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4 Ways to love your Swimming Pool more

Can you remember why you bought your pool or a house with a pool attached to it? The feelings of excitement and anticipation of jumping and enjoying the pool? Just like we take people for granted at times, we can also take our pools for granted. But at the end of the day, we love our pools because they provide not only us, but our friends and family a way to come together and have fun and relax. If the pool out the back feels a little unused and unloved, here are three ways you can love your swimming pool more.

  1. Customise, customise and customise

The type of lifestyle you live should be complemented by the pool. So if it’s adding some nice outdoor furniture, in-pool lighting, ambience lighting, a wireless sound system, a hammock or even a pool lounge with a cup holder. You want to add a personal touch to your pool to make the experience that much better for you. Customising your pool and its surrounding is just one way you can make your love for getting into or sitting around the pool on a warm day grow.

2. Remember to have fun

For those that have kids, we know that sometimes the kids take over the pool, but it doesn’t mean us adults can’t enjoy it too! Remember it’s something that should bring you all together. So maybe consider planning a day together with the family by the pool where you cook, play and spend time together. The pool should bring your family together not divide it!

  1. Remember to have fun

Swimming is about enjoying the water, don’t just go in for laps but have fun diving, bombing, playing games, splashing, volley balling, water gun squirting and making up new strokes!

  1. Here’s some inspiration

Finally, if you need some inspiration, here are 25 of the most fascinating swimming pools from around the world to get your mind flying to places you never thought.

These are just 4 ways you can love your pool more. Remember it’s about what you want to get out of your pool. And when you begin to satisfy what you’ve always wanted from your pool, you’ll find yourself loving it more and enjoying the time you spend maintaining it rather than seeing it as a hassle. We’d love to help out with any maintenance or free testing you may need done to make your pool run and look just like new, so feel free to contact us by clicking here. We’d love to help you love your pool more than ever this summer.

Here’s to loving your pool more!

7 Tips to Enjoy Your Summer

The Summer holidays are here! It’s hot, there’s time to spare and you’re getting restless staying at home. But what type of things can you get up to over the holidays to really enjoy them? We’ve come up with a short list of suggestions we feel you might like for the holidays.

1.       Travel

Feeling wanderlust? Then feed it with some travelling! You can always visit local gems within your state, head interstate, or even overseas to clear the cobwebs! Travelling is a great way for you to come back from the holidays feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2015.

2.       Don’t stay indoors all summer!

Remember that a screen isn’t all there is to life! It’s okay to leave it for a while and get outside to enjoy the sun and the weather. Explore the outdoors, meet some people, find new cafes and pubs or even lounge around the pool.

3.       Deepen relationships

There’s nothing better to know that you have valuable and meaningful relationships around you. Why not take the holidays to call your partner, family or friend out for a catch up? It doesn’t take long, and the investment into the relationship will be priceless.

4.       Enjoy the cold foods!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! There are so many great cold foods that taste better when it’s hot. Ice cream, frozen yoghurt, cold fruits and frappes are just some that we recommend and enjoy.

5.       Summer clothing

It’s time to whip out the clothing you bought in anticipation for summer or even better, for those that need retail therapy, head out to the shops with friends to find a great new summer look.

6.       Summer projects

Always had an ambition to learn a new skill or create something? Use this time wisely to learn some new skills, or get your creative juices going and look to build something!

7.       Remember to relax

Finally, remember that these are the holidays! You’re allowed to take it easy, so relax. Find a book, get a new album worth listening to, walk around the park and then lie down on a picnic rug in the middle of it, get a massage or even just sleep in. You have these days so you can rest, recharge and experience the days to their fullest, so don’t neglect your own relaxation and recover.

We hope you’ve found something to help you enjoy your summer vacation with a bit of a kick! And remember, the team at the Pool Shop Liverpool is dedicated to you, the customer, to enjoy summer J If you have any questions about the chemicals or anything else pool / spa related don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by our shop. We are happy to help you with all of your questions.

Happy Holidays!

Getting Ready for Christmas

Christmas is approaching and many people are
stressing to get everything done in time. AndMerry Christmas of course there are also people who wait till the last moment to arrange everything. So if you are not completely done or even have to start planning, here are a few tips that can help you.

Tip 1 Christmas playlist

Every good party has music and it starts with a great Christmas playlist. Although it’s summer weather in Australia during the Christmas days, these songs may get you into the mood. A few of these songs are; All I want for Christmas is You, Underneath the Three and Jingle Bells.

Tip 2 Decorate

Nothing like celebrating Christmas with a Christmas tree or Santa hat. Don’t hesitate or limit yourself! You can decorate everything you want, even your pool! Give the pool lighting some custom red and green colors or decorate it with Santa hats or Red noses.

Tip 3 Christmas food and drinks

Besides cookies, a good gingerbread house is also a fun way to get in the Christmas spirit with your family. You can make it together with your children and eat it on Christmas day. For the Christmas dinner you can make traditional food together also. A good warm Christmas drink can be mint chocolate or some hearty eggnog, mmm.

Tip 4 Gifts

Receiving gifts and giving gifts to your dear ones is something we love about Christmas. Getting gifts is only half the fun, so make a list with the gifts you want to give to your family and friends. This can be something they’ve wanted for a long time or something fun. The feeling you get of seeing your loved ones feeling the warmth and happiness is one of the best feelings in the world.


This is perhaps the most important tip that we can give you. Christmas is about coming together and celebrate this time together with your loved ones. This will make you happy and the best preparation for these days is to be happy. These days are the only days where you don’t have to worry about anything else, except yourself and your family so remember to enjoy it!

Merry Christmas!

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Swim for Fitness

As the weather starts to warm up, those winter treats now seem to have been a bad idea. It’s time to get fit for the summer and what better way than in the pool! Just 30 to 45 minutes of swimming will start the body toning process, so what are you waiting for?

Young Athlete Triathlon In Front Of A Sunrise

WHAT ARE THE FITNESS BENEFITS OF SWIMMING?

A half-hour swim can burn the same amount of calories as an hour-long brisk walk. Getting toned through swimming is easier because unlike some other forms of exercise, swimming uses both upper and lower body muscles. Other benefits include:

  • Water is twelve times denser than air, so moving through it makes your muscles work harder and results in a more intense workout
  • You weigh less in the water so swimming enables you to work muscles you haven’t used in a while
  • Because swimming is an aerobic exercise, it serves to strengthen the heart, not only helping it to become larger, but making it more efficient in pumping too.

But, just like any exercise, the key is a gradual build up. Remember to stretch before and after. Stretching in the pool is beneficial as you will retain more balance.

OK, I’M CONVINCED. WHAT DO I NEED TO START?

If you’re ready to take the plunge, you will need to equip yourself with the following things:

  • A Pool – if you are lucky enough to own your own, clear out the toys and get it exercise ready! If not, then find your local public pool. Local gyms and universities might have a pool too.
  • Exercise-Appropriate Swimsuit – Swimming laps calls for a streamlined swimsuit, no fiddly bikinis or baggy boardshorts allowed. You need a swimsuit with good support and that fits snuggly against your skin, with a zero percent chance of slipping off mid-swim.
  • Goggles – These are handy for keeping the burning chlorine out of your eyes and therefore, let you swim for longer. The temporary Goggle-eye indent is well worth it.
  • Swimming Cap – Think of your fellow pool users for this one. Keep your hair to yourself and also out of your way while you’re in the pool.
  • Swimming Accessories – Public pools and gyms usually have this stuff on hand for you. Kickboards, pull buoys, paddles and other equipment. If you’re at home, then only pick up what you find essential for your everyday routines.

MORE INFO PLEASE

Need some extra oomph to get you going? Try taking some swimming lessons or water aerobics classes at your local gym or pool. There are also private swimming instructors if you prefer a one-to-one lesson.

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Swimming to stay fit – why not start now?

Swimming is known for being one of the healthiest sport activities around the world. What makes it so special is the fact that it is a great low-impact workout for people of all ages and conditions. Pregnant women, people struggling with obesity, rehabilitation patients, seniors and even babies benefit from fun in the water. Why not you? You can’t swim with iPods, mobile phones, laptops or any other electronic devices. That is a great chance to stop the interruptions and to allow you to relax and feel good.

Swimming is great because it:Elderly couple in swimming pool
1) Is a relaxing and peaceful workout
2) Reduces stress
3) Advances coordination, balance and posture
4) Enhances flexibility
5) Is a healthy low-impact therapy for some injuries
and conditions
6) Is an enjoyable way to cool down
7) Is practicable in various places (swimming pools, beaches, rivers, dams and lakes).

Why swimming is good for you

Before you jump in:

1) Be sure you know how to swim.
2) Pick out a safe environment.
3) Get ready before you jump in the water by doing a quick warm up and by stretching your muscles and joints.
4) Make sure you have drinks close to you and drink regularly.
5) Don’t carry it to excess if you just started your workout.
6) Get a check-up at the doctor if you haven’t trained for a longer period.

Last but not least: Have you ever noticed that most people coming from the swimming pool are in a good mood? The relaxing effect of water has a positive impact on the psyche!

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Sources: wikihow.com, betterhealth.vic.gov.au, ernaehrungsstudio.nestle.de and vigo.de