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Swimming Pool Balance: Acceptable Water Chemistry Ranges
Balancing the water in your swimming pool is an important part of pool maintenance. To make the pool a safe and pleasant environment in which to swim, you need to ensure it has the right levels of chlorine, alkalinity and dissolved minerals.
5 Types of Plants That Block Pool Pumps
If you have a pool, you most likely have a pump. The pump is what's responsible for keeping the water circulating through the filter and heater so it's clean, sanitary and at a comfortable temperature. In an ideal world, the pump would quietly do its job and circulate the water day in and day out without causing any problems but, unfortunately, there are certain issues that can arise over time.
3 Colours Your Pool Water Could Turn and What They Mean
In an ideal world, your pool water would stay blue and sparkling effortlessly. However, every pool requires routine maintenance to stay clear and swimmable, and many pools will still experience periodic issues characterised by abnormal water colouration.
While you will want to consult a pool maintenance professional on many of these problems, understanding the main causes of each type of discolouration can help you begin the diagnosis process. In this blog, we list three potential colours your pool could turn and explain why.
4 Motivational Tips for Your Daily Swim Workout
Swimming is a fantastic way to improve fitness, burn calories and fit more activity into your day. Swimming for just half an hour can burn more than 200 calories, which can make staying in shape without depriving yourself of tasty treats a lot easier.
However, even if you have a pool in your backyard, you may have difficulty motivating yourself to complete your swim workout every day. If your motivation has been slipping lately, here are some tips which you can use to increase your enthusiasm for your daily swim.
A Home Owner's Guide to Adding a Backyard Pond
A backyard pond can add colour, life and visual interest to any landscaping. However, installing new water features comes with unique challenges that even homeowners who are familiar with other types of hardscaping may not know how to approach.
Manage the Pool in Your Apartment Complex? Keep It Clean With These Tips
A pool in your apartment complex is a great way to attract and retain great tenants, but taking care of the pool and keeping it clean can be a challenge. If you’re looking for tips, you should take a look at these essentials.
10 Golden Rules to Keep Your Children Safe Around Your Pool This Summer
When the summer arrives and you open your swimming pool, the first thing your kids will want to do is dive right in. Although swimming is great fun and has many health benefits, accidents can happen.
Here are some top tips on how to make sure that your kids stay safe in the pool this summer.
Tips for Maintaining a Safe and Hygienic Outdoor Spa Bath This Summer
Summer has arrived, and now is the time to get your outdoor spa bath ready for relaxing and cosy evenings under the stars. Spas are a wonderful and welcome addition to many Australian backyards, but they can be difficult to maintain.
Because your spa uses hot water, if it's not maintained correctly, it's more likely than a cold water pool to become a breeding ground for bacteria. This additional growth can make the treatment processes needed to minimise health risks more complex. Here are some tips to ensure that your spa is in perfect condition for the long summer nights ahead.
3 Signs Your Pool Pump Needs Repair or Replacing Before Summer
The top of your spring chore list right now must be pool maintenance. Every day, the temperatures rise, and soon, your kids will beg to head outside for a swim. Winter can be hard on pool pumps, and not all of them survive the cold, harsh days. As you go through your pool maintenance checklist, pay particular attention to your pool pump as your pool cannot remain clean for long without it. This post examines three different signs that your pool pump needs repair or replacing before summer comes around.
What Type of In-Ground Pool Should You Get?
So, you're ready to take the plunge and install an in-ground pool. You can't wait to host pool-side parties and watch your kids splash around. Plus, you'll never have to fight for a lane in the lap pool again.
But just what kind of in-ground pool should you get? What are the benefits to different materials and types of water?
There are a few considerations to make when you're deciding what type of pool will work best for you and your family.
6 Ways Swimming Benefits Your Health
Swimming is a unique sport you can enjoy at any age, weight or fitness level. Unlike higher-impact exercises, swimming offers a revitalizing
workout without putting the same level of stress on your joints. Adopting a regular swimming program can aid you in weight loss, relieve chronic
pain and build strength. Here are a few ways swimming benefits your health...
6 Water Saving Tricks for Pool Owners
Annual water shortages and droughts seem to always coincide with pool season. You want to use water responsibly, but you aren't sure where your pool fits in.
In this blog, we give you the basics of conserving water as you use, maintain and improve your pool. Simply follow these six guidelines...
How to Maintain Your Pool Year Round
The skies look overcast and you haven't used your pool for weeks. But you notice as you care for your landscaping that the pool's water looks dirty and stagnant. Maybe you can't even remember the last time you serviced your pool or hired a contractor to inspect it.
Your backyard pool is a place of exercise, socialising and beauty throughout the year. But to keep your pool looking attractive and functioning properly, you have to invest time in thorough pool maintenance. While you don't use your pool every day of the year, you must ensure that the structure stays intact and any water present stays clean...