Sydney Pools

If you’re thinking of installing a pool in your backyard, consider hiring an authorized pool builder who can meet all the regulations set by the NSW Government. Make sure that they are licensed and have a good track record of delivering quality work. They should be able to listen to your ideas and ensure that the finished product complies with all the safety rules and regulations. This is the best way to ensure that your pool will be safe for you and your family.

A great pool should be a source of enjoyment for all the members of your family, including the little ones. This is why it is important to make sure that your pool is always clean and free of debris. You should also keep it free from dangerous objects and maintain a proper chemical balance in your pool water. This will help prevent accidents and injuries. You can also add a fence or pool cover to your pool to further protect it.

The Sydney area has a number of ocean pools, from the famous Bondi Baths to the tidal rock pools at Coogee and Wylie’s. The latter, named after the long-distance swimmer Henry Alexander Wylie and established in 1907, is one of Australia’s most spectacular tidal pools. The pool is sheltered by a cliff and has a grand view of Wedding Cake Island. It’s the only beach pool in the world that is exclusively for women and children, and its enduring popularity makes it an essential part of the city’s cultural fabric.

Many of the city’s ocean pools were built during the twentieth century, but the development of such facilities actually began much earlier. The depression-era unemployment relief schemes made it possible for less affluent coastal communities to acquire and develop ocean pools that would otherwise have been unaffordable. The interwar years saw the addition of shark meshing and aerial patrols to ocean beaches, but these measures did not diminish the importance of the ocean pools as durable beach safety measures.

Even today, some ocean pools still draw a curious crowd – backpackers rinsing off days of grit and impressively busted aging Russian babushkas bobbing about like natural buoys. Others are more popular than ever, such as the North Sydney Pool, which is just three minutes’ walk from my front door. Scores of world records have been set there since it opened in 1936, cheered on by fans from the steep concrete grandstands.

It’s not just the swimming that’s cool about these historic beaches and their pools, though. They are also a reminder of how far we have come in our approach to beach and ocean safety. It’s a lesson we should continue to learn.