11 tips for keeping a clean pool

6 Useful Tips for a Clean Pool

Many people dream of having a pool, but pool cleaning can be a hassle. Keeping a clean pool through the heat of the Australian summer months can be challenging, especially if this is your first year of pool ownership. However, we have several tips to help you keep your pool sparkling clean and ready to use whenever you like.

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The Ultimate Guide to Selecting the Best Swim Spa

In 1980, the swimming pool, spa and hot tub world changed forever due to the introduction of the swim spa. A swim spa is the perfect union of a home spa and a swimming pool. It’s fun, versatile, and it’s ideal for relaxation. You can unwind and feel the pressure melt away. But where do you get a swim spa, and what are your alternatives? We’ll discuss this below.

Self Cleaning Pool with Vantage

Swimming pool cleaners: Your options explained

Pool cleaning is an essential part of swimming pool ownership. But it is not a task any pool owner looks forward to! It can take a great deal of time and effort, when you would rather be enjoying the water. But cleaning a pool is essential if you want it to be a safe and healthy environment for you and your family. There are a number of different options available to you when it comes to pool cleaners…

Victorian Pool and Spa Show - Best Shell Scheme Stand

Victorian Pool and Spa Show

Compass Pools Melbourne recently attended the Victorian Pool and Spa Show (https://www.spasashow.com.au/) on the weekend of 10th & 11th August 2019. Held at the spacious Melbourne Convention and exhibition Centre. Despite the cold, wet weekend, visitors to the show were upbeat, joining in on the backyard revolution as an increasing number of people are installing pools…

Pool & Spa combination with timber decking

Is a spa pool the right choice for you?

Spa pools are an increasingly popular alternative to regular swimming pools in Australia. But what is a spa pool, and what are its advantages and disadvantages? How much is a swimming pool spa to buy? Are there any alternatives which would suit you better? Here we take a look at the spa pool in detail, and answer all your questions so you can make an informed decision about the best pool type for you.

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Pool and backyard costs combined

When setting out your budget for your dream pool, it’s a good idea to break down the various components of the project so that you know exactly what kind of bill you will be facing. As well as the cost of the pool installation itself, there will be other costs associated with labour and materials. It’s not as simple as asking how much a swimming pool will cost, as clearly there are many different sizes, shapes and specifications of pools.

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Lap pools: the lap of luxury

Lap pools are long, slim pools whose primary function is to allow you to swim laps, as their name suggests. They are an excellent addition to anyone’s backyard, allowing you to exercise at home whenever you want, and obviously perfect for anyone who enjoys clocking up those laps around the pool! You may be surprised to learn that lap pool size is variable, so even smaller backyards would be able to accommodate one of the more compact pools.

Small courtyard designs with plunge pools

Plunge pools: small is beautiful

Plunge pools are small, deep pools which are perfect if you have a small-sized block. Their small size means that while you may not be able to swim laps, you will certainly make up for this with a fun, relaxing feature in your backyard that all the family will enjoy. They are ideal for aquatic exercise and hydrotherapy, or simply to soak away the cares of the day. Learn everything about plunge pools including what makes them so popular in Australia these days.

Above ground swimming pools and above ground spas

All about above ground pools

If you are considering an above ground pool, you are sure to have lots of questions and want to find out more. First off, what is an above ground pool? They are exactly what their name suggests: pools that sit above ground level. There are lots of different types of above ground pools, and you can choose shells made of different materials. Read this article revealing the spectrum of options you have when thinking of an above ground swimming pool.