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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.