If you have been considering having a concrete pool built on your property it is understandable that you may have been switching back and forth in terms of giving the go-ahead. After all a concrete pool can be a considerable investment, and there is also the inevitable upheaval in your garden as it is being built. Nevertheless, for the vast majority of people who decided to have a concrete pool installed, they are normally delighted that they said yes, and are now enjoying the benefits of it. If you are still unsure, let us go through some of those benefits for you, in the hope that it helps get closer to your decision. Unlimited Design Options Apart from the limits placed upon the design by the available space in your garden, and ensuring everything is safe, there are really no other limits on how you have your concrete pool designed. This means it can be made to any shape you want, any depth you want, and you have a free choice as to  the style and colour of the tiles inside the pool. Customisable Features As well as having a huge range of custom options for the concrete pool itself, you have even greater choice with regards to what you have around your pool too. This relates to all the furniture and other design features for those who sit around the pool, as well as any items that enhance the pool such as slides and diving boards....

If you have just made it through a particularly sweltering summer without a swimming pool, then well done. Nearly three million Australians were able to cool off in their backyard pools, and you battled through without one. But could next summer be the one that you start looking at your pool and landscaping options? Before you jump into the installation process, take a moment to think about what you want. Here are a few helpful hints and things to consider before installing a swimming pool. Who Will You Get to Install it? A swimming pool can either be something you incorporate seamlessly into your landscaping design or something that detracts from it. What you end up with can depend on who you choose to install it. Some of the best landscape designers can offer the full package, above and beyond just pool installation. They can help with various pool options, heating, water features, wading areas, poolside plants, and even lighting. You can end up with not only a pool, but a beautiful feature in your back yard. The Size and Shape Unlike inflatable pools, built-in ones have very few limitations regarding size and shape. In fact, your only real barriers are your property boundary and budget. If you are not sure what shape and size will work best with home styling and configuration, then ask the experts. Landscaping professionals in your area will be more than happy to show you past builds and potential options that tick all the boxes for your needs....

It goes without saying that for most pool owners, the pool sits idle in the backyard during the winter months. While Perth winters are mild and we don’t have to protect our pools from freezing temperatures, taking care of our pools in winter can save money and ensure that when swim season is once again on the horizon, the pool is quickly back up and running. Here are 6 handy tips for maintaining your pool in winter Keep it clean – sounds simple right? A scoop of leaves from the pool water and a quick vacuum or sweeping of your wading area can easily avoid the buildup of leaf matter and potential algae growth. Cleaning up organic matter also stops the plaster or fiberglass surface from staining. Make sure it’s covered – pool blankets are much more cost-effective these days, so there’s no excuse not to cover your pool in winter. They help to:  Trap heat, which in turn helps to stabilise the water chemistry and reduce power consumption if your pool is heated Keep debris out of your pool for less maintenance during winter and less work when summer comes back around...