Maintenance

Swimming-related crypto outbreaks double in the US

23 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

Cryptosporidium outbreaks are on the rise in the US, with twice as many outbreaks linked to swimming pools and water parks reported in 2016 as in 2014, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Pooltrackr launches new website

11 May, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Pooltrackr Limited

Pooltrackr has launched a brand new website, with information on the product's feature set, details on launch dates and confirmed pricing.


3-Test Disc for Lamotte WaterLink Spin Touch

09 May, 2017 | Supplied by: LaMotte Pacific Pty Ltd

LaMotte has released the 3-Test Disc for its WaterLink Spin pool and spa water testing system, which gives results within 60 s. The disc cuts this time in half.


Service business success

08 May, 2017 by Alice Richard

From the country's largest pool service franchise to local independents, successful service businesses do things differently. What sets them apart from their peers? We spoke to some top service businesses to get their tips on running a successful operation.


Pool tech success: a Q&A with the 2016 Service Technician of the Year

26 April, 2017 by Alice Richard

Paul Rojahn is no stranger to the SPASA Awards of Excellence: he was the 2016 Service Technician of the Year for Queensland and Australia, the 2015 silver award winner, and his business Atlantis Pool Services won silver as the 2016 SPASA Queensland Pool Store of the Year.


Simple solution ensures accurate water sample collection

19 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Slapband Bottle

Tom Gorgievski was finding that his customers' water samples were throwing all kinds of inconsistent results due to poor sample collection techniques. Seeking a better way to help his clients maintain their pools, he invented an ingeniously simple device to ensure water samples are collected correctly.


BioGuard Super Clear Clarifying Tabs

19 April, 2017 | Supplied by: BioLab Australia & New Zealand

BioGuard's Super Clear Clarifying Tabs have been updated to better fit with the company's label design. The individual tablets are packaged in a self-standing pouch that is easy to open and includes updated branding.


2017 BioGuard Pool Schools dates announced

18 April, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: BioLab Australia & New Zealand

BioGuard has announced the dates for its 2017 Pool Schools, which will be held around Australia and New Zealand throughout the latter part of the year, beginning in Brisbane in July.


A guide to automatic scheduling

10 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Trimble Field Service Management

There are many benefits to deploying an automated scheduling system, and from a software implementation point of view, it's fairly simple. The change management process doesn't end here, however.


April Pools Day is no joke

27 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Poolwerx

Following the release of a study that found a staggering 75% of Australian parents say they lack the necessary CPR skills to save a life, Poolwerx has teamed up with Australian Red Cross and Laurie Lawrence's Kids Alive program to launch April Pools Day.


Franchise opportunities available

20 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Clark Rubber

Clark Rubber has a number of franchise opportunities available across the country, for both existing and greenfield sites. Three models are available: the full retail model of a Clark Rubber Store; a Clark Pool and Spa shop; and a mobile pool service territory with a Clark Pool Care Service mobile van.


Jim's turns 90 — and counting

13 March, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Jim's Pool Care

Jim's Pool Care owner and General Manager Brett Blair is planning to crack the century this year. Now 13 years old and with more than 90 franchises, the company is on track to celebrate its 100th mobile franchise in 2017.


Zodiac Pure Solutions app

07 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Zodiac Group Pty Ltd

The Zodiac Pure Solutions retail app is designed to help users recommend the most suitable chemical products and correct dosages to their customers. It is suitable for use with all pool types, from traditional freshwater pools to mineral pools.


Pooltrackr announces first distribution deal with Lo-Chlor

20 February, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Pooltrackr Limited

Pooltrackr has announced its first distribution deal with chemicals manufacturer Lo-Chlor Chemicals. An end-to-end job management app, Pooltrackr has already attracted interest from hundreds of parties, from sole traders to global enterprises.


Purex Chemicals Pure Care VETO microorganism treatment system

13 February, 2017 | Supplied by: AstralPool

Pure Care VETO removes microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium, Giardiasis and E. coli that affect swimmers' health and can be used to manage a one-off situation or as part of an ongoing maintenance program.


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