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Lendi’s Study Part 2: Do Pools Add Value to Your Home?

 

 

In our last entry, we gave an overview of the December 2017 Lendi study in which 1,004 Australians over age 18 were surveyed to gain a better understanding of whether or not a swimming pool adds value to a home. In this entry, we’ll take a look at Lendi’s findings with regard to gender and age factors, and what that might mean for homeowners thinking about adding a pool to their home.
Gender
Overall, 44.9% of males in the survey said they would pay up to $20,000 more for a house with a pool …

Lendi’s Study Part 1: Do Pools Add Value to Your Home?

 

 

 

In December of 2017, Lendi completed a survey of 1,004 Australians over age 18 aimed at gaining a better understanding of whether or not a pool adds value to your home. This is an especially important topic to understand given the competitive housing market in urban Australia. So what did they find? While the answer is not a definitive “yes” or “no,” taking a look at the data can help you to understand whether a pool might be a worthy investment for your home based on your state and your area.
Split Down …

All about Algae – Prevention and Revmoval of Algae

How to prevent algae
To prevent algae from blooming, you need to have proper chemical and sanitiser levels. A High pH and a low chlorine count give algae a great start. Use a stabiliser to condition and protect your chlorine from the sun.

Keeping your pool clean is also very important, bacteria and organic materials contribute to algae growth, regularly brushing your pool, is not only good exercise it prevents dirt from building up in the pores of the plaster – which is a good starting point for an algae colony.

Filter your pool properly …

Things to Consider Before You Speak to Your Pool Builder

 

Hold up! Wait! We know that you’re just itching to get that pool installed and ready to go in your backyard so you can take a dip as soon as possible, but hold your horses.There are some things that you should consider before you dive and start chatting with a pool builder.

 
1: What are your local pool regulations?
Your local regulations will strongly dictate what you are allowed to construct for your pool. If you have some amazing, grand plan in mind, but have no idea about your local regulations, then you …

All About Algae – Introduction

 

Algae spores are constantly entering your inground concrete pool, brought in by wind, rain, or even on contaminated pool cleaning tools or swimsuits. If the conditions are right, algae can bloom in just a few hours!

These conditions include

Water that is not balanced correctly
Sunlight
Warm temperatures
Presence of nitrates, phosphates and/or carbon dioxide
A lack of good circulation, filtration and sanitation is usually a contributing or primary cause of pool algae

Algae are living aquatic creatures that multiply rapidly on warm, sunny days. Containing Chlorophyll algae uses photosynthesis to grow, algae …

Australia Day Pool Party Ideas

 

Rolling around once a year to celebrate all that we love about our sunburnt country, Australia Day is generally a sweltering mix of sizzling temperatures, a few beers with friends, snags on the barbie and the odd game of backyard cricket.

Arguably though there is no better way to celebrate Australia Day than by hosting a pool party with friends.

To ensure your pool party this Australia Day is a success, here is a list of 9 Aussie essentials to ensure it is a success.

Australian Flags: Wave …

Pool Surrounds: Gardens and Features

 

Adding a small garden plot or some potted plants around the pool helps to break up long swaths of paving and adds an attractive natural element to your design. A thin garden strip along a boundary wall is an excellent spot for tall shrubs or bamboo, which both add a pop of colour and conceal the fence a bit. Just remember that you don’t want to plant anything that sheds a lot of leaves directly next to the pool, as it will be a headache to clean up. You’ll also want to …

Pool Surrounds: Shade Shelters and Sun Lounges

This is the third post in a four-part series on designing your pool surrounds. Today we’re talking about how to maximise comfort in your surrounds through the shade, sun lounges, and poolside structures.
Shade
Incorporating shaded areas into your pool surrounds is a must for ensuring that there are comfortable areas to relax and socialise both in and out of the water. Simple ways to add shade include installing an awning (fixed or retractable), pergola, gazebo, or shade sail to keep the sun off of seating areas. You can even plan to landscape palms …

Pool Surrounds: Paving

 

This is the second post in a four-part series on designing your pool surrounds. This time we’ll focus on one of the first elements that pool owners need to tackle when designing the surrounds: paving. Some of the most important factors to keep in mind when selecting pavement are that the material you choose is:

Non-slippery (even when wet)
Quality and long-lasting
A comfortable texture to walk on when barefoot
Light enough in colour to minimise heat absorption (comfortable for bare feet even when in direct sun)
Treated and appropriately sealed to …

Light It Up!

Give Your Pool Some Christmas Cheer
With Christmas just around the corner, houses across Australia are dazzling with their festive light displays.

So why not get into the Christmas spirit and transform your swimming pool in the same way?
Light up your pool
Fairy lights look amazing in trees around swimming pools, giving the whole area an alluring glow. Wrap them around the branches and bring your swimming pool landscaping to life of an evening while adding some Christmas cheer.

Alternatively you could opt for waterfall lighting hanging …