Pool Fencing

Choosing Environmentally Friendly Pool Fencing

People throughout Australia and the world are more environmentally aware than they have been at any time in the past. If you’re building a new swimming pool, then Australia law dictates that you have install pool fencing around it to secure it and reduce the risk to young children and pets. However, choosing the most sustainable fencing option can be hard, especially if you’re not really sure what your options are in the first place.

A lot of people would recommend glass pool fencing when it comes to eco-friendly options, but is this really your best choice? Eco-friendly pool fences are very important for anyone who wants to maintain a clean, sustainable garden, and below we’ll outline a few things that you can think about to help you choose the most environmentally friendly fence for your pool:

What Properties Should Eco-Friendly Pool Fences Have?

Basically, eco-friendly pool fences are fences which don’t contribute to climate change, which don’t release toxic pollutants and which don’t negatively impact local plants and animals. Environmentally friendly fences should have the following properties:

  • They should be made from a material which is relatively easy to extract and turn into a useable form. Glass is the perfect example of this, as it can be made from three non-toxic natural ingredients – sand, limestone and soda ash.
  • They shouldn’t leach toxic chemicals into the environment as they break down. Plastics, paints and even some metals can leach toxins as they are weathered. These toxins can enter waterways and impact wildlife throughout the world. Glass breaks down into small, stable and non-toxic particles when it is weathered, making it a great choice!
  • They should be durable and easy to maintain. Fences which last for a long time won’t need to be replaced as often. Fences which are easy to clean and maintain won’t require a lot of resources or chemicals to keep them looking good. Again, glass is the perfect example of this.

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March 3, 2019
Winterising Your Pool

Winterising Your Pool

You may think that once winter hits and no one wants to go swimming, you’ll have less pool maintenance to do and can give your automatic pool cleaner a rest. Preparing your pool for winter is not difficult, but it is something that must be done, not just once but regularly over the winter months to ensure your pool water does not turn green.

Fortunately, in areas where the water doesn’t freeze, winterising the pool is much easier. If you have a pool blanket installed it will be even easier, but it still needs to be done, so there’s no getting out of it.

  • The first thing to do before covering your pool is to make sure the water is still of good quality.
  • Add a long-lasting algaecide so your water doesn’t turn green over the winter months.
  • Remove all the sticks and leaves as they’ll stain the floor of the pool if left over the winter. This will need to be done regularly all winter if you don’t have a blanket.

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May 19, 2018