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wheeliworks
wheeliworks
3 November 2012

Digging into rock close to house?

Digging into rock close to house?

It is generally best to use a rock saw & not a jack hammer It depends on type. Of rock & space available Cheers andrew

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wheeliworks
Nov 03, 2012 3:50 pm
wheeliworks

Finished

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wheeliworks
Nov 07, 2012 8:56 pm
wheeliworks
seals
seals
13 November 2012

Pool pump

Pool pump

Whilst away the wife decided to put the filter on close but never turned off the timer... Therefore, run the pump roughly 6 hours with no water... Pump sounds okay but…

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seals
Nov 13, 2012 8:11 pm
geekfairy
geekfairy
18 November 2012

Recommended Concrete Pool Companies in Perth

Recommended Concrete Pool Companies in Perth

We are currently having a pool built by Gil Howard from Pool Developments http://www.pooldevelopments.com.au/pool-gallery Our pool is just…

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geekfairy
Nov 18, 2012 6:17 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
28 November 2012

Temporary pool cover during house build

Temporary pool cover during house build

Pay the pool company to do it. They take all the risk and if ANYTHING goes wrong it's their insurance that covers the incident. You may find that the building company will…

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PAB_34
Nov 28, 2012 6:31 pm
PAB_34
pool problems 65
pool problems 65
30 November 2012

Swimming pools

Swimming pools

VCAT Domestic Building (03) 9628 9999 (03) 9628 9988 vcat-civil@justice.vic.gov.au If in Victoria also try Consumer Affairs Also try googling the business name

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pool problems 65
Nov 30, 2012 7:01 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
4 December 2012

New Pool instalation and fencing

New Pool instalation and fencing

Hi, Did my own fence whilst in Qld, no issues with inspectors etc....just do a good job and makes sure you comply with the…

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Saint Mike
Dec 04, 2012 7:35 am
Saint Mike
RenoChick
RenoChick
6 December 2012

Installation of Fibreglass pool - Money saving tips

Installation of Fibreglass pool - Money saving tips

To save money on clean fill dumping, look for wanted ads on the Gumtree website. Depending on what state you're in, if you Google clean fill then there are other websites…

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RenoChick
Dec 06, 2012 7:53 pm
Lex
Lex
8 December 2012

what trees

what trees

Pittos, that variety with silvery foliage. We had one and it literally dropped NOTHING during 10 years. Amazing shrub. Plus, its roots are quite small and no invasive.…

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Lex
Dec 08, 2012 12:53 pm
Lex
tengals
tengals
10 December 2012

new pool

new pool

yep, stains, mould, moss, algee, black spotting, etc...... infact anything that can get into/bond to the surface.... It is even more important to seal the more porous…

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tengals
Dec 10, 2012 8:54 am
chripark69
chripark69
12 December 2012

First time Spa users.

First time Spa users.

Correct, also always add a cap of sanitiser when you get out after each use, this will keep your levels better, if you have heavy use age you will also need to shock the…

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chripark69
Dec 12, 2012 3:27 pm
chripark69
Miss Mia
Miss Mia
23 December 2012

What type of pavers did you use and why?

What type of pavers did you use and why?

Combination of Glass Fencing, pave/decking combination is similar to what we were contemplating...... Pool surrounds are looking great Gogo....can't wait to see the end result....

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Miss Mia
Dec 23, 2012 11:29 am
kareninsale
kareninsale
26 December 2012

Aquagen 3 solar unit not working.

Aquagen 3 solar unit not working.

Hi I have the Aquagen 3 solar heater and it is giving a faulty reading for the pool temp ie 57 degrees and therefore is not heating as it thinks it is at limit! I have…

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kareninsale
Dec 26, 2012 5:09 pm
uncle bob
uncle bob
28 December 2012

Leisure pools - Melbourne

Leisure pools - Melbourne

Hi there try summertime pools in coburg nth been looking for a pool co also hope this helps

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uncle bob
Dec 28, 2012 6:18 pm
davinci
davinci
5 January 2013

Highgrove Glass Pool Fence.

Highgrove Glass Pool Fence.

highgrove glass isnt toughened properly, it wont shatter into blunt peices, they are sharp shards, there aluminium spigots deteriorate with salt , chlorine ie: the powder…

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davinci
Jan 05, 2013 7:47 pm
davinci
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 8:27 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 January 2013

Where's your pool located? NTH, STH, EAST OR WEST?

Where's your pool located? NTH, STH, EAST OR WEST?

Hi, I was wondering if you have a pool where on your land is it located? and is it functionable there? i.e not too cold in the south side -…

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Saint Mike
Jan 13, 2013 8:27 am
Saint Mike
Belle22
Belle22
17 January 2013

Need some advice on a Perth Pool company

Need some advice on a Perth Pool company

We put a Sapphire pool in our last house, and had no problems at all. Maybe it depends on who your dealing with. All the people we dealt with were very professional and it…

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Belle22
Jan 17, 2013 2:35 pm
Belle22
MACCATTACK
MACCATTACK
19 January 2013

Confused... How to comply with regulations...

Confused... How to comply with regulations...

I think you can crimsafe sliding windows to comply, expensive but very effective.

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MACCATTACK
Jan 19, 2013 5:15 pm
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MACCATTACK
Jan 19, 2013 5:32 pm
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 9:38 am
1rocky
1rocky
27 January 2013

Our Pool Thread....our pool surround now done pics page 3

Our Pool Thread....our pool surround now done pics page 3
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just wondering who your pool builder was you can email me if you like

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1rocky
Jan 27, 2013 8:15 pm
thatsme125
thatsme125
31 January 2013

swim spa - what do you think?

swim spa - what do you think?

We are looking at a swim spa Vortex, any feedback on how you are enjoying your swim spa? We were thinking of a pool but came up on these, so any advise would be fantastic. Thanks

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thatsme125
Jan 31, 2013 3:06 pm
donna61
donna61
5 February 2013

Above Ground Pools - Perth

Above Ground Pools - Perth

We are looking at doing a similar thing. Good pool company: http://www.atlantispools.com.au/above-ground-pool.html they usually have a sale during the winter (I have…

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donna61
Feb 05, 2013 4:40 pm
Izzysyd
Izzysyd
5 February 2013

Pool owners- pool fence whilst house being constructed?

Pool owners- pool fence whilst house being constructed?

:D Kan, We were required to cover it with planks ( chipboard I think we used ) DH ran beams accross the pool and timber supports underneath as…

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Izzysyd
Feb 05, 2013 10:44 pm
venno
venno
12 February 2013

Help with New Pool Setup

Help with New Pool Setup

No air should be in the system. If air gets into the system it means you have a suction problem between skimmer box & pump the most common…

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venno
Feb 12, 2013 2:22 am
nate89
nate89
14 February 2013

Solar pool heating

Solar pool heating

Can anyone help because I'm left feeling very confused by differing opinions from solar pool heating companies! Which is better panels or the…

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nate89
Feb 14, 2013 2:28 am
1rocky
1rocky
14 February 2013

Solar Heating

Solar Heating

thanks nate89 will do

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1rocky
Feb 14, 2013 5:55 am
installation inspector
installation inspector
14 February 2013

AS3000 pool updates

AS3000 pool updates

AS3000 was amended in December 2012 and significant changes were made to the earthing requirements for pools. Here is a summary: Equipotential bonding conductor…

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installation inspector
Feb 14, 2013 8:03 pm
installation inspector
nate89
nate89
16 February 2013

Gazebo, Shade Sail etc over the pool

Gazebo, Shade Sail etc over the pool

I've got 2 shade sails over my pool here in Perth. Was on the pool when we moved in so not sure about council permission. In terms of strength/durability, were about…

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nate89
Feb 16, 2013 1:00 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
26 February 2013

Demolishing a concrete pool

Demolishing a concrete pool

If you dont want to go the wheelbarrow route, hire a Dingo? I think they're just at 1m wide so should go past the house...

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MrsT12
Feb 26, 2013 3:27 pm
MrsT12
Jesse-Gooch
Jesse-Gooch
28 February 2013

swimming pool hassels

swimming pool hassels

nop sorry a bit pricey at the moment..

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Jesse-Gooch
Feb 28, 2013 12:38 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
1 March 2013

Pool Fence Building Permit

Pool Fence Building Permit

Just indicate on the plan where the fence is going, it complies with as1926-1 , and gate opens out wards . If they want to know the type give them any compliant fence . It…

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wheeliworks
Mar 01, 2013 7:13 pm
wheeliworks
nate89
nate89
3 March 2013

Pool Heating in Perth

Pool Heating in Perth

Hello all I'm a bit stuck on what to install to heat the pool solar or Heat pump. Solar is cheap compare to under systems, cheap to run…

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nate89
Mar 03, 2013 5:41 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
5 March 2013

Pool covers from Ebay?

Pool covers from Ebay?

Hi there i purchased a 7x4 meter ebay cover approx 2 months ago for $130 has been fantastic best thing i ever did heats during a sunny day so i have pool return outlet…

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kassan1973
Mar 05, 2013 11:40 pm
venno
venno
25 March 2013

metal pool fence perth

metal pool fence perth

My glass was semiframeless with one…

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venno
Mar 25, 2013 10:44 pm
venno
venno
25 March 2013

Temporary pool fence - Perth.

Temporary pool fence - Perth.

Just wondering if anyone can give any recommendations for hiring temporary pool fencing in Perth? Having our pool installed on the 25th of this…

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venno
Mar 25, 2013 10:46 pm
SFC
SFC
6 April 2013

Alaklinity troubles

Alaklinity troubles

I love the easy simple operation of test strips but they are a guide only . over the Christmas break I had a number of customers ringing me…

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SFC
Apr 06, 2013 9:17 am
SFC
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 11:30 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 12:59 pm
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 3:58 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 6:21 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 11:44 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 12:20 pm
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 1:20 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 10:09 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 1:37 pm
stellabella
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da_cleaner
May 20, 2013 7:33 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 8:11 pm

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