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  1. Lay-Z-Spa Running Costs

    Written in March 2021. Details subject to change.

    Purchasing a hot tub requires some initial research. It can be easy to become distracted by the look and quality of a hot tub, but what about the running costs?

    It’s important to consider if your spa will fit into your monthly budget.

    For more information and advice on pools and spas, you can contact our team of experts here at 1st Direct Pools. We stock our store with essential equipment, accessories and hot tubs too! V

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  2. How to Level the Ground For an Above-Ground Pool

    Above-ground pools are a cheaper and easier alternative to installing an in-ground swimming pool. They allow you to enjoy last-minute summer bathing thanks to their quicker and easier installation process.

    Installing an above-ground pool will still require some time and effort as you will need to prepare the garden by levelling out the ground of its designated location. This can be done by yourself, but for much larger pools it’s recommended to employ a professional.

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  3. Choosing the Best Swimming Pool Pump

    There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding which swimming pool pump to purchase, so we have created a guide to help you select a pump that is best suited to your pool.

    For more information about how to maintain and equip your pool, you can visit our blog. We also stock a range of chemicals and maintenance equipment in our online store.


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  4. How to Clean Your Hot Tub

    Hot tubs are a great way to kick back and relax. Although it may seem like a hassle to keep them clean, it doesn’t have to be. Regular care will not only maintain a clean and safe bathing area, it will also increase the longevity of your hot tub.

    Factors such as how often you use your hot tub will impact on how and when you clean it. It’s highly recommended that a cleaning schedule is in place to ensure a much more straightforward experience.

    To help keep your hot tub clean, you

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  5. Step-by-Step Guide on Commissioning your Pool for Spring

    If you've closed your pool down over the winter, it's essential when you reopen your pool that all the correct methods are followed. These instructions will ensure that your swimming pool is filtered correctly and kept clean and sanitised.

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  6. What is Green Water?

    Most swimming pool owners in the UK tend to keep it covered over the winter months and want to start taking a dip as we enter the warmer months. But, if it hasn’t been treated properly, it is likely that you will be faced with a rather unpleasant looking swimming pool, as the water can become a green colour when unattended.

    We take a look at why your swimming pool may be green and share our tips on how to treat it and prevent it from happening in the future.

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