Maintenance

Lovibond 5 in 1 MULTI POOLTESTER kit

04 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Tintometer GmbH

The Lovibond 5 in 1 MULTI POOLTESTER combines five different testing parameters in a single test kit. This compact, handheld instrument includes an intuitive user interface for running the various tests.


Top end of town: how a pool tech grew a business by being more expensive

29 September, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SR Pools

In a world where clients are rarely prepared to pay the full retail price for anything, it's difficult for the little guy to get ahead. By targeting clients at the top end of town, one pool tech turned a struggling service business into a success. He tells us how he made it happen.


Lo-Chlor Starver M phosphate remover

26 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Lo-Chlor

Starver M is a maintenance-style phosphate remover designed to complement Lo-Chlor's Starver X.


Pooltrackr business management app

03 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Pooltrackr Limited

Pooltrackr is a business management app designed by, and for, mobile pool technicians. The app has a simple workflow, including a library of in-built job templates to help business owners get started quickly. Users can import existing contacts and pool information.


Quickrepairs Pool Solutions Slapband Bottle water sample collection bottle

25 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Quickrepairs Pool Solutions

The Slapband Bottle has an extendable 'slap band' that enables the customer to collect a water sample at the appropriate depth without putting their hands in the pool or spa water. When displayed at the front counter with information on how to use the bottle, it helps educate consumers and ensures they receive the most accurate analysis of their pool or spa water.


pH — getting it right

25 July, 2016 by John McKenny | Supplied by: Macquatics Training

What is pH? Simplified, pH — little 'p' and capital 'H' — is the measure of the activity of an acid or alkali in a liquid, such as pool water.


The changing face of winter

04 July, 2016 by Paul Simons* | Supplied by: Lo-Chlor

There most certainly is a place for winterising a pool: it cuts costs, cuts maintenance and cuts down on having to worry about the pool during the colder months. However, times are changing, seasons are changing and people’s lifestyles are changing.


Measure twice, dose once

01 July, 2016 | Supplied by: BioGuard

We recently assisted one of our retailers in solving a dosing problem by examining the very fundamental issue of correct pool volume calculation. The rectangular 48,000 L pool was measured incorrectly, with each error compounding the problem, leading to a large volume miscalculation as highlighted below.


Cyanobacteria testing in the palm of your hand

21 June, 2016 by blue-green algae, quick test, swimming pool, water quality, cyanobacteria, microcystins, nodularins, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Turku

Researchers have developed an easy-to-use, affordable test for cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). The developers, from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Turku, are now seeking a commercialiser for the device.


Automation considerations

14 June, 2016 by Alice Richard

Automation is such a complex topic that if you were to ask five different people about it, you'd get five very different responses. So to give you a broader take on automation following our Industry Roundtable on the topic, we talked with some more experts to get their opinions on the matter.


New business development manager for BioLab

07 June, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: BioLab Australia & New Zealand

BioLab has recruited a new business development manager for South Australia, Western Australia and Western Victoria.


The chlorines: their advantages and limitations

02 June, 2016 by John McKenny, Macquatics Training | Supplied by: Macquatics Training

In this article — the first in a series — John McKenny from Macquatics Training outlines the basics of chlorine: what's what, and what to do with it. This is the first of several non-technical articles containing helpful information and hints on how to properly operate any swimming pool.


No, Ian Thorpe isn't setting up a pool cleaning company

16 May, 2016

Pool techs, don’t worry — Ian Thorpe isn’t setting up in competition with you. After releasing a video ad for what appeared to be a pool cleaning service, Thorpedo Pool Cleaning has been revealed as an elaborate marketing ploy by Optus.


Cyanuric acid — friend or foe?

09 May, 2016 by Nick Rancis, Chief Water Officer, Clear Comfort | Supplied by: Clear Comfort

Cyanuric acid is considered both invaluable and dangerous. Some health inspectors insist on the use of cyanuric acid and others restrict its presence in public pools. How can this be the case among so many experts? Let's take a deeper dive into the benefits and misconceptions of cyanuric acid.


Letter to the Editor re: Cyanuric acid levels in pools

11 April, 2016

Responding to the cyanuric acid article very well presented by Nick Rancis in the March/April Pool+Spa where several high levels of cyanurate are mentioned along with the kill times of various levels of chlorine and with a graph clearly showing these effects.


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