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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.

Pool construction..walls collapse, Bundaberg

Hello again, this week had been rather painful as the delaying in being able to spray this pool because of the persistent rain has created lots of stress. Yesterday the team went down to the site and found the shoring on the walls of the excavation had bowed from the pressure the rain sodden material put on the wall. Shoring is place to support the concrete when spraying and to cover voids left by large rocks and collapsed material…

Pool construction reinstate walls after collapse

Yes it was painfull but the team got stuck into the job in hand to remove the slop and slug, untie the S12 bars, remove the shoring and do it all again. That took five men around 4 hours to complete the work.. great work guys couldnt have done it without you. Then the next step is to remove the silt form the filter gravel to allow good drainage under the shell and then use a scrubbing brush and a hose to wash down the steel so that the concrete binds to the steel. Once complete pump out the excess water and its all good to go… Concrete spraying team arrived and 5 minutes after this was all complete…. check them out in action, just as tying the steel is an art (thanks Bruce) so is the spraying cutting and shaping of the concrete.

Lets hope we have a few dry days so we can clean away all the rubbish….its so sloppy at present but we dare not bring a machine in yet.

Keep an eye out for the progress of the pool in the coming weeks…

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Artifical Rock Waterfalls, Bundaberg Recently we started construction on a swimming pool with an artiifical rock waterfall and to enhance the effect several clusters of rocks were added to the pool coping. The rocks are constructed using hand shaped concrete, … Continue reading