Maintenance

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.


Chlorine-free system creates healthy water for swim school

04 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

Swim school owner-operator Margie Thorpe spends up to seven hours a day in her indoor learn-to-swim pool. The combination of corrosive pool chemicals and fumes produced in the enclosed space caused significant hair loss. Since switching to Hydroxypure, her hair has grown back and her students love the feel of the water.


AIS CEO warns of "ticking time bombs" at public and home pools

20 November, 2017

As the peak summer swimming season looms, Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) CEO Elena Gosse is a woman on a mission to raise awareness and reduce the potential risk of chemical leaks in public and backyard swimming pools by ending the dependence on hazardous chlorine dosing. It's not chlorine that is the enemy, rather the method of dosing.


AstralPool Virtual Pool Care platform

07 November, 2017 | Supplied by: AstralPool

AstralPool's Pool & Spa Automation solutions enable pools and spas to be controlled no matter where in the world their owners are.


Zodiac Pure Solutions ServiceM8 integration

03 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Zodiac Group Pty Ltd

Zodiac Pure Solutions water-testing software allows pool store staff to become confident chemical experts and to make product recommendations based on easy-to-read water test reports.


Many NSW pools still failing to comply

24 October, 2017

A recent investigation by 9NEWS has found that tens of thousands of pools across NSW have failed to meet mandatory fencing regulations. According to 9, the number one issue is problems with self-closing gates, followed by climbable items found near fences or barriers, the presence of gaps under or to the side of fencing and no available resuscitation charts.


Poolwerx names top performers at 25th annual convention

26 September, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Poolwerx

Poolwerx has named its best and brightest franchise partners at a gala evening following its three-day convention at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa.


Jim's Pool Care wins trifecta at SPASA National Awards of Excellence

22 September, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Jim's Pool Care

Jim's Pool Care has had a successful run at this year's SPASA Australia National Awards of Excellence, taking home the trifecta of a gold, silver and bronze award across the service categories.


Rookie wins 2017 Swimart Australasian Franchisee of the Year

21 September, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Swimart

A rookie franchisee has taken out the top state and Australasian awards at the 2017 Swimart Awards. Ashley Weekes of Swimart Jindalee is in his first year of operating the franchise, but took out both the Queensland Franchisee of the Year and Australasian Franchisee of the Year.


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