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.

Looking outside the box for answers

18 November, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: BioLab Australia & New Zealand

BioLab's Bill Mansfield was perplexed. He was helping a client whose pool was constantly cloudy. It would not hold an acceptable sanitiser level and they could not work out why. They looked outside the box and found an answer to the problem.

Franchise group honours top performers

17 November, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Jim's Pool Care

Jim's Pool Care recently honoured its top performers at its National Awards on the Gold Coast. The group now has more than 89 mobile pool shops around the country, and there was a great turnout of franchise owners at the event.

Loyalty, service and persistence: the making of a Pool Tech of the Year

14 November, 2016 by Alice Richard

2015 Pool Tech of the Year Adam Camilleri's customer service background has been a surprising strength in his role as a pool tech with Pristine Pool and Spa Service. The tech whizz talked to Pool+Spa about his customer service ethos and how he got to where he is today.

Water testing: the basics

07 November, 2016 by John McKenny*, Macquatics Training | Supplied by: Macquatics Training

This is the third in a series of non-technical articles written to assist pool techs understand water testing. Keep your costs down and your pool clean and safe for swimming by following 'Good water matters' in each publication.

LaMotte WaterLink Spin Touch photometer-based pool water testing system

04 November, 2016 | Supplied by: LaMotte Pacific Pty Ltd

LaMotte has released the WaterLink Spin Touch, which gives users the ability to use the WaterLink Spin system anywhere in the field or in-store without the need for a computer or mobile device.

Bio-Active cyanuric acid reducer

01 November, 2016 | Supplied by: Lo-Chlor

Bio-Active cyanuric acid reducer offers a biological approach to safely and effectively reducing cyanuric acid levels in swimming pools. It is a blend of catalytic microorganisms, enzymes and cofactors designed for clarification of freshwater and saltwater pools, and is compatible with normal chlorine levels.

MyDolphin app upgrade for Maytronics M500 robotic pool cleaner

28 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Maytronics Australia Pty Ltd

Maytronics' M500 robotic pool cleaner has received an update, with the MyDolphin App now included with all M500 cleaner purchases.

Maytronics campaign aims to raise $100K for Camp Quality

26 October, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Maytronics Australia Pty Ltd

Maytronics Australia has pledged to donate $5 from every Dolphin pool cleaner sold in October to Camp Quality. The company is aiming to raise $15,000 through pool cleaner sales as part of a larger campaign goal of raising $100,000 for the charity.

Letter to the Editor: Additional benefits of robotic pool cleaners — reduced water consumption and chemical use

26 October, 2016 by Grant Brooks, Maytronics | Supplied by: Maytronics Australia Pty Ltd

Keeping in mind that all pools do vary to some degree, let's focus on the principles of operation and maintenance to open a conversation about best practice to find a way the industry can standardise measurement and calculation of savings achieved.

Lo-Chlor secures new distribution agreement

24 October, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Lo-Chlor

Lo-Chlor Chemicals has secured the exclusive distribution rights for Bio-Active Products' Cyanuric Acid Reducer and other living microbial pool maintenance products throughout Australia and Oceania.

Lovibond MINIKIT range of rapid tests

18 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Tintometer GmbH

Lovibond MINIKITs are a range of easy-to-use rapid tests designed to help achieve good water quality in pools and spas. The range includes all essential tests needed to complement the two basic parameters of chlorine and pH measurement.

Phosphate removers and algaecides: a how-to guide

17 October, 2016 by Paul Simons, Managing Director | Supplied by: Lo-Chlor

What's the deal with phosphate removers and algaecides? How do they work and how should you use them? Paul Simons, Managing Director of Lo-Chlor Chemicals, explains.

Zodiac Pure Solutions water testing software

14 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Zodiac Group Pty Ltd

Zodiac has launched its Pure Solutions water testing software, a cloud-based offering that helps users recommend the correct amounts and types of chemicals to use, both in-store and on-site. Using the cloud ensures the system is regularly and safely backed up, eliminating the possibility of information being lost.

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