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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Maytronics' M500 robotic pool cleaner has received an update, with the MyDolphin App now included with all M500 cleaner purchases.
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 use26 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 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 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.
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.