The Heat that can’t be Beat

The Heat that can’t be Beat

If you own a pool, or you’re planning to have one built, you’ll be aware that pool ownership is an expensive, long-term commitment. With 1.2 million private pools in the country, Australia has the highest rate of pool ownership per capita in the world. If you’re...

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Brightness from the Depths

Brightness from the Depths

Let’s assume you’re in the planning stages of your very own outdoor centrepiece. Perhaps you enjoy a regular, early morning swim, or perhaps you’re often entertaining guests at your home. The problem is that a bare concrete finish, even painted, may not be the...

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Bringing the Inside Out

Bringing the Inside Out

The quintessential Australian summer’s evening is not quite complete without a backyard barbecue to enjoy the joys of the balmy night air with friends and family. Gone are the days where a barbecue is all you have in your alfresco dining area, though…

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The Wonders of Water

The Wonders of Water

The Wonders of WaterThere are many different elements that go into the artistic elevation of an outdoor space. When it comes to landscaping and water features, there’s plenty of room for your creativity to really shine. For this article, dear readers, we will be hyper...

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All Shapes & Sizes

All Shapes & Sizes

When it comes to designing your own outdoor space, it is comforting to know just how versatile pool design can be in today’s market. There are no shapes and sizes too difficult or obscure to design and install. All it takes is meticulous planning and you can transform...

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Bring Me To Life

Bring Me To Life

A true ticket to bliss, your pool is an escape from the everyday bustle of life – ready to welcome you into relaxation with its crystal-clear waters.

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Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The SunEnsuring the optimum levels of swimming comfort in the face of all weather conditions, a heated pool is more than just a luxury for those unwilling to brave the cold; it’s a clever addition that allows you to make the most out of your pool. But with...

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To Infinity And Beyond

To Infinity And Beyond

When considering the ideal pool for your home, it’s important to look beyond the aesthetics. Swimming pools can offer a resort-like escape from the humdrum of daily life, but they can also provide practical perks too. Infinity edge pools are considered a luxury option...

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A Stainless Reputation

A Stainless Reputation

A Stainless ReputationFrom creeks and billabongs to the public baths of Ancient Greece and Rome, humans have been using both natural and man-made water structures to wash, play and swim for thousands of years. In fact, one of the oldest recorded pools, according to...

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The Designer Outdoors

The Designer Outdoors

Have you ever walked past a manicured garden and wondered how many YouTube videos you would need to watch to create something similar in your backyard? Do you have daydreams of cooking a summer feast for your family outside or entertaining friends around a firepit?

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The Grass is Always Greener

The Grass is Always Greener

Synthetic grass has come a long way in recent years and is becoming a popular alternative to real grass that may even add value to your home.

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Sweet, Steamy and Suburban

Sweet, Steamy and Suburban

True luxury comes in all shapes and sizes, so you need not feel that a small yard space will prevent you from enjoying your very own spa and sauna. Jess Rigby sits down with Richard Burton of HydraSpa and Anna Millers of Heavenly Saunas Australia to discuss the ways in which you can transform your smaller yard space into a luxurious relaxational oasis to enjoy throughout the year.

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Swimming Pool of Fame

Swimming Pool of Fame

The Swimming Pool of FAMEMaintaining a successful business is no easy feat in itself, but to then take that a step further and not merely succeed, but excel, is the mark of true skill and dedication. Here, we’re celebrating the recent accolades that some of the...

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Meet You Out Back

Meet You Out Back

With Melburnians eagerly counting down the days to another summer where we can have our families and friends back in our homes again, now is the time to get our backyards summer ready.

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In Safe Hands

In Safe Hands

In Safe HandsWith summer just around the corner, it’s time to throw off you pool cover and turn on the heating, but before you dive in, it’s important to ensure that your pool area is secure and, above all else, safe. The regulations and requirements for your pool...

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A Strong Foundation

A Strong Foundation

A STRONG FOUNDATIONHaving quite literally stood the test of time, natural stone is the perfect product to surround your pool and alfresco areas as you create the outdoor space of your dreams. This beautiful, natural material is extremely versatile, with choices...

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The Great Coverup

The Great Coverup

THE GREAT COVERUP  Since the dawn of time certain pairings have emerged victorious over others, immortalising their place in our hearts and joining the ranks of other such deserving legends. Consider how woeful vegemite would be without its faithful starchy...

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Tile It Back a Bit

Tile It Back a Bit

Tiles have been a way to elevate the aesthetic appeal of your property since ancient times, with a prime example being the romans utilising tiles to create intricate mosaics that have stood the test of time. Likewise, tiles have remained a popular interior choice for...

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Solar, So Good

Solar, So Good

SOLAR, SO GOOD  As global temperatures rise steadily and the effects of the climate crisis continue to shape this nation’s future, summer weather now lasts at least twice as long compared to 60 years ago. Now more than ever, escaping the relentless heat is vital in...

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Pushing The Boundaries

Pushing The Boundaries

Kirrily Ireland chats with Clint Feehan, owner of Precision Installs, to discuss the many unique pool fencing options available to those wanting something a little different.

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Swimming By The Sea

Swimming By The Sea

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.

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Talk Fibreglass To Me

Talk Fibreglass To Me

Bethany Hayes shares the insights of Summertime Pools’ national account manager, Phil Jones, and unpacks the hidden benefits of the fibreglass pool.

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Dive Into Sustainable Pools

Dive Into Sustainable Pools

In the height of Australia’s scorching summers, individuals nation-wide seek the refuge of refreshing, crisp waters and as global temperatures continue to soar, Australians are increasingly looking towards sustainable pools that provide the double assurance of keeping...

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Fence-y a Swim?

Fence-y a Swim?

While the American Dream is built upon ideologies of freedom and prosperity, for many Australians the humble residential pool symbolises the Australian Dream; and as pool ownership continues to rise, so too does pool fencing. Here, Emma Warner Allen seeks the sage...

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Taking It Up A Notch

Taking It Up A Notch

The Aussie backyard has come a long way from the typical deck, barbecue, cubby house and Hills Hoist. Nowadays, it’s considered a second living space with room to entertain and spaces for all ages to play and relax.

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Have A Seat

Have A Seat

Pools and outdoor living areas aren’t just a place to play – they’re also a place to unwind, relax and spend time with family and friends.

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Garden Of Earth

Garden Of Earth

Garden Of EarthOften celebrated as the pinnacle of Aussie culture, the great outdoors calls to Australians young and old as the perfect backdrop for adventure and relaxation alike. Whilst many Melburnians opt for camping and hiking as a means to experience stunning...

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Take The Plunge

Take The Plunge

Sitting down with Neptune Pools’ residential pool manager Dean Jones, Tegan Lyon explores the rising popularity of plunge pools and the advantages of incorporating this feature into your lifestyle and outdoor landscape.

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Material World

Material World

Natasha Brennfleck speaks with Andrew Plithakis, director of Liquid Blue Pools. Read on to find out how acrylic additions elevate the swimming experience.

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Regulation Rundown

Regulation Rundown

Melbourne Pool + Outdoor Design editor Tristan Lott spoke with leading industry experts to learn more about these new restrictions and shed light on what they mean for property owners and occupants.

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Pebble With A Cause

Pebble With A Cause

Olivia Morffew sits down with Michael Kettewell, manager of Blue Glass Pebble Company Pty Ltd, to chat about how these aggregated surfaces can elevate your pool.

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A TILE TO REMEMBER

A TILE TO REMEMBER

A wide array of possibilities emerge when using timber-look porcelain tiles in your outdoor areas. Timber-look tiles can dramatically change your alfresco space, bringing an added sense of warmth and sophistication.

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Cool as Concrete

Cool as Concrete

The process of building a unique concrete pool shell doesn’t have to be an overwhelming ordeal.

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Jet Set

Jet Set

John Pandelis, the national sales manager of Just Spas, explains the new, portable Urban Pool product – manufactured to take the hassle out of buying a pool.

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101 Locations

101 Locations

With countless pool designs readily available and leading industry experts just a direct message away, homeowners have the freedom to build their dream pool to their desired specifications.

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Spa-rkling New

Spa-rkling New

Lucy Mackey speaks with Ultimate Swimming Pools about when to renovate your concrete spa, and when to replace it.

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Supporting Acts

Supporting Acts

Jacinta Walsh talks to Kiama Landscapes & Pools about the perfect finishing touches to your outdoor space.

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Talking Trends

Talking Trends

Pamela Hale interviews winners of the 2018 Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) Victoria Awards of Excellence.

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