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Lifestylesolutions open day – Outdoor living in BUNDABERG

The first of September is the first day of spring and it’s also tho OPEN day for us at the Lifestyle Solutions Centre when you will find an ever increasing range of innovative solutions to include in an Outdoor living … Continue reading

Lifestyle Solutions centre – Landscaping and Outdoor entertaining areas, Bundaberg

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It’s  great new innovation right here in Bundaberg at the Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt Perry Road, North Bundaberg.

You can see great landscaping ideas, artificial rock waterfalls, composite timber decking, Giant 5.5m Shade umbrellas, Aluminium slatted screens, Lifestyle Spas, synthetic turf putting tees,  rugged looking Slab Furniture… and  the list goes on.

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synthetic turf in Bundaberg

There is so much you can see here all under the one roof… In fact if your business has products or services sought after by discerning clients you could well benefit from positioning your business in the large display area available to a select group of innovative businesses that share a passion for delivering to a market that appreciates quality and innovation.

Share in targeted marketing strategies to minimise your investment while targeting the market where you product is highly sought after by genuine buyers. Cross marketing is  huge plus for partners in the centre, where everyone can benefit the moment anyone walks into the centre.Image

A multitude of online strategies in various levels of participation are there for you to select to give you the right exposure four you situation. Call 4155 5500 and speak with Kellie,Tatia or Catherine  to arrange an appointment for an obligation free personal guided tour of the centre’s opportunities and talk with existing partners, where over 30 qualified leads provide Barefoot floors with great opportunities for work in their business.

SO whether you are building a swimming pool, water feature or landscaping the entire property or just adding on outdoor entreating area, its all here under the one roof at http://lifestylesolutionscentre.com.

Look forward to seeing you here very soon..

Peter Moller

Managing Director

Designing The Right Pool For You

Recent worrying trends to popular computer games and related activities are reducing interaction with family and friends. The inclusion of a pool or spa is a fabulous way to encourage regular interactions with both friends and family so when you are considering a pool or spa you must be sure careful consideration is given to ensure the design takes into account the landscape and entertaining areas. Any project of this nature is a large investment so it is critical to get it right.

Key Factors to Consider
Position the pool or spa to aim for 60-70% of sunshine, leaving time to get respite from the sun during seasonal change of the suns path.
Place your pool for the best aesthetic position and to give any water feature or other feature, prime location.
What size of your pool & shape, location of entry to pool or spa?
Consider the number & age of the users, what do you intend using the pool for? exercise, entertaining, cooling off, games?? The shape of the pool should be reflective of the home design.
Don’t forget about traffic at the gate & into the pool. Also the location of tables & chairs needs to be considered when locating the fence & gate and the steps into the pool.
Also, people often overlook the choice of fresh or salt water and chlorine injection because you need to take into account allergies or irritations.

A Pool?… Or a Spa?
This is often dictated by the area although time to maintain is another factor. Ease & cost of heating a spa in a short time is more recently swinging clients to heated spas, or swim spas; their high pressure jets to swim against will allow swimming in a far smaller area. Spas are more oftenly used all year round, where pools have 8-9 month use with seasonal effects.

The most important thing to consider is planning, take into account the issues mentioned about and make notes of any site specific issues that need to be considered.

Next set a budget to complete the project. Then make an appointment to come and see the friendly staff at Lifestyle Soutions Centre so a project can be designed to the budget that is appropriate for your scope of works.

Call and make an appointment to discuss your project today,  we are available to make time for you, even after office hours. If you need all our contact details, just view them on our http://www.lifestylesolutions.com.au

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

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

 

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.

6 ways to get the most from Solar Pool heating..bundaberg

6 Ways to get the most from Solar Pool heating… in Bundaberg.

Zane Solar collector near Solar Hot water system

1/   Check the lint filter which will be installed in line near the pool pump as this will effect to flow to the Solar Collectors on the roof. Just unscrew the end and pull out the stainless steel gauze filter , then wash off with a hose. Without this filter your solar collector will block and cause further problems.

2/  Check the top out temperature which determines the targeted temperature for the system…if this is set too low the system will not achieve the maximum heat transfer. Raise this temperature to 28 degrees and your heating system will operate until you reach the higher temp.

3/  Check the collector on the roof to see how dusty it is… grab a soft broom and a hose and give it a clean down so you get the most from the available heat.

4/  Install a pool blanket and go for the better quality ones to both retain most heat and absorb extra heat.. often up to 3-4 degrees, with some manufacturers claiming more this is on the conservative side.

5/  Check for overhanging branches both on the pool and over the roof where the collector is installed to remove potential shade and there fore heat transfer…in short trim them up out of the way.. more sunlight, more heat. Sometimes when this is not possible and the system becomes less efficient adding a small heat pump may be the only solution when you want to extend your swimming season.

6/   When you are serious about extending you swimming season look at installing more collector to get the most form the system… using  the existing circulation system then adding collector will be FREE heating as its cost no more than you are already paying.

These are some of the best ways to improve the efficiency of your existing Solar Pool heating system. When you want more heat in your pool consider adding a heatpump which are becoming far more affordable. Use the FREE heat you get from the Solar then adding a heat pump will allow you to swim 365 days a year especially when there is no sunlight.  This will minimise the normal costs that would be involved with Heat Pump only installations.

Zane Solar Centre Bundaberg is Located at Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt Perry Road, Nth Bundaberg. When you have some questions about how you can heat your pool, call us or drop by to discuss your particular situation.

written by Peter Moller from Zane Solar Centre Bundaberg, located at Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt Perry Road Nth Bundaberg.