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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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Poolwerx Excellence Award Winners 2019

The Poolwerx 2019 Gala Awards were held in Adelaide recently, recognising our Franchise Partners from across Australia and New Zealand who have achieved excellence in their business throughout the year.

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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 tips to keep pool heating costs down

The ongoing energy costs of owning a swimming pool can be significant for some owners. So how can you enjoy your pool year-round without burning a hole in your wallet? Maintaining your pool is a year-long commitment, even if you are not using your pool regularly during the cooler months. There are several simple steps you can take to keep your pool running smoothly whilst also being as cost-effective as possible.

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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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Pool Safety Checklist

Pool safety is something we are very passionate about at Poolwerx. We want to put an end to childhood drowning for good. This handy checklist helps you ensure your pool as safe for your kids.

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2019 April Pools Day Breaking Records

This year’s April Pools Day campaign has surpassed expectations to become the most successful year to date, with over 4,000 people registering to learn the lifesaving skill of CPR. The event teaches the public vital CPR education practices and is supported by the Australian Red Cross and Kids Alive.

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5 benefits of teaching your child to swim

Did you know that drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children under 5 years of age? According to Kids Alive Do the Five, each week, on average, a child drowns. Teaching a child to swim early is the best prevention – and it teaches your kids so many new skills.

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Top reasons to have your pool equipment checked Expert Advice 2-3 mins read Top reasons to have your pool equipment checked When was the last time you had a pool care professional look at your pool equipment? If your pool use has been limited, now is the time to check whether any pool equipment needs to be replaced. Some signs that equipment may need to be repaired include excessive backwashing and poor water quality. If you are using the correct amount of chemicals, but your water is still not clear, it could be your pool pump, filter or chlorinator that needs replacing. There are a range of benefits to have a pool care professional regularly check your pool equipment. Take a look at our top reasons below! Read More
Top 3 benefits of pool automation Expert Advice 2-3 mins read Top 3 benefits of pool automation Do you love having a pool, but don’t like to spend time looking after it? Cleaning, maintaining equipment and regularly checking chemical levels can take up a lot of time, but there is a solution. Over the past decade, there have been major technological advancements in pool automation, meaning pools are becoming more self-sufficient and low maintenance. Check out our top benefits of having a pool controller and switching to pool automation. Read More
An Entrepreneur’s Secret to Success Franchising 4-5 mins read An Entrepreneur’s Secret to Success When John O’Brien was travelling the world looking for a franchise to launch, he was very particular about the type of business he wanted to run. “I was specifically looking for a services industry that already existed, yet had strong growth potential, high gross margins, and most importantly, was totally disorganised,” O’Brien says. During a visit to California in the early ’90s, the Brisbane native noticed that the swimming pool maintenance business was driven by a lot of one-person-and-a-van operations. “I’d finally found my business.” Read More