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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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