Ecozen proudly acquires iconic Queensland pool builder Pool Fab

Ecozen Pools + Landscapes proudly announces the acquisition of the multi-award winning Sunshine Coast pool builder, Pool Fab.

Ecozen founder and managing director, Sean Lynch - who grew up on the Sunshine Coast - says the purchase was made on the back of an increased demand for swimming pools in Queensland.

The company will still operate as Pool Fab on the Sunshine Coast, where the Maroochydore-based company has played a key role in the local market for the past 30 years.  

Sean and Pool Fab owner Ian Bonney have a similar business approach. Sean believes that he is in good company with the shared philosophy of the business model of his own 16-year-old business and Pool Fab's 30-year success on the Sunshine Coast.

Both businesses have expanded significantly by offering personalised customer service, award winning construction and professional project management.

Sean considers the Sunshine Coast to be a major contributor to the future further expansion of The Ecozen Group. He is excited to strengthen and enhance the existing Pool Fab brand by having it join the all-inclusive packages approach...

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Top 5 Outdoor Trends for Summer ‘17/18

Summer Yards are made in Spring!

This years hottest swimming pool and outdoor trends for the upcoming warm summer nights. Summer 2017 / 18 is seeing a strong style blend of Hamptons and Scandic inspired design, with elegant timeless lines, low maintenance green space and seemless blurring of the lines between outside and in.

Infinity Edges – There is nothing like an infinity edge to create the permanent holiday feel in your yard. Filly tiling and mood lighting of the reflection pond are stealing the spotlight too.

Tiled Lounge Benches – Oversized lounging benches are always popular. Tiling the pool bench in matching waterline tiles offers an immediate sense of opulence and impact.

Swimming Pool Spas – Creating the resort feel at home. A spill way spa offers independent heating, allowing you to relax and get wet all year round.

Fire Pits – The perfect backdrop for cooler summer nights. Custom fire pits with feature stone are the ideal gathering place for late night conversations.

Artificial Turf – Spend your Saturdays enjoying your outdoor space, not mowing it. A fantastic way to reduce hard surfaces and maintenance while increasing green space to your yard...

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Designing Eco-Smart swimming pools and landscapes

By incorporating new and innovative products and design features into their pools, homeowners can make a vast difference and be a part of a global initiative to live more sustainably.

An innovator in the field of eco-responsible swimming pool and landscape design and construction, Environmental Science graduate and Landscape Architect Sean Lynch is leading the charge to adopt a progressive, smart choice into the future of pool building.

Heading up Ecozen Pools + Landscapes, Sean believes in environmentally sustainable pool technology and that incorporating these eco-smart carbon offset pool and landscapes have immense value for clients.

An environmentally friendly outdoor garden and entertaining space is growing in desirability and is one that will always be a smart and a cost-effective long-term choice. And with energy costs continuing to rise, Sean reckons that the most eco-friendly thing you can do with your pool is to reduce its energy consumption and demand, therefore, achieving significant savings to the home energy budget.

“Through the understanding of science and ecology and using the latest technology to deliver low energy costs, these days a ‘green’ – environmentally friendly and highly energy efficient pool is the way of the future,” Sean says.

Related article: Guide to eco-friendly coastal gardens

Sean also adds...

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Dipping A Profitable Toe Into Pools, Even If Green.

 CONSUMERS concerned with managing their rising electricity costs and eco-footprint are driving a Brisbane business into new territory.

Ecozen Pools & Landscapes offer custom packages, combining architecturally appealing designs with environmentally-friendly technology.

Sean Lynch has been operating his business for 16 years, but recently took the decision to expand to the Sunshine Coast after a wave of new business opportunities.

"We've doubled our annual turnover the last three years," he said.

"We've just expanded into the Sunshine Coast and we're now offering the same packaging and services up there, and ultimately our plan is to expand all up the Queensland coast."

Mr Lynch has a background in environmental science and landscape architecture. Improvements in eco-friendly technologies and the resulting cost reduction in such technologies has enabled more people to invest, he said.

"The business has been operating for many years, and when I first started it was very cost prohibitive for people to invest in eco-friendly pools," he said.

"Now you can get all that technology for the same price as standard technology, so we have removed cost as an objection.

A lot of the government policies about five star energy ratings being actioned now are in line...

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INDULGE Magazine Article

An innovator in the feld of ecoresponsible swimming pool and landscape design and construction, Environmental Science graduate and landscape architect Sean Lynch is leading the charge to adopt a progressive smart choice into the future of pool building.
Heading up Ecozen Pools + Landscapes, Lynch believes in environmentally sustainable pool technology and that incorporating these eco-smart carbon o￿set pool and landscapes has immense value for clients.
“This is the way the future is heading, not just to appease environmentalists, but because of necessity and practicality. An environmentally friendly outdoor garden and entertaining space is growing in desirability and is one that will always be a smart and a cost-effective longterm choice,” Lynch continued.
“Today’s clients insist on innovative designs that embrace eco-friendly practices. With energy costs rising, the most eco-friendly thing you can do with your pool is to reduce its energy consumption and demand therefore achieving signifcant savings to the home energy budget.”
“Through the understanding of science and ecology and using the latest technology to deliver low energy costs, these days a ‘green’ – environmentally friendly and highly energy effcient – pool is the way of the future,” he said.

Through water loss, energy consumption and...

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Choosing Stone for your Pool

One of the major decisions for everyone building a new swimming pool is what kind of look and feel will the pool have and a choice that greatly influences this is the finishes of the coping, the tiles and inner surface of the pool.

Using natural stones enhance the aesthetics while providing great durability and relatively low maintenance. These natural products deliver an elegant feel to the pool just as they did throughout the ages and the names are familiar to most. There are a broad range of granite tiles, travertine, Himalayan quartz, marble and limestone. Each has a unique look and feel and come in a range of colours and sizes.

In the end it’s a personal decision usually based on the look, cost and the degree of maintenance that each stone requires. Some stones only come in particular colours and so if you are using a grey colour scheme your options may be in granite tiles or the silver travertine. If you are looking for warmer tones, you may look at the Himalayan quartz, limestones, travertine or even almond granite.

The lowest cost tends to be the natural Himalayan quartz with granite, limestone and travertine...

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A Freshwater Swimming Pool is Environmentally Friendly

Over 1 million Australians own a swimming pool … just imagine what a difference we could make if we all reduced our impact on the environment.

Many swimming pools have traditionally used hazardous chemicals such as chlorine to reduce algae growth and bacteria but we believe there is a better alternative. Even saltwater pools rely on chlorine and we are all familiar with the smell and sticky feeling from these pools. Did you know that it’s possible to enjoy natural, crystal-clear freshwater in our summing pools and that we can reduce the chemicals that have to be add to a bare minimum.

The first advantage is that it feels amazing swimming in pure freshwater as this has become increasingly rare in a world awash with chemicals. Another reason is that these chemicals such as chlorine are hazardous, they’re costly and they are a hassle. You have to get the quantities exactly right and it needs to be added regularly or you will be looking at a green pool or worse.

Just as significant is the damage done to the environment and the by-products that find their way into our underground water. Add to this the larger amount of electricity required to keep those...

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8 Amazing Pool Ideas That You Can Use in Brisbane

These are some amazing pools from all over the world.

Whilst most of the pools we build are not able to be in quite as spectacular locations, we can take ideas and make them work in your backyard.

Looking at these amazing pools can can be equally inspiring and depressing as very few of us have such amazing locations and vistas for our pool. Our approach is to take the best features of these amazing designs and work out how to include them both in your and budget.

You can have an amazing pool by simply adapting some of these ideas and including them in your design.

Amazing Engineering

 

Red Highlights

Optic Fibre Lighting

Above ground lap pool

Spa in the pool

Combination

 

Ecozen specialises in environmentally friendly construction and design mixed with beauty. We can help you transform your space into a tranquil heaven which you will love spending time in.

Call us for a consultation on 1800 326 936

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Tips for Designing Your Pool

There is quite possibly nothing more relaxing than dipping your toes into your beautiful new swimming pool, especially one that you've designed yourself.

The cool, clear water lapping around the pool, watching the sunshine reflect off of the top, there is truly nothing better than a design coming together. If you are considering designing your own pool, these tips and tricks will help you work with a designer to make your vision come to life!

Realize Your Vision

Before sitting down with your designer, first think about exactly what you want for your backyard oasis. This will be the place you unwind and relax every day … make it uniquely yours! You are building the pool of your dreams, so let your imagination take hold when it comes to putting a preliminary design together! Find a muse, a pool design that you absolutely love, and then build upon that to make it yours!

The internet is a wonderful tool to research various pools and designs to gather ideas. Print out your favorites and place them in a special folder designated just for your pool design ideas. Peruse magazines and cut out your favorite designs. Does a neighbor, friend or...

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Top 20 Pool Design and Construction Tips

1. Create a wish list.

You may have been dreaming of a swimming pool for years, and you may think you know exactly what you want. But it pays to read up on the latest technology and gather ideas. Once you’ve done a little homework, you’ll be ready to speak to your pool builder about what it is you want out of a swimming pool. He’ll be able to help you crystallize how you plan to use the swimming pool and can suggest styles, materials, designs, and blueprints to make your dream a reality.

2. Create a look book.

It’s often difficult to put your ideas into words. Pool builders and designers appreciate when customers come to them with pictures from magazines, our swimming pool photo galleries, or even scenic photos taken on vacation. They give your pool builder a good sense of what you’re interested in and how to incorporate your style preferences into the swimming pool design. It also ensures that you and your builder are on the same page.

3. Research the three types of inground pools.

Sure, that’s what this article is all about, but dig deeper. A swimming pool is an investment, just like a car or a home. You...

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Environmental & Green Outdoor Living

Environmental & Green Outdoor Living

Queensland Pools and Outdoor Magazine - Issue 3, caught up with Sean Lynch from Ecozen Pools + Landscapes and discussed the increase of residential pool and landscape design going green.

Have you noticed an increase in people wanting to incorporate environmentally friendly products/features into their pool and outdoor design? Why do you think this is so and how do you help your client's?

Yes, our community is more educated about the impact we have on our planet. With this awareness comes a responsibility to do our share to preserve our natural environment. When designing your pool and landscape space, clients want options to achieve their green design solutions.Clients are now asking: What can we do to make our pool and outdoor space more eco smart. My company was created to directly answer this question and make this application of green construction systems easy to understand and affordable to use. Ecozen Smart Pools are water wise, chemical free and energy efficient.Our pools save you time and money in maintaining your pool whilst also reducing both your chemical pollution and electricity usage from the grid. We offer our clients the Ecozen Smart Pool for the same price as...

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Tech talk: Ecozen Pools + Landscapes

Ecozen Pools + Landscapes have combined tech and landscape design to create the ultimate virtual reality experience!

Like all good Queenslanders we’re currently complaining about the cold, but it won’t be too long until the sun is shining and we’ll be out of our self-inflicted hibernation. Which is why it’s now the perfect time to organise the pool you’ve always wanted – so come Summer your backyard will be the envy of every neighbour.

Ecozen Pools + Landscapes are an industry leader in design, offering clients the opportunity to experience their proposed project in 3D rendered images and fly-through videos. Technology advances now allow you the chance to swim in your new Ecozen pool before the digging even begins – thanks Virtual Reality.

You can now immerse yourself in what the finished project will look like via the VR headsets and 360 degree pictures. This will allow you to explore the ratios, dimension, aspects and colours of your new yard. See how the new space will look at various times of the day and night, with true shadows. You can even...

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