Maintenance

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.


Franchise expands model with mobile franchisees

07 February, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Swimart

Swimart has enhanced its bricks-and-mortar model with the launch of its first two mobile franchisees, one in Byron Bay and the other in Mackay. This expands the company's network to 73 franchise outlets and more than 250 mobile service vans across Australia and New Zealand.


Cyanurate: stabilising outdoor pools

06 February, 2017 by John McKenny* | Supplied by: Macquatics Training

Cyanurate is probably the most misunderstood and overused chemical in the aquatics industry. Let's go over the basics to clear up any misconceptions. In this article, John McKenny discusses cyanurate: what it does, why it's important and how best to use it.


Pentair Racer LS pressure-side cleaner

23 January, 2017 | Supplied by: Pentair Water Australia Pty Ltd

The Pentair Racer LS pressure-side cleaner is designed for maximum debris material. Its quad-jet technology delivers 25% more cleaning power than other pressure-side cleaners, according to the company.


Pentair Prowler 920 Robotic Pool Cleaner

16 January, 2017 | Supplied by: Pentair Water Australia Pty Ltd

Available from Pentair, the Prowler 920 Robotic Pool Cleaner offers good cleaning for in-ground pools. It gives the pool's walls and floor a deep scrubbing and strong vacuuming action, all the way up to the tile line.


Filtrite Sanit-eezy chlorine-free sanitising chemical range

13 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Clark Rubber

The Filtrite Sanit-eezy range is a chlorine-free solution for use in pools, spas and filtered portable pools. The products do not contain chlorine or bromine, making them suitable for asthmatics and skin allergy sufferers.


Letter to the Editor in response to Letters to the Editor RE: ‘Adding pool chemicals — carefully’

12 December, 2016

It's quite predictable to receive comments whenever I do presentations or write articles on the addition of common pool chemicals. After all, we're dealing with potentially dangerous, hazardous chemicals. I always welcome comments and feedback should someone disagree with anything I write.


Waterco Aqua-Health Mineral Crystals magnesium chloride-based mineral additive

12 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

Waterco's Aqua-Health Mineral Crystals are a magnesium chloride-based mineral additive. Working alongside existing water-balancing chemicals, the fast-dissolving product improves pool water with a blend of naturally occurring minerals while moisturising skin.


Adding pool chemicals — carefully!

08 December, 2016 by John McKenny* | Supplied by: Macquatics Training

Not understanding pool chemicals, and not knowing the effects they have on the pool water when added, is usually the main cause of poor water quality, which — along with algae growth and frustration — leads to some owners filling in their pool to make a garden.


Letter to the Editor RE: 'Adding pool chemicals — carefully'

07 December, 2016 by Alice Richard

I recently read an article in the Nov/Dec issue of Pool+Spa, which I have to say left me greatly concerned. My concern in particular was with his opinion on alkalinity — and I say opinion as that is what it is; there is no scientific evidence nor legislation that supports this.


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