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Whether you want to learn more about pool care – or you’re simply interested in the latest pool products – the Poolwerx blog has got you covered. Discover expert advice, buying guides, easy-to-follow “how to’s” and the latest Poolwerx news – all here in one handy place.

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Coronavirus Update

The safety and well-being of Poolwerx clients is always top of mind, therefore, we have been actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19).  As a company that prides itself on maintaining healthy swimming pools and hot tubs, we wanted to share with you with some actions that we are taking as a company to keep our communities safe.

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Spring Pool-Prep Tips

With warmer weather approaching, now is the time to prep your pool for summer. If your pool had limited use in recent months, it may need a little TLC. We’ve put together a list of things you should be doing in the in the spring. Check out our top tips below.

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4 Pool Workout Tips

With gyms closed due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to get creative on getting a workout in and having fun while doing it. Getting outdoors and in our pools are great ways to soak up some Vitamin D and fresh air. Exercising in the pool provides more buoyancy which creates greater resistance and a more challenging workout. Working at a higher resistance, we burn calories at a greater rate so the workouts can be shorter. Plus, working out in water is easier on joints on muscles. So let’s jump in our pools and start exercising! Here are some great tips to grab a quick workout in your pool.

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4 Pool Workout Tips Poolwerx Pointers 2 mins to read 4 Pool Workout Tips With gyms closed due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to get creative on getting a workout in and having fun while doing it. Getting outdoors and in our pools are great ways to soak up some Vitamin D and fresh air. Exercising in the pool provides more buoyancy which creates greater resistance and a more challenging workout. Working at a higher resistance, we burn calories at a greater rate so the workouts can be shorter. Plus, working out in water is easier on joints on muscles. So let’s jump in our pools and start exercising! Here are some great tips to grab a quick workout in your pool. Read More
4 Small Backyard Landscaping Ideas Lifestyle read 4 Small Backyard Landscaping Ideas Say you want to remake your backyard for the coming spring. If you hire a professional landscaper, you will most likely get grandiose plans of revolutionizing your whole yard. Yet what if you have relatively little space to work with? There are several backyard ideas for small yards out there: it is just a matter of finding the right ones for you. Below we give you 4 new small backyard landscaping ideas to get you started along the right path.   Read More
Tips to care for your pool after a storm Poolwerx Pointers 2 mins to read Tips to care for your pool after a storm When heavy rain, strong winds, and severe storms hit, your pool needs extra care to ensure it’s safe and healthy. Typically after heavy rainfall, a pool will require phosphate removers and adjuster chemicals, but always start with the basics after bad weather strikes and check these things first: Rain heavily dilutes chemicals, especially chlorine and salt. Add extra chlorine, even if you have a salt system, to prevent the levels dropping too low. This minimizes the time for algae to bloom. Check that none of your electrical equipment (i.e. pump, chlorinator) have been damaged by the weather and that no puddles have formed around them. If it looks like there’s a safety issue, contact a professional right away. Storms can cause the following: Debris & damage to equipment and surfaces. Motor burnout/fusion. Dilution of chlorine, salt and other chemicals, reducing their effectiveness. Additional phosphates can wash into your pool. Phosphate is food for algae, meaning a potential green pool. Electricity and safety issues, such as pumps and lights, short-circuiting or blowing out. After a storm: Balance your pool water and correct any chemical imbalance. Bring a water sample into Poolwerx and we can quickly analyze it and advise you what you need to get your pool back in balance Make sure you call a professional for all electrical issues. If it’s all too much, give us a call. You can book a service or health check at the link below and we’ll get your pool back in tip-top shape! Book a Service Read More
Top 3 benefits of pool automation Poolwerx Pointers 2 minute read Top 3 benefits of pool automation Do you love having a pool but don’t like to spend time looking after it? Cleaning your pool, maintaining equipment, and regularly checking chemical levels can take up a lot of time, but there is a solution. Over the past decade, there have been major technological advancements in pool automation, meaning pools are becoming more self-sufficient and low maintenance. Check out our top benefits of switching to pool automation. Read More
Top reasons to have your pool equipment checked Poolwerx Pointers read Top reasons to have your pool equipment checked When was the last time you had a pool care professional look at your pool equipment? If your pool use has been limited, now is the time to check whether any pool equipment needs to be replaced. Some signs that equipment may need to be repaired include excessive backwashing and poor water quality. If you are using the correct amount of chemicals but your water is still not clear, it could be your pool pump, filter or chlorinator that needs replacing. There is a range of benefits to having a pool care professional regularly check your pool equipment. Take a look at our top reasons below! Read More