The city of Sydney is renowned for its love of the water, and its residents are spoiled with six exceptional aquatic centres. But what happens when a pool in the heart of the city is contaminated? Earlier this year, toxic chemicals spilled into the pool at Macquarie University and caused an outbreak of skin irritations and eye problems in students and staff. The incident highlights the importance of understanding pool chemicals and ensuring they are mixed correctly to ensure safety and a long swimming season.
The good news is that, with a little care and attention, your local sdy pools can remain in top condition. This month, we’re highlighting some of our favourites and offering some expert advice on what you can do to keep your water healthy and safe.
For more tips and ideas, take a look at this issue #23 of Sydney Pool + Outdoor Design. This magazine is full of inspiring pool, landscape and outdoor designs as well as products from some of the industry’s best and brightest. You’ll also find a directory of Sydney pool builders, landscapers and outdoor professionals who can turn your backyard into a true oasis.
Whether you’re looking to give your tired pool a facelift or you’re planning to build a brand-new one, this magazine is your go-to resource. We’ve pulled together some of the most innovative, inspiring and stunning swimming pool and outdoor landscape designs to help you get inspired for your own backyard transformation. You’ll also discover the latest and greatest products from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers.
Sydney’s ocean pools are a treasure, but they can also be dangerous. Ocean swimming is wild, and encounters with bluebottles, seaweed, sea urchins, sharp rocks and slippery algae aren’t uncommon. The city’s sea pools are relatively safe and well-maintained, but they can still be tricky to swim in – even with the most careful preparation.
The venerable North Sydney pool, for instance, hasn’t changed much since it was first built in the 1800s. It’s a small and picturesque affair, reached by a walkway linking Manly and Shelly beaches on the North Shore’s Cabbage Tree Bay Eco Sculpture Walk. But it’s not without its hazards: a series of health scares over the years have made swimmers wary of chemicals and debris in the water.
Thankfully, the North Sydney pool is getting an overhaul and will be reopening next summer. It may have a shabby exterior, but it’s got a lot of heart and the local community is pulling together to make sure that this pool stays open for the long haul. The pool has a lot of history and has been loved by generations of Sydney residents. Its reopening is highly anticipated. Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of the renovations! The new look will be a stunner – an interweaving of historic elements and contemporary design. It’s sure to attract a new generation of swimmers, too.