BRRR! Get your pool ready for winter.

BRRR! Get your pool ready for winter.

South Africans are lucky. We, mostly, have sunny skies all year round. But, on the flip side, just because the sun is up there, doesn’t mean it’s warm enough to swim!  That means your pool is looking at four or five months of solitude, where nobody’s jumping in, and...

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Drool and the pool! Your dogs and your swimming pool!

Drool and the pool! Your dogs and your swimming pool!

It’s a hot day. The family is in the pool splashing around, with much mirth and merriment. Fido is running around the pool as well. After all, he’s part of the family, so he wants to be part of the fun. And so, without too much encouragement, he jumps in, leaping...

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How to assemble the Gemini Twinsweep

How to assemble the Gemini Twinsweep

CLEANING PATTERN The float arms screws can be removed and the float arm exchanged. Short arm random pattern (perimeter) Long arm random pattern accentuates diving + climbing. Both of these cleaning patterns can be tested for superior cleaning. (The pool sweeper head...

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HE-Van Rainbird Nozzles

HE-Van Rainbird Nozzles

HE-VAN High-Efficiency Variable Arc Nozzles High-Efficiency Variable Arc Spray Nozzles Rain Bird HE-VAN nozzles offer even coverage throughout the spray pattern, delivering a healthy, beautiful landscape. Gentle close‑in watering eliminates dry spots around the spray...

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Pool Cleaners..

Pool Cleaners..

Mechanical, Robotic, Suction. Yes, we’re talking pool cleaners, those handy helpers that look after your pool, cleaning its walls and floor. But are you returning the favour? Here are two tips to help extend your cleaner’s lifespan. Pull the cleaner out every season...

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Swimming Pool Questions

Swimming Pool Questions

Should my pool be covered or sheltered when when I am heating it? No, your pool does not have to be covered or sheltered, but it will mean that you use slightly more power to heat the water up. For this reason, an insulating cover is recommended when heating your...

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Zodiac G6 pool cleaner

Zodiac G6 pool cleaner

The Zodiac G6 is a reliable performer that’s suitable for most pools. A proven workhorse with a robust design, it is a highly efficient suction cleaner with great manoeuvrability. You also don't have to put up with the ‘clack, clack, clack’. The innovative diaphragm...

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Winter Checklist

Winter Checklist

We’ve got that Friday kind of feeling and we are ready for the weekend! Is your pool prepared for the winter? Winter checklist: 1. Set your timer to run for a shorter period. 2. Backwash and rinse your pool once a week. 3. Remove any dirt that has blown into the pool...

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Taking care of your swimming pool during the Winter will reduce the headache of having to get your pool back to its clean and healthy state ready for Summer. Follow this checklist to maintain a perfect swimming pool this winter: 1. Clean out all debris and empty...

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Quality Heavy Duty Leaf Skimmer

Quality Heavy Duty Leaf Skimmer

Even though we are not using our swimming pools, it’s important to maintain them during winter and keep leaves and dirt out the pool. The Quality Heavy Duty Leaf Skimmer makes it super easy for you to clean your pool and keep it in top shape for Summer!

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10 Pool Maintenance Tips

10 Pool Maintenance Tips

While the thought of owning a pool might seem glamorous and ideal, there are a few things regarding pool maintenance that you need to keep in mind. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the luxury of the cool water while working on your tan, and forget about simple swimming...

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How do I backwash my swimming pool

How do I backwash my swimming pool

How do I backwash my swimming pool? If you’re looking for a crash course in Pool Maintenance 101, backwashing is most certainly going to be on the curriculum. Backwashing is absolutely essential for swimming pool care and every pool owner simply has to know the ins...

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Protek AK47

Protek AK47

A highly potent product combatting flying insects. Wetable powder contact insecticide packed in a water soluble packaging.  A highly potent product combatting flying insects. Wetable powder contact insecticide packed in a water soluble packaging. Great residual...

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Why is my sand filter not working effectively?

Why is my sand filter not working effectively?

It may be the case that sand has escaped from the filter, debris could be blocking the filter or the sand particles may be coated in calcium. Make sure that your filter is the right size for your pool and that the sand is changed every 2 years.

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What does pH mean?

What does pH mean?

The pH scale measures how acidic or basic a water-based solution is. Lower pH values indicate that a solution is acidic and higher pH values mean that a solution is basic. This is important for your pool, in ensuring the balance between acidity and alkalinity. If your...

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How do I maintain my pool cleaner?

How do I maintain my pool cleaner?

Getting your pool chemistry right is key to ensuring the lifespan of your pool cleaner. When cleaning or backwashing your pool filter, it is a good idea to disconnect the cleaner from the weir. It is also advisable to remove the cleaner from the pool when performing...

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8 Common Pool Maintenance Mistakes

8 Common Pool Maintenance Mistakes

Ever wondered what the biggest pool maintenance mistakes are? Well we’re here to tell you what they are and how to fix them! Owning a swimming pool brings plenty of chances to make pool care mistakes. Luckily mistakes are really just opportunities to learn. Educating...

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