A beautiful clean and clear pool maintained with a test kit

Salt Water Chlorination Secrets 1972-2021

Who Invented Salt Water Chlorination? By PENNY SWIFT It is widely accepted that salt water chlorination is an Australian invention. But some say the invention stems from New Zealand. This includes the man who invented a...
DIY swimming pools

DIY Swimming Pools – 5 Reasons To Think Twice

DIY Swimming Pools – Why Not? 5 Reasons to Leave Work to the Pros Swimming pools add luxury to any property. Whether you own a townhouse or an entire apartment complex, you’ll definitely want to consider...
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Make the Best of Your Pool View + 12 Examples

Main Picture Above: This award winning pool shows the impact a view can make. But to get maximum use of your pool, exposure to the sun is even more important. This winning pool looks...

How to Understand Pool Terminology

Pool-Speak - Pool Terminology 101 What Those Words & Phrases Mean. Does pool terminology sound like gobbledygook to you when you are discussing anything about your pool or spa with your pool guy or supplier? Well...
Beautiful night lit swimming pool

Pool Lights Will Lighting Up Your Life – 6 bright Ideas

Picture above: Pool lights combined with lights in and outside the house to create a dramatic effect. Get Your Pool Lights On. Underwater pool lights are installed as part of most swimming pools and spas...
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5 Keys to Healthy, Clean Water Management

These are the 5 Key points to a Healthy, Clean Water Management. These outlines, in simple terms, are the steps necessary to ensure that your swimming pool has healthy, clean water and remains sparkling clear...
Waterfall Rockery

4 Swimming Pool Water Features and Effects

Special Water Features That Will Give Your Pool the Edge Main picture above: A huge rockery constructed along one side of a large gunite swimming pool adds interest to otherwise clean lines of the design. Water has...
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Pool Finishes For Your Swimming Pool (7 Winning Examples)

An impressive pool finished with Cemcrete’s PoolCrete, which is a uniquely formulated mixture of white cement, white marble, and special additives that permanently eliminate the need for painting a pool.  The 7 Best Swimming Pool...
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Pool and Paving

Pool and Paving Step-by-Step Pool and Paving. Paving is a very practical and hardwearing surface for swimming pool surrounds. However, not all paving is the same. While ordinary brick paving is undoubtedly the most ubiquitous type,...
Stone pool surround

7 Pool Surrounds with Style

Choosing the Right Pool Surrounds Swimming pool surrounds have become a design factor that can alter the look of any pool area. Not so long ago, many pool builders offered a standard meter of brick...
Engineering a pool

Engineer a Swimming Pool – 2 Strong Examples

Above: Engineered genius upwards. The seemingly simple design of this rimflow swimming pool belies the fact that it is suspended over 7 m (23 ft) high pylons. Why Pool Builders Structure Engineer a Swimming Pool Why would...
Chocolate brown quartz pool

Pool Coating with Quartz Color

Chocolate box. Chocolate Brown Quartzite creates an unusual effect in this  striking swimming pool. The raised deck alongside the pool is the perfect place for sunbathing, relaxing or even entertaining; it can also be...
fiberglass new pool

Your New Pool – The Best 4 Types

A fiberglass pool that is ideal for any smaller property. A New Pool - Decisions Decisions… Making the Right Choice  Having taken the plunge and decided to build a new pool, it is important to know...
A sparkling clean pool

7 Ideas On How To Keep a Clean Pool

A beautiful sparkling clean pool ready for fun. A properly maintained pool will always be a source of relaxation and pleasure. This stunning pool was constructed using the handpacked concrete method and finished with...