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Poolwerx Busselton

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We are the company you can depend on for high-quality pool servicing. You can rely on our team of pool technicians when you need a regular or one-off service, a pool inspection, an installation, and we can even take care of those tricky repair jobs. We have the tools and expertise to make your pool healthy.

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Wide range of pool and spa products

We stock a wide selection of pool and spa products to meet your needs, including regular pool maintenance products such as pool chemicals and pool maintenance accessories to maintain your pool between services from our technicians. We can also supply a wide range of pool pumps, pool filters, chlorinators, and heating equipment from world-leading brands, and we can take care of the installation for you. Our team have worked with these products for years and can provide advice on selecting the product that best suits your needs, provide you with a quote on cost and regularly maintain your equipment to prolong the life of the products.

Pool and Spa Services

We are the company you can depend on for high-quality pool servicing. You can rely on our team of pool technicians when you need a regular or one-off service, a pool inspection, an installation, and we can even take care of those tricky repair jobs. We have the tools and expertise to make your pool healthy.

Some of the services we offer include:

These are just a few of the extensive services we can provide for you.

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Pool chemistry for beginners Expert Advice Pool chemistry for beginners Just because your pool water appears clean, doesn’t always mean that it’s healthy and safe for swimming. It could actually contain contaminants invisible to the naked eye, and if your pool chemistry is out of whack, harmful bacteria can risk the health of you or your family members. Making sure things are balanced is vital, and you don’t need to be a chemist to do it. We’re lending our expertise to any pool chemistry beginners, so you can understand exactly how to take charge of your DIY pool maintenance. It’s important to note that pool chemistry is just one part of the bigger picture when it comes to your pool health. In fact, sanitisation, pool chemistry and filtration are all linked, each element working together and relying on one another to keep your pool clean and safe. The role of sanitisation Before we get into the nitty gritty of balancing your pool chemicals, let’s talk about why your pool water needs to be balanced. When your water attributes (pH, alkalinity, and calcium hardness) are out of alignment, no matter how many sanitisation products you add to your pool water, they simply won’t be effective. Think about all the things that make their way into your pool – the wind blows in twigs and dirt, birds might stop for a dip (or a toilet stop), and after a swim people leave behind body oils, dead skin, sweat, and whatever else our bodies produce. Sanitiser is the best way to stop these contaminants turning your beautiful pool into a swamp, keeping away bacteria and algae that can make your pool water unhealthy. There are a few different options you can use for your pool sanitiser, depending on the type of pool you have and your own personal preferences. Chlorine  The most common type of sanitiser is, of course, pool chlorine, which is an effective and inexpensive way to sanitise your pool. It comes in three forms: liquid, granular, or tablets, and cleans your pool by entering contaminant molecules and destroying them from the inside out. The ideal chlorine level sits at 3-5 parts per million (ppm).  Bromine   If you want an alternative to chlorine, and are keen to avoid the strong chlorine smell, bromine is the way to go. It ionizes pollutants, breaking down chemical bonds. It’s not as effective as chlorine, but it remains active for longer. Keep it at 3-5ppm. Pool salt If you have a salt water pool, all you need is pool salt. The salt goes through a chlorinator which uses it to produce chlorine. So, for your salt water pools, instead of using a chlorine product, the sanitiser is actually continuously produced by the chlorinator. Learn more about salt water pools, what kind of salt to add and how to maintain them here. Minerals Pools with a mineral system, as the name suggests, contain extra minerals, commonly including magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, and potassium chloride. These work together to not only help keep your pool clean, but also provide a range of health and skin benefits. It is worthwhile to use a little bit of chlorine to help the mineral system along. 0.5ppm is plenty. How to balance pool chemistry Now that we’ve covered the importance of pool sanitising, let’s walk through how to make it work effectively. If you want your pool to look beautiful AND be safe for swimming, balanced water that allows for your sanitising products to work their magic is important. This happens when your PH levels, alkalinity, and calcium hardness are all sitting where they should be. To make this happen, it helps know a little bit about the role that these pool chemicals play in your pursuit of a healthy pool. Here’s what you need to know. PH levels PH levels refer to the acidity of your pool water. A lower pH reading means that your pool is acidic, which can cause etchings on the sides of your pool and even erode your metal fixtures. A high pH reading is basic (more hydroxide ions than hydrogen ions), and can cause scaling on your pool surface and plumbing. Anything that enters your pool (rain, dirt, people) can have an effect on the levels, so you have to be on top things to ensure they stay in the ideal range. The recommended pH is surprisingly the same as the human eye, which is pH 7.4, so, we would recommend keeping your pool levels between pH 7.2 and pH 7.6. We advise on using vitalyse pH Up and vitalyse pH Down to achieve this. Alkalinity Alkalinity works as a buffer to help regulate the factors that can throw your pH levels off balance. Because of this, you should always play around with alkalinity levels first, and then adjust your PH. The recommended levels are between 80 and 120 parts per million, and depending on if your alkalinity is low or high, you should be using vitalyse Alkalinity Up or pool acid. Calcium hardness We all know calcium’s important for our body, but what about calcium hardness in our pool? Calcium in our pools works to keep your pool water clean and keeps the surface of your pool in good shape. The starting calcium hardness levels can depend on where you get your water from, for example water from a spigot will have less minerals (and calcium) than well water. Low calcium hardness can make your pool water feel slimy, and can even corrode the surface of your pool. The recommended levels of calcium hardness are between 150 and 400 PPM, and if you’d like to raise your calcium hardness levels, give vitalyse Calcium Up a try. Pool chemistry testing The key to identifying your pool chemistry levels is in pool water testing. This will let you know the best pool chemicals to use. While you can conduct your own water tests at home, if you have any concerns about the health of your pool water, or feel that your chemicals may be out of balance, it’s best to get your water professionally tested – especially if it’s cloudy or green. You can get your pool water tested for free at your local Poolwerx. Following the test, our experts can advise you on the best products to help you get your pool chemistry perfectly balanced. Remember – pool filtration is important To keep your pool chemicals effective, including whatever you’re using to get things balanced, you need proper water circulation. A proper filtration system will keep things moving, spreading chemicals and your sanitisation products to every corner of your pool. Plus, it will filter our debris and bacteria, and stop algae from forming, which helps to keep your water attributes at the right levels. Talk to Poolwerx     We’re always happy to help, so if you’re seeking advice about your pool health or your pool chemistry, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit or give us a call. Read More
Poolwerx Partners with Norwest to Drive Growth Poolwerx News Poolwerx Partners with Norwest to Drive Growth Poolwerx, the largest global franchise pool service brand, is embarking on an ambitious growth path, today announcing it has partnered with Norwest, a leading global investment firm, to drive business expansion in Australia and overseas. Norwest, which already partners with some of the world’s largest brands, including Uber, Spotify and Calm, and a range of franchise businesses, will bring to the table additional expertise and opportunities that enable Poolwerx to grow bigger and faster in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. Poolwerx founder and CEO John O’Brien said he was thrilled to welcome Norwest into the Poolwerx family which includes 350 franchise partners, 170 stores and more than 600 service vans globally. “I started Poolwerx 30 years ago and during this time, we have proven our resilience as a brand. We have experienced immense growth in every year of operation despite multiple recessions, and have achieved record sales during a global pandemic,” Mr O’Brien said. “Through this new partnership, we will have access to Norwest’s wealth of experience across both franchise and non-franchise businesses, allowing us to reach our ambitious growth goals faster.” “Poolwerx is one of the few international franchise brands that has cracked the U.S. market as a result of its robust expansion processes, strong relationships with franchise partners and suppliers, and fiercely loyal customer base,” said Stew Campbell, partner at Norwest. “The company is uniquely positioned to capitalise on opportunities in the large and growing pool and spa market across products and services domestically and overseas.” Mr O’Brien said while Poolwerx will continue business as usual, COO Nic Brill will take the reigns as CEO. Mr Brill has been COO for three years, guiding the business to record sales during that time. He brings his skills in franchising and retail to his enhanced role in the Australian and New Zealand markets. “I will continue to strategically lead the business as Executive Director. Our day-to-day operations will remain the same, as will our mission of building a network of small family businesses helping families create lifelong poolside memories,” Mr O’Brien said. InterFinancial Corporate Finance was lead advisor to Poolwerx and its shareholders on this transaction. About Norwest Norwest is a leading venture and growth equity investment firm managing more than $12.5 billion in capital. Since its inception, Norwest has invested in more than 650 companies and currently partners with more than 200 companies in its venture and growth equity portfolio. The firm invests in early- to late-stage businesses across a wide range of sectors with a focus on consumer, enterprise and healthcare. The Norwest team offers a deep network of connections, operating experience, and a wide range of impactful services to help CEOs and founders scale their businesses. Norwest has offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and San Francisco, with subsidiaries in India and Israel. For more information, please visit www.nvp.com. Follow Norwest on Twitter @NorwestVP. Read More
3 Tips for pool maintenance for beginners Expert Advice 3 Tips for pool maintenance for beginners Pool maintenance is important for many reasons. Not only does it save you from spending a fortune on bigger issues down the track, it also helps keep the pool safe for you and your family. As a pool owner, keeping your pool swim-ready is something you can easily do yourself, as long as you’re equipped with the tools, the time and the know-how. Luckily, the experts at Poolwerx have complied a list of everything you need to know about DIY pool maintenance. Why filtration is the foundation of your pool maintenance Before we dive into our tips, it’s important to understand why proper pool filtration is vital for your pool’s health. Filtration keeps all the good chemicals circulating through the water while it removes any harmful bacteria that may be forming, making it an important part of pool maintenance. Regardless of the time of year leaves, dirt and debris are going to end up in your pool. To stop contaminants building up in your pool’s filtration system, you’ll need to remove this debris from the water. The filtration system can’t work properly if it hasn’t been properly maintained, which is going to lead to problems with your pool water. From there, you can look at your regular pool maintenance plan, as below. Our top 3 pool maintenance tips Along with keeping your filtration up to scratch, there are three key things you should do when it comes to caring for your pool. These are: 1. Regular pool water testing Regular water testing is important because it provides an accurate picture of what chemicals the pool needs in order to sanitise and balance the water. If you’re wondering how often you should test your pool water, the answer varies depending on the season and bather load. In the cooler months, every two weeks will do the trick, but at the height of summer twice a week is ideal for keeping your pool healthy. Not sure how to get your pool water tested? Poolwerx can do it for free when you pay us a visit. 2. Using the right chemicals Swimming pools are prone to a build-up of bacteria in the water. Adding the correct chemicals in the correct quantities to your pool is important for not only sanitising the water, but also to make sure your overall pool health is kept in check. Combined with the proper water testing procedure, like Poolwerx’ free water testing instore, you can keep the chemical balance in your water perfect, meaning a clean, healthy, and swim-ready pool. If you need help identifying which pool chemicals are best, our pool experts can lend a hand. 3. Regular cleaning It’s important to clean your pool regularly because it ensures that leaves and debris are removed from the pool and the pool equipment. While filtration equipment and chemicals do a great job in making sure pool water is sanitised and free of debris, without targeted pool cleaning, it’s hard to know if every part of the pool is being cleaned and all the debris is being removed. For thorough and effective pool cleaning, we recommend a combination of vacuuming and brushing. Alternatively, if you’re looking for an easier way check out our robotic pool cleaners. These are a great investment if you want to save time. Find out which robotic cleaner is best for you by talking to the Poolwerx team. Otherwise check out the products we have available. Need help? Talk to the experts There are many variables when maintaining a pool, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. If your pool is looking cloudy or green, there’s always a solution. If you’re worried about the state of your pool, or want to know how much maintenance a pool requires, contact your local Poolwerx. We’d be happy to help. Read More
Books To The BoardRoom – Podcast Poolwerx News Books To The BoardRoom – Podcast with CEO & Founder of Poolwerx, John O’Brien Poolwerx Founder and CEO John O’Brien recently shared his insights into growing a global brand and leading a franchise system with Podcast Books to the Board. ​​Franchising makes people rethink leadership. Mostly because as soon as you get that first franchisee, you are no longer in the business of business. You are now in the business of supporting people. Specifically, you have to shift your focus to your franchisees, clients, customers and the corporate team. After more than two decades in the franchise industry, it is safe to say that John O’Brien, CEO of Poolwerx knows what it takes to cultivate growth-minded teams with an aligned mission and positive culture. He found that having a solid mission, taking courageous actions in support of that mission and inspiring and supporting others has enabled Poolwerx to thrive not only in Australia but around the globe. An important takeaway from John’s podcast is that your job as a leader of a franchise system is not to have all the answers or do all the work. Your job is to create an environment and culture that nurtures those around you so you can all better accomplish your goals and carry out your aligned mission. You’ll definitely be inspired after the stories and lessons John’s shares on this week’s episode of Books to the Boardroom. A great listen for anyone interested in franchising or career development! Listen Now   This episode was hosted by Sumith Dissanayake. Read More