Backyard swimming pools will keep the kids at home

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Raised spa pool - Hurstville

Endless benefits for a backyard swimming pool
Who hasn’t dreamt of lounging beside a sparkling pool on the weekend or taking a quick dip after an exhausting day at work? Pools are sometimes viewed as a luxury, especially for time-poor adults, but in reality backyard swimming pools offer many long-term benefits for young families that make the initial installation cost so worthwhile:
Peace of mind
When you have a backyard swimming pool you will always know where your kids, their friends, and most probably a good percentage of the neighbourhood kids, are playing. That’s right – they will all be swimming happily in your pool at one time or another. You will be able to relax as your children gain water confidence and experience in a safe environment.
Life of the party
Very few children (if any) can resist a pool party so expect a good turnout when you host birthday parties for your children. There are so many advantages to hosting your own pool party: you control water safety and hygiene; you don’t have to pay for a venue, and your party will not be cut short by time limitations. Best of all, the kids will take their excitement out on the pool, and not on your furniture! A pool will also work wonders in the way your kids socially interact, improving confidence and popularity amongst their peers.
Very few adults can resist a pool party either, even if they rarely swim. A backyard swimming pool is the perfect centre point, a place to kick back and unwind while hosting BBQ’s for your family and friends.
Quality family time
Crystal Pools Sales Manger, Andrew Rothery, points out that “Many clients with young children are keen to spend time with the kids teaching them to swim, and those with teenagers want to offer their kids a place at home where they can relax after school and on weekends with friends”.
A dip in the pool each day will help bring your family together. Even if you don’t swim yourself, simply being there to watch the kids play will become a welcome break in your afternoon routine. With no attention-draining technology such as computers, television or phones, your family can relax and re-connect together.
Fitness benefits
Once your backyard swimming pool is installed, your kids won’t even look at the couch when they get home from school. They’ll get in the pool and likely stay there until you tell them it’s time for dinner. Swimming is an excellent non-impact exercise that will keep your children happy, healthy and ready to go to sleep at bedtime.
The kids shouldn’t be the only ones to experience increased fitness, so don’t be put off if swimming laps doesn’t excite you. There are other ways to get a good workout in the pool. Walking and jogging in the shallow end are low-impact and offer a rigorous resistance workout. Exercising in the pool is a fun, sweat-free way to get a good workout without risk of injury.
Long-term savings on investment
“Our clients often choose the long-term benefits of a swimming pool over the short-term enjoyment of a holiday”.
The initial outlay of installing a pool may be daunting, but it should be weighed against the ongoing savings you will enjoy. Instead of taxiing your children to cinemas, bowling, and other special excursions, they will be at home swimming and you will save time and money. Instead of spending money on accommodation and travel, you may decide to stay at home over the holidays and take advantage of the resort-style living pools offer. Last, but certainly not least, a properly installed and maintained pool is an asset to any home. You will realise the value in your pool when you decide to sell the family home.
Installing a backyard swimming pool will add considerable value and more to your home and family life, so pick up the phone and call our friendly staff today. They are always happy to discuss the benefits of owning a pool, and will offer advice on the best options for your property. Be prepared to discover some unexpected perks – a great water view all day every day, increased fitness, a versatile area to host social gatherings, and most importantly, a safe place to relax and enjoy family life.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

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Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

 
The most recent edition of Splash Magazine takes a look at how the new Gold Coast Aquatic Centre operated during the August 2014 Pan-Pacs.
The Pan-Pacs were seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2018 Commonwealth Games testing how the facilities would operate. Aside from the shocking weather, the venue and overall facilities performed well. As a major contractor to this $42 million dollar upgrade, 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.
 
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Swimming pool construction process

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Pool construction process

As it warms up many homeowners start to think about installing a pool in their backyard. Crystal Pools has developed a range of resources to help you gain an understanding of the entire pool construction process from up-front advice to completion and handover.
We have also developed a pool buyers guide that covers everything from getting started to pool equipment.
 

Pool construction process – step-by-step
Our pool construction process map goes through each stage in an easy-to-understand sequence stepping through the contractual, design, engineering, construction and finishing phases.
 

Time-lapse video
Our timelapse video of a project completed last year shows you thousands of images over the 3 month construction period in just 3 minutes.
 

Swimming pool construction | Timelapse

Pool design & construction process: step-by-step

Meet Crystal Pools at Grand Designs Live

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Grand Designs Live

Come and meet Crystal Pools at Grand Designs Live in Sydney, from 24-26 October. We will be happy to discuss your pool plans and will have photos of our projects on display.
Taking inspiration from the TV series, and offering four home shows in one, Grand Designs Live is the place to get ideas and free advice, plus pick up some great show specials. » View Grand Designs website.
Find us at Grand Designs Live
Crystal Pools stand number is B27 in the Grand Outdoors section.

 

Pools + Outdoor design magazine

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Fully tiled spa - Oatley

 
Crystal Pools Oatley swimming pool was featured in the Pools + Outdoor design magazine.
The article discusses the complexities of building a swimming pool on a sloping block…
Crystal Pools overcame the steep block and existing concrete deck, and constructed a pool that seamlessly integrates with the existing property. The pool was positioned close to the boundary to maximise space, and extended walkways connect the pool with the backyard and home.
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2014 Winner: Crystal wins 3 MBA Awards

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Paul Hicken receives 3 MBA awards in Sept 2014

 
Crystal Pools won three MBA awards in the; Commercial Pools, Display Pools and Water Features categories this month.
Winner of the Excellence in Commercial Pools category was the 25m-long Crown Pool at Top Ryde. The residents’ pool features a fully tiled interior with timber deck surrounds and frameless glass fencing. The infinity edge spills over three sides of the pool and adjoining spa, incorporating year-round heating.
The winner of the Water Feature category was a rooftop water feature on top of the atrium in One Central Park in Broadway. Winner of the Display Home category is for a Metricon Display Home in Greenhills.
Commercial Director Paul Hicken was there to receive the awards; “We worked so hard to get things right on these larger projects. It’s a fantastic result for the company and I’m so proud of all the team.”
About the MBA awards
The MBA Excellence in Housing Awards is the highest profile event in the building industry, showcasing the very best in commercial and residential building. Rewarding quality, workmanship and innovation.