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Whether you want to learn more about pool care – or you’re simply interested in the latest pool products – the Poolwerx blog has got you covered. Discover expert advice, buying guides, easy-to-follow “how to’s” and the latest Poolwerx news – all here in one handy place.

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The latest in pool innovation

Introducing the latest in robotic cleaner innovation, Aquawize will revolutionise pool maintenance for your backyard, available exclusively at Poolwerx.

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DIY Video Series

Whether you are looking for pool tips, news on the latest pool equipment or advice on pool maintenance, Poolwerx is here to ensure your pool and spa is healthy, sparkling clean and swim-ready all year round!

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Top 5 tips to fix a green pool

A green pool is the last thing any pool owner wants to see, so why does it happen and how can you turn your pool from green to clean? A pool turns green when there is algae in the water. There are several reasons why algae could grow, but it is most commonly caused by prolonged exposure to the sun, rain and temperature spikes. These factors affect the chemical balance of the pool and result in the pool turning cloudy and/or green.

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5 Reasons to Use a Pool Cover Year-Round

One of the simplest ways to save money on your pool is to invest in a pool cover. Some pool owners only use their pool cover during the cooler months, but there are plenty of advantages for using them throughout the whole year. See our top money and time saving reasons below.

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5 Filtration Myths - Busted!

When it comes to Filtration, there’s a lot of different information but not all of it is correct. The one thing you should be clear on is that to maintain equipment and pool water health you need to ensure you have the right filtration solutions for your pool. Here we listed the top 5 pool filtration myths:

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How To Maintain a Pool Filter DIY How To Maintain a Pool Filter Is your Pool filter due for some maintenance? Watch Poolwerx teach you how to maintain your pool filter and ensure your swimming pool is clear and healthy to swim in all year-round. Don’t have time to do this yourself? Contact your local Poolwerx, we’ll be happy to help. Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 00:23 How to Maintain Your Media Filter 00:59 Filter Degreaser 01:13 How to Maintain Your Cartridge Filter With over 25 years experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit poolwerx.com.au for more information about pool care and swimming pool tips! Read More
Everything You Need To Know About Pool Salt DIY Everything You Need To Know About Pool Salt Learn all about pool salt and find out which type is best for your pool with Poolwerx. We break down what pool salt is, how it improves your pool and the benefits of high quality salt. Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 00:10 What is Pool salt? 00:39 The best Pool salt options With over 25 years experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit poolwerx.com.au for more information about pool care and swimming pool tips! Visit our blog to see learn how to ensure your pool can be ready for storm season! The Benefits of Pool Mineralisation Everything to know about pool salt Find A Poolwerx Read More
Poolside Checks For DIY DIY Poolside Checks For DIY Carrying out your own regular pool maintenance routine is great for your pool’s short-term health and regulation, but there are some longer-term maintenance items that many DIY’ers get stuck on. Find out how to make sure you are correctly caring for your pool with our Poolwerx team. Need a water test to check your the pH, Alkalinity or Calcium Hardness in your pool? Find your local Poolwerx and visit us in-store with your water sample! Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 00:09 DIY maintenance routine 00:47 Pool equipment maintenance With over 25 years of experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit poolwerx.com.au for more information about pool care and swimming pool tips! How to Maintain Your Pool Filter – https://www.poolwerx.com.au/blog/videos/diy/how-to-maintain-a-pool-filter/ Find a Poolwerx – https://www.poolwerx.com.au/locations/ Alternatively, book one of our pool experts to come to you today by visiting – https://www.poolwerx.com.au/service-request Read More
Protect Your Little Pool People and Join April Pools Day Poolwerx News Protect Your Little Pool People and Join April Pools Day Poolwerx has partnered with Australian Red Cross for April Pools Day to equip more Australians with lifesaving CPR skills. This year, April Pools Day offers 4,000 Australians free online CPR for Babies and Children training, a new course from Red Cross. From 1 April to 15 April 2022, Australians can sign up at AprilPoolsDay.com.au and will receive access to the free online course from the Australian Red Cross valued at $100. Following completion of the online unit, individuals can also save 20% if they want to complete either a Red Cross certified First Aid or CPR course; or more comprehensive First Aid for Babies and Children course (all available as either blended/live or virtual). Drowning is known as ‘the silent killer’, which is why Poolwerx has crafted a Spotify playlist with songs from every decade, to allow Australians to pick their favourite 110 beats per minute song – the recommended rate to perform chest compressions. Did you know? Since launching April Pools Day in 2016, Poolwerx has provided CPR training to more than 15,000 Australians, with participation growing every year. Why should you register? Life is full of surprises so it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. This year, Olympic gold medallist and water safety advocate Libby Trickett is teaming up with Poolwerx and the Australian Red Cross to encourage more Aussies to sign up to learn CPR. “When my daughter had her own near-drowning experience, I remember the sense of helplessness that washed over me, so knowing now that I’m armed with CPR training, I feel like I can take control and make a difference in a bad situation,” Mrs Trickett said. “You don’t need CPR until you do, and to think we could potentially save nearly 300 lives if more Aussies had CPR training, it’s a no-brainer to sign up to the free online course.” Australian Red Cross first aid trainer Deb Lowe reiterated Libby Trickett’s stance that water safety is everyone’s responsibility and CPR is a part of that. “Knowing that in the time of need you can safely and accurately deploy CPR and potentially save a life is a great feeling and we need more every day Aussies equipped with these life-saving skills,” Ms Lowe said. Read More
Importance of Proactive Pool Care DIY Importance of Proactive Pool Care Proactive pool care can save you time, money and keep your swimming pool clean, healthy and swim-ready all year round. Poolwerx shows you how you can proactively care for your pool all year. Let the pool experts guide you through all the pool tips and tricks to make your pool ready for any occasion! Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 00:19 Basic Pool maintenance 00:37 Checking your Pool’s PH levels and alkalinity 01:14 Pool equipment maintenance With over 25 years experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit poolwerx.com.au for more information about pool care and swimming pool tips! Visit our blog to learn more! Helpful facts new pool owners should know Book in a pool technician to discuss you pool care options by visiting Read More
Pool Safety Tips After a Storm Or Flood Expert Advice Pool Safety Tips After a Storm Or Flood The effects of excess water after a storm or flood can have a significant impact on your pool’s structure and water chemistry. Along with the usual culprits that accompany heavy rain, such as debris, dirt, overflow and contaminates, La Niña weather and floodwaters bring additional long-term consequences – such as diluting your pool chemicals, increased risk of mosquito-borne viruses or adding excessive mud and dirt to your pool, which can lead to it turning brown. If you’ve experienced a significant weather event it’s important to know what to do before you commence the clean-up of your pool. And remember, it’s not just about getting your pool healthy but also about ensuring the safety of you and your family. Here’s the Poolwerx guide on how to clean your pool after a storm or flood: 1. Assess risk If your pool equipment has been submerged by water, contact an experienced professional and do not go near it. It’s important that all electrical equipment is turned off and fully isolated before approaching it, especially if it’s been submerged by water. 2. Contact a Professional After a flood or storm, it’s important to engage a professional pool technician to help inspect your pool and equipment for damage. If your pool has turned murky and brown, or if any pool equipment has been submerged by water, it can be tempting to drain the pool but it’s important to note that draining your pool may not always be the best solution in the first instance. Draining it too soon may cause further flooding or overflow, impact your pool’s structure, or damage your equipment. Contact your local Poolwerx and our experienced pool technicians can come out and assess the situation. 3. Assess Equipment Electrical pool equipment that has been through a storm or flood poses a safety risk if not handled correctly. As mentioned above, please ensure all power is turned off before you go near the equipment and contact a professional before approaching it. Your pool filter receives a workout during a weather event such as a flood which may also cause it to become clogged. Skimmer and pump baskets will need to be emptied and filters should be soaked in a filter cleaner until the scum loosens and can be wiped away. If you have a sand filter, this will require backwashing in order to remove the contaminants and should only be done so once flood water has dissipated completely. Any damaged filters will need to be replaced. If you’re unsure what to do and where to start, your local Poolwerx is here to help. We are only a phone call away. 4. Remove large leaves and debris Once the rain has passed, you can begin to clean the pool – but you’ll want to act fast, if left for a prolonged period, large debris may influence the water chemistry and will potentially stain your pool’s surface. For more information on how to treat your pool after a storm, head to our blog here.   5. Test Water Chemistry Next, test your pool water. Your local Poolwerx offers free water testing and our experienced staff will be able to offer recommendations that are best suited for your pool. For more on how often you should test your pool water, read our blog here. Handy tip: Always take a water sample at elbow depth to get an accurate water chemistry reading – especially after heavy rain. Murky Pool Clean Up Heavy rainfall can lead to water runoff into your pool containing dirt, soil and mud. If your pool is looking brown, and murky, try adding a Flocculant such as the Vitalyse Fast Floc. Perfect to use after rainstorms this concentrated formula binds dirt and mud particles together and drops them to the bottom of the pool floor where they can easily be vacuumed. For more information on how to fix a brown pool after rain, storms and floods head to our blog here. Although cleaning up a pool after a big weather event can be a difficult task, it’s important to remember the pool safety tips we’ve outlined and not swim in the water until it’s chemically balanced. Don’t forget our local qualified technicians are here to help with all your pool care needs. We’re only a phone call away.   Read More
How To Treat Your Pool in Hot Weather DIY How To Treat Your Pool in Hot Weather Hot weather can see your pool become a very busy place! This extra use can mean your pool needs a little extra maintenance and care during the summer months. Our pool experts provide you with all the advice you need to ensure you pool is healthy, clean and ready for those hot, summer days! Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 0:15 How to treat a pool in hot weather 0:41 Check Chlorine levels 1:14 Pool blankets Visit our blog to see learn how to ensure your pool can be ready for storm season! Top 5 Pool Tools You Need This Summer 4 Reasons More Swimmers Equals More Pool Maintenance Read More
Prepping For A Pool Party DIY Prepping For A Pool Party Make your pool be the life of the party! Find out how you can ensure your swimming pool is ready for your next pool party. Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos   Timestamps: 00:20 Pool presentation prep 00:46 Removing tripping hazards 01:01 Pool safety 01:16 Shock your Pool Need a water test to check your the pH, Alkalinity or Calcium Hardness in your pool? Find your local Poolwerx or visit us in-store with your water sample! Alternatively, book one of our pool experts to come to you! With over 25 years experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit poolwerx.com.au to find out how to get your pool ready for your next pool party! Read More