Hints and Tips
Why does my pool keep going green?
Swimming pools will often turn green when there isn’t enough sanitizer in the water, typically this is chlorine. When the levels get low, algae will start to grow and take over your pool. The cause of this can include: not properly balanced pool water, equipment not working properly, such as blockages in the system or filter needing a clean. It is important to check water chemistry and also to check the filtration system and chlorination systems if fitted. Once everything is working, you will need extra chlorine in the pool to clear it back up.
Even in winter, it is still important to make sure the pool is balanced. Algae and staining can still occur even when the pool is not in use.
There is no suction from the pump or there is less water than normal coming from the pool returns?
Your pump is the main part of the pools filtration system. If there is poor suction other problems can occur, such as the pool going green, cleaners not working, heating systems not working or damage to your equipment. Ensure that the water level is at least halfway up the skimmer box, that both the skimmer and pump baskets are clean and that the filter does not require cleaning or backwashing.
How often should I check my pool water and level?
A full water test should be done at least once a month. The more use the pool is getting or the more rain we have, it is important to get the pool tested more frequently.
Make sure your water level is at least halfway up your skimmer box opening to ensure your pool functions properly.
How long should I run my filter and chlorinator?
Every pool is different and has its own requirements. Typically we run a pool 8 hours a day in summer and 4 hours a day in winter.
Contact us to discuss further how best to run your pool to save money and keep it looking at its best.
My pool pump is leaking and or noisy?
The cause of a leaking pool pump is often the mechanical seal or a loose union. If left unattended it can cause greater damage, namely noisy bearings or worse. Depending on how old the pump is and the condition, we can quote to repair or replace.
How often should I get my pool serviced?
Speak to us about a maintenance program to best suit your needs, starting at as little as $55 per month.
Energy Saving Tips
Always turn your pool lights on for 30 minutes, once a week. This can help double their life expectancy.
Winterising your pool can reduce your pool running costs by half.
Running your pumps in off peak times can halve your energy bill.
Upgrading your equipment to an energy saving model can halve the running cost of your pool.
Importance of Automatic Cleaners
Having a decent and reliable pool cleaner can reduce the risks of staining in your pool, reduce chemical usage and keep the pool looking crystal clear.
Pool Safety Tips
Ensure CPR and Safety Signage is visible and current.
Ensure fencing is secure, compliant, intact and children are unable to climb.
Ensure all chemicals are stored up high and/or out of reach of children.
Ensure all equipment is regularly checked, maintained and compliant.