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dingdongdarna
dingdongdarna
24 March 2011

Inground Pool - swim spa or pool?

Inground Pool - swim spa or pool?
1, 2

Yeah I was going to do before and after shots and hopefully video too, and post on forum. Somewhere in July-Oct..... I'm about to approach Council to see if they will…

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dingdongdarna
Mar 24, 2011 5:39 am
bignewadventure
bignewadventure
6 May 2011

Pool Colour help please

Pool Colour help please

We're getting quotes for pools and have been asked what colour we want.... I love that greeny torquoise colour but having trouble finding the right…

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bignewadventure
May 06, 2011 5:56 pm
bignewadventure
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
8 May 2011

Concrete pool or vinyl liner pool? Help, what to choose?

Concrete pool or vinyl liner pool? Help, what to choose?

or what about fibreglass. about same price as a liner pool & a lot less maintanance & is suitable for unstable ground

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wheeliworks
May 08, 2011 8:15 pm
wheeliworks
joles
joles
3 June 2011

Cost to install fibreglass pool

Cost to install fibreglass pool

Have a look at this thread.... particularly the post from house-to-be. She bought a fibreglass pool in kit form and then arranged the installation herself. So, in effect…

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joles
Jun 03, 2011 7:16 pm
joles
Paparazzi
Paparazzi
17 August 2011

Pool Removal!

Pool Removal!

Aaron, its been a while since you posted your question, but hope you get an alert for this message. I am curious how you went with your pool removal and building over it....

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Paparazzi
Aug 17, 2011 8:46 am
jzell67
jzell67
29 September 2011

Pool Plumbing and leak finding

Pool Plumbing and leak finding

Is it possible to have a faulty hydro valve causing a leak? A plumber came out and has decided that the above valve is stuck and letting water leak out??? Im not sure if…

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jzell67
Sep 29, 2011 8:58 pm
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
2 October 2011

Comment on my pool position

Comment on my pool position

I love where u have the pool,u want the pool so u can see the kids from the kitchen and as many room as possible,are you getting a salt water pool,thats what we have and i…

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trishcoastie
Oct 02, 2011 9:42 am
trishcoastie
petrous
petrous
3 October 2011

Question about roof over the pool

Question about roof over the pool

We are building a house next to a large reserve in Melbourne. Some big gum trees are close to our house and we plan to put in a pool but are worried about debris/leaves…

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petrous
Oct 03, 2011 1:38 pm
sij
sij
8 October 2011

Sundance Spas? Thoughts? No Gas? No Good? -SPA Newbie

Sundance Spas? Thoughts? No Gas? No Good? -SPA Newbie

Hi All, Am just looking at spa and whats general thought on Sundance spa's? am looking at Maxxus http://www.sundancespas.com/880Series/Maxxus.html Seems good, but only…

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sij
Oct 08, 2011 3:41 am
wendlle
wendlle
24 October 2011

Sunsoka Pools any ideas?

Sunsoka Pools any ideas?

thanks i'll look them up on the net and see what I find.

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wendlle
Oct 24, 2011 6:22 am
ennoh
ennoh
25 October 2011

pool recommendations - Perth Hills

pool recommendations - Perth Hills

Can anyone recommend a pool installer who works in the Kalamunda area?

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ennoh
Oct 25, 2011 5:26 pm
gogo65
gogo65
9 November 2011

Are pool companies negotiable?

Are pool companies negotiable?

We originally asked and one pool builder knocked off about 2k, the other nothing. In the end we went with the pool builder who wouldnt budge, but when we went to sign, DH…

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gogo65
Nov 09, 2011 7:18 pm
gogo65
chatz
chatz
10 November 2011

How close can I build my pool fence to my pool???

How close can I build my pool fence to my pool???

This is for Victoria rather than Queendland, the best guide I have found for pool fences is:…

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chatz
Nov 10, 2011 10:45 pm
Tome
Tome
17 November 2011

Inground pool lining

Inground pool lining

Hi there, I am a pool and spa tiler, I have alot of experience with vinyl pools, check out my web sites photo album, cheers.

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Tome
Nov 16, 2011 11:05 pm
Tome
Agent_009
Agent_009
22 November 2011

dirty pool

dirty pool

Sounds like mustard algae to me. Buy some algae treatement + starver and that should do the trick. You'll probably have to vaccuum the algae from the bottom as…

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Agent_009
Nov 22, 2011 11:13 am
Agent_009
kiwi
kiwi
14 December 2011

can they charge me for this

can they charge me for this

I have no idea, but was wondering how you got on?

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kiwi
Dec 14, 2011 9:54 am
kiwi
*MrsG*
*MrsG*
15 December 2011

Need above ground pool installed in werribee

Need above ground pool installed in werribee

Hmm prob not. My advice? Go get a 12 foot pool from Kmart, set it up. Will cost you around $100. Then, be prepared next year. Sorry!

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*MrsG*
Dec 15, 2011 6:23 pm
equineaffair
equineaffair
15 December 2011

pool installation half complete - any risk to pool integrity

pool installation half complete - any risk to pool integrity

yes there are all sorts of issues leaving it half done. if you have water at a level greater than the backfill, the water will be putting pressure on the side walls. if…

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equineaffair
Dec 15, 2011 7:52 pm
equineaffair
equineaffair
equineaffair
15 December 2011

pool maintenance while house under construction?

pool maintenance while house under construction?

we have a similar situation, we installed he pool before the house, we however connected the pumps etc and keep the pool maintained correctly. We have a temporary power…

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equineaffair
Dec 15, 2011 8:32 pm
equineaffair
kassan1973
kassan1973
4 January 2012

Yarra valley exemption permit

Yarra valley exemption permit

Has any recently applied for a pool filling permit? and for a 20,000 litre pool how long do they generally take and how strict are they on your other water savings. Cheers Dean

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kassan1973
Jan 04, 2012 2:35 pm
anordinaryjo
anordinaryjo
5 January 2012

Building a Pool

Building a Pool

My 7 month old salt chlorinator for my pool stopped working, so I used the Pool Werx excellent online live customer service, at http://poolshop.poolwerx.com.au/ to arrange…

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anordinaryjo
Jan 05, 2012 12:08 pm
tachyglossus
tachyglossus
8 January 2012

replace cell in Aquajoy salt chlorinator

replace cell in Aquajoy salt chlorinator

thanks again, Paul. for your feedback on the Zodiac alternative. This brand seems to have a good reputation. I have successfully installed the generic Aquajoy chlorinator…

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tachyglossus
Jan 08, 2012 9:19 am
tachyglossus
tachyglossus
8 January 2012

need for sunscreen stabiliser

need for sunscreen stabiliser

I have been using pool stabiliser (cyanurate) for years and now wonder if it is necessary for the way we use the pool. We only take the blanket off either to use the pool…

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tachyglossus
Jan 08, 2012 9:48 am
the_milesy
the_milesy
24 January 2012

Clark Rubber Pools

Clark Rubber Pools

Hi, I'm looking at installing a swimming pool at my house. Due to budget constraints I'm thinking a simple above ground pool, possibly sunk into the ground a little. …

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the_milesy
Jan 24, 2012 10:17 am
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
29 January 2012

Chlorine or saltwater

Chlorine or saltwater

if you are want your pool to stay clean & healthy with minimal imput from you salt chlorination is the best system by far. it is also at least $700 a year cheaper than…

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wheeliworks
Jan 29, 2012 5:47 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
29 January 2012

Concrete Pool Vs Fibreglass Pool

Concrete Pool Vs Fibreglass Pool

Dear Reader, t. -Concrete pools add value to a house. Lets face it, how often do you see a fibreglass pool as a selling point for a house on…

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wheeliworks
Jan 29, 2012 6:01 pm
wheeliworks
kassan1973
kassan1973
31 January 2012

heat pump

heat pump

Thanks will keep all this in mind i did have a chance to purchase a bowman electric pool heater 30 KW but nearly fell over when looked at specs 42 amps per phase current…

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kassan1973
Jan 31, 2012 8:43 am
tengals
tengals
31 January 2012

Swimming pool and spa expo

Swimming pool and spa expo

hey, i noticed you do excavation work, what sort of costs invloved in digging a hole at sandhust for a small 6mt x 3mt x 1.5mt fiberglass pool?

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tengals
Jan 31, 2012 1:56 pm
Leona
Leona
5 February 2012

Perth pools

Perth pools

Sij, Where did u get ur above ground from?

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Leona
Feb 05, 2012 10:33 am
vk3em
vk3em
6 February 2012

Advice needed on pool soil/foundation problems

Advice needed on pool soil/foundation problems

Hi, Just wondering if anyone knows of a company in the Mornington (Melbourne) area who could give me some advice on a problem I have with out fiberglass pool. It has…

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vk3em
Feb 06, 2012 12:50 pm
kexkez
kexkez
8 February 2012

Outdoor Spa

Outdoor Spa

a friend of ours has had 2 spas and at least one of them was electric/ possibly both. They were both the shell type not cabinet and were half sunk into the ground. Her…

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kexkez
Feb 07, 2012 11:21 pm
kexkez
octain
octain
19 February 2012

Electrical bonding of pool,

Electrical bonding of pool,

Three questions about electrical bonding of an inground concrete pool to the house. 1/ what earth wire size is required for the earth wire…

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octain
Feb 19, 2012 9:31 pm
octain
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
6 March 2012

Stupid pool installation question?

Stupid pool installation question?

there are a few options. each site is assessed to which is appropriate & cost effective taking into account things such as size of hole , soil needs to be removed, . …

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wheeliworks
Mar 06, 2012 9:09 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
6 March 2012

Fibreglass pools and building a new home - how close?

Fibreglass pools and building a new home - how close?

you will need piers which are deeper than the bottom of the pool. the builders or yourself if a owner builder will need a engineer to tell you depth , diameter & reo…

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wheeliworks
Mar 06, 2012 9:35 pm
wheeliworks
jaelee
jaelee
16 March 2012

Pools - signs of leaking

Pools - signs of leaking

We had a leak, and could tell by the water level dropping. We did the bucket test too, that's a great idea and gives you an idea on how quickly you are losing the water.…

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jaelee
Mar 16, 2012 1:41 pm
kezacheekychicken
kezacheekychicken
20 March 2012

Pool installation time

Pool installation time

Hey pussycat, shouldn't you be stalking something a bit smaller than a chicken??? :shock: It was a little daunting watching our pool swinging in the breeze, but I must say it…

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kezacheekychicken
Mar 20, 2012 3:03 pm
channel07
channel07
22 March 2012

swim spas???

swim spas???

New to this forum and was looking through old posts, not sure if you already bought a Swim Spa but I have a Fastlane Swim Machine and Endless pools in the US have a…

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channel07
Mar 22, 2012 11:41 am
channel07
channel07
22 March 2012

pool width and placement

pool width and placement

I am very new to these forums and not quite sure how to upload pictures but can definitely send you to their website www.fastlanepools.com.au I know that they fit into…

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channel07
Mar 22, 2012 2:35 pm
tengals
tengals
29 March 2012

Glass Fencing

Glass Fencing

I can help you, where are you located?

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tengals
Mar 29, 2012 9:15 am
auds
auds
29 March 2012

cost of glass pool fence panels?

cost of glass pool fence panels?

wow that is steep - I wonder how that compares to ordinary pool fencing ::dizzy::

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auds
Mar 29, 2012 8:27 pm
cherub
cherub
1 April 2012

Brackets for turning alum pool fence 45 degrees?

Brackets for turning alum pool fence 45 degrees?

They will do 45 deg, you might need to file either inside or outside side of the bracket a little to make the panel fit well.

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cherub
Apr 01, 2012 4:49 pm
Langersx4
Langersx4
6 April 2012

Experience with 2nd hand above ground pools

Experience with 2nd hand above ground pools

Hi all, just wondering if anyone has had experience with purchasing a second hand above ground pool and subsequent installation? We live in the Adelaide region....thx

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Langersx4
Apr 06, 2012 2:53 pm
MyhouseinOz
MyhouseinOz
9 April 2012

Imperial pools

Imperial pools

Hi All! I am in the research/planning stages for my first home! Very exciting... I am planning the outside of the house now, and wanted to ask if anyone has had any…

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MyhouseinOz
Apr 09, 2012 7:29 pm
THE RISE
THE RISE
11 April 2012

Hidden costs after signing contract help

Hidden costs after signing contract help

Dear Lot917 Exactly the same thing happened to us. This sewer line was on the property. When the pool was desined we wern;t consulted and it was drawn up and lodged…

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THE RISE
Apr 11, 2012 9:54 pm
pommie
pommie
23 April 2012

Above ground Pool Deck plans

Above ground Pool Deck plans

Hi all, I ave an old above ground pool that i need to build some steps for. Ive seen on the net some very expensive PVC steps with a small platform attached which i would…

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pommie
Apr 23, 2012 11:01 am
Zarli
Zarli
23 April 2012

glass fencing in sydney

glass fencing in sydney

Met force in Taren point can supply & I'd say they can recommend an installer also.

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Zarli
Apr 23, 2012 10:32 pm
Zarli
photoimpressions
photoimpressions
25 April 2012

Miami Pools

Miami Pools

Hi, I've been getting quotes from different pool places and the cheapest one I've gotten so far is from Miami Pools. Has anyone gone with them before? Let me know your…

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photoimpressions
Apr 25, 2012 7:45 pm
Wagonmound
Wagonmound
2 May 2012

News article - Pool coy gone into administration?

News article - Pool coy gone into administration?

I'm not sure about whether the news article has done anything wrong. In fact, it has led me to investigate and be very weary of my current pool builder and make sure that…

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Wagonmound
May 02, 2012 10:37 pm


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