Few cities in the world have as many amazingly beautiful, breath taking places to take a swim as Sydney does. The city and suburbs are surrounded by rivers, beaches, waterholes and rock pools, some of which are well known and have long been tourist hotspots. Others, however are tucked away in out of the way corners of the Sydney basin, frequented by locals who are happy to keep these little slices of paradise to themselves.
This is the case with Palm Beach, a stunning 50-meter pool on the northern outskirts of the city where 77-year-old swimming teacher John Carter has been teaching a third generation to swim. Amid the sand dunes and palm trees that surround the pool, it feels more like a private oasis than a public swimming spot. “It’s a place where you can go with the family, it’s very safe and a great environment to learn how to swim,” says Carter. “I think it’s important to teach children how to swim because it’s such an essential skill and you never know when you will need it.”
The pool is a favourite of families with young children, as the shallow end has a lifeguard. It is also a popular spot with swimmers looking to escape the heat and humidity of the summer. The city’s Coastal Walkway runs past the pool, making it easy to access for walkers and runners. “It’s lovely to sit there and relax, you can read a book or just enjoy the view,” says Carter.
In the summer, the pool is full of people. In fact, it is so popular that the council has announced that they will conduct a feasibility study with the aim of either renovating or replacing the existing outdoor pool. The study will be conducted by the JEO Consulting Group and is expected to take at least three months to complete.
When building a pool in your own backyard, it’s best to hire a licensed Sydney pool builder. Before hiring one, ask to see a copy of their licence from NSW Fair Trading and ensure that the name on the license matches the name on the contract. Also, check with the local power authority or Transgrid to make sure no essential cables run over the site of your proposed pool.
Swimming pools are very popular in Sydney backyards, and it’s easy to understand why. They offer a great way to stay fit and healthy, spend time with the family, and take advantage of the wonderful Sydney climate throughout much of the year. A good Sydney pool builder will be able to help you choose the right swimming pool for your property and lifestyle. They will also be able to help you with pool maintenance and repairs. In addition, they will provide regular inspections to ensure your pool stays in top condition for years to come. To find a trusted Sydney pool builder, contact the team at Compass Pools. They have two authorised pool builders located in the greater Sydney region and will be happy to speak with you in more detail.