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Concrete Pools v Fibreglass Pools - Which Is Cheaper To Maintain?
Concrete and fibreglass swimming pools have clear differences in the ongoing cost to maintain and it's thousands of your hard earned after tax dollars. Just because one is cheaper than the other doesn't mean it is a better swimming pool for you. What is most important is choosing a pool that is the best fit for your family and annual....

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Robot v Suction v Manual Pool Cleaner - Which Pool Cleaner Should I Buy?
Buying your swimming pool kit direct is a great way to save money. Do you put some of your savings towards buying a robotic pool cleaner, suction pool cleaner or stick with manually vacuuming your pool? How are they different and which does a better job is a good question to ask! It's time to clean up some of the myths and talk facts. 

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Are Pool Heaters Expensive To Run?
Pool heaters and the cost to heat a swimming pool are a hot topic (pun intended!) Is gas pool heating better than a pool heat pump? What costs more to run? More importantly, how do you decide? Answer the following questions about heating your pool and read on to find the best fit for you.

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What Is The Difference Between Salt Water and Mineral Pools?
Salt water pools and mineralised pools both use salt in the water to produce chlorine. The biggest difference with a mineralised pool is how the water feels - soft and silky - from adding magnesium, potassium and boron to the water. Our DIY fibreglass pool kits can be salt water or mineral pools. Read on to understand the difference....

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Cartridge v Sand Pool Filters - Which Is Best?
All pools need filters, including DIY swimming pools. Pool filters remove the microscopic particles in your water. Getting the right filter will mean the difference between safe, sparkling clear water all year round and unsafe cloudy water.

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What in-ground pool size will suit me best?
Our “An Unbiased Comparison Between Vinyl Liner, Concrete and Fibreglass Pools” e-Guide has some thought provoking questions that will help and is a good starting point when thinking about inground swimming pools. We’ll assume you have memorised those pages and we’ll dive in (yes, pun intended. We are Dad’s after all) with some more....

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How do I know what pool pump I need? Single, Two or Variable Speed
You need a pool pump to circulate your pool water through the filter and chlorinator, to remove unwanted particles and to distribute chlorine and other added chemicals around your fibreglass pool. Without a good pool pump, it is like half stirring the milk and sugar in your coffee. Seeing this is not Pool Pump School, how about we keep....

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How long does it take to install a fibreglass pool?
Installing a fibreglass DIY pool can be completed in as little as 5 days however it is usually longer than this. Fibreglass DIY pool installation is always faster than concrete pool installation and it is not as difficult a process as you might think. 

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Three Questions Most Buyers Have About DIY Fibreglass Pools
When it comes to DIY pools, we are often asked similar questions from pool buyers just like you. Fair enough too. Here are three questions that we hear lots of times about fibreglass pool shells and DIY pools.

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What does a fibreglass pool cost?
There are lot of different factors that affect the cost of a fibreglass pool. The single biggest influence on cost is the size and the depth of pool you choose, rather than the actual shape. In our “An Unbiased Comparison Between Vinyl Liner, Concrete and Fibreglass Pools” e-Guide, we talk about costs in a lot more detail.

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What is normally included with DIY pool installation?
"So, Rohan, how does the whole DIY pool installation thing work?" is often the next question once our customers around Australia understand the quality of our fibreglass DIY pools and equipment. DIY installation isn't rocket science level complicated and with a phone in hand, you can do it too.

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Which type of pool offers the most design flexibility?
Before you decide on the material your pool is built from, some sage-like consideration of the following will help you make an informed and confident decision about the type of pool that best suits your needs.

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What is the easiest type of pool to install?
Swimming pool installation time frames vary depending whether it is a concrete, vinyl liner or fibreglass pool. Fibreglass pools are considerably quicker to install and not as delayed by poor weather as concrete pools are. So let's talk about how long pool installation takes and what is involved.

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What Type Of Pool Is Less Time Consuming To Maintain?
Time spent maintaining a pool means less time having fun in the pool (or quiet time for parents while the kids swim). You don't want your "on pool" time taking away from your "in pool" time. 

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What type of pool is more comfortable to swim in?
Does the material your pool is made from make a difference to water temperature and how exfoliated your skin is after a dip? It sure does!

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How long do swimming pools last?
Fibreglass v concrete v vinyl liner swimming pool shells and how long they last is a common question. Whether a DIY pool or not,  a well-maintained fibreglass or concrete will last a very long time however there are big differences in warranties and maintenance costs.

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How Much Does It Cost To Install A Pool?
The type of pool you choose and how it is installed has a huge impact on the cost. You and I could choose the same model of pool, however my pool costs $19,000 more than yours.

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The cheapest and most expensive ways to buy and install a swimming pool?
Depending on how much money and time you want to save, there are different ways to buy and install a swimming pool, including a DIY pool. In many instances, the money saved can mean the difference between getting your swimming pool now or having to save a little longer. Or getting the pool and the bathroom done at the same time. Or…....

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What Are The Options For Buying A Pool?
In other words, if I want a pool, do I have to go through a full-service pool builder or can I buy a pool kit online and save money?

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What are the different types of in-ground pools?
When it comes to installing an in-ground pool, the three most common types are vinyl liner, fibreglass and concrete.

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