Maintenance

AIS calls out chlorinator claims

08 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Australian Innovative Systems (AIS)

Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) CEO Elena Gosse is calling out claims made by some chlorinator manufacturers and suggests that the industry needs to work together in the interests of integrity.


Evoqua OSEC L electrolyser

07 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Evoqua Water Technologies Pty Ltd

The OSEC L electrolyser is a water disinfection system that creates sodium hypochlorite on-site and on-demand.


Pool of knowledge: Andrew Patterson, Bluewater Pool Care

05 February, 2018 by Alice Richard

With so many pool techs around the country, it takes someone very special to be awarded the SPASA Australia Service Technician of the Year. Pool+Spa spoke to Andrew Patterson of Bluewater Pool Care in Cairns, who took out the 2017 honours, about what makes him different.


Tintometer Lovibond water analysis

01 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Tintometer GmbH

Lovibond water testing instruments and reagents from Tintometer give users the ability to accurately and easily measure and record water quality.


Pentair Great White II suction-side in-ground pool cleaner

30 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Pentair Water Australia Pty Ltd

The Great White II suction-side in-ground pool cleaner from Pentair offers faster, uninterrupted cleaning, due to 38 cm-wide bristle scrubbers that cover more pool in a single pass.


Pentair MegaSkim pool skimmer

30 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Pentair Water Australia Pty Ltd

The MegaSkim pool skimmer from Pentair is designed to be both easy to install and to use. Constructed from a single-piece mould, the skimmer has no glue joints, which helps guard against leaks.


Study suggests link between pool chemicals and respiratory illness

30 January, 2018

A study has found that lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours per year working at indoor pool facilities are between two and six times more likely to suffer from respiratory ailments and eye irritations.


Borates: the view from Down Under

29 January, 2018 by Paul Simons | Supplied by: Lo-Chlor

To get the Australian perspective on our recent 'Borates for salt chlorinators' article, which was focused on the US experience, we spoke with Paul Simons from Lo-Chlor. Here's what he had to say about borates.


Borates for salt chlorinators

22 January, 2018

While carbonates have traditionally been used for buffering pH in pools, lesser-used borates do a similar job — but some service techs believe they're especially well-suited to salt-chlorinated pools, extending service life, starving algae and adding a feel-good factor to the water.


The best service model for your business

15 January, 2018 by Ben Richards, Pooltrackr | Supplied by: Pooltrackr Limited

There's no one-size-fits-all service model for pool businesses, so it's important to find the one that most suits your needs.


Gecko Alliance in.grid spa control system interface

21 December, 2017 | Supplied by: CSN Global Pty Ltd

The in.grid spa control system interface from Gecko Alliance offers a flexible way to control external spa heat sources, keeping water warm while acting as a hub for up to to five single-button switches.


A legacy for future generations

18 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

For Sue Jackson, head teacher of Lee Chapel Primary School in Essex, UK, ensuring primary school pupils were able to swim from an early age was a lifelong ambition. She was determined no student should ever leave her school frightened of the water.


Gecko Alliance spa and hot tub professional maintenance app

13 December, 2017 | Supplied by: CSN Global Pty Ltd

Gecko Alliance's in.touch-ic is an app designed specifically for spa and hot tub professionals, enabling remote access of equipment via connection to a customer's in.touch 2 app.


Bugs knocked for six on cricket pool deck

12 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Poolwerx

With thousands of cricket fans set to take a dive in Cricket Australia's Pool Deck at Brisbane's Gabba again this summer, water health and safety is high on the agenda.


Flooded pools — do you know best practice?

07 December, 2017 by William Mansfield of BioLab Australia — on behalf of SPASA Victoria | Supplied by: SPASA Victoria

How do you remove potential contaminants such as clay, dust and debris from flood-affected pools? William Mansfield of BioLab Australia put together the following information for SPASA Victoria. It represents the best interpretation of available technical information at the time of preparation.


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