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Robotic Pool Cleaner vs Suction Pool Cleaners - Which Should I Buy?
All pools, DIY pools included, need to be cleaned. If a robot cleaner went nine rounds with a suction cleaner, who would win the title? Which does a better job of cleaning your pool in the least amount of time? Do you put some of your budget towards buying a robotic pool cleaner, suction pool cleaner or stick with manually vacuuming your....

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3 Tell Tale Indicators Your Pool Shell Has Been Properly Made
Buying a fibreglass pool direct is a great way to save thousands of your hard earned dollars. Fibreglass pool shell prices vary massively and all fibreglass pools look shiny and well made when new.  How can you tell if you are buying a quality low maintenance pool direct at an affordable price or buying the proverbial lemon and years of....

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Pool Lights - The Best Ways To Light Your DIY Pool
A pool light for your DIY pool is essential. The right placement of your pool light/s also makes a big difference to how your pool will look at night and how many lights you will need. Pool lights are as much about safe night swimming as it is about making your pool an awesome visual treat at night. Let's dive into (yep, pun intended!)....

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How much does it cost to heat a pool?
The cost to heat a swimming pool is a hot topic (pun intended!) It seems a little weird to spend so much on a pool and only use it for 3 months a year doesn't it? So, is gas pool heating better than a heat pump? What about solar heating? What costs more to run? More importantly, how do you decide what is the best option for you and your....

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Cartridge versus Media Pool Filters - Which Is Best?
All pools need filters, including DIY pools. Pool filters remove the big organic stuff and the microscopic particles in your water which bacteria and algae spores like to feed on. Getting the right filter will mean the difference between safe, low maintenance, sparkling clear water or being on a first name basis with your local pool....

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What Is The Difference Between Salt Water, Mineral and Freshwater Pools?
"What is the difference between salt water, mineral and freshwater pools?" If you are unsure, you are not alone! There plenty of claims out there offering "low salt", "salt free" and "chlorine free" options to sanitise your pool with equally big differences in the costs to buy and run the systems over 5 years. Spoiler alert! Even....

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Which Type Of Swimming Pool Offers The Most Design Flexibility?
Concrete, fibreglass or vinyl liner pool shell? The photos all look great and so do the brochures. Pool shells, not matter what they are made from, have pro's and con's. How do you choose the right one for you? Start with answering the following questions and you'll be choosing the right type of pool for you and the space you have....

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Maintaining Pool Water Quality - The 5 Things You Must Know
You've bought your fibreglass pool direct (or through a full price pool builder) and now your sparkling pool water is looking a little cloudy, the local pool shop has a rows and rows of chemicals that fix problems you've never heard of and your not really sure what you are supposed to do. Sound familiar? Yep, that's how 90% of new pool....

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Buying Pools Direct - How To Choose The Right Size Pool For Your Family
Your family is wondering which particular year you meant when, five years ago, you said "we'll have a pool in by the end of the year" and said pool has yet to appear. You've heard buying pools direct can speed up the process. Tape measure in hand you head out to the backyard to work out the biggest size pool you can possibly get. Just....

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What Is The Best Pump For My Pool? Single, Two or Variable Speed?
You've bought your pool direct as a fibreglass pool kit and the swimming is glorious. You knew having a pool would increase your power bill a bit but "not this much". Is there problem with your pool pump or is it the type of pump you have that is chewing up the electricity? So, what are the different types of pumps and why do you need to....

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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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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. Any pool, including DIY fibreglass pool kits, can be salt water or mineral pools. Read on to understand....

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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 pool installation isn't "rocket science level" complicated and you don't need to be a DIY expert. With your phone in hand, you can arrange....

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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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