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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.

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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.

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  • 5 Benefits of Installing a Swimming Pool Enclosure
    5 Benefits of Installing a Swimming Pool Enclosure
    From added security to smart investing, there are plenty of benefits to installing a swimming pool enclosure. Check out our blog for the top benefits of swimming pool enclosures.
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  • How to Level the Ground For an Above-Ground Pool
    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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Pool Maintenance

  • A Guide To Closing Your Pool For Winter: Winterising Checklist
    A Guide To Closing Your Pool For Winter: Winterising Checklist
    For most of us, winter marks the end of the swimming season. So, you’re likely starting to think about the best ways to close your pool to keep it safe during colder months – our winterising guide offers some helpful tips.
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  • 8 Above Ground Pool Chemical Must-Haves
    8 Above Ground Pool Chemical Must-Haves
    The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, the summer school holidays are just round the corner, there is no better time than now to get an above ground pool up and ready! But you may be wondering, what chemicals are essential for above ground pools? We share some of the top products needed to keep your pool water crystal clear this summer.
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Working Pool

  • What Size Swimming Pool Heat Pump Do I Need?
    What Size Swimming Pool Heat Pump Do I Need?
    Pool heat pumps are some of the most cost-effective and energy-efficient pool heaters on the market. Find out what size heat pump you need for your swimming pool in our article.
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  • 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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