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TIPS OF THE MONTH

CHRISTMAS & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: CHLORINE, CHLORINE, CHLORINE!  Heavy bather loads often lead to a cloudy pool, but its the next day that it becomes noticeble. Adding a dose of chlorine when bathers are finished for the day, will ensure a sparkling clean pool, ready to use the next day.  

Ensure you are testing and adjusting the chlorine level before every swim, to prevent the spread of germs, and algae growth. Keeping a gel cube in the skimmer over the holidays will ensure your pool remains crystal clear.

 

AUTUMN MAINTENANCE: We've had so much rain, salt levels, alkalinity and chlorine levels are thrown out of balance.  Drop in to our Shop with a water sample, to check and balance your pool, and prevent it turning green.  Check phosphates as well, as the rain water has washed in a lot of undesirale dirt and dust into pools in recent weeks.  Phosphates help algae grow, so keeping phosphates out is important.

NOW IS THE TIME TO TREAT STAINS:  If you have any stains in your pool, now is the time to address them.  Cool weather is essential to successful stain removal, without the pool water turning green during the process.  Bring in a water sample, and talk to our experts in store, or call us to book in a technician to come visit your pool.  


MARCH 2017:

AUTUMN MAINTENANCE: The rains are here!  After a very long, dry summer, the rain is diluting your water chemistry, and washing lots of extra dirt and phosphates (food for algae) into your pool now.  Keep a close eye on your chemistry, especially chlorine, to prevent the pool going green.  If you've had flooding or lots of water from your yard or garden wash into the pool, come into store with a water sample
to test the phosphate levels, to pre-empt problems arising.  There are still likely be a few warm weather days for swimming before autumn cools down, so keep up the maintenance! 

NOW IS THE TIME TO UPGRADE:  If you have been considering upgrading your equipment, or addressing that problem you've been putting up with all summer, or want to reduce your electricity bill with an energy efficient pump, now is the ideal time to do it.  Call us for a quote, or advice, on how to make your pool easier to manage, keep it cleaner, or replace old equipment that isn't functioning to its best.  With winter coming the temptation is to leave niggling issues until next summer, but by planning ahead, and dealing with them now, you'll have an easier pool to manage over winter - which is when you don't want to be spending extra time on maintainence, or having it turn green. 


FEBRUARY 2017:

Its HOT!!!  Go swimming!!

SUMMER MAINTENANCE: Keep an eye on your water chemistry, the heat wave of the last few weeks plays havoc with chlorine levels, and helps algae grow if your system is not running long enough each day.  If your pool is being used frequently, prevent cloudy water by super chlorinating more often than usual, and checking phosphate levels. 

POOL CLEANERS:  Spend more time enjoying your pool, and less time working on cleaning it with an Automatic Pool Cleaner.  Right now we have specials on robots starting at $880 and suctions cleaners starting from $299.  Visit us in store to see the range and our friendly staff will help you work out what cleaner is best for your pool.


NOVEMBER 2016:

Its Summer!!!  Go swimming!!

SUMMER MAINTENANCE: Its time to check your water balance, top up on salt, buffer, stabiliser and algaecide.   To avoid ear infections, and other germs, ensure that you test your chlorine levels before every swim with your home test kit.
Lo-Chlor Algaecide: get your 4th bottle FREE!

HEATING: This year, Sydney's summer days have been balmy, but the nights have still been cool, which means heat loss overnigt, and cold pool water the next day!  Install a pool cover to trap the heat in overnight, or add on a pool heater to warm up the water to more comfortable levels.  Bring your measurements in to Store and we can give you a quote.

 

August 2016

Spring is just around the corner - the days are already growing longer!

RAIN: We've had more rain this month, which dilutes the chemicals in your pool water, and can lead to cloudy and green pools.  With summer so close, its really important to keep on top of your pool's chemistry this month, and add extra chlorine after heavy rain. 

Its almost time to set up your pool for summer - a clean pool can be ready for the first warm weather swimming, cloudy or green pools won't be useable as quickly.  If your pool needs a little TLC, bring a water sample into the shop, or call us to come to you and clean that pool now!

INSTALL HEATING: If you've ever wished for a warmer pool, now is the ideal time to install a new Gas Heater or Heat Pump.  Gas Heaters can heat up your pool even in the dead of winter.  Now is a great time to buy, as AstralPool are offering a $500 Cashback on your new heater, for a limited time.  Contact us now to book in a free quote and you could be swimming all year round!

 

July 2016
The Winter Solstice has past us and the days are already growing longer.  Spring is just around the corner. 

STAINS: If your pool has stains, there's not much time left to treat them before the warm weather arrives.  Most stain treatments require a zero chlorine level, and will drop the pH and Total Alkalinty to almost zero, so summer is not the time to treat stains, as the pool will quickly go green as well!  Come into the shop with some photos of the stain and a water sample for advice, or call us and book in a technician to visit.

HEATING: If you've ever wished for a warmer pool, now is the ideal time to install a new Gas Heater or Heat Pump.  Gas Heaters can heat up your pool even in the dead of winter.  Now is a great time to buy, as AstralPool are offering a $500 Cashback on your new heater, for a limited time.  Call us now to book in a free quote and you could be swimming all year round!


 

 

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