKB
venno
venno
23 August 2013

Pool distance from boundary fence - Perth

Pool distance from boundary fence - Perth

My pool was installed in Scarborough last Dec and sits approx 1.5m from back boundary fence which is a limestone retaining wall on the neighbours property as their lot…

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venno
Aug 23, 2013 3:35 pm
harvestsummit
harvestsummit
12 July 2013

How did you pay for your pool?

How did you pay for your pool?

@homebody99 I was told we could add finishings to our Bankwest construction loan, just needed to specify and provide quotes.

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harvestsummit
Jul 12, 2013 8:08 am
nate89
nate89
11 June 2013

Getting Pool or Spa

Getting Pool or Spa

The major costs of owning a pool/spa comes from the cost of running the circulation pump, the heater, and the costs of topping the pool/spa up with water. You can reduce…

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nate89
Jun 11, 2013 11:58 am
MissEm
MissEm
30 May 2013

GPO a 'climbable object'???

GPO a 'climbable object'???

Found a solution! For anyone that comes across this issue in the future, we found these things which are just perfect and don't look like they will stick out like a sore…

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MissEm
May 30, 2013 6:30 pm
MissEm
Planting5
Planting5
24 April 2013

Scale on pool?

Scale on pool?

Thankyou so much for that advice!! The scale has been building up over the last few years, I look at it as I swim, then forget about it til the next swim....Motivation…

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Planting5
Apr 24, 2013 2:58 pm


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