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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Why is my pool cloudy, and how can I fix it?

“Why is my pool cloudy?” is probably one of the the most common questions I hear from pool owners – for a very good reason! Unlike green water, which has exactly two causes (algae and green additives), a cloudy pool has a number of causes, and it’s not always straight forward to determine which one […]

The different ways to test for chlorine in your pool – which one is best?

Knowing which chlorine kit to use comes down to understanding what it is you are testing for, and why. Although the variety of test kits on the market can seem overwhelming, it’s actually not too difficult to get a test that suits your needs.   What are you testing for? Probably the most confusing thing […]

How to test for Chlorine levels

Separate testing for free chlorine and combined chloramines (together making total chlorine) not only helps you maintain a healthy pool, it helps you control your chemical costs by making sure you add only what your pool actually requires. These are the extended instructions for the FAS-DPD 3 in 1 Kits, that give you all the details […]

Turning a spring swamp into a sparkling pool – Part 4

Finally! It’s only seven short days but it can feel like so much longer when you are desperate to go for a swim! From a green murky stagnent pool to a beautiful oasis, this pool has only needed 20 hours of filtration, less than 10 litres of chlorine, and some patience. No flocculants, no algaecides, […]