Karalee Pool And Spa opens just in time for summer season

Karalee Shopping Village has welcomed a new pool and spa care centre just in time for the hotter months.

Karalee Pool and Spa Care manager Shaun Baker says he is ready to help customers beat the heat with products and advice to keep water clean and clear throughout the summer season.

He says the new store is the third in the Ipswich region, with demand for pool care on the rise.

“Karalee is a fast growing area and we have a number of regular customers who live here, so it made sense to have a presence in Karalee Shopping Village,” he said.

“It seems like there are more people in the area adding a pool or spa when they renovate their home, and those who buy in to new developments are including a pool in their build. 

“A lot of people think pool and spa care is difficult and expensive, but with the right products and advice, it doesn’t have to be.

“We offer service and maintenance in store and at customer’s homes, and as an independent business, we pride ourselves on offering value for money.”

Karalee Pool and Spa Care is among a string of retailers to open in the upgraded centre, which celebrated the completion of an $80 million expansion earlier this year.

The expansion, led by centre owners Consolidated Properties Group and CVS Lane Capital Partners, saw an additional 6,214sqm of retail space added, including a new Coles supermarket and 15 specialty stores.

Consolidated Properties Group Retail Leasing Manager Rob Clifton says the expanded centre has a great mix of retailers and is attracting more customers.

“We have two full-line supermarkets, several cafes and takeaway eateries and a number of lifestyle service operators like Karalee Pool and Spa Care, so we are covering all bases,” he said.

“We have noticed since the expansion that people are visiting the centre to pick up their groceries or other necessities and then catching up with friends for lunch or a coffee.

“It’s become a destination where people can connect and socialise, so it’s more than just a shopping centre.”