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 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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.