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Cool weather specials

Cooler weather has definitely arrived in Southeast Queensland, but that doesn’t mean that we should abandon our pools. There’s actually a number of advantages for electing to deal with your green pool when it’s too cold to swim. Algae doesn’t like the cooler weather either! When the temperature drops so does the speed of algae […]

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 […]