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Pool & Spa Advice

Pools: The Need to Know

Find out how to build and maintain you pool, from opening your pool for spring through to closing it in the winter.

1st Direct Pools

Spa: The Need to Know

Find out how to build and maintain you pool, from opening your pool for spring through to closing it in the winter.

1st Direct Pools

Heating

  • Do I Need a Heat Pump for My Swimming Pool?
    Do I Need a Heat Pump for My Swimming Pool?

    If you have a swimming pool or are thinking of getting one installed at your home, then you probably have a few questions about how the pool should be run and maintained.

    One of the biggest questions from pool owners is “do I need a heat pump for my swimming pool?”

     

    What is a Heat Pump?

     

    A swimming pool heat pump is one of the bes

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  • Heating Running Costs
    Heating Running Costs
    You might be thinking of getting a swimming pool installed? You know the cost of the build and maintenance but how much is it going to cost you to heat it throughout the year. If you're not sure on this then we have created a table to show just how much heating a swimming pool costs depending on its various factors including its overall size and also what type of heater you are wanting to use. (All costs are correct of 2017)
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Pool Build

  • Preparing the Ground for Your Hot Tub
    Preparing the Ground for Your Hot Tub

    Introducing a hot tub to your home is the perfect way to add a touch of luxury and enjoy great relaxation with your loved ones. Hot tubs can be small, offering a more intimate experience, or larger for entertaining guests.

    Regardless of the size of the hot tub you choose and your intentions for using it, there are a number of things you need to consider and prepare before your tub is installed.

    One of the most important things to prepare before installing a hot tub is the ground

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  • Building a Swimming Pool
    Building a Swimming Pool

    When you are looking at building your dream swimming pool there are a series of imperative steps you should look at in successfully planning the construction.

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Pool Maintenance

  • Types of Swimming Pool Covers Explained
    Types of Swimming Pool Covers Explained
    To help you decide which cover is best for your pool, we’ve put together a guide to the different types you can find and the pros and cons that each offer.
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  • How to Prevent and Remove White Water Mould
    How to Prevent and Remove White Water Mould
    Do you have white water mould in your swimming pool? Do you even know what white water mould is, how it happens and what can be done to fix it? Read on to find out all the facts you should know regarding white water mould appearing your pool as well as a lot of things that can help fix the issue in order to keep your pool clean and healthy.
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Working Pool

  • Weekly Pool Maintenance
    Weekly Pool Maintenance

    If you didn't know already, taking good care of your pool is something that needs to be attended to regularly. We're not just talking about scooping out the odd leaf or debris, we mean the process of vacuuming and also backwashing. if you're unsure of what these things are, why they are important to do and also how to even do it just follow these simple steps to help keep your swimming pool sparking all through the year.  

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  • Product Sizing Guide
    Product Sizing Guide

    We understand that our customers need to have as much available information as possible to help them purchase the correct product for their swimming pool. 1st Direct Pools's Product Sizing guide provides information on the right product for you to purchase for your custom sized swimming pool. 

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