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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

  • Pool Heating Guide
    Pool Heating Guide

    To make your swimming more comfortable you need to heat your swimming pool using a pool heater. There are various different types of pool heater available and this guide will explain how each one works and which one would be most suitable for your pool.

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  • Heating Running Costs
    Heating Running Costs
    Heating Running Costs
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Pool Build

  • Running a Swimming Pool
    Running a Swimming Pool
    Running a pool is actually very straight-forward when you know what you are doing. Below are a few points on things to do and how to do them when it comes to managing your swimming pool. If you have any more specific queries and questions please do not hesitate to call for some advice.
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  • How a Swimming Pool Works
    How a Swimming Pool Works

    As a new pool owner, either from buying a property with an existing swimming pool, or by having a pool built. It can be confusing as to how it works and what all the equipment does.

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Pool Maintenance

  • Pool Pumps and Filters
    Pool Pumps and Filters

    The swimming pool pump circulates the pool water through the pools filter which mixes the chemicals and sanitises the water to keep it free from contaminants and debris. It is important to choose the right pump and filter combination for your pool so the system operates efficiently.

    The first step to choosing the correct pump is to find out the volume of water your pool has as the pump will need to turn over this volume within 6 hours if the pool is indoors or 8 hours if the pool is outdoors.

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  • How to Clear Cloudy Pool Water
    How to Clear Cloudy Pool Water
    You can clear your cloudy pool by following the steps as a incorrect water balance or dirty filter are just some of the possible causes
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Working Pool

  • Step by Step Guide on Opening your Pool for Spring
    Step by Step Guide on Opening your Pool for Spring

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

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  • New Pool Owners Guide
    New Pool Owners Guide

    Congratulations you now own a pool! Your dream has become a reality and youre the owner of a sparkling oasis of pleasure and relaxation in your own back garden ready for hours of fun, exercise and enjoyment! But what now? How do I keep the pool looking like new? How do I know it is safe for my family to use? 

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