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, […]

Turning a spring swamp into a sparkling pool – Part 3

It’s day 4 after we uncovered our murky and abused swimming pool, and we can absolutely see improvement. However, this is by far and away the most dangerous time for the pool, not because of chemical imbalance, but because of owner impatience. It’s at around this time that daily improvements in colour and clarity are […]

Turning a spring swamp into a sparkling pool – Part 2

Yesterday, we started the treatment of a manky swamp pool that we had just uncovered from winter. Only 24 hours later, we are seeing a substantial improvement in the clarity and colour of the pool. So far, this pool has only had 4 hours of filtration (2 hours yesterday afternoon, and two hours today), and 5 […]

Turning a spring swamp into a sparkling pool – Part 1

Every swampy pool has a story, some more interesting than others. In this particular case, a renovation accident caused the accidental drainage of the pool. The pool was then topped up without adding the necessary chemicals, and left to sit over winter for a few months. Let’s use this as a demonstration of how you […]

How much are free pool tests really costing you?

Bad things happen when advice is not independent. People are naturally wary of sales pitches, because the person doing the talking has a vested interest in pushing a particular product. This may align well with the interests of the customer, but sometimes it doesn’t, and that’s where problems arise. The customer is usually the one that […]