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The easiest way to save on your pools energy costs

Published on Sep 14, 2015 in Pool Advice, Pool Maintenance

It is a well known fact that variable speed pumps save pool owners on their pools energy costs by up to 80 per cent. In practice, a variable speed pump is the most logical approach in pool maintenance. When you think about it, single speed pumps operate at a constant speed assuming that your pool or spa is being used 24/7. These traditional pool pumps have been utilised for decades, can create a lot of noise, are inefficient and is most likely the most costly appliance in your home. Using variable speed pumps to save on your pools energy costs […]

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Pool Maintenance Tips

Published on Sep 07, 2015 in Pool Advice

We all believe we are doing a good job of maintaining our pools, but are we actually? Here is a list of general pool maintenance tips to ensure you are doing the right thing in maintaining your pool. Pool filters should be left to run for nothing less than 8 hours a day. Leave your sweeps on long enough to do a proper job of keeping your pool clean, that is, anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. If you’re utilising solar powered energy, be sure to run your pool heating system between 10am and 5pm to make the most of […]

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Pool Phosphate Levels

Published on Aug 30, 2015 in Pool Advice

As all pool owners are aware, phosphate levels can cause huge problems. A high pool phosphate level can turn your pool from pristine clear to murky green water, so here a handy guide to help you manage your pools phosphates and maintain that crystal clear water. An introduction to pool phosphates: Phosphates are chemical compounds that contain phosphorus. If they stay in pool water for too long, these compounds will break down into what is known as ‘orthophosphates’, which are a common food source for aquatic plants and algae. The build up of algae in your pool could be an […]

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Green Pools and Pool Algae Treatment

Published on Aug 26, 2015 in Pool Advice, Pool Cleaners, Pool Maintenance

The sooner you notice algae and act, the easier it is to get rid of. When algae starts, the water will have a dull appearance and the chlorine level will fall more quickly than usual. To stop algae at this point, it usually only takes a one dose of chlorine to wipe it out. If you have a major algae problem, several things need be considered before applying a pool algae treatment First, algae keep growing. If you are not consistent and continual up to where it is completely gone, it starts growing back. Miss a day or two, and […]

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