How do I prime my pool pump?

Usually at the beginning of your swim season your pump may need to be primed. What is priming? Priming is the act of giving your pump enough water to enable it to start sucking water from the skimmer in your pool and channel it through your filter where it can be...

How often should I backwash my pool filter?

We handed over another composite liner pool in Oxford in North Canterbury last week. It must have been the wettest day on record with a State of Emergency declared shortly afterwards. Driving to this property we were in passing through water that was sometimes halfway...

How Often Should I Shock Dose My Pool?

We are often asked this question especially by new pool owners. The purpose of shocking your pool is to kill the algae, bacteria and organic compounds. Shocking your pool is mostly undertaken for the following reasons: When the bather load on your pool is at its peak....

How Good are Robotic Pool Cleaners?

Robotic Pool Cleaners are the most exciting innovation to hit the swimming pool market in years! They’ve come a huge way with over 6000 units sold in New Zealand last year alone. Robotic pool cleaners will save you hours of valuable recreational time and keep...

How Do I Look After My Pool in Winter?

Looking after your pool in Winter is very important! Some people simply let their pool go green and rancid until summer comes around. This is the worst thing you can do for your pool. Maintaining your pool during the winter months has the following benefits… The...