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tengals
tengals
9 April 2013

Pool Fence Advice

Pool Fence Advice

yep of course the planter box would need to be moved

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tengals
Apr 09, 2013 10:30 am
budgnbear
budgnbear
24 April 2013

electrical requirements for pool

electrical requirements for pool

That could be it b star It's about 15 meters from the pump to the house

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budgnbear
Apr 24, 2013 11:59 am
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
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
nate89
nate89
1 May 2013

Electric heat pump vs solar heating

Electric heat pump vs solar heating

Heat pumps for swimming pools work by taking the heat from the air and transferring it to your pool water. They are very efficient in Summer time - some have efficiencies…

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nate89
May 01, 2013 10:44 pm
nate89
nate89
2 May 2013

Costs of spa heating

Costs of spa heating

Hey guys Thinking about getting a spa soon and was wondering the heating costs. Lets say i use it mainly…

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nate89
May 02, 2013 11:20 am
Belle22
Belle22
4 May 2013

Pool filter must be 3.5m from pool?

Pool filter must be 3.5m from pool?

Do they offer a filter more Eco friendly and quieter? We also will have our filter near our boundary wall, but will be enclosed within our shed.We still decided to upgrade…

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Belle22
May 04, 2013 12:20 pm
Belle22
doohan777
doohan777
17 May 2013

Inground concrete pool quote

Inground concrete pool quote
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hahaha Gogo, I was struggling to plick up the courage to even knock and ask some questions....I didnt want to impose! We're getting close to a zen sign-off.... so…

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doohan777
May 17, 2013 9:09 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
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da_cleaner
May 20, 2013 6:33 pm
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
da_cleaner
da_cleaner
20 May 2013

Newcastle pool supplier

Newcastle pool supplier

blue haven...or search the local nsw spasa webpage.

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da_cleaner
May 20, 2013 7:13 pm
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
TeamSherman
TeamSherman
1 June 2013

New Zodiac Tri salt water chlorine generator!!

New Zodiac Tri salt water chlorine generator!!

Hi guys, Ive been running the pool chlorine generator for about 5 hours a night (1am to 6am off-peak to save dollars) and the pool chlorine level is perfect! The salt…

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TeamSherman
Jun 01, 2013 7:58 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
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
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

We build plenty in ground . The equipment is located remotely . This allows for provision of a gas heater & quality filtration. There are reasons for being above ground…

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wheeliworks
Jun 13, 2013 7:23 pm
wheeliworks
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

Using timber screens as pool fencing

Using timber screens as pool fencing

Thanks very much for your reply. 10mm Gaps should be fine. Cheers. Anyone have any pics of what they have done?

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RenovationsGalore
Jul 01, 2013 12:54 am
RenovationsGalore
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
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
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
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
edam7060
edam7060
29 July 2013

Old spa

Old spa

"Have you tried plugging the pump into a different power source? This will let you rule out whether the pump is knackered or not." I'm embarrassed to say I haven't tried…

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edam7060
Jul 29, 2013 4:56 pm
SFC
SFC
4 August 2013

Bioniser & Circulator Pool Systems

Bioniser & Circulator Pool Systems

I just had a look on the bioniser site and I like the idea of a chlorine and salt free pool. The bioniser system uses copper at a concentration of 0.6mg/L as their main…

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SFC
Aug 04, 2013 8:57 am
SFC
DrP MrsBFenner
DrP MrsBFenner
10 August 2013

Fibreglass Pool query in Sydney

Fibreglass Pool query in Sydney

G'day Moxie! Do you have any photos of your Grey Quartz Narellan Pool???? Warm regards Bella

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DrP MrsBFenner
Aug 10, 2013 7:16 pm
DrP MrsBFenner
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
alanoz
alanoz
21 August 2013

Our Pool Building Experience

Our Pool Building Experience
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So how does this pool feel different from fibre glass pool? Does anyone know? ::hyst::

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alanoz
Aug 21, 2013 11:38 pm
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
michaeltsikov
michaeltsikov
3 September 2013

Pool quote - did / can you negotiate?

Pool quote - did / can you negotiate?

You must ask your friends or neighborhood to know the reputation or maybe they can help you with it. I would suggest to get a Good Reputation with a Good Price. Rather…

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michaeltsikov
Sep 03, 2013 7:39 pm
michaeltsikov
MummaDJ
MummaDJ
6 September 2013

Glass Pool Fencing Thread - ask your questions here

Glass Pool Fencing Thread - ask your questions here
1, 2, 3

Hi Tengals I know you are a glass pool expert, I have been searching the forum and not much info on metal fencing. Hoping by chance and experience that you will have…

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MummaDJ
Sep 06, 2013 11:49 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
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
75etd
75etd
19 September 2013

Nepean Pools versus Local Pools & Spas

Nepean Pools versus Local Pools & Spas

Sorry, this is probably way too late for you....but in case it's not, we had our pool installed by Local Pools and they were absolutely fantastic. They are truly the best…

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75etd
Sep 19, 2013 1:08 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
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
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
nina marie
nina marie
20 October 2013

Standard black pool fencing - cost?

Standard black pool fencing - cost?

Thanks so much everyone, our supply and install quote has come in quite a bit under that so I'm fairly happy (finally got some other real quotes too). Thanks, appreciate it!

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nina marie
Oct 20, 2013 7:32 pm
nina marie
Blue Moon
Blue Moon
5 November 2013

Need referral for Sydney Pool Builder

Need referral for Sydney Pool Builder

Try Domain Pools in Crows Nest. They built our pool a year ago, and their work is top notch.

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Blue Moon
Nov 05, 2013 9:14 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 November 2013

Frameless glass pool fence Sydney

Frameless glass pool fence Sydney

Don't forget the silver post frameless too. Much cheaper and the posts almost disappear. If you have to earth the fence - and you might - the posts are easier than the…

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Saint Mike
Nov 09, 2013 3:01 pm
Saint Mike
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
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 November 2013

Nepean Pools v Custom Pools (Sydney)

Nepean Pools v Custom Pools (Sydney)

Also - remember - if it isn't written down - specifically in contract - it isn't included. Things like fill removal, retaining walls, supporting walls, and…

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Saint Mike
Nov 15, 2013 7:15 am
Saint Mike
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
9 December 2013

Robotic Pool Cleaners

Robotic Pool Cleaners

Are there any feedback on Tiger Shark or SharkVac? I've seen many robotic cleaners in the store like Zodiac and Barracuda but been told that Hayward one's are better option.

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AubinGroveFan
Dec 09, 2013 8:59 pm
seano
seano
13 December 2013

Miami Pools Sydney

Miami Pools Sydney

http://abr.business.gov.au/SearchByAbn. ... 7050052652 A 5 second search finds an active ABN for them in St Mary's. Active since 2000. Historical data shows no period…

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seano
Dec 13, 2013 10:12 pm
gpierce
gpierce
16 December 2013

Cloudy swimming pool water??

Cloudy swimming pool water??

The correct process for your problem is: 1) Pour in chemicals to kill the algae, brush everywhere to agitate 2) Do not run filter for at least 24 hrs to let algae…

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gpierce
Dec 16, 2013 2:01 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
18 December 2013

Building Pool over Sewer

Building Pool over Sewer

Everytime I see this post I think of the Irish song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VnqErYoQXM

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Saint Mike
Dec 18, 2013 5:05 pm
Saint Mike


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