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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
CocoBrisbane
CocoBrisbane
30 December 2014

My pool transformation

My pool transformation

*Bump* This reno looks amazing! Can you post a completed photo? It looks like such a big job!

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CocoBrisbane
Dec 30, 2014 10:35 pm
CocoBrisbane
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
WizardofOz
WizardofOz
5 December 2014

Quartzon vs Pebblecrete

Quartzon vs Pebblecrete

Because apparently they contract out…

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WizardofOz
Dec 05, 2014 8:09 am
WizardofOz
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
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 November 2014

Insurance !!!!

Insurance !!!!

Hi Saint Mike Do you know if you can still get insurance through SPASA if the pool company is not a member of the organisation? We are looking at…

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Saint Mike
Nov 30, 2014 3:01 pm
Saint Mike
[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
lachlan28
lachlan28
24 November 2014

Pool Skimmer Attachment

Pool Skimmer Attachment

Hello, As apart of my 2015 Design and Technology course I am to design a product for an issue. I have chosen an issue that many people may have with there pools. When…

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lachlan28
Nov 24, 2014 6:59 pm
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
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
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 November 2014

fencing

fencing

Pool shop/seller should know.

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Saint Mike
Nov 13, 2014 3:14 pm
Saint Mike
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
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
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
nafem85
nafem85
2 November 2014

Best pool company to use in Adelaide

Best pool company to use in Adelaide

how did you go with quotes? i am in the same boat

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nafem85
Nov 02, 2014 1:11 am
venno
venno
26 October 2014

Pool Suction Line

Pool Suction Line

Probably not of any benefit at all, as you'll end up with a mix of 40 and 50mm pipes and fittings, and since your pump is highly likely to have…

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venno
Oct 26, 2014 7:21 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
22 October 2014

Pool orientation.

Pool orientation.

No doubt - if you need to warm the pool - having sun will be best option - so north is best. When you say house faces north - do you mean front or back ? Many pools are…

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Saint Mike
Oct 22, 2014 7:27 am
Saint Mike
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
Tash1081
Tash1081
1 October 2014

Best place to buy pool rail in Adelaide

Best place to buy pool rail in Adelaide

Hi have you tired Gum Tree ? Kind Regards Tashs

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Tash1081
Oct 01, 2014 6:07 pm
Tash1081
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
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
da_cleaner
da_cleaner
12 September 2014

Swimming pool leak

Swimming pool leak

The crystallization (white build up) is a type of efflorescence...most likely calcium chloride, a conversion of calcium hydroxide in the mortar, and oxygen...occurs when…

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da_cleaner
Sep 12, 2014 6:46 am
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
AudreyGreenwood
AudreyGreenwood
30 July 2014

Pool Box - for storage of Equipment etc

Pool Box - for storage of Equipment etc

I have to agree that plastic packing boxes are good to serve that purpose. Not only are they waterproof, but they are durable as well to ensure that your belongings stay…

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AudreyGreenwood
Jul 30, 2014 1:59 pm
AudreyGreenwood
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
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
mgilla
mgilla
22 June 2014

Draining a pool

Draining a pool

either buy or hire a submersible pump, unscrew the waste side of your filter and run the hose into there. Laws have changed as to where you can run your waste pool water,…

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mgilla
Jun 22, 2014 2:22 pm
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Crazyk
Jun 16, 2014 8:29 pm
Crazyk
WizardofOz
WizardofOz
12 June 2014

Pool quote

Pool quote

Apologies to Blackenator for hijacking the post.... Well, we STILL haven't kicked off with the pool. We have…

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WizardofOz
Jun 12, 2014 6:28 pm
WizardofOz
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
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
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 June 2014

Ekodeck around pool???

Ekodeck around pool???

We are trying to think what to put around the pool. We gave a few different levels to contend with from the alfresco down to the pool. We…

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Saint Mike
Jun 02, 2014 7:51 am
Saint Mike
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Saint Mike
May 28, 2014 10:16 am
Saint Mike
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da_cleaner
May 22, 2014 6:11 am
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
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
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
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
GROOV3
GROOV3
30 April 2014

FS: Cyclone Storm Sports Spa - Pearl Shadow - 6 seater Spa

FS: Cyclone Storm Sports Spa - Pearl Shadow - 6 seater Spa

Looking to sell my Cyclone Storm Sports Spa - Pearl Shadow which is about 4 years old and in perfect working order. It was purchased from the pool and spa shop in…

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GROOV3
Apr 30, 2014 8:19 pm
cm_ls1
cm_ls1
30 April 2014

Sealing Pavers - Pool

Sealing Pavers - Pool
1, 2

I just recently used tumbled travertine pavers as coping and area around my pool (salt water) , they where layed and grouted with a sand based grout , I sealed them myself…

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cm_ls1
Apr 30, 2014 12:25 am


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