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7 Signs Your Swimming Pool Needs Refurbishment!

Posted by James Chapman on Dec 27, 2018 12:58:00 PM

You want to be proud of your investment as the years go by and keep it looking at its best as well as ensuring it’s always ready for family fun. Weathering through the seasons causes inevitable deterioration and some effects can be repaired as they occur. However, inevitably the passage of time takes its toll and you may consider refurbishment. But what indicators should you watch for that might indicate that it’s time for refurbishment?

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Topics: Swimming Pool Maintenance, Repairs & Refurbishment

What Chemicals Do I Need To Maintain & Clean My Pool?

Posted by James Chapman on Dec 18, 2018 12:56:00 PM

The water in your swimming pool probably comes from the mains supply, the same source as our drinking water. But once your pool is filled, it immediately becomes subject to whatever dust and debris is floating about in the air and sitting in the water lines even before the first bather gets in for a dip. Keeping pool water safe and fit for use is a constant duty of care throughout the summer months. Knowing what chemicals are required to achieve that is important, but also appreciating just why they are needed provides valuable context and understanding.

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Topics: Swimming Pool Maintenance, Repairs & Refurbishment

How To Prepare Your Outdoor Home Swimming Pool For The Winter

Posted by James Chapman on Dec 11, 2018 12:52:00 PM

Preparing a pool for overwintering is called “winterising” and is a really important task for prolonging the life of your pool. Winter weather conditions in the UK are rarely drastic enough to create the depth of ice required to exert tremendous force against the pool walls but you never know what conditions this winter will bring.

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Topics: Swimming Pool Maintenance, Repairs & Refurbishment, Swimming Pool Liners, Pumps & Covers

Is Swimming Pool Maintenance Expensive?

Posted by James Chapman on Dec 5, 2018 12:50:00 PM

If you lived on the US west coast, you would have a pool person come in every week to skim and vacuum your pool. Oh the sheer luxury of it. Pool person is almost a career choice in the US. Here in the UK, professional swimming pool companies like ourselves offer various care and maintenance packages that go a long way to prolonging the life of your pool as well as keeping it in tip top condition and spotting potential problems before they can cause trouble. We offer everything from one off visits to weekly attendance to clean and check every aspect of your pool.

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Topics: Swimming Pool Maintenance, Repairs & Refurbishment

Can I Clean & Maintain My Swimming Pool Myself?

Posted by James Chapman on Nov 28, 2018 12:48:00 PM

An outdoor swimming pool does require frequent inspection and removal of any debris that may have fallen in. It’s also important to check the levels of chlorine and test the pH so as to maintain the water at a healthy condition. There are many simple checks and tasks that you as the pool owner can perform without having to call in the professionals.

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Topics: Swimming Pool Maintenance, Repairs & Refurbishment

A Quick Guide To Caring For Your Swimming Pool Cover

Posted by James Chapman on Nov 20, 2018 10:51:00 AM

There are many types of pool cover but the most common are the winter cover and slatted covers that roll up at the touch of a button. No matter what type is on your pool, there are some common steps that should be followed to carry out the cleaning procedure safely and without damaging the cover.

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Topics: Swimming Pool Liners, Pumps & Covers, Swimming Pool Maintenance, Repairs & Refurbishment

What Is The Best Size For A Home Swimming Pool?

Posted by James Chapman on Nov 12, 2018 10:36:32 AM

You are considering installing an outdoor in-ground swimming pool and you are browsing through websites that show a vast range of beautiful pools in all shapes and sizes. One of the first decisions you need to make is how big it should be. While budget and available garden space are an obvious constraint, you should also take some other factors into account.

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Topics: New UK Swimming Pool Installation

Maintaining & Repairing Your Vinyl Swimming Pool Liner

Posted by James Chapman on Oct 12, 2018 5:28:19 PM

 

There is no swimming pool without a swimming pool liner - the liner is the support structure which holds the water in place. Pool liners are typically made of vinyl sheeting which is fitted tightly around the shell of the swimming pool. They are usually blue and vary in thickness from 20 mm to 30 mm.

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Topics: Swimming Pool Liners, Pumps & Covers

Quick & Easy Ways To Keep Your Garden Swimming Pool Clean

Posted by James Chapman on Sep 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The key to keeping your pool as clean as possible is to simply stay on top of it. Making it a habit to check the surface for leaves and debris and removing them immediately makes a huge difference to the amount that will sink to the bottom. Frequent action does not take more than a minute or two but is the basis for a clean pool.

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Topics: Swimming Pool Maintenance, Repairs & Refurbishment

How To Maintain A Swimming Pool Without Chemicals

Posted by James Chapman on Sep 26, 2018 3:00:00 PM

In this increasingly chemicals conscious age, pool owners sometimes ask us if it’s possible to reduce or even eliminate the use of substances such as chlorine. It is certainly possible, as long as you realise that there is a little more daily and weekly maintenance required. First, it’s important to understand why we need those chemicals in the first place and what exactly it is that they do.

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Topics: Swimming Pool Maintenance, Repairs & Refurbishment

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