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Have you got a minute? Then our stress free 60 second water test is the perfect way to test your pool. Easy, fast and accurate, you’ll be swimming sooner! Collect a water sample from your pool or spa Collect the sample from an arm’s length under the surface of the…
It's easy to clean your sand filter. Following these simple steps when backwashing will keep your filter in top shape and your pool will always look clean and clear.  Backwashing once every four weeks will make sure your filter is always working at it’s best. Make sure all valves are…
Cleaning Your Salt Cell. To keep your pool water clean and clear, salt-water chlorinator cells should be cleaned regularly.  When white calcium builds up on the cell it decreases the efficiency of chlorine production, which could allow algae growth and make your pool water green. When you notice calcium build…
Storm Tips for Your Pool. Heavy rain, strong winds and severe storms sweep debris, dirt and bacteria into your pool.  After big storms hit, safeguard your pool with a bit of extra care to make sure it's safe and healthy. Typically after heavy rainfall, a pool will require a few…
Save on Energy, Water and Chemicals The easiest and fastest way to reduce energy consumption, save on water and lower chemical usage is to use a pool blanket. A fantastic investment to help beat rising energy costs, a pool blanket will: Reduces evaporation up to 98%, insulating and warming the…
Enjoy Swimming All Year Round Dive into your pool today! Make a splash by adding a heat pump to your backyard pool.  Our range of Heat Pumps provide you with the very latest pool heating technology and are a fantastic way to keep your pool heated, from the harsh winters…
Is your pool really as clean as you think? The answer is probably not. As pool water ages a layer of slime or biofilm, developed by bacteria, is deposited on the floor, walls and plumbing pipes of the pool.  Bacteria use the biofilm to shelter, feed and breed in. Left…
Chlorine is used as the main sanitizing agent in swimming pools.  Bacteria can grow in pool water from either a poor chlorine residual or poor circulation.  Bacteria then feed on any organic pollutants in the water.  As they eat the organic pollutants phosphates are left behind as a waste by-product. …
Lurking in almost every pool just waiting for the perfect opportunity to take over is blackspot algae. The removal and prevention of blackspot algae growth is one of the biggest challenges facing pool owners. This unsightly blemish can occur quickly and become a real menace to the enjoyment of pool…
In many parts of Australia, the comfortable swimming season is only around four to six months of the year. This is because cool nights or inclement weather reduces water temperatures very quickly and confines use of the pool to the 'more hardy' among us.  The addition of a heater gives…
Inspect your magnetic gate latch regularly to ensure the safety of family and friends.  Designed to meet all Australian pool safety codes, the Magna Latch is super strong, magnetic latching and key lockable for added safety. Able to be adjusted vertically or horizontally for ease of installation.  A correctly latching…
powercide4  This amazing multi-tasking product will target many different problems encountered by pool owners.  By controlling black, green and red algae as well as prohibiting bacteria and fungal growth, Powercide4 is an excellent weapon against problem algae outbreaks in backyard pools. During the cooler weather Powercide4 is the perfect partner for…
As the swimming season draws to a close pool owners should start looking towards care and maintenance of their filtration equipment. One of the most important pieces of pool equipment is the filter. Twice a year your filter should be chemically cleaned. Using Pool Doctor’s Filter Cleaner & Degreaser will…
As the cool weather approaches many Gold Coast pool owners are still wanting to swim in their backyard pools and, with the beautiful weather we’ve been experiencing, why not look at ways to extend the swimming season into the cooler months. By installing a heating solution now pool owners can…
Planning a summer party and suddenly discover your pool water is green? Are you the kind of person who constantly has green pool water no matter what you do? Does it seem like there is no way to get rid of the algae in your pool?
While some exposure to sunlight can be enjoyable, too much can be dangerous. Reflective surfaces, such are water, sand, concrete and tiles increase your risk of sun damage as these surfaces also reflect ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Phosphates were pretty big news in the seventies, when environmental groups began battling big industry against the practice of dumping waste water high in phosphates into local waterways. This was creating something called eutrophication, a process where bodies of water receive excessive nutrients that stimulate plant growth. Lakes and rivers…
Kids love swimming pool games. They’re also helpful for adults to keep a group of young swimmers contained and entertained with an adult swimmer - who is standing in the water during the games. Being in the water is important, to be safely at hand. Organizing a few fun swimming…
Rising energy costs together with the environmental impact of pools can be a source of stress for pool owners and provide motivation to cut down on energy usage. While pool ownership invariably comes with its share of expenses, there are ways you can shave money off those power bills, cut…
New Pool Safety Laws Apply From 1 December 2010. Why do we Need New Pool Fence Laws? Sadly 35 children under five years of age drowned in residential Queensland swimming pools between 1 January 2004 and 18 May 2010. Supervision is the best way to protect children. However, an effective…
Aqua Yoga is a new way to enjoy your pool! No yoga mat required, just jump in the pool and lead a group of friends in a low-impact set of different aqua yoga poses - asanas - that develops flexibility, breathing, balance and core strength. Like regular yoga classes, relaxation…
What is Stabilizer? Cyanuric Acid, or C³H³N³0³, belongs to the chemical family of Isocyanurates, and is used as a chlorine stabilizer.  It forms a weak bond with chlorine, and shields the molecule from degradation by the sun's ultra-violet rays. Cyanuric acid is abbreviated as CYA, and is commonly sold in…