Letter to the Editor: Backwash lines

13 November, 2014 by Alice Richard

The final paragraph of 'The Good, the Bad and the Sludgy' [Pool+Spa Nov/Dec] states: "... every 90° elbow is the equivalent of another length of pipe - another 6 metres." In fact, a 40 mm elbow is the equivalent of only 1.6 m of pipe and a 50 mm elbow 2.2 m of pipe.

ParexDavco Rejuvenation Grout

31 October, 2014 | Supplied by: ParexDavco

Parex Davco Rejuvenation Grout restores discoloured or damaged grout without the need to remove the old grout and then re-grout the area.

Ezarri Australia Gem range of mosaic tiles

17 October, 2014 | Supplied by: Europe Imports Pty Ltd

Ezarri Australia has launched a range of glass mosaic tiles based on the characteristics found in gemstones of the Australian outback. The Gem range comprises five colours: Aquamarine, Sapphire, Emerald, Topaz and Tourmaline.

Fittings to handle the heat

13 October, 2014 by Alice Richard

Looking to reduce gas bills for its heated swimming pool, Perth College decided to install an evacuated tube (EVT) solar pool heating system. Supreme Heating WA chose the Viega Propress system for its ability to withstand high water temperatures.

How to ensure a pool surround is up to scratch

08 October, 2014 by Alice Richard

When it comes to pool surrounds, tile consultant Colin Cass says there are three main issues to consider to ensure the job's done right: choice of materials, allowing for movement and material care and maintenance.

Boral Abode and Stoneworks Travertine pavers

04 October, 2014 | Supplied by: Boral

Boral has added two colours to its concrete paver range, with a Charcoal coloured paver added to the Boral Abode range and a Bluestone coloured paver added to the Boral Stoneworks Travertine range.

Efflock Hydrophobic Sealer for Masonry

01 October, 2014 | Supplied by: Efflock

Efflock has released a second label under its brand - a Hydrophobic Sealer for Masonry. It is particularly suitable for use on highly porous stone and concrete, and offers good protection against salt absorption, making it suitable for pool surrounds.


19 September, 2014 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

PERMACOLOR Grout is a high-performance cement-based grout. It provides consistent colour while resisting efflorescence and blotchiness.

BIOTOP Living Pool combinations

01 September, 2014 | Supplied by: Natural Swim Ponds

Available in Australia from Natural Swim Ponds, BIOTOP Living Pool combinations offer an alternative to the conventional chlorinated swimming pool.

Skypebble pool interior products

29 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Sky Pebble

Skypebble has extended the colour range of its pool interior products. The products are available in three finishes, based on three sizes of pebbles: Pebblesheen, Pebblefina and Skypebble Original.

A flexible solution

23 July, 2014 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: ABGAL Liners and Covers Pty Ltd

Ground movement caused this Brisbane pool to leak within a few months of completion. When a rigid finish was ruled out due to continued ground movement, the owners engaged Aqualon Interiors to resurface the pool using an Aqualux pool finish from ABGAL.

Hidden treasure

16 July, 2014 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Sunset Pools

This project brings a whole new meaning to the word 'bespoke', as Ben Thompson of Sunset Pools not only designed and built the pool for his family, his company also took care of everything else, from the fencing and lighting to the landscaping and sound system.

Bisazza measures the hours to sunset

09 July, 2014 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Bisazza Australia

Master mosaic installer Iain Middleton was commissioned to install a special mosaic art piece at UWA in the middle of summer. Knowing he would need materials that could withstand the harsh conditions, he turned to Bisazza for a reliable adhesive solution.

Ezarri pool mosaic ranges

30 June, 2014 | Supplied by: Europe Imports Pty Ltd

Ezarri has launched six individual ranges of pool mosaics comprising 57 colours in total. The products are available through Australian and New Zealand distributors, Europe Imports Pty Ltd.

Enviro Friendly Tiles glass mosaic tiles

27 June, 2014 | Supplied by: Enviro Friendly Tiles

Enviro Friendly Tiles has available a range of vitreous glass mosaic tiles. Each tile measures 20 x 20 x 4 mm or 10 x 10 x 4 mm and is sand-mounted on a mesh or paper backing.

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