Start Planning Your New Pool Now

There are hundreds of articles about the best time to build above ground swimming pools in Australia. Many home owners build in the spring, getting their yards ready for a frolicking summer. Others swear by the cost-saving benefit of winter pool installation. After all, nobody else is doing it, and many pool companies close for the season, so you get off-peak pricing, both for your builders and your pool equipment.

At Affordable Pools, we believe the best time to build is whenever there’s a sale. And right now, we have specials on all kinds of pool equipment, so if you’re considering a pool installation in the near future, start planning (and stocking up) today. Pool equipment isn’t a perishable, so you can always buy whatever you need then install the pool when you’re ready. On the other hand, the sooner you build, the sooner you swim so …

Size does matter

Have you thought about how big (or small) your pool should be? Your decision is probably driven by the size of your yard, how often you swim, and how many people are likely to be in the pool at any one time. Here’s one more thing you can consider. While stocks last, we’ll give you a generous discount on the following pool sizes, including a filter, chlorinator, and either an auto-cleaner or a leaf cover. The offer applies to Cape York and Palm Cove pools, and the depth for all six pool sizes is 1.32m.

  • 4.5m x 3m
  • 5.6m x 3m
  • 4.9m x 3.6m
  • 7.5m x 3.m
  • 8.2m x 4.5m
  • 9.4m x 4.5m

In addition, we’ll throw in a pool liner in sky blue or midnight blue, a colorbond wall of Aussie BHP, a skimmer box for large pool, a safety ladder made of vinyl, verticals and wide top copings made from resin, and a vacuum kit for manual use. The kit has a CPR chart, a kit for testing the chemical levels in your water, a hose, a vacuum head, and a leaf rake. These specials come as a comprehensive pool package, and it’s what we recommend.

Just the pool please

Some buyers are focused on their pool purchase and we can accommodate them too. What we’ll do is offer an upgrade if you choose to buy other items while our specials are in stock. We have two upgrade options – pool lights and a solar kit. The pool lights kit costs $550, and we’ll give you kaleidoscope LED lighting plus a 20m cable and 12v trans. We’ll top it off with a HD leaf-stopping cover. If you need multiple kits, we’ll add two valves (3-way and non-return) plus a t section 40mm wide.

Plan B is the $650 solar kit though you’ll need a plumber to connect your pool to the solar collector on your roof. This kit is worth more than $1,000, and it includes a solar blanket, couplings, end caps, a repair kit for leaks, a vacuum break valve, right-angled elbows, a solar collector, solar pipes, and an instruction booklet for your plumber. With all the discounts and savings on offer, it’s a good time to start pool planning, and we’re right here for you.

To get the perfect pool at the perfect price, call Affordable Pools today on (02) 8625 3656.

Which accessories will you need for your pool?

Unless you’ve owned a swimming pool in the past, you probably don’t know what goes into one – apart from water. As it turns out, the average swimming pools needs a whole host of equipment in order to function, and when you buy from Affordable Pools, we make sure you have every piece you need.

This is crucial, because many times, you will spot above ground swimming pools for sale at ridiculously low prices. You might rush to your wallet or credit card, worried about missing the promotion. But once your cheap purchase arrives, you realise what the catch was – you have a pool, but no pool equipment. So … what exactly does your swimming pool need?

Pool essentials

The most basic accessories are what a pool can’t function without. They are always part of your swimming pool package, so you shouldn’t give them much thought unless you’re buying a used pool or are dealing with a shifty supplier. These include the pool liner – which is what makes it waterproof – and the pool coping, which is the material that coats the surface of the pool. It could be tile, stone, or concrete. There’s also the pool shell, which forms the actual shape of the pool, and is generally concrete, vinyl, or fiberglass. Finally, you need a skimmer box to collect leaves or twigs, and a ladder to get in or out of the pool.

Pool covers

Many pool suppliers neglect this handy device, and some homeowners might ignore it too, thinking it hides the beauty of their pool. Covers are essential though. They reduce your maintenance costs by protecting the pool from leaves, debris, or pests, maintaining the water temperature, reducing the number of pool chemicals you need, and lowering your daily labour in pool skimming. Plus, they prevent kids, pets, and outdoor animals like wild rodents and reptiles from accidentally falling into the pool.

Pool filters and pumps

Your filter pump has two main functions. It removes any solid contaminants that might be in the water, emptying them into a skimmer basket or filter sump, and it keeps the water fresh by circulating it in and out of the pool. The filter is attached to a pool pump that should run between 4 and 8 hours every day unless the pool is closed during winter or vacations. Aussie winters aren’t snowy though, so you don’t necessarily have to close the pool unless you’re travelling for a few weeks or months.

Pool lights

Adding the right kind of lighting can turn your poolside experience from mundane to magical. You can install multi-coloured LED fixtures or motion detectors that light up whenever someone approaches. You can set them to go on and off automatically, or link them to your smartphone. Pool lights can be suspended above the water or submerged beneath it, depending on your preference.

Pool cleaners

You can clean your pool by hand, in which case you need a pool brush, skimmer, or pool vacuum, as well as a water testing kit. Option two is to buy a pool robot that automatically moves through the water, cleaning it at pre-set intervals. Some robots can even get in or out of the water without your help, and you can park them by remote.

For affordable, top quality pool accessories, call Affordable Pools today on (02) 8625 3656.


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