Thursday, 19 May 2016

The hard decision...

... I have decided to give up on the pool :(

There are too much unknown at this point due to easement etc and I'm not liking the chance of things to go wrong. I don't want to jeopardize the house for the pool that only I use (hubby is not a fan of swimming).

Maybe next time in the next house. It will be better as now I know what to look for.

In the meantime, a swim spa research will be in order :)

Two products in mind:

  • Fast Lane Swim Spa 
    • Likes:
      • Propeller type machine that generates better swimming current and supposedly one of the best in the market of swim spa
      • Ozone filtration system, i.e. non-chlorinated swim
      • Additional options on underwater treadmill for other type of exercises
    • Dislikes:
      • Expensive! about the same price as a pool
      • More difficult to integrate with the garden
Example how it might look like (I won't choose the double spa one though)
Another example

  • Oasis Platinum Swim Spa 
    • Likes:
      • About half the price of Fastlane
      • Better spa options (extra massage jets!!)
    • Dislikes:
      • Jet swimming system. Albeit better system than the old traditional jet, but I don't like the idea water being thrown to your face. 
      • Still expensive
      • Still difficult to integrate with garden

Other than that, I need to arrange an appointment to try them out and research on decking. The decking would be crucial to make the place great


  1. It's a shame about the pool however a swim spa will still compliment your plans nicely. Love the idea of the decking around it. You will still have a fantastic entertaining area!

    1. Thanks Ben
      It's a bit sad, however I'm already in the process of looking for alternatives :)
      By the way, do you use any landscaper to plan your backyard?

    2. Sorry for the long delay!

      Most of our landscaping we will do ourselves. I have always landscaped my own gardens and yards so looking forward to doing the same with this one.

    3. Cool! Any tips please :)

    4. Google and find examples of the style/look you like and then spend a long time planning how it should look.

      The gardening side of things is easy so do as much as that yourself to save money (plenty of times and tutorials online on youtube/google etc) and if you need decking or other carpentry items built have them all done at once by a pro and garden around them.

      The more you do yourself the more proud you will be with the result!