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Pools and Spas

ProjectPete
Valued Contributor
14 replies
May

I have the great pleasure and challenge of designing the pool for the new house In our current place we have a small fibreglass pool which we didn't ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
May

Workshop community update #88 Hi all, It’s a privilege to chat to Workshop community members and share their amazing stories. It’s fantastic to ...

Wombat1954
New Contributor
5 replies
May

Has anyone seen plans for steps with a small decking to suit entry to an above ground Spa? I am no carpenter, but with a few beers and a mates weekend ...

ProjectPete
Valued Contributor
2 replies

I'm writing about my custom pool design in a separate post but felt this aspect needs a specific post for itself. I want to hide my pool pump (1.5hp) ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Workshop community update #86 Hi all, It’s been wonderful to have so many new community members join us in recent weeks. We look forward to you ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
23 replies

The weather is finally starting to warm up across the country, leading many people to consider installing a pool. Meanwhile, those lucky enough to alr ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
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Isobel
Valued Contributor
1 reply

Apparently architects are increasingly including above-ground pools in high-end properties. From this article on design trends for 2018 - https://www ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
1 reply

Workshop community update #82 Hi all, It’s been an exciting start to 2018 as Workshop members share their latest D.I.Y. creations and home impr ...

Isobel
Valued Contributor
3 replies

Anyone heard of natural swimming pools before? They are self-cleaning and have no chlorine or salt, just plants and friendly algae. Cost seems like th ...

andreajoe
New Contributor
6 replies

my fish pond has a leak in the bottom. The pond is some sort of rigid black plastic or polypropylene. How can I fix the leak? The hole is about 8cm ...

Joker
Experienced Contributor
4 replies

I’m about to shop for a new pool. What are the questions I should be asking the pool companies other than how much is it? Joe

Ben
Established Contributor
6 replies

I love the thrill of putting up Festive Lights and turning them on for that very first night. The kids love helping, and the joy in their faces when t ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
2 replies

It's the first day of summer tomorrow, and the festive season is just around the corner. Hopefully that also means holidays, and lots of entertaining ...

MartyH
Valued Contributor
7 replies

The Mrs and I have seen a fiberglass selfcleaning pool and it seems a ripper. These jets pop out the bottom and move all the water and leaves around. ...

Adam_W
Experienced Contributor
5 replies

Hi all,Well, after a few hassles we've finished stage one of our timber-free deck around our pool.Frame is pre-fab steel from SteelDeck and the deck i ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
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Joker
Experienced Contributor
9 replies

This is the colour of our pool at the moment: It's very pretty but probably not the best for swimming in. It's a saltwater fibreglass pool. The pool ...

Adam_W
Experienced Contributor
1 reply

This is one of those classic tales of how a seemingly simple project can become surprisingly complex & how the gut instinct of the DIYer can be right. ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
30 replies

Our house was built in the 50s and we’ve renovated inside, but now it’s time to tackle the backyard... We’ve decided that the double car garage, whi ...

Joker
Experienced Contributor
3 replies

We've had large cracks develop in one of our corner pool copers since the stone was laid about 12 months ago. And in a couple of others the mortar has ...

Kim
Established Contributor
9 replies

We are in the process of considering a new house build, which is challenging enough in its own right. A big part of our motivation is to move our you ...

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