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Why the trend towards ‘spools’ is heating up

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Who needs one? 00:58With summer fast approaching, and the mercury already rising, many homeowners will be turning their minds to ways to stay cool.But with backyards shrinking, are the days of the pool sinking?Not according to the aquatic architects, those folks whose job it is to craft a design to fit any space.MORE NEWS: Brisbane’s million-dollar suburb boomHow to spruce up your pad for sale Siblings Tobin 11, and Isabella Carnes 7 play in their backyard pool at Burpengary. Photo Lachie MillardOften called plunge pools, spools, even cocktail pools, smaller pools are popping up in increasingly small spaces.Tim Chown of Gold Coast-based Australian Plunge Pools said the trend towards smaller pools first took off in Sydney and Melbourne, where vacant space costs a premium.But he said they were now getting more inquiries from southeast Queensland as block sizes here also shrank.“We fitted one on to a balcony just last week,” he said. “We have done a lot of rooftop and balcony pools.”Mr Chown said consumers were also becoming more focused on fit-for-purpose, year-round pools, incorporating smaller designs, and the option for a heated spa in winter and a cool pool in summer.He said plunge pools, as opposed to the larger lap-style pools, were also cheaper to maintain and run, and often offered the option to go chemical-free.A plunge pool at 112 Outlook Cres in Bardon, which is on the marketQueensland Family Pools construction manager Terry Nicholls said buyers needed to look at the shape of their backyard.Queensland Family Pools construction manager Terry Nicholls said that as houses continued to get bigger, leaving less land for yards, buyers needed to look at the shape of the space they had.“Access is the key with the smaller yards that we have these days,” he said. “Nice and simple and straight lines is the trend at the moment.”Now that’s a sliver of a pool at 29 Blair Lane, AscotYou would probably have found a clothes line in this space a few years ago. This house at y 28 Eighth Avenue at Kedron is for saleDirector of Queensland landscaping business Bioscapes, Noel Brown, agreed, saying smaller, rectangle-shaped pools were becoming more common.However, he said there would always be a place for tropical styles with landscaping.Mr Brown said extra features were also being added to pools to make them look like the centrepiece of a backyard.“Water features intercepting with the pool, that seems to be the way it’s all going,” he said. “Then in the cooler months when you’re not using the pool, you can still enjoy that feature.”Ray White New Farm agent Matt Lancashire said he had seen it all when it came to pool designs.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoRay White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire takes a dip at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington.“I have seen glass edged pools, they are amazing and there is a big resurgence in that,” he said. “There is also one I know of that is being built into the basement garage so you will be able to drive in and see people in the pool.“I have also seen an indoor pool that is cantilevered so it is built inside the house.“People are also using glass mosaics with lights … pools are really becoming a statement piece in their own right.“But I still love seeing a big pool.”Here is the entrance or exit to a pool at 34 Addison Avenue in BulimbaAnd another view of the poolYou can even get a glimpse from the carport.Regardless of design, when the mercury hits 31C today and 34C tomorrow, there is a good chance you will find siblings, Tobin and Isabella Carnes, aged 11 and 7 years respectively, in their own statement pool, which has two water slides and its own water cave.The house is currently listed for sale with Raine and Horne Morayfield.Siblings Tobin 11, and Isabella Carnes 7 play in their backyard pool at Burpengary. 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Real Madrid: Benzema blasts Chelsea’s Oliver Giroud

first_img Loading… Now at Chelsea, Giroud has netted 39 goals in 93 appearances for France and is now behind only Thierry Henry and Michel Platini in the nation’s scoring charts, while he helped them to land the World Cup two summers ago. “You cannot confuse Formula 1 with karting, and I am being nice,” Benzema said on Instagram Live, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo, before adding, “I know that I am Formula 1. “It works because he is there, that is the only reason. It won’t be spectacular, he won’t do something amazing, but he has his thing. “Aside from that, does everyone like the way he plays? I don’t know.” Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has taken aim at Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud by stating: ‘You cannot confuse Formula 1 with karting.’ Giroud has replaced Benzema in the France international team in the past four years with the Madrid striker not appearing for his nation since prior to the 2016 European Championships. Read Also: Lautaro Martinez would only leave Inter for BarcelonaBenzema has continued to thrive for Madrid in recent years, netting 30 goals last season – his best tally since 2011/12 – while he has already been involved in 20 goals in La Liga this campaign, scoring 14 times and providing six goals.Whilst Benzema has taken over the attacking mantle from Cristiano Ronaldo at Madrid, Giroud has become a fringe figure at Stamford Bridge.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Benzema has 27 goals from 81 international caps but has not appeared for Les Bleus in either of the last two major tournaments, with Giroud now the leading striker for the nation.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img read more