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StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 January 2016

Pool too close to house...

Pool too close to house...

:) Great, Some pool salesman ask for a deposit at that stage and considering your build is difficult/complex. May I suggest you take on board his comments,ask for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 20, 2016 8:15 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Zelig
Zelig
17 January 2016

Pool Dilemma

Pool Dilemma

Do you need to access the rear yard down both sides of the pool ? Could you just use one side (top of your drawing) for access and use the boundary fence (bottom of…

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Zelig
Jan 17, 2016 11:11 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
20 December 2015

Pool Company recommendations, Melbourne

Pool Company recommendations, Melbourne
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We have just finished having our fibreglass pool installed. We used Blue Marlin Pools (based in Mornington but came to our bayside suburb). I would recommend them in…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 20, 2015 7:30 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 December 2015

Pool Kit or Pool Builder?

Pool Kit or Pool Builder?

We used Compass - very good. $50k would get you a lovely pool - self cleaning too I'd say. Ceramic F/glass and probably a water feature. Give them a ring. Head…

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Saint Mike
Dec 15, 2015 1:32 pm
Saint Mike
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
leni
leni
26 November 2015

Best place to buy deck Jets or jendy jets

Best place to buy deck Jets or jendy jets

I'll answer my own question! We ended up buying from waterblade in wangara for 90 bucks each! :)

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leni
Nov 26, 2015 12:54 am
leni
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
21 November 2015

Where do I get pool engineering specs?

Where do I get pool engineering specs?

Google pool companies and see if you recognise your pool shape and size. Then email the co & ask if you can get the engineers plan.

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wheeliworks
Nov 21, 2015 1:02 pm
wheeliworks
Shambini
Shambini
13 November 2015

Sealing Travertine around Pool and surrounding area

Sealing Travertine around Pool and surrounding area

I also forgot to mention that coping should be dip sealed with a pre sealer to ensure that all six sides of the coping is thoroughly sealed.

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Shambini
Nov 13, 2015 7:20 am
Shambini
wish15
wish15
9 November 2015

Fair Trading vs pool builder NSW

Fair Trading vs pool builder NSW

Hi all, We had a very bad experience with a pool builder which messed up the measurement of the concrete shell and formed a trip hazzard approx. 30mm height) on one end…

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wish15
Nov 09, 2015 8:19 am
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
kim_kdr
kim_kdr
14 October 2015

Fibreglass Pool - Colour HELP!

Fibreglass Pool - Colour HELP!

We went with blue agate also and very happy with the colour.

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kim_kdr
Oct 14, 2015 9:19 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 October 2015

Best automated cleaner/vacuum option for <$1000

Best automated cleaner/vacuum option for <$1000

As the title suggests just chasing people's opinions on best options for a sub $1000 dollar auto pool cleaner. Not fussed if it's "kreepy…

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Saint Mike
Oct 13, 2015 12:26 pm
Saint Mike
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
7 October 2015

info; pool owners using copper and silver ioniser systems.

info; pool owners using copper and silver ioniser systems.

I use on all my indoor pools and pools where people have allergies &'sensitive skins . I prefer the bioniser with their Eco oxidiser . They are user friendly and low…

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wheeliworks
Oct 07, 2015 5:51 pm
wheeliworks
samettorre
samettorre
6 October 2015

bioniser system info

bioniser system info

Hi all I am thinking of replacing my LM 30 salt chlorinator with a bionizer system for my pool. I have minimal organic matter around and have a totally solar filtration…

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samettorre
Oct 06, 2015 8:02 am

G'day guys, Requesting input into my pool design. Concrete, pool builder is doing the fence foundations for us so we can have it right into the wall. Not sure how to do…

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Insane
Oct 05, 2015 9:45 pm
*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
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
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

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
leni
leni
28 August 2015

Paving vs Poured Limestone around Pool

Paving vs Poured Limestone around Pool

Would love to see some pics of limestone around pools if you have any!

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leni
Aug 28, 2015 11:05 pm
leni
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
Greg_K
Greg_K
19 August 2015

pool and spa

pool and spa

Hi Troyfitz, Sorry mate, i didn't see your reply. Not sure if you still need an answer but that should be ok to fit in that space. You need 1.2m from the boundary fence…

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Greg_K
Aug 19, 2015 12:03 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
Numpty
Numpty
6 August 2015

Our pool is starting

Our pool is starting

Hey numpty, We just got ourselves a lap pool constructed. It took around 4 weeks but the end result was quite satisfying. I stay in canberra just by the way.…

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Numpty
Aug 06, 2015 11:56 am
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
batmantrilogy4
batmantrilogy4
27 July 2015

swim spa

swim spa

Hi Heidi-Lee, Our neighbors recently got a swim spa which is about 4.5 meters and we have been loving it too ! It is awesome and has also increased the value of their…

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batmantrilogy4
Jul 27, 2015 2:01 pm
mozzainoz
mozzainoz
23 July 2015

regrouting pavers around pool. expansion joints? See pics.

regrouting pavers around pool. expansion joints? See pics.

Sikaflex or Bostik seal n flex are two polyurethane sealants that will be fine for this job, they come in a range of colours and are also paintable once dry, backing rod…

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mozzainoz
Jul 23, 2015 11:41 pm
mozzainoz
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

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
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
29 June 2015

Fiberglass pool instal

Fiberglass pool instal

Yeah - check with them. I have a feeling they back-filled - but after the hole was dug of course. Good idea though to use good fill - to re-use later. They can charge…

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Saint Mike
Jun 29, 2015 10:50 am
Saint Mike
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
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
18 June 2015

Fibre Glass Pools - Auto Outlet - Ideas ?

Fibre Glass Pools - Auto Outlet - Ideas ?

Overflow pipe installed. Looks OK. Will now have to wait for rain and see ... :)

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Saint Mike
Jun 18, 2015 10:26 am
Saint Mike
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
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
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 June 2015

Compass Pools Sydney North

Compass Pools Sydney North

Hi, We are interested in putting in a pool in our new build and are Interested if anyone has used Compass pools in Sydney upper northshore. How…

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Saint Mike
Jun 02, 2015 7:52 am
Saint Mike
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cheltenham3192
May 30, 2015 6:36 pm
carmania
carmania
28 May 2015

Recommendations in Adelaide?

Recommendations in Adelaide?

I know a couple of people that have had their pool installed by summertime and have been happy with the service and product.

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carmania
May 28, 2015 10:42 pm

This is a 4m fg pool inside a 11m rooftop . The rest of old pool is sunken…

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wheeliworks
May 19, 2015 8:45 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
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 May 2015

Opinions on pool placement please.

Opinions on pool placement please.

I think a pool needs sun - especially in winter - if you plan to swim - even if you have a heater. You do have to be careful in summer as it can turn the pool into a soup…

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Saint Mike
May 11, 2015 10:00 am
Saint Mike

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
carmania
carmania
8 April 2015

Eco Pool Pumps vs single speed power guzzlers

Eco Pool Pumps vs single speed power guzzlers

Has anyone else used Waterco? Does anyone recommend another brand? Thanks Andrew

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carmania
Apr 08, 2015 9:47 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
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
Saintly 60
Saintly 60
22 March 2015

How much for a pool?

How much for a pool?
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Wouldn't use anything other than waterco pool pumps and filters. Asx listed Aussie company Building MJH Garden Retreat modified Lot 305 Wattleridge Crescent Kellyville

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Saintly 60
Mar 22, 2015 6:54 am
Saintly 60
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
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


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