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It's warming up...show off your pool!

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by ellejay, 24th Nov, 2015.

  1. ellejay

    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    I never thought we'd have a pool but despite the maintenance costs I can't imagine not having one now. This is your chance to show off your pool. Post a pic :)
     
  2. EN710

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    In a year or so if I can afford it. Where's yours? ;) I like pools
     
  3. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Can't be without a pool nowadays - especially with kids, and even with teens. Our current pool is a 1970's in ground fibreglass relic that I'm to embarrassed to post - even if it is missing the semi-circular table from the submerged seating area.

    Wish I still have this one from 4 houses ago
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    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Screenshot_2015-01-25-18-55-50.png pinkboy
     
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  5. ellejay

    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    Just wow!
     
  6. EN710

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    @Lizzie having one better than none? ;)
    @pinkboy how big? I'd love that length
     
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    Took last year just after buying the house and before balance was right
     

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  8. Bran

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    No pool. I wish
     
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  9. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks. 25m. Basically built it myself!

    pinkboy
     
  10. HomePage

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    I had a pool in a rental I was in a few years ago. It was a lot of cost and effort to maintain compared to the pleasure my family got out of it. It also attracted many "friends" who turned out to be shallower than the pool in which they swam. I will never have another voluntarily, and if I do it will become an oversized planter!
     
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    Are these friends animal or human?
    @pinkboy half an Olympic, perfect size? How did you make it yourself? Cheaper?
     
  12. KayTea

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    Me too, @Bran - I feel your pain (and as a fellow Brisbanite, I mean I really do feel your pain - I hate this QLD humidity).
     
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  13. ellejay

    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    heaven :D
     
  14. pinkboy

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    It was much cheaper to do a lot of the labour myself. As a tiler, I was confident in my ability to do the block work, render, waterproof, tile, pave, grout and paint. The pool builder did all the footing and set outs, plumbing, electrical, and the fence, and guided me with the block work and waterfalls etc.

    25m pool made sense as I was needing to build a 29m retaining wall anyway to level the yard.

    pinkboy
     
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  15. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I dont have a pool. When I swim its 50m laps
     
  16. Kinnon Bell

    Kinnon Bell Finance Broker

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    Here's my 4m x 4m bath tub.

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    House is a square shape and built around the pool.
     
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  17. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Kinnon they asked for pics of your pool not your Homedics foot spa
     
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  18. pinkboy

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    I cant wait for the thread: 'Show us your retaining wall'.

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  19. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    The forums would crash from Waldo pressing F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 to see the rock porn
     
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  20. Bran

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    We have agreed to hold out until at least two of our kids can swim independently. I had my two year old pulled out of the Southbank pool face down a few months ago (she was literally at my feet on her tummy, but wearing a wide-brimmed hat I hadn't realised she was actually under - someone rushed over and grabbed her before I noticed. It was a quiet day, I'm so fortunate they noticed). Makes me feel ill. (I nearly killed my boy the next day too - wasn't a good weekend) :(