Hills District Homes Magazine

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Hills District Homes magazine

Crystal Pools got a mention in the most recent addition of Hills District Homes Magazine which features the winners of the 2015 Hills District Building and Design awards.
Two of our Hills District swimming pools won an award this year:
Glenhaven – Swimming pool / spa & surrounds (up to $50,000)
Judges comments
Crystal Pools has created a well-designed swimming pool that provides a practical and functional layout for the residents whilst integrating seamlessly with the dwelling and outdoor living area. The materials and finishes selected complement the house and integrate well with the landscaping whilst providing great value for money. The colour and materials selected for the tiling and decking surrounding the swimming pool match well with the finishes of the dwelling and provide a smooth transition between indoor and outdoor living and present a well integrated design.”
Annangrove Lap Pool – Winner Swimming pool / spa & surrounds ($100,000 and above)
Judges comments
Crystal Pools are to be congratulated for a pool that shows innovation in design, quality workmanship and the utilisation of space that has fulfilled the client’s requirements. The immense level of craftsmanship laced on this project is astonishing, ranging from the endless glass, to the smooth transition between the recreational ares of the pool for entertaining both the kids and adults alike. This swimming pool spa and surrounds displays great planning, creativity and functionality.”
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About Hills District Homes Magazine
Hills District Homes Magazine is part of BuildHOME magazine, a quarterly magazine guide featuring Hills District Homes. Homes featured in BuildHOME appeal to many different people looking to build – owner builders, those building their second home, retired couples, families, budget conscious, those looking to build in the country or the city and those for whom the sky is the limit. The magazine caters for all tastes and budgets and a variety of regions.

Dreaming of splashing out on a pool for summer?

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Summer swimming

With the warmer weather, summer’s feeling like it’s just around the corner and many homeowners are considering installing a backyard swimming pool in time for summer featuring two of Crystal Pools projects: Pittwater Infinity edge pool and Central Coast pool.
Yesterday the Daily Telegraph featured an article on planning a pool for summer swimming.
For anyone with dreams of splashing out on a pool for the coming summer, now is the best time to be making plans as getting approval can take a few months.
Crystal Pools sales manager Andrew Rothery says his company meets clients on site to go through the design process.
“After that you would get engineering for the pool organised,” he says. “You would get your approvals — council approval or a certifier approval, a DA or a CDC approval — that allows the job to be approved to be constructed.
“Construction is about a 12-week period after council approval.”
» Read more at Daily Telegraph

Types of inground swimming pools

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Inground swimming pool

Are you all set to build a beautiful swimming pool in your backyard this summer? Don’t know which pool type will suit the best with your home décor? Why not read this article and avail yourself to a wide range of options in order to build a pool of your dreams!
When you settle on the choice to install a swimming pool in your backyard, you have to know the basics of pool development to recognize what your choices are. There are various components, and very much a couple addresses, that must be thought seriously about before starting up with this process.
The majority of people prefer choosing an inground swimming pool for their home, as undoubtedly they’re unimaginably fluctuated by the beauty of this pool design. In actual fact, an inground swimming pool can be verging on anything you need it to be, if you have the space and spending plan to make your vision a reality. Still, there is a modest bunch of really important qualities that individuals use for defining diverse types of inground swimming pools.
Inground swimming pools
In general, there are 3 basic types of inground pools, which are categorized below:


Vinyl pools
Vinyl pools are the cheapest option when it comes to fulfilling all your design related and specific size requirements. Also, these pools are constructed with strong frames and are available in different shapes and sizes as per client requirement. These frames are made of different materials like plastic, galvanized steel, wood, and more. They require economical to ship and manufacture as compared to other pool types like concrete and fiberglass.
Concrete pools
Concrete on the other hand, are considered far most popular, durable and effective as compared to other pool types. They can withstand different climatic conditions, but requires a little patience when it comes to installation, but unfortunately they are more expensive and takes more time to set up as compared to vinyl pools.
Fibreglass pools
Fiberglass pools suit well in all conditions and in all soil conditions like moist, rainy, rock, frozen, etc. These pools have the ability to flex and accommodate movement. Also, can be taken care of with ease and can be installed without putting in much of your effort.
They come in a variety of designs, colours and shapes, and provides a wide range of floor patterns in order to fulfill your requirements.
When you choose us for building your pool, you truly are choosing a firm that can transform your vision into a place of beauty and enjoyment for years to come.
Our focus as Pool Builders is not only to provide the best pool construction, but the best overall experience.
Find out more about Inground swimming pools by visiting https://www.crystalpools.com.au/

Hills Building and Design awards 2015

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2015 Hills Building Design Awards

Crystal Pools won two awards at the 21st Hills Building and Design Awards announced at a Gala Dinner in May 2015. Andrew Rothery, Sales & Marketing Manager attended the evening and collected the awards.
21st Hills Building and Design Awards
Winner: Swimming pool – $100,001 and above
 This swimming pool set on acreage in Annangrove features a family swimming area, a lap pool as well as a relaxing spa this pool can accommodate this young family’s needs. Featuring gas heating and a fully automatic cleaning system, this pool will look beautiful and function well with little effort from our busy clients.
Winner: Swimming pool – up to $50,000
This beautiful family pool fits perfectly into the family’s small backyard. Featuring timber decking, Travertine pavers and surrounded by frameless glass fencing makes this a very functional pool for a young family wanting to keep their eyes on the little ones.

Top Ryde wins another award

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Top Ryde Award

The Crown Group took out the HIA Australian Outdoor Project of the Year award for their resort-style project Top Ryde City Living. This is the same complex that Crystal Pools won the Winner of the Excellence in Commercial Pools last year.
The Top Ryde complex features a unique and luxurious landscape integral in achieving a resort feel for this development. Tropical flora, natural materials and elements of water create an urban escape. The rooftop gardens incorporate timber, stone, steel and glass with low walls and wide planter boxes doubling as seats. The judges commented:
…the  project transported visitors from its busy city location to a peaceful Balinese-style resort…
Many congratulations to the team at Crown Group.

Indoor training pool | Holsworthy Army Base

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MUR Holsworthy Commando Pool

Crystal Pools recently completed a commando indoor training pool at the MUR Holsworthy Army Base in Western Sydney.
The pool and gym training facilities were designed by Architects Conrad Garrett with Crystal Pools commercial division completing the 4ML pool installation. Trisley Hydraulic Services installed the water treatment plant, chemical control, dosing and UV installed by Trisley Hydraulic Services.
Read more about this project at Australasian Leisure Management.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre wins awards

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Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

The recently completed Gold Coast Aquatic Centre won the Building of the Year and the People’s Choice award in the March Gold Coast & Northern Rivers Architecture Awards.
Crystal Pools Commercial Division was a major contractor on this $42 million dollar upgrade to the Aquatic Centre. Designed by leading architects Cox Rayner, Crystal Pools is proud of our role in the development of this world-class facility that will support a wide range of aquatic sports and community needs.
The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre will now progress into the Queensland Architecture Awards to be announced in late June.
» You can read the article in the April / May 2015 issue of Splash Magazine.