7 Tips when selecting a pool builder in Bundaberg

When you are searching a Contractor to design your new pool and entertaining area. For instance you must also consider the location of the pool, drainage, landscaping and fencing to name a few.  There is much more to building a pool as you must consider. Ever dollar counts but you should remember to look at the long-term effects of the choices you make. Thinking a little more about the options available will have considerable effect on the long-term overall cost of owning  your pool.

1/what you want to use the pool for.. swimming laps, cooling off, helping the children learn to swim..do you need large seating areas, how deep do you want the pool.. are you going to play ball games …

2/ have you chosen the most energy efficient equipment or just the cheapest

Here are some tips you should consider.. by no means all.. just some that come to front of mind when making your choice of contractor for your next pool project.

Tip 1.  to compare when you are building a pool… Ask does your pool coping include sikaflex marine grade expansion joints…

Tip. 2 when building a pool…. Is the standard paving sealer include Dry treat 10 year warranty… Applied by qualified applicators… Our pools do …

Tip 3.  when comparing your selection of pool builder…does the pump include the super efficient zodiac e pump Standard with your new pool ?

Tip 4 : when using a concrete finish around your pool does you pool builder included a thickening beam, dowell certs into the slab and the pool shell, ableflex joints and sikaflex to complete the process.. ask the question maybe its the hidden features that come standard in our pools that aren’t even thought of by other builders

Tip no 5. when selecting your pool builder… take a look at the paver or tile that provides the access around your pool, it is called a coping paver.. many builders choose to use one and a half old style brick pavers only 300 wide… when you choose a lifestyle solutions pool you will receive as standard, premium quality 400 x 400 bullnose pavers for over 33 % wide area to access to your pool… also this mean you be have a stronger pool as the concrete that supports the paver or tile is also wider with more steel and concrete.. the wider paver also makes the pool look bigger… narrow pavers or tiles available at reduced cost… setting the standard our clients expect at Lifestyle solutions centre

Tip 6.  when selecting your pool builder .. ask the question why we won’t build a pool with pebble rollover.. ie no pavers on the coping of the pool… that’s because time has proven, while it’s a cheaper method, the surface usually starts cracking in 3-5 years and can never be repaired to look the same.. so at “Lifestyle solutions centre” we wont build a pool with pebble rollover.. sorry better do it right from the start we believe !

Tip 7. Some pool builders claim to be experts in building a pool yet they show little concern for what you require in the pool, what you intend to do with the pool, whether it’s just cooling off, swimming laps, or you have young children, aging friends who require easier access.. that’s before even thinking about where you require space around the pool inside or outside the fence, thought about a different angle , where is best location for the fencing, how can you incorporate a water feature, what is the best height for the pool relative to the adjoining areas… there is so much to consider when designing a pool area, not just the pool so at Lifestyle solutions centre this is all part of the design process to give you the best solution for your needs… don’t put up with mass production.custom design your pool to get the most from your pool and entertaining area, yes it will cost a little extra but you will benefit every time you use the area and realise the extra investment was well worth it.. come and explore the alternatives.

To assist you in making the right decisions in building your new pool its worth considering some of the points raised in this blog.. for certain this is only the start and there is much more to consider.  Very rarely do you find the best solution is the cheapest so take your time and consider the options and come out and discuss your next project with the team at Lifestyle Solutions centre, 78 Mt Perry road North Bundaberg.. and check out some of the photos of our previous work on http://www.lifestylesolutions.com.au

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Woodfire Pizza oven Cooking Demo in Bundaberg

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Great opportunity for those who are  thinking about purchasing a Woodfire pizza oven or those who already have taken that step & want to learn more about the foods you can cook in a wood fire oven…more than pizzas that’s … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Solutions Centre OPEN DAY is on the 26th November 2011 at 78 Mt Perry Road in North Bundaberg. Starting at 8:00am on Saturday you will see a Cooking Demonstration for  Wood fire Pizza oven, Joel will be there to show you how  you can cook just about anything and taste test the results while you are there.

Landscaping display with synthetic turf

Check out the Water features, artificial rock waterfalls, Stone pitched Rock walls, A synthetic Putting tee for you to hone your skills, Planet shades 5.5m radius giant Umbrellas that rotate 360 degrees, Slab furniture, impressive indoor outdoor furniture.. and first for Bundaberg “Lifestyle Spas” brings a whole new range of spas, with heat pumps, audio systems remote controls and LED lighting and so much more. And ask about the Opening Specials from Lifestyle Spas…you’ll be impressed with the Quality & finish  of these spas.

Lifestyle Spas Bundaberg

“Hitz FM” 93.9 will broadcast on site at 9 am to 12 noon with interviews from professional support staff to answer all your questions… drop by to See the guys from “Barefoot Floors” and check the Glass Crystal and Epoxy Resin finishes for just about any concrete surface, over tired old concrete, tiled areas out of date. Great range of Colours and various slip resistance. Sunvest Energy have all your power grid solutions so take advantage of the special pricing to help you save big $ savings on your power bills for years to come..

Thinking of building a custom designed pool or creating an impressive landscape to your home, come out to see all the great ideas and speak with the consultants on site, check out the samples of various stones and finishes you can use to bring that social look and style to your project.

At the lifestyle Solutions centre the ideas are endless so take the time and see what the noise is all about…nothing like this in Bundaberg. http://www.lifestylesolutions.com.au    or http://www.lifestylesolutionscentre.com  look forward to seeing you there or call to arrange an appointment if you can’t make it on the day. If you have a business that would be right at home at the Lifestyle Solutions Centre, then you can ask about how you can become a partner and display your business with other successful businesses.. written by Peter Moller

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synthetic Turf for landscapes in Bundaberg

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Synthetic turf is fast becoming popular with residents in Bundaberg. Often choosing to use synthetic turf in shady areas, areas where normal turf just wont handle the traffic, or tired of mowing the lawn every week or two. Then your … Continue reading

Concrete pool renovations, Bundaberg

This week we’ve been working on a Pool renovation where the pool was around 15-20 years old. Still very solid, just a little tired and dated. The client had the option of Pebble or Quatrzon interior and after some deliberation choose 2-3 mm pebble in Champagne which give a soft turquoise water appearance.

 

In preparing the pool for its new finish the existing coping papers were removed and relevelled which some slight imperfections required removing. Same for the tile band which was removed completely then squared up and a new tile band was installed prior to finishing the coping tile. This tile match the pool surrounds and had the front edge nosed to soften the look and feel. Using vitreous tiles makes this possible as the biscuit of the tile is the same from top to bottom of the tile.

The interior required jack hammering under the waterline to allow a smooth transition up the wall, then all other areas required to be sparrow pecked to give a good bond to the entire finish. Then the floor was sanded and pressure cleaning before applying a bonding coat prior to the final pool finish.

Day has come and the pool interior is to be applied.. quick slurry over the base and pebble is applied just like new… then the pool is filled, water tested and its all complete.. looks far more like a modern new pool… pics of finished pool still to come as its still filling as we speak.. keep and eye out for that.

by Peter Moller.. Lifestyle solutions centre, 78 Mt Perry Road North Bundaberg.. http//:www.lifestylesolutions.com.au

 

Woodfire Ovens cooking Demonstration, Bundaberg

Learn all you need to know about how to get the most out of a “Woodfire Oven” at the cooking demonstration at Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt Perry Road, north Bundaberg.

pizza oven ready to fire

Joel will show you how to get the best results, tips and hints on how to get the best results, the best tasting and best looking food from you Woodfire Oven… often called a Pizza Oven. They are so much more than just a pizza oven as you can cook so many different foods with the flavour being retained in the food.

The oven Joel will be using is on caster so you can move them around to the best spot.. if its windy out of the wind, out of the rain, and in this case we have a huge 5.5m radius umbrella from “Planet Shades” installed right near the oven. You can rotate the umbrella 360 degrees so you’ll never be there burning in the sun.

Keep your eyes open in the coming weeks as we give you more details on whats happening at the Demonstration on 26th November 2011. Let us know if you are coming by registering on http://www.facebook.com/lifestylecentre or call 4155 5500 for up to date info.

We look forward to seeing you there.

by Peter Moller, Lifestyle Solutions Centre, Bundaberg

6 Key Factors for Succesful Pool Construction, Bundaberg

6 Key factors to Succesful Pool Construction.

Building a pool is a large investment, so you must consider 6 key factors to ensure you maximise your investment while enhancing the appeal and usability of the area surrounding your new pool.

1/   When you are serious about including a Pool in your entertaining area to your home you should seek professional advise to produce the best design based on your needs and expectations all in keeping with the style and feel of your home. It’s not only to design the pool, but to encompass the complete design with pool and landscaping design as without the complete design your project will often  fail to deliver the enjoyment, entertainment and satisfaction you desire. The company you choose to design and Build your pool must be a good listener, and have a wide range of experience to collate your ideas then provide solutions enriched by their experience. Look at the complete solution and how the design will flow through from the home and enhance your investment. Rarely is the cheapest design the best solution, so look past the initial investment to the  long term effects on the useability and sale-ability etc …

2/  Identify how you will use the pool & who will use the pool… is it for entertainment, fitness & health, family enjoyment, learning to swim, or just cooling off on hot summer days. Every style requires different consideration in the design. Think carefully and remember not to focus on how the pool is used right now for say “young children” as they will grow up and often shallow areas can be a waste of space as their needs change… for instance a seat 500mm deep is a better option than a large wading area to learn confidence in water etc..

3/  Locate the pool fencing so as not to distract from the usability of the pool… consider visual appeal by using Glass, use dark colours for less visual intrusion, and locate the fence so as not to divide the area into unusable areas… consider where you need the space and place the fence accordingly.

4/  when you have settled on a design for the entire project have it drawn up to scale to be certain the Design will work… better to do this now than strike problems when you start constructions.

5/  Running costs for you pool must be included in the design…choose new Variable flow pumps to cut your running costs.. eg.. Zodiac E pumps and remember OFF peak power, Pool blanket to prevent chemical & water evaporation, while also including storm water diverter to direct water to your pool.

6/  consider options to heat your pool with either Solar Pool heating or a Heat pump. Solar heating often extends your swimming season by 2-4 months and heat pumps allow year round swimming. When you enjoy swimming and entertaining around the pool, heating is well worth the investment.

Call the team at Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt Perry Road, Nth Bundaberg or check the website for ideas at http://www.lifestylesolutions.net.au …. better to discuss now and iron out any unforseen issues than arrive at construction with challanges that can be difficult to resolve.

by Peter Moller, Lifestyle Solutions, Bundaberg.