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The DNA in DECO

The DNA in DECO

Paradise comes in Pairs  Summer is closing in and you want the perfect outdoor space, but choosing the right material for your deck isn’t so simple. Maybe you find yourself living on the coast or in the tropics. Perhaps you’re out bush, living in bushfire-prone...

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Paradise Comes in Pairs

Paradise Comes in Pairs

Paradise  comes in Pairs  Sometimes one just isn’t enough, so why not both? If you’re considering a pool or spa for your home and you’re finding it a struggle to pick one over the other, you may find that you don’t have to choose! A combination pool and spa is a...

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Take the Plunge

Take the Plunge

Take the PlungeWith Australia’s blistering hot summers, it’s no surprise that the quintessential Australian dream includes a big backyard complete with a pool. Unfortunately, small property sizes don’t always allow for this kind of outdoor oasis, leaving homeowners to...

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Customisation at your Fingertips

Customisation at your Fingertips

Customisation at your FingertipsPurchasing a pool is a serious investment and it can be tiresome going through showrooms and trying to decide which standard, cookie-cutter design will work best with your home and compromising on which accessories are most important....

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Under a Watchful Eye

Under a Watchful Eye

Under a Watchful EyeFrom video doorbells to robot vacuums, modern technologies and artificial intelligence are gradually infiltrating our homes. But this is not necessarily a bad or scary thing, especially when they can save lives. In the financial year of 2023, it...

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Bring Out the Fire Within

Bring Out the Fire Within

Bring Out the Fire WithinIt’s the middle of winter. The bitter cold sweeps down the streets, through your yard and your three layers of clothing. You’d love to sit outside with a meal, surrounded by friends, the stars above you and the moon brightly looking down. How...

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Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun

Keeping your pool warm and comfortable throughout the year, colder months included, can be a costly feat both monetarily, and for the environment. But it doesn’t have to be – using a combination of innovative products, you can significantly reduce your impact on the Earth and in turn, your household energy bill.

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Quality Family Fun

Quality Family Fun

The enjoyment of a pool can be a personal experience. Some prefer the peacefulness of lounging by a body of water while they soak up the sunshine, while others take a more active approach and use their pool for fitness purposes.

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You Had Me At Eco

You Had Me At Eco

As Australia’s focus towards preventing climate change rises, everyday homeowners are becoming more and more conscious of the impact that our lifestyles can have on the environment. While often accused of being wasteful and resource consuming, a backyard swimming pool...

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A Splash of Colour

A Splash of Colour

When it comes to pool design, it can be difficult to break away from the traditional concrete finish to find that perfectly unique touch that suits you.

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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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The Edge of Glory

The Edge of Glory

A lot of nature’s beauty come from its imperfection and almost every block of land will have its own unique quirks. Uneven surfaces, odd angles and sloping terrain are common – but they don’t have to be seen as a hurdle to get over.

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Starlit Dip

Starlit Dip

A beautiful, rich aqua blue pool is a luxurious feature in any home. But when the sun sets and the natural light shrinks away, how can homeowners still safely enjoy their pools?

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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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Going Modular

Going Modular

Kirrily Ireland speaks with Joel Stern, managing director of Stern’s Group to discuss the benefits and stylistic options of having a modular pool.

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Tile It Back A Bit

Tile It Back A Bit

Kirrily Ireland consults Carl Yench, managing partner of Europe Imports Pty Ltd, and discovers how pool owners can find the perfect tiles to complement their own aquatic retreat.

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Revive Before You Dive

Revive Before You Dive

Kirrily Ireland speaks With John Townsend, licensed swimming pool builder and principal contractor of POOLPAINTERS, to discuss why and when your pool might be in need of a renovation

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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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Got It Glowing On

Got It Glowing On

Gaining the insight and experience of Lap of Luxury Pools director Andrew Good, Bethany Hayes deciphers the most effective ways to elevate your backyard haven into one of pure luxury and aesthetic bliss.

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Boundaries Of Brilliance

Boundaries Of Brilliance

In conversation with Nathan Ungaro, international sales and marketing manager at Glass Hardware Australia, Bethany Hayes deciphers the myriad pool fencing options available for homeowners.

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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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The Inside Scoop On Indoor Pools

The Inside Scoop On Indoor Pools

Now that the summer months have come to a close and daylight savings has well and truly ended, people are starting to move indoors, preparing for the cooler months. But that doesn’t necessarily mean our pools need to be abandoned.

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Pebble With A Cause

Pebble With A Cause

Pebble With A Cause A pools’ overall aesthetic is cemented and defined by the pools’ interior. aggregated interiors have made a comeback, evolving over time to become staples in modern pool design. Olivia Morffew sits down with Michael Kettewell, manager of Blue Glass...

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As Green As It Gets

As Green As It Gets

A green wall, or a vertical wall, is a wall of greenery with a growing substance, such as soil, water or a substrate.

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Styling Your Tiling

Styling Your Tiling

Whether you dream of enjoying a backyard swim in a soft seaside palette for peak relaxation, or a modern poolside alfresco area for entertaining guests in summer, a tiled pool is always considered an Australian luxury.

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Jet Set

Jet Set

Jet Set Words by Simi WestThe beauty of swimming is that it is inclusive to all, with people from all walks of life and with varying degrees of strength able to reap the benefits of a short swim. Whether you’re a professional athlete, maintaining fitness levels or...

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101 Locations

101 Locations

101 Locations Your swimming pool and outdoor landscape should be an extension of your home – an impressive feat that can be achieved by tailoring your pool design around your locale. Here, Crystal Pools’ marketing manager Andrew Rothery chats with Tegan Lyon to equip...

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Talking Trends

Talking Trends

Pamela Hale interviews winners of the 2018 SPASA NSW & ACT Awards of Excellence about the latest trends.

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Supporting Acts

Supporting Acts

Jacinta Walsh speaks with Aquastone Pools & Landscapes about how to make the most of your backyard pool area.

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Spa-rkling New

Spa-rkling New

Lucy Mackey speaks with Equilibrium Pools to find out when is best to renovate or replace your concrete spa.

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Second Nature

Second Nature

Georgia Jordan discovers the responsive outdoor design of GOODMANORS Pool + Garden’s Hunters Hill project.

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A Stroke Of Genius

A Stroke Of Genius

Annie Slevison chats with Freedom Pools and Lap of Luxury Pools about creating the optimal swimming experience.

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