Fibreglass pool at Desert Grace Lodge

We at Pools for Africa had the pleasure of consulting with and suppling the perfect fibreglass pool for a gorgeous lodge in Namibia. Desert Grace offers the modern look and feel of a lodge but keeping the authentic safari experience. A specialised pool in an exotic location such as this, requires the right experience, industry know-how and a variety of pool designs. Pools for Africa has 70 shapes and sizes to choose from.

Desert Grace Lodge

Desert Grace Lodge

Fibreglass has proven to be much less maintenance than other types of pool materials making it the most cost-effective and elegant solution for hotels, lodges and large residential developments.

At Desert Grace, each serene room with impeccable views has its own dedicated pool. All 24 fibreglass pools we provided to Desert Grace were in the Pebble design which is a 3.4m x 2m plunge pool. Pebble is one of our standard shapes and has become increasingly popular for its simple yet contemporary design.

Pebble style fibreglass pool at Desert Grace Lodge

Pebble style pool at Desert Grace Lodge

Pebble style pool at Dessert Grace Lodge

Our Namibian experience was not always smooth swimming; there were some challenges such as transporting the pools on dirt roads. Our bakkie and trailer got stuck and had to be rescued after having to make space on the road for an oncoming truck. (But that wasn’t going to stop us!). Our clients place trust in us that we always deliver, and we make it our duty to do so.

We have the capacity to develop new fibreglass pool designs to suit your location if there is a large number that you need for your business/development. Our 10-year warranty on our fibreglass pools shows how much trust we have in our product offering.

Dessert Grace Lodge

Contemporary Design at Dessert Grace Lodge

Whatever your pool needs are, whatever your location or style is, we are confident in our team to provide you with the best fibreglass pool design for you. We can customize it to suit your spaces and your expectations. Pools for Africa takes pride in knowing that we are one of the industry leaders in Fibreglass pools and we continue to raise the bar.

To view our design at Desert grace lodge, have a look here: https://store.gondwana-collection.com/accommodation/desert-grace.

 

 

 

Water

Are Water-Neutral Pools the Way Forward for Water Conscious Western Cape?

Although the dams are fuller and restrictions are slowly lifting, the Western Cape has developed a conscious for water conservation. Water is the most precious resource in our world and having a water wise attitude should be universal. For residents of the Western Cape, the looming possibility of taps running dry meant that many people changed their lifestyle for the better, implementing good practises that can carry on even when dams are filled. One such practice is water neutral pools. Water neutral pools don’t just save water, but they save money as well. Keep on reading for more insight into how water neutral pools work and how you can achieve one at your own home.

What are Water Neutral Pools?

Water neutral pools aim to minimise the amount of water used to maintain a swimming pool. They use both water saving and water harvesting devices. Water neutral pools are cost efficient, cutting maintenance costs thanks to lower chemical use and less energy use to keep the pool going. Other benefits of a water neutral pool include a water collection at the site. Recycling water has proved to be extremely impactful in the Western Cape’s recent drought. With a water neutral pool set up, you can divert stored water towards laundry, cleaning, toilets and garden use. The presence of a water neutral pool displays the homeowner’s owner’s sense of responsibility towards conserving water. This, in turn, can add value to a home as buyers are more attracted to a home that already has a system in place for water saving.

What is required?

Setting up a water neutral pool requires a few key features. The most basic water neutral pool will have the following features:

  • A pool cover
  • A water tank
  • A backwash minimisation system

These essential systems all play a huge role in the water neutralisation of your swimming pool. A pool cover helps to prevent high levels of evaporation, conserving around 90% of water usually lost this way. The water tank helps to collect rainfall which can then be used to fill the pool when necessary. The last feature, the backwash minimisation system, helps to prevent an excess of backwashing. In addition to these minimum things, there are a number of other possible actions to maintain a water neutral pool. These include installation of wind covers or shade sails to prevent evaporation, being cautious not to over-fill a pool, keeping an eye on pipes and drains for leaks and having adequate decking to minimise splash-out.

A water neutral fibreglass swimming pool does require investment in the necessary equipment but the benefits over time are irrefutable. Thousands of litres can be saved and you may never need to use main water to fill your pool again.

For more information, you can contact us at info@poolsforafrica.co.za

Family in Fibreglass Swimming Pool

The Truth About Installing Fibreglass Pools

The Truth About Installing Fibreglass Pools:

What is the truth behind Fiberglass Pools and Pool Installation? Pools for Africa has been in the pool industry for more than 24 years. We have seen Pool Companies come and go, manufacturers open, close, and open again under new names. We have seen all the tricks in the trade. One thing that stands out above all is REPUTATION.

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