Summer heatwave increases pool popularity

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Summer heatwave increases pool popularity

The real estate website Domain ran a story on how the summer heatwave is creating a sharp resurgence in the popularity of homes with swimming pools. With residents of Western Sydney experiencing the full brunt of the hot weather with temperatures in the 40’s people are looking to keep cool.

Sydney’s summer heatwave affecting home buyers’ decisions
Sydney’s ferocious summer heatwave is warping home buyers’ decisions, with buyers bidding less for homes without airconditioning and wrangling over prices when they know they have to fork out to install it themselves. Swimming pool builder Crystal Pools reports its sales this January were three times up on the previous year.
 
Sales manager Andrew Rothery says a pool’s main competition is a new car or family holiday. “But the heat seems to be driving people towards pools, and helping them make their decision much more quickly to put one in,” he says.
» Read the full story at Domain

MBA Award winners 2016 – Commercial Pools

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MBA Award winners 2016

Crystal Pools Commercial Division again are MBA Award winners winning three MBA awards in the Commercial Pools, Commercial Water Features and Commercial Spas categories last weekend.
MBA Award winners
Primus Hotel
The pool complex at the luxurious Primus Hotel Sydney  are the 2016 MBA Award winners taking out the Commercial Pools and Commercial Water Feature categories. The rooftop features a 20m heated lap pool and water flows through the water feature around the sundeck creating the ultimate New York rooftop vibe.

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Primus Hotel Sydney. Commercial Water Feature MBA Award winners 2016.

Primus Hotel Sydney. Commercial Pools MBA Award winners 2016.

 
Air Apartments
The pool complex at the premium Air Apartments in St Leonards are 2016 MBA Award winners in the Commercial Spas category. The pool complex features a resident’s pool with in-pool skylights that creates a dramatic ceiling view from the floor below.

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Air Apartments, St Leonards. Commercial Spa MBA Award winners 2016.

Air Apartments, St Leonards. Commercial Spa MBA Award winners 2016.

The Crystal Pools Commercial team were there to receive the awards. Director Paul Hicken said; “It’s a wonderful result and I’m so proud of all the team.”

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MBA Award Winners 2016

MBA Award Winners 2016

Finalist – Swimming Pool Awards – Hills Shire Times

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Swimming Pool Awards finalist

Crystal Pools is excited to announce that a recent in-ground concrete lap pool of ours located in West Pennant Hills has been selected as a Finalist in the 2016 Hills Shire Swimming Pool Awards.
The Hills Building & Design awards have received a record number of entries this year, which is a fantastic result and a true reflection on the building industry in the Hills Shire.
The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner at the beautiful Curzon Hall, Marsfield in October.
Swimming Pool Awards Finalist

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Winter pool maintenance

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Winter pool maintenance

Over winter it’s easy to lapse on your winter pool maintenance schedule. But forgetting to do regular winter pool maintenance means not only a green pool but potential damage to your pool lining and equipment.
Houzz Australia recently published an article on ‘How to Keep Your Pool in Tiptop Condition All Winter’ that feature our popular Eastern Suburbs swimming pool … so we thought we’d share these quick tips to save you time, money and protect your backyard oasis.
Winter pool maintenance tips
It’s all too easy to ignore your swimming pool over winter only to be faced with an unhealthy mess at the beginning of summer. Not only will the start of the swim season be delayed but an unnecessary amount of time and money will then have to be spent in restoring your pool to its sparkling best.
It only takes a little regular maintenance to help your pool stay clean all winter long – try these quick tips to save you time, money and protect your backyard oasis. » Read the full article at Houzz.
 

Pymble Ladies college swimming pool

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Pymble Ladies college swimming pool

Earlier this year, Crystal Pools Commercial division has completed construction of multiple aquatic facilities for Pymble Ladies College swimming pool complex.
The new Aquatic and Fitness Centre includes a 50m heated indoor, eight lane Swimming Pool with multiple dive platforms, a large purpose built learn to swim pool, a multi-purpose fitness centre, incorporating strength and conditioning facilities, and consultation and remedial treatment rooms.
 

Gallery: Pymble Ladies college swimming pool

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Eight lane Swimming Pool

FINA International standards

Multiple dive platforms

Opening of the first swimming pool at Pymble Ladies College

Prepare your pool for winter

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Prepare your pool for winter

A timely article: The recent edition of the Hills News discusses how to prepare your pool for winter.
Once the temperatures start falling many pool owners often turn a blind eye to their pool until swimming season returns thinking they are saving themselves time and money. However, this is a false economy. “Regular maintenance over the winter months will help to protect your asset ”, says Sales Manager, Andrew Rothery. The most economical method is to switch to a winter maintenance program to ensure you don’t get any surprises that can be expensive to resolve.
Read article »

Northern Beaches swimming pool

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Infinity edge pool – Pittwater

In January’s edition of Landscaping your Garden Andrew Rothery of Crystal Pools discusses Crystal’s Northern Beaches swimming pool project, the brief, challenges and materials.
Due to the elevation of the property the homeowners wanted a partially raised pool that visually complemented the property when viewed from below. They wanted to feel as if they were floating above the coast – uninterrupted views and a seamless integration with the expansive backdrop. They also requested an expansive decking that covered the entire level for entertaining and relaxing and for all pool equipment to be concealed, so as not distracting from the view.
» Download the article (pdf).

Finding a pool construction company

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Pool construction company

Hiring an ideal swimming pool construction company for getting a perfect concrete pool experience is always a daunting task as it involves scrupulous and cautious preparation at each phase of this tricky process.
Pool construction process requires excavation and many more tricky tasks, so it is important that you choose your pool constructor precisely, keeping all your demands and desires in mind. Having a beautiful pool in your backyard allows you to relax, enjoy and work out at the same time, keeping your mind and soul fresh and unwind.
Here are some tips and suggestions that can assist you in finding the perfect swimming pool construction company:

Getting an expert advice – this involves taking advice from the experts to avoid making wrong decisions.  Don’t rush over the process as this may end up making some obvious mistakes which may cost you valuable resources and plenty of time.
 Make a list of contractors – this may involve short listing few contractors and then choosing an ideal one after taking help from your friends, family members, colleagues and neighbors. Consulting your close one’s before hiring a pool builder not only help you in getting few reputed names for your pool construction process but also guide you with some tips that could really help during the construction process.
Requesting for referrals – after compiling a list of various shortlisted contractors, try to stay in contact with each contractor. Ask for their individual portfolio of their past projects. This will help you gain a better picture of what to expect after the swimming pool has been constructed. Browsing through the portfolio, you can choose certain features that appeal to your own taste. You can even ask for before and after pictures so that you can gain understanding as to what to expect in your own project.
Search online – Internet these days plays a vital role in fulfilling all your desires. So when it comes to building a beautiful pool to enhance the look of your home, why not do a proper research before hiring a contractor. This could really help you get an ideal pool builder for your home.
Budget – Keeping an eye on your budget is always vital when it comes to hiring a good contractor and fulfilling all your requirements.
Properly licensed and insured – Before you hire a pool builder, you must make sure whether the construction company is licensed and insured or not. If not, you must go for the one which is properly licensed and insured. As this will really help you in getting peace of mind that your pool construction process is backed by a reputed insurance company.

No doubt finding a perfect pool constructor is a difficult task, but not an impossible one. A lot of things may go wrong by hiring poor swimming pool builders. So, if you’re not cautious about hiring a well experienced and renowned pool builder, your pool won’t appear like what you’ve dreamt of. Worse, this may also end up exceeding the budget limit you possess. Following these steps could really help you in fulfilling all your objectives, helping you getting the best value for your money.
To know more about quality and effective pool construction services, contact https://www.crystalpools.com.au/