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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
4 Reasons More Swimmers Equals More Pool Maintenance How-To's read 4 Reasons More Swimmers Equals More Pool Maintenance You may find that maintaining your pool is quite simple once you know what chemicals and equipment are required, but what happens when there are more people swimming in your pool than normal? A higher bather load (i.e. number of swimmers) can have a significant effect on your pool’s maintenance requirements. If you know your pool is going to be used more frequently during the warmer months, take a look below at some of the possible scenarios you may come across and how these can be avoided. Read More
Pool costing you more than it should? Expert Advice read Pool costing you more than it should? Did you know your pool can lose more than 10,000 L of water per month, just by evaporation? When your pool water evaporates, not only do you lose water, you also lose the chemicals in the water. This costs you more money and time to fill the pool, and balance its chemistry to keep it healthy. Pool covers prevent evaporation, saving you money on water, salt and chemicals and energy! If you don’t have one already, your pool is probably costing more than it should. Read More