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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.

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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.

1st Direct Pools

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Pool Build

  • 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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  • 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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Pool Maintenance

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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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  • 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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