The Do's

  • Always supervise you kids when around the pool.
  • Always check chlorine and Ph levels before swimming.
  • If the pool is cloudy check water chemistry before swimming.
  • Run filtration system when adding chemicals to the pool for 2-3 hours then turn back to automatic.
  • Empty pump and skimmer baskets twice a week, more if windy.
  • Brush pool walls and floor monthly.
  • Clean salt cells fortnightly.
  • When dumping water in the winter months use the waste function on your sand filter.
  • Change sand in your filter every 5 years.
  • Salt cells last up to 3-4 years.
  • Pool pumps last 3-5 years.
  • Broken skimmer and pump baskets should always be replaced.
  • Salt cell build up can cause poor water circulation & low chlorine levels.
  • Try and keep a second cleaned cartridge filter available at all times.
  • Be careful when cleaning skimmer baskets, Bees, Bugs, Spiders & Snakes.
  • A grey or blackish build up on the water line is body fats and sunscreen. This can be cleaned with pool buffer and a non-scratch scourer.
  • In summer you should filter your water for approximately 8 hours.
  • Running a pool throughout the season shouldn’t cost the earth if set up correctly.
  • Remove all pool toys from pool after use.
  • There is no magic pool cleaner that can clean the whole pool.

The Don'ts

  • Never leave pool gates open.
  • Never swim in a green pool.
  • Never add chemicals to pool when people are swimming.
  • Check water evaporation and water level throughout the week. You don’t want the skimmer box to draw air into the system and make pump run dry.
  • Cut all salt bags open & empty contents into pool. Do not to use your suction cleaner when adding salt. It can take a few days to dissolve so use a pool broom to help dissolve the salt.
  • NEVER mix any pool chemicals together.
  • Try not to let your pool go green over winter months use. It costs more to fix. Use Pool Magic & run the pool only 3-4 hours a day.
  • Never allow your dog to swim in the pool to drop high chlorine levels.
  • High chlorine and pH levels can cause eye redness & dry skin.
  • When fertilising the lawns try not to get any fertilizer in the pool.
  • Never empty a fiberglass pool without the correct bracing.