The limitations placed on local government budgets and cost of new-build aquatic centres has led many facilities to review the type of upgrades and provisions aquatic facilities can achieve. With many venues having existing 50 m long pools, bulkheads — otherwise known as booms — offer a way to accommodate a variety of water activities simultaneously within separate areas of the same swimming pool.
In Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, there is no shortage of scenery, or beautiful homes with lavish pools and expansive gardens. At the epicentre of Brentwood, Malibu, the Santa Monica Mountains and the community of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades is known as the spot in Southern California 'where the mountains meet the sea'.
According to information from WorkCover NSW via SPASA, a small number of older Australian swimming pools — dating pre-1980 — may have had minute levels of asbestos added to the marble sheen interior when it was first applied.
The QuikClean Anti-Vortex single-channel (AVSC) drain from Cooke Industries sits flush within the pool floor and virtually disappears beneath its pebble, render or tile finish lid.
The death of a four-year-old boy in Tasmania's Launceston back in 2014 prompted the state's coroner to call for mandatory fencing laws earlier this month. Tasmania introduced legislation in 1994, but it only applied to pools built after that date.
Pool ColourGuard from Aqua Technics is an advanced surface finish for fibreglass pools. It incorporates patented technology to ensure that swimming pool interiors will not fade and will resist the effects of ultraviolet rays.
The newly refurbished SoleVital health centre in Bad Laer, Germany, incorporates a new building housing a swimming pool area, an exercise and treatment pool with a height-adjustable floor, an 'experience' room with a steam bath, a wellness department complete with gymnastics hall and rooms for physiotherapy and other treatments.
A rendered masonry wall can add instant value to a home, but bricks are expensive, building is a messy process and render can be prone to cracking. With the surge in demand for bricks and the increasing cost of bricklayers, many home owners are looking to alternative fencing solutions.
Designed with a single depth throughout and clear swim channels for continuous tumble turn swimming, the Narellan Pools Panama Lap Pool is available in lengths of 8.3 and 11.3 m. The child safety ledge around the perimeter and non-slip surfaces also make it suitable for teaching kids to swim at any age.
An Adelaide man who circumvented council and failed to stop work on an unapproved backyard swimming pool has been ordered to pay $55,000 in legal bills and fines, according to a Messenger Local News report.
The Quad Skimmer Lid from Skimmer Lids matches pool coping or surrounds and is finished flush to the top surface. The lid is available in four depths and can be lined in any tile, paver or other material.