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  1. Guest

    Swimming pool advice please

    We have a pool, a reasonable size and a kidney shape. Now the chlorine and ph levels are spot on, but it keeps going green. I regularly have to brush down the sides due to the build up of algae. It is not a heated pool, so we have a pool cover on it. Any advice please or what can I get for it that will take it back to being clear and sparkling again? Thank you Claire
  2. Hi I am thinking of going to queensland later this year and thinking of going into the swimming pool industry or air conditioning indusrty,but i was just wondering if I need a licence at all even if I worked under someones supervision for either of these things. I would be glad to hear of someone. Thanks Alistair
  3. Just wondered if anyone is in the same situ as me? I now have only 110 points and under the 175 would now enter 'the pool' for a max of 2 yrs. This seems insane to me as it's such an expensive visa in the first place to risk not been considered at all. I can't imagine anyone would risk it. I am a nurse who doesn't want to go for state sponsorship as I don't like the idea of been tied in for so long. Any advice much appreciated!
  4. Guest

    pool...

    I'm going to be renting a house with a pool. does anyone know the maintenance and running costs? it's only a 2 metre pool.
  5. Headstart Homestay

    Pool Table

    Saphire Blue pool Table, a great condition. 3 years old hardly used. Pool and snooker ball plus accessories. Length 2200 x width 1200. $1600 ONO. Dale
  6. Would anyone like to car pool to the girls night? I have been here one week, and would love to go, but am not sure about driving around the city. I could do it if others are with me though! Or if you are happy to drive, i could share petrol, e tag costs etc. If interested, let me know Jenny
  7. Hi there Can anyone tell me the cost implications of owning a swimming pool in Oz. We would like our new life to be everything and more - A typical I am sure. One of the things on our hypothetical wish list is a house with a swimming pool. Do swimming pools cost a lot to maintain on a yearly basis. Or should we just go to the beach? No jibes - were British! :rolleyes: ta Smell
  8. Guest

    Pool Warning

    I've just sat down after an extremely harrowing experience. My kids have been playing in the pool this afternoon with their 2 mates who are staying in an apartment just across the gardens. The communal pool is made up of a large pool and a small kids paddling pool about 3 feet deep. When the kids are playing in the big pool i can arrange the patio furniture so i can watch them and am no more that 2/3 seconds away but the kids pool is obscured by a tree. Anyway the kids and their mates were paying in the kids pool (only waist high on them) and i hear their mum screeming, i run over and the dad is yanking the kids arm from a drain that sucks the water into the filter pump. The kids had managed to remove the cover and one of them had has hand sucked in, he was under for about a minute and was not breathing and blue when he came up. Me and the mum put him in the recovery position and slapped his back and thank god he started breathing. He's gone to the hospital now for checks and i pray he's OK. Don't know what the moral of this story is except check your grates are screwed down securely, watch your kids constantly and cherish them (i havn't stopped hugging mine)
  9. We are looking to break our lease on the property we are currently renting because we have purchased a home. It's located in a beautiful new gated community of North Lakes Queensland (just north of Brisbane about 30 minutes). Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath villa available now. Modern 3 bedroom villa in a gated complex. Ensuite and WIR. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. Air conditioned living areas. Fans in all bedrooms. DLUG. Water included. Pool and BBQ amenities within complex. You get all the amenities with none of the up keep. Yard maintenance is included in the rent. Close to schools, shops and childcare facilities. Bus stop at side entrance to complex. No Pets. This is a perfect little complex which makes it easy to meet people. Because the property managers also live in the complex they are more easy going in regards to rental applications. If interested or would like pictures please email camelon4@bigpond.com or post. We need this rented ASAP. Cheers, Melissa
  10. Looking for any ex-pats in the pool business that could give us a quote for a property in Sippy Downs.Tennants in at present but looking to do pool towards end of year at end of their tennancy and around time we will take up residence.
  11. Hi all Due to our business expanding into other areas of the pool industry,we have made a decision to split up the maintenance side into a completely separate entity. Therefore we are offering to the right person/persons an opportunity to buy an already successful business which comes with a large established customer base. Why bother with a franchise when everything you earn in this business is your own.This opportunity provides an instant income plus profits. Experience not essential as training will be provided. For further details please contact via thread or pm Many thanks
  12. For sale, Intex above ground swimming pool. Bought new in December so only had 3 months use. It came with a 12 month warranty so still has 9 months remaining. Here's the info: Measure: 6.1m x 3.6m x 1.2m Comes with: set up dvd, ladder, pump, filter, cleaning equipment, volleyball net, inflatable log jousting set (2 x large logs & 2 x jousting sticks-lots of fun!), 2 x noodles & pool shredder. I have it listed on ebay with pics-item number is 310208444877 Cost new $910 without the extra toys i'm throwing in Sell for $500 Please pm me if interested
  13. Hi all, Peter has very kindly sent this to me, I don't think he would mind me sharing it with all of you. Another good article that points people to the mess that has been created yet again. Dear Friends, Colleagues and Associates Please excuse the unsolicited email, but given your interest in migration matters I thought you might be interested in my take on the big changes announced on Feb 8 by Minister Evans – see: From queue to pool: skilled migration gets a makeover | Inside Story Corrections, criticisms and other feedback would be welcome. I also discussed the issues with Bob Birrell and Carina Ford on The National Interest last week - audio available on the website and transcript forthcoming: The National Interest Regards Peter Peter Mares Presenter The National Interest ABC Radio National
  14. steve goz

    pool table wanted

    got to be in good condition slate top in mandurah area cash waiting :arghh:
  15. Hi just wanted to let anyone who is thinking of having a pool built on GC to PM me and I will advise you who NOT to use. We are having an absolute nightmare and wouldn't want anyone else to be ripped off or frustrated like we are!!:arghh: Nat
  16. ok ... I've been asking questions galore. I am waiting in the que for W.A. sponsership so then I could apply for a (non CSL) 176 visa......I asked....'Should I make an application for a 175 visa given the present climate with visa's'......... problem here is I only have 115 points and it seems I need 120 points. So my thinking was take an IELTS english test get the extra points and apply for the visa then. Extra cost is involved (£105.00) but the hardest part is trying to get booked onto a course. Now then, during reading up on the immi.gov.au website regarding elegability there is a paragraph that states....'If you score less than 120 points but more than 100 points your application will be placed in reserve (the 'pool') and will remain in the pool for two (2) years after assessment. If the pass mark is lowered at any time during the two (2) year period, and your score is equal to or higher than the new pass mark, your application will then be processed further.' My thinking is ....apply for a 175 now with 115 points and get 'pooled'. Hopefully in the process of time receive my sponsership from W.A. which enables a score of 100 and ask under these circumstances to change my application to a 176 visa. Is my thinking sound???.......(Q1) Would I be able to bring my application out of the 'pool' state with S.S. and continue with a 176 visa ????. (Q2)..If this is possible how easy is it to change visa's if say you applied online ????.... Suppose a sub-question here would be .....(Q3)..If I didnt get my S.S. would I be able to take an IELTS test and submit it towards my previously applied for 175 visa to bring it out of 'pooled' state given then I would have more than enough points ???????........ Has anyone reading had experience of this, can anyone offer their advise ? Carlos
  17. Hi all, we broke-lease recently to move into a house of our own. If you are a family looking for an immediately available house with 4 bedrooms, a large garden, a pool and a playhouse then the house we moved from is at Cartwright Property Group The house is in Corinda, a old leafy suburb, and just across the road from a bushland park. 10 minutes walk to Corinda station from which it's about 15 or 20 min into Brisbane CBD. They are even throwing in garden and pool maintenance. Cheers, Tom
  18. Hi all, anyone out there got experience of converting to a solar heating system for their pool - we've just bought a place with an inground and would love to learn from anybody out there - can you DIY or do you need the profs??
  19. 1) 7KG Top loader Fisher & Paykel 701 washing machine for sale, $200 ONO. Washes clothes brilliantly, has 7 different settings plus lots of different combinations such as spin speed and water temprature plus delayed start by either 1, 6 or 9 hours. Only selling because we are moving to furnished accomadation. 2) Kids/teenager size Pool Table for sale $100 ONO. Dimensions are 4 feet 9 inches long by 2 feet 8 inches wide. Brand New, comes with ALL accessories including al the balls, triangle, table brush, two cues and two chalks. Plus the box for storing the balls. 3) Brand new soccer table for sale $100 ONO. Great for adults/teenagers/kids. Fully assembled, comes with two soccer balls. GREAT FUN!!!! Dimensions are 4 feet long by 2 feet wide. Please call or text me for any info or to arrange to come and have a look any of these items. Thanks. 0420859964. Brisbane Northside area, Redcliffe.
  20. Hi, We live near Rockingham & might be buying a house with room for a pool - how much will it cost to put one in ? Cheers Rachel
  21. Hi, we are off to validate our visas very soon. Hooray, cannot wait. Can anyone recommend holiday accommodation, being a chalet, self catering etc for 13 nights 3 adults and 2 kids, then our friends are coming down for 3 nights to be with us, so that will make a total of 4 adults and 3 kids. We would if possible all like to stop in one unit - dont know if its possible. Somewhere on the coast along from Glenelg, Brighton, Henley Beach, West Lakes, Grange, somewhere within easy and short travelling distance to Adelaide Centre. Thank you. I have looked on many sites, but alot of them only accommodate max of 6. :smile:
  22. CHRISTMAS TRIP ! Well Perth seems to be a real busy place at Christmas time! We are looking for a villa with a pool have tried most local agents who advise all the nice ones are booked. Just wondered if anyone had any contacts or had a friend who's not with an agent that may have room at the inn. Happy to be anywhere from Hillary's, Butler, Mindarie, Brighton, all surrounding areas. :wub:
  23. Hi, we are currently selling a property in Bedford, a suburb just a few kilometres from the Perth city centre. As we have already moved it is empty and ready for someone buying it to move in immediately. As migrants ourselves it occurred to us this might be very appealing to someone who has just arrived in Australia. You'll find the details here http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=o&id=105800038&f=0&p=10&t=res&ty=&fmt=&header=&cc=&c=72857980&s=wa&snf=rbs&tm=1245570944 Many thanks. Sally & Serge
  24. We are breaking our lease early as we have bought a house so are looking to find a replacement tenant for our 4 bedroom house with a media room, ducted air con, covered deck, pool and stunning views to the mountains. Available unfurnished from 29th June. $490 per week PM me for pics and further details We love this house it could be perfect for you! Regards Andrew
  25. Lovely 4 bedroom house for rent with swimming pool, Double Lock up garage, 2 living areas, available early May, Pm for pictures Runaway Bay area Sarah x
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