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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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Important Update on Coronavirus & Poolwerx

The safety of our clients and their families is paramount. As many Australians choose to stay at home and practice social distancing, proper pool care is more important than ever. If you have to or choose to self-isolate, Poolwerx can help maintain your pool and spa while ensuring the health of your family. Our priority is the wellbeing of our clients and employees.

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Coronavirus & Pools FAQ

During these uncertain times, it’s important to understand what you can do to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your family. We’ve shared below our most frequently asked questions around pool use and the Coronavirus.

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5 Tips for pool owners in drought

With water restrictions being enforced in many regions across Australia, we’ve put together our top tips for maintaining your pool’s health during a drought. Our easy guide provides long-term solutions for your pool care while also being water wise.

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Your Next Vacation Could Be Closer Than You Think

With summer just around the corner, have you thought about what you and your family are going to be doing over the holidays? Planning a holiday can be stressful, time-consuming and let’s face it, expensive! But if you have a pool, why not consider a ‘staycation’ for your next break. The idea of a staycation is that, instead of jumping on a plane to a far-off location for your next holiday, you stay home and enjoy all your amenities on your doorstep. This type of holiday has a number of benefits, especially if you have a pool.

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Own a Pool? This tip could save you $750

Did you know your pool pump could be costing you an extra $750 each year? But it is possible to keep your pool parties pumping all summer long, plus save on your electricity bill at the same time. How? It can be as simple as changing your pool pump and Poolwerx makes it even more cost effective with their latest campaign.

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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. If your pool is looking more green than clean, use our top 5 tips to get your pool back to healthy.

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Top Sun Safety Tips for Summer

When it comes to summer in Australia, sunshine and swimming go hand in hand. But too much sun can be dangerous. Take a look at our top tips below on how you and your family can be sun safe around the pool this summer.

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Things are heating up

With the weather finally starting to warm up again, there’s no better time to jump back in your pool! If you’ve been ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing’ about either getting a pool or even just venturing outside to take off the pool cover, take a look at our top reasons why you should be jumping back into your pool.

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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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How to Fix a Green Pool After Rain Expert Advice 2-3 mins read How to Fix a Green Pool After Rain With heavy rainfall, the chemicals in your pool can become unbalanced; your pH levels altered and your chlorine, salt and mineral content diluted. In addition, leaves, dirt and algae spores get delivered into your pool water and can decompose, causing phosphates to be deposited into your water. Combined with sunlight, these conditions are perfect for algae and other contaminants to grow and affect the health of your pool, turning it green overnight. If your pool has turned green after a rainstorm, it could be because there is algae growing in your pool water. If this is the case, consider visiting your local Poolwerx for a free water test and pick up some Vitalyse Poly Plus Algaecide. Alternatively, if you’d like some professional help, we also offer a Green to Clean Pool Service. Read More
How to Fix a Brown Pool After Rain Expert Advice 2-3 mins read How to Fix a Brown Pool After Rain With very heavy rainfall, the runoff from the gardens and surrounding pool areas can add large quantities of dirt, garden soil and mud into your pool, turning it brown and murky. If your pool has turned brown after a rainstorm, it could be because there is mud, dirt and particulates suspended in your pool water. If this is the case, consider visiting your local Poolwerx for a free water test and pick up some Vitalyse Fast Floc. Alternatively, request a service and we’ll come take care of it for you! Read More
Is energy efficient equipment worth it? Expert Advice 5 mins read Is energy efficient equipment worth it? Looking for ways to save money on electricity and water, as well as help out the environment? It can be as simple as updating your pool equipment! Certain types and models of pool equipment can make a major difference when it comes to power consumption and water usage. Check out our top 3 reasons to get energy efficient equipment below, so you can decide if it’s worth investing in energy efficient equipment for your pool.  Read More
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