Tips to care for your pool after a storm Poolwerx Pointers 1 minute 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 Expert Advice 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