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DIY Swim Pool Care Tips

A swimming pool will guarantee hours of fun and enjoyment, but with pool ownership also comes pool responsibility and care. While it’s great to dream

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How Long Does A Fibreglass Pool Last?

A swimming pool is one of the top must-haves for any Australian backyard. Everyone wants to buy something that represents value for money; no-one wants to make a purchase which they regret later. A critical decision when making a choice about a pool, is its lifespan. Will it ever need replacing and if so when and how can you tell that the time has come for a new one? Fibreglass pools are among the most durable around. Technology has improved so much that with the latest gelcoat technology, you can expect a swimming pool to last at least thirty years or longer.

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What Is The Ideal Temperature For A Swimming Pool?

When it comes to enjoying your swimming pool, there are never-ending discussions over what’s the best pool temperature. No one wants to dip their toe in cold water but at the same time swim in a pool which is too warm, and it may send you to sleep. To keep all your family and guests happy, experts have come up with an optimal temperature. Across the board, it’s agreed the best temperature for a swimming pool is between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius.

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How Long Does It Take To Install A Fibreglass Pool?

If you’re considering a swimming pool, you’ll be thinking about the length of time it will take to install one, so it can be enjoyed as soon as possible. The good news is that a fibreglass swimming pool can be up and running within a short time scale – 7-10 Days

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What Are The Most Common Problems With A Pool?

Owning a swimming pool can give you endless hours of pleasure and fun, but it does come with ongoing maintenance. Everyone who owns a pool will have come across a problem at some stage. The good news is that most can easily be resolved, but it’s beneficial to know about the most common problems so you can expect the unexpected. Here at Barrier Reef Pools Perth, we’ve listed some of those you may experience more frequently.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of A Saltwater Chlorinator?

Whether you’re buying your first pool or already know the joys of swimming in your own backyard, the decision to go for saltwater is one being taken more and more often by owners. There are many sound reasons for choosing a saltwater chlorinator, so if you haven’t considered one before, it is definitely worth investigating.

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Should You Get A Swim Spa?

Think of a swim spa and you’ll immediately conjure up an image of a place to relax and ease the stresses of everyday life while also indulging in a little exercise. Heated ones can be used all year round — winter, summer, spring, or autumn. An outdoor swim spa is a perfect place to socialise and unwind. There are huge benefits of owning a swim spa, not least because it can easily fit into a smaller backyard. Many people like to install a pool and swim spa combo to give them the best of both worlds. Here are five good reasons which may swing your decision to get one.

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Should You Buy A Swimming Pool In Winter?

The nights are dark, the thermometer’s mercury has plummeted, and you’re looking for that fluffy jumper you haven’t seen since last winter. Your thoughts inevitably turn to – building a new swimming pool. It might seem unlikely, but this is serious. Winter is when smart homeowners start planning for the year ahead. While the frustrations of last summer are still fresh in the mind, there is still enough time to make sure next years will be a whole lot better.

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What Can Leaves Do To Your Swimming Pool?

It’s that time of year when fallen leaves and debris can cause havoc to your swimming pool. Winter storms and strong winds are not good for your pool, especially if you’ve decided against installing a cover over the winter months. So, if you have a swimming pool close to trees, watch out for the dreaded leaves and the damage they may bring. They will affect your water balance, consume your chemicals and stain your pool surfaces, so try to remove them as soon as they arrive.

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Swimming Pool Covers

In Australia, we are blessed with great weather with brilliant sunshine and UV rays bombarding swimming pools for a large part of the year. The excellent weather means solar covers are a popular choice for many swimming pool owners as they absorb the sun’s rays.

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How To Prepare Your Pool For Winter

As the air cools down and we draw close to winter months, you’ll need to start thinking about what you’ll be doing with your pool. You have a choice to maximise its usage and keep it open in the winter months or to close it down. If you’re shutting it down, it’s always good to follow a routine to ensure it’s in excellent condition when it’s opened again in the spring.

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A Beginners Guide To Pool Maintenance

A swimming pool will bring you hours of fitness, fun and the opportunity to spend quality family time with each other. With any pool, there also comes maintenance, and here at Barrier Reef Pools Perth, we’ve come up with a handy guide for any first-time pool owner. Keep on top of your maintenance, and you won’t encounter any long-term problems. Our beginner’s guide to pool maintenance offers tips on what really counts to keep your pool clean and healthy.

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The Four Best Ways To Test Swimming Pool Water

During the summer months, your swimming pool will get maximum usage, and as a pool owner, you’ll need to be testing the water regularly to ensure it is fit to swim in. Hot weather will lead to water evaporation which can deplete chlorine levels and pH levels causing more algae and bacteria. That’s why it’s essential in the high season to test your pool water regularly every week or so, to find out if it’s healthy, clean and clear.

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What Is The Purpose Of A Swimming Pool Filter Pump

If the size and style of a swimming pool is the main event, the unsung hero working behind the scenes has to be the filter. A good filter works hard all the time to keep your pool clean, crystal clear and sanitary. In fact, any pool without a filter is like a home without a bathroom – not really functional.

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Five Reasons To Buy A Fibreglass Pool

There are more fibreglass swimming pools in this world than any other type. 60% of people who own a pool have chosen fibreglass. It’s a popular choice and for a good reason. Fibreglass pools can mean less maintenance, less cost and are ultimately more hard wearing. Here at Barrier Reef Pools, we’ve come up with five good reasons as to why it ranks number one for pool purchases.

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What Are the Best Types Of Automatic Pool Cleaners?

One of the worst things about owning a pool is the maintenance and upkeep. The good news is that over a relatively short period of time, automatic pool cleaners have made a dramatic difference in the amount of time and effort needed to clean your pool. The key is to look for a pool cleaner which has excellent suction. As we head towards the summer season and endless days in the pool, we’ve come up with some guidance on the types of pool cleaners available.

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Five Tips To Make Your Pool Energy Efficient

A swimming pool can provide endless entertainment and doesn’t necessarily have to be a drain on your pocket. Achieving an energy efficient pool is easy. The team at Barrier Reef Pools has come up with some great power-saving tips so you can spend your savings on pool party entertainment instead.

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When Is The Best Time To Buy A Pool

Thinking of buying a pool? So, when is the best time to take the plunge and become a home pool owner? Most people decide they need a swimming pool in the height of summer, right about when they want to use it. But this isn’t a job to be rushed, if you want the best pool for your garden, you need to start planning months ahead. Now is possibly the best time to place your order but here’s some handy advice to enable you to make an informed decision.

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What Will Heavy Rain Do To My Pool?

Did you know that one of the worst things for your swimming pool is water? It’s no joke, rain water can mess with your home pool in many ways, from its electrics to the chemical balance and, in flood situations, it can even fry your pump. Of course, in winter, we expect our share of heavy rain and electrical storms. You would’t use your pool during a thunderstorm, but if you should jump in afterwards, you could find your eyes stinging and the water tasting unusual.

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What Are The Benefits Of A Fibreglass Pool?

There’s no doubt that selecting a pool is an exciting prospect, but it’s also quite a substantial financial decision, so you’re bound to be cautious when making that purchase. There are two types of pools to choose between, namely fibreglass and concrete. Most Australians these days prefer a fibreglass pool because they generally last longer as they have a gelcoat. Fibreglass pools are constructed with layers of fibreglass strands and a resin. The inner surface is the gel coat. Here are six reasons why fibreglass is a better choice.

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Seven Tips To Prepare Your Pool For Winter

There’s very few people who will swim in an outdoor pool all year round, with most opting to close it down for winter. When you decide to put away your swimming bathers, ensure you take proper measures, so your pool doesn’t get damaged during its hibernation period. Shutting down your pool for winter is always more time consuming than opening it up, but if you take due care and attention, it will mean there’s less to do when you re-open it. Here at Barrier Reef Pools, we’ve come up with seven essential tips to help you hibernate it for the end of the swimming season.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Having A Pool?

What can be more inviting than cooling down in your own private pool as the sizzling summer temperatures take hold? A swimming pool can bring a family together and be a bonding experience for you and your children. It can also be an impressive backdrop if you invite guests around for a barbeque. But with a swimming pool comes maintenance and costs. Here at Barrier Reef Pools we’ve come up with some pros and cons, so you know what to think about before taking the plunge and buying a pool.

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Can You Splash Out On A Pool On A Budget?

Australia may have the perfect climate for swimming pools but many people assume that a pool is a luxury and beyond their price range. In fact, anyone can have a swimming pool whatever their budget. So, if you’re thinking of buying one, here’s a few things to consider to make it more affordable.

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The Stylish Manhattan A Modern Pool And Spa For The Family

Sometimes you come across a swimming pool which stands out from the rest. Here at Barrier Reef Pools we wanted to tell you about a stylish, state of the art pool which has been attracting plenty of interest. It’s easy to see why the Manhattan Pool and Spa is so popular and a firm favourite with both adults and children. It’s one of our newest designs and doesn’t disappoint in both functionality and looks.

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What Type Of Swimming Pool Heating Should You Use?

If you’ve splashed out on a swimming pool at your property, you’ll know it’s one of the biggest single purchases a householder can make, adding desirability to any home. But if your family’s not enjoying dips all year round, you may feel that you’re not getting full value for the money spent, especially as your pool still needs upkeep when not in use.

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Five Reasons To use An Ozone Swim Sanitation System

Did you know that 18% of residents in Western Australia live in homes which have swimming pools? We all know that pools need to be well maintained, hygienic and clean and the Ozone Swim Sanitation System is one of the best ways to achieve this. Ozone Swim uses an advanced oxidation process to produce ozone gas (03) into the pool circulation. When this ozone (03) is injected into the water, it breaks down into oxygen which safely oxidises and destroys any contaminants, bacteria, viruses or impurities.

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Spectacular Furniture Ideas For Around The Swimming Pool

A swimming pool in your own backyard is the ultimate in luxury. Accentuate your Barrier Reef Pool with unique and spectacular outdoor furniture. Soak up the sun on a day bed, escape to a private cabana, or drink and dine while overlooking your sparking pool. Create your own resort where you can relax and entertain. With the beautiful weather in Perth, the swimming pool should be the showcase of your home.

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Add Value To Your Home With Barrier Reef’s Leisure Pools

If you are considering purchasing a pool, so that you and your family can cool off in summer, you may not be aware that the leisure pool can also be an investment that adds value to your home. Even though house block sizes have decreased in Perth over the years, this has not impacted the desire for owning a pool. Creating an amazing pool and environment can increase the value of your property which helps you get a higher price if you decide to sell.

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Winter: The Best Time For Pool Installation?

Now winter has arrived, and you are already dreaming of those hot summer days, you may not realise that this can be the best time to invest in a pool. It takes time to design and choose your pool, and then schedule pool installation. So, if you are keen to start the summer with a splash as soon as the heat rises, winter could be the best time to buy. Now winter has arrived, and you are already dreaming of those hot summer days, you may not realise that this can be the best time to invest in a pool. It takes time to design and choose your pool, and then schedule pool installation. So, if you are keen to start the summer with a splash as soon as the heat rises, winter could be the best time to buy.

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The Health Benefits Of Lap Pools Perth

With your busy lifestyle, finding time for fitness is more important than ever. A great option to help you look after your health, as well as cool off when the weather heats up in Perth, is to install a lap pool. Lap pools are generally longer and more narrow than regular pools and are ideal if you only have a narrow space on your property. There are different lengths to choose from (starting from 8m), as well as many stylish and contemporary design options, to give your pool a luxurious feel. They can be installed indoor or outdoor. With your busy lifestyle, finding time for fitness is more important than ever. A great option to help you look after your health, as well as cool off when the weather heats up in Perth, is to install a lap pool. Lap pools are generally longer and more narrow than regular pools and are ideal if you only have a narrow space on your property. There are different lengths to choose from (starting from 8m), as well as many stylish and contemporary design options, to give your pool a luxurious feel. They can be installed indoor or outdoor.

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Keep Your Kids Safe – Inground Pools

If you’re installing a new inground pool, there are several steps you can take to ensure your children’s safety. Simple ways to help keep your kids safe around the pool include investing in a CPR course, setting pool rules, using pool toys and of course, slip, slop, slap! When installing a new inground swimming pool for your family’s enjoyment, you need to also be aware of the risks involved.

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Questions To Ask Before Pool Installation – Pool Builders Perth

There are several questions you need to ask when installing a new pool. The three key areas you should focus on include pool quality, installation process and pool builder reputation. Barrier Reef Pools pride ourselves on being high quality pool builders Perth. Check out our tips! Adding a pool to your home can not only improve the aesthetics and experience you and your family have, but it can also increase the value.

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Prepare Your Pool: Pool Maintenance Tips

A pool is an investment that requires constant maintenance. A balanced maintenance routine should be upheld every month of the year. Read all our tips today! With summer drawing to a close, it won’t be long until the cold weather sets in and your pool starts to see less use. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to let their pool maintenance regime slip a little during winter, which can cause a lot of stress when it’s time to start using your pool again in spring and summer. To ensure your pool is cared for all year-round, all you need to do is follow these simple, easy-to-follow steps.

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Swimming Pools To Suit Your Lifestyle

Whether you’re a young professional in need of a luxurious lap pool, or a big, bustling family who need a large pool in the backyard for wholesome family fun, Barrier Reef Pools can help you choose the right pool for your lifestyle. At Barrier Reef Pools Perth, one of our main priorities is creating a pool that will suit the unique lifestyles of each of our clients. Whether you’re after a custom pool for your Perth backyard or a small plunge pool that will make weekend relaxation easier than ever, we’re here to help.

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The Great Debate: Concrete Or Fibreglass

We answer the great debate: concrete or fibreglass pools? If you’re thinking about installing a swimming pool, you’re probably trying to decide whether concrete or fibreglass is the better option for you. Each type comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, so make sure you take your personal lifestyle and needs into consideration before you make your final decision.

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Creating A Backyard Oasis

We answer the great debate: concrete or fibreglass pools? If you’re thinking about installing a swimming pool, you’re probably trying to decide whether concrete or fibreglass is the better option for you. Each type comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, so make sure you take your personal lifestyle and needs into consideration before you make your final decision.

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Christmas Around The Pool

With houses becoming bigger & blocks getting smaller Clear blue skies and a fiery sun usually mean Christmas Day is set to see temperatures soar, with many of us choosing to head for the water. If you’re blessed with a cool, inviting swimming pool in your garden, then creating your very own Christmas Day outdoor celebration for family and friends is sure to be a breeze. In Australia, backyard get-togethers are an essential ingredient for the festive season. If you’re planning one, start by having a good look at the space you will be working with. Is it a warm, rustic patio setting overlooking a pool, or a lush green lawn surrounded by plant-life? Whatever palette you’ll be working with, try to give the area you’re decorating a sense of fun and festivity. Popular colours to work with are green, white, red, silver and gold, so get to work hanging baubles from the trees and draping tinsel around the garden.

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Barrier Reef Pools Win 10 Awards At The 2016 SPASA Awards

The 2016 WA SPASA awards was another great night for Barrier Reef Pools coming away with 10 awards. This is the seventh year in a row that Barrier Reef Pools Perth have been the most award fibreglass pool company in Perth WA. Barrier Reef Pools Perth won the following awards in these categories.

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The Manhattan Latest Pool Design

There is no other pool that can offer all of these features. With its square lines, designer looks we are sure your whole family will love it. You can`t compare this pool to any other in the market place as it is one of a kind. For more details and images please go to the Manhattan Pool Design. Barrier Reef Pools Perth have a total of seventy-nine awards presented by SPASA over the past seven years, from 2009 through to 2016 it is proof that our swimming pool company has been identified as a clear market leader and with one of the largest ranges of inground fibreglass pools in WA. To see all of our pools please check out our Pool and Spa Page.

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Pool Spa and Outdoor Living Expo

Wouldn’t it be great to have a holiday! EVERYDAY!! Well you can! In YOUR OWN BACKYARD!! Make the most of our beautiful climate by investing in your lifestyle. Perth is ideal for getting out and enjoying the outdoors, so why not transform your backyard into a space where you can holiday at home with family and friends.

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2015 SPASA Awards Winner

Brad Hilbert “CEO” was at the annual awards night to pick up the 13 awards for Barrier Reef Pools Perth. Brad said how proud it makes him feel to see how the company has grown from strength to strength over the past years and that the great effort that all the staff put in day after day to make sure that all our customers get the best product and service on the market.

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New Manufacturing Factory Now Open In Perth

Barrier Reef Pools Perth are please to announce that their New Manufacturing Facility is now open and producing inground fibreglass pools, located in Forrestdale WA. Barrier Reef Pools have helped to create another 20 jobs for the local area and are now bringing online extra pool designs to meet future needs with yards getting smaller the pool industry is having to adapt with these changes and Barrier Reef Pools are now able to get ahead of the game and work with their customers needs whether its a large swimming pool or a modern Plunge Pool with can help, for more details just contact us and speak to our friendly staff.

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Australia’s Most Awarded Fibreglass Pool Company

With 6 National awards and 12 State awards truly a great year for the Barrier Reef Pools team. Barrier Reef Pools is the most awarded fiberglass pool company in Australia for 2014. Winners of 6 National awards and 12 WA State awards this is truly a great year for the Barrier Reef Pools team. With all the hard work that the team has put in this year from the office staff to the installers Barrier Reef Pools Perth is truely gratefull

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See Us At The Claremont Spa And Pool Show

At this year’s Pool, Spa & Outdoor Living Expo there will be 80 exhibitors showcasing a huge variety of pool, spa and outdoor living products and services all under one roof. Whether you want to create a luxurious resort style pool area or turn your courtyard into an alfresco oasis, come along to the Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo where you will find all the latest products and absolutely everything you need to create your dream – all under the one roof! There will be 80 exhibitors showcasing products and services such as:

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We invite you to visit our display centres or contact us today for a free quote and site appraisal. Let Barrier Reef Pools WA, its skilled, experienced and friendly sales staff and work with you in selecting the very best design to meet your special needs.

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