The changing face of winter

04 July, 2016 by Paul Simons* | Supplied by: Lo-Chlor

There most certainly is a place for winterising a pool: it cuts costs, cuts maintenance and cuts down on having to worry about the pool during the colder months. However, times are changing, seasons are changing and people’s lifestyles are changing.

Measure twice, dose once

01 July, 2016 | Supplied by: BioGuard

We recently assisted one of our retailers in solving a dosing problem by examining the very fundamental issue of correct pool volume calculation. The rectangular 48,000 L pool was measured incorrectly, with each error compounding the problem, leading to a large volume miscalculation as highlighted below.

Cyanobacteria testing in the palm of your hand

21 June, 2016 by blue-green algae, quick test, swimming pool, water quality, cyanobacteria, microcystins, nodularins, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Turku

Researchers have developed an easy-to-use, affordable test for cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). The developers, from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Turku, are now seeking a commercialiser for the device.

Automation considerations

14 June, 2016 by Alice Richard

Automation is such a complex topic that if you were to ask five different people about it, you'd get five very different responses. So to give you a broader take on automation following our Industry Roundtable on the topic, we talked with some more experts to get their opinions on the matter.

New business development manager for BioLab

07 June, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: BioLab Australia & New Zealand

BioLab has recruited a new business development manager for South Australia, Western Australia and Western Victoria.

The chlorines: their advantages and limitations

02 June, 2016 by John McKenny, Macquatics Training | Supplied by: Macquatics Training

In this article — the first in a series — John McKenny from Macquatics Training outlines the basics of chlorine: what's what, and what to do with it. This is the first of several non-technical articles containing helpful information and hints on how to properly operate any swimming pool.

No, Ian Thorpe isn't setting up a pool cleaning company

16 May, 2016

Pool techs, don’t worry — Ian Thorpe isn’t setting up in competition with you. After releasing a video ad for what appeared to be a pool cleaning service, Thorpedo Pool Cleaning has been revealed as an elaborate marketing ploy by Optus.

Cyanuric acid — friend or foe?

09 May, 2016 by Nick Rancis, Chief Water Officer, Clear Comfort | Supplied by: Clear Comfort

Cyanuric acid is considered both invaluable and dangerous. Some health inspectors insist on the use of cyanuric acid and others restrict its presence in public pools. How can this be the case among so many experts? Let's take a deeper dive into the benefits and misconceptions of cyanuric acid.

Letter to the Editor re: Cyanuric acid levels in pools

11 April, 2016

Responding to the cyanuric acid article very well presented by Nick Rancis in the March/April Pool+Spa where several high levels of cyanurate are mentioned along with the kill times of various levels of chlorine and with a graph clearly showing these effects.

Artificial lake calls for unique solution

04 April, 2016 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

In 1965, the Gingras family's dream came true when they purchased a large camping site just outside of Montreal, Canada. And their dream has prospered — the site is now a regular summer holiday spot for hundreds of families, couples and youngsters.

Education or economics?

28 March, 2016 by Dannielle Furness

When it comes to selecting a pool cleaning system, there are the obvious considerations to determine the best option: size, location, surrounding environment, foliage and debris, but could it all simply come down to a case of economics?

An immediate return on investment

21 March, 2016 | Supplied by: West Wallsend Swim Centre

New equipment recently installed at West Wallsend Swim Centre, Lake Macquarie, will shave about $50,000 off operational costs and reduce water usage by up to 70% a year.

Elite Pool Covers Elite Triple Solar Cell pool blanket

16 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Elite Pool Covers

Elite Pool Covers has changed the design of the pool blanket with the Elite Triple Solar Cell blanket. The design comprises three bubbles formed into one, providing better insulation with a bigger 'still air zone' and a base that is 60% thicker than previous designs.

Alleged liquid chlorine attack leaves Sydney man partially blind

07 March, 2016

A man has sustained permanent damage to his eyesight after his neighbour allegedly poured liquid chlorine over his fence in what police say was a deliberate act.

Phosphate disc for LaMotte WaterLink Spin water testing system

20 January, 2016 | Supplied by: LaMotte Pacific Pty Ltd

To expand user capability, Vendart has released an additional disc for the LaMotte WaterLink Spin photometer-based pool and spa water testing system. After thorough testing locally, the phosphate disc is now available in Australia.

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