Melbourne Pool + Outdoor Living

Issue 28

Dive straight into Melbourne’s most impressive pools and incredible landscapes in this bumper magazine edition. Take a view from soaring heights and explore the benefits of an above-ground pool, or choose to get cosy under the covers and immerse yourself in the benefits of the humble pool cover. Raise a glass to our industry professional’s most recent accolades, or escape to the ocean with advice to create the perfect seaside pool. Whether you’re building your dream pool, or revamping a tired landscape, this edition is the ideal guide to make your backyard into a true entertainer’s haven.

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in this issue

1 min
from the editor

FROM THE EDITOR Summer is just around the corner and, despite Melbourne’s famously unpredictable weather, many Victorians are already donning summer attire, eagerly anticipating their return to the water. This issue #28 of Melbourne Pool + Outdoor Design is no different and we’re excited to share with you the latest design trends and the amazing projects from some of Melbourne’s finest pool builders, installers, designers and suppliers. With a new issue comes new beginnings, and we are delighted to introduce a brand-new Pool Heating + Covers chapter in this edition. To kick off the show, we spoke with a panel of solar pool heating experts about the environmental and economical benefits of this revolutionary product, in ‘Solar, So Good’ (144). Next, in ‘The Great Cover Up’ (148) we went under…

5 min
the latest news from the local industry

The Latest news from the local industry GOOD, CLEAN, FUN Hayward Pool Products is thrilled to announce its latest innovation to the readers of Melbourne Pool + Outdoor Design: the AquaVac 250 Li, which hit the market in September. Hayward Pool Products has gained an immaculate reputation for providing Australians with high-quality, innovative, and durable pool products since it was brought to the Australian market in 2011. As a prominent provider of pioneering technology, Hayward Pool Products’ new AquaVac 250Li is upheld to the same impeccable standards that Hayward Pool Products is known for. The AquaVac 250Li has been ergonomically designed for user-friendliness and is made from the best materials available. Featuring a Lithium battery with a battery life of two hours, a large stainless-steel filter for fine-filtration of particles…

2 min
striking the right balance

STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE Naked Pools is thrilled to announce its new NKD-pH controller, available for purchase now. Since its inception, Naked Pools has revolutionised the conventional approach to pool sanitisation. Challenging expectations, Naked Pools utilises technology that has been embraced by NASA for recycling and reusing precious water in space – employing a system that utilises silver and copper to ionise your pool water, eliminating algae, bacteria, and unwanted organisms thereby reducing the chlorine levels in your pool to a concentration that is comparable to drinking water. Extending this same innate drive for pioneering technology to its pH system, Naked Pools’ NKD-pH controller is an automatic acid feeder to ensure your pool remains at the perfect pH, benefiting both your skin and health. Naked Pools consistently strives for complete…

1 min
inspections made easy

INSPECTIONS MADE EASY At last, after years in development, there is a new app available for all pool barrier inspectors or trainee inspectors that is designed specifically for those in Victoria. It has been brought about by Pool Inspection Apps and is available without an annual membership fee, free to use and test out for the first 30 days. This app’s is not like anything else on the market as it is a full business management tool that has been designed by registered and qualified inspectors, not just IT companies. It operates on both Apple and Google platforms and can be uploaded onto any mobile device as well as your office computer. This app operating system is unique and allows you to make bookings, record registrations and select the correct…

4 min
the view from above

The View FROM ABOVE WITHIN THE EVER-EVOLVING WORLD OF SWIMMING POOL STYLE, THE SKY IS TRULY THE LIMIT. AND WHILE THAT POPULAR SAYING MAY SEEM CLICHÉ, THE EFFICIENT INSTALLATION AND LONG-TERM BENEFITS OF AN ABOVE-GROUND POOL ONLY HIGHLIGHT ITS TRUTH. IN CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR OF KIAMA POOLS, TIM SPRAGUE, MELBOURNE POOL + OUTDOOR DESIGN’S BETHANY HAYES UNPACKS THE BENEFITS, STYLISTIC OPTIONS, AND OUTDOOR POTENTIAL THAT AN ABOVE-GROUND POOL CAN INFUSE INTO YOUR BACKYARD HAVEN. BY BETHANY HAYES Being a stunning aquatic feature, and often the showpiece of the garden, a swimming pool comes with a plethora of long-lasting benefits: from family enjoyment to endless entertaining options and an increase in a property’s resale value. In the case of an above- or semi-above-ground pool, these benefits can extend even further to…

5 min
swimming by the sea

SWIMMING by the sea BY KIRRILY IRELAND Beaches often conjure up thoughts of lazy summer days by the water spent with family and friends, fresh coastal air and a break from everyday life. So, it’s no wonder why people who live by the sea are so often inspired to add a pool to their backyard. Here, Kirrily Ireland catches up with Colin Sloggett, managing director of East Coast Swimming Pools, to find out how homeowners can achieve the perfect pool for pure beachside bliss. By investing in a pool, you’re not only increasing the quality of your lifestyle, but also the value of your home, and what’s not to love about that? For coastal homes in particular, Sloggett believes this merely achieves “the quintessential Australian dream to own a beach…