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The difference between regular and shock treatments in a pool

The difference between regular and shock treatments in a pool

DuckIt’s a fact of life, albeit an inconvenient one for swimming pool owners, that both indoor and outdoor pools need constant sanitisation with chlorine or they’ll become dirty, ridden with bugs and, crucially, not a lot of fun to swim in. Usually, an owner will utilise two different treatment techniques in order to spread chlorine in a pool and keep it in good nick – stabilised, regular treatments and pool shock treatments. But what’s the different between shock treatments and regular treatments? Let’s take a look: Continue reading →
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How to keep your pool safe all year round

How to keep your pool safe all year round

We all like a little swim (or a paddle if you’re a non-swimmer) and if the British weather is up to its usual stormy tricks then a trip to an indoor pool’s in order. If you haven’t got your own, then a local leisure centre or spa will more than suffice. If you do own a pool, be it for business or for personal pleasure, the compulsory health and safety requirements we've all come to loathe – but at the same time appreciate – need to be implemented. As long as you follow these five recommendations you’ll be operating a very safe pool indeed. The last thing people want to be swimming in is a pool that could endanger their life, especially if they have small children. Aside from keeping your pool safe at a chemical level with chlorine tablets, here are some non-chemical related tips! Continue reading →
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Chlorine tablets Vs. granules – which is best for my pool?

Chlorine tablets Vs. granules – which is best for my pool?

Buying the right kit for your pool can be a confusing task. Everyone wants a clean, clear and aesthetically-pleasing outside pool but there are different methods that work in different climates and locations. Therefore, it’s tough to know what to buy and when to use it. Chlorine tablets and granules are the two primary ways to keep a pool clear and clean. But how do they work? And which is the best option for your pool? Continue reading →
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Swimming safe – how to avoid injury at the pool

Swimming safe – how to avoid injury at the pool

We've been enjoying a lot of surprisingly decent weather in the last few weeks. Sure, the temperatures haven’t hit the heights that perhaps we’d dream of, but it’s been a relatively dry June – let’s hope that it continues into the summer. Of course, it goes without saying that it’s perfect pool weather. And if you’re not making the most of your wet area this time of year, then frankly it’s not worth having a pool. Unfortunately, this time of year also comes with its share of swimming pool injuries. Here’s how to stay safe in and outside your pool: Continue reading →
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The five best pools in the world

The five best pools in the world

Everybody thinks that their pool is amazing, it’s your own personal escape and provides an excellent place to relax. However, these pools will, almost definitely, blow yours out of the water! If you’re prone to bouts of jealousy, quickly followed by an overwhelming desire to move house to somewhere with a giant garden, then you should probably look away. Here are some of the world’s best pools: Continue reading →
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What you need to consider before buying an above ground pool

What you need to consider before buying an above ground pool

Preparing your pool for spring Investing in an outdoor pool, it’s a bed of roses, right? Wrong. Although installing a swimming pool at your property can add great value to a home, as well as giving you a fun, private place to exercise in style, it’s not quite the simple, stress-free home leisure investment that many consider it to be. When we’re looking to buy a pool, we need to be sure it’s the right one for us – what are the key things to consider before making the big commitment? Continue reading →
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How to prepare your pool for spring

How to prepare your pool for spring

Preparing your pool for springAfter a long, cold and wet British winter, it seems that spring is finally here – better late than never, we suppose. And as the days get longer and temperatures (gradually) start picking up, swimming pool and hot tub owners across the land all start to think about getting their pools back into tip top condition. Clearing and cleaning your pool needn't be a pain – it’s simply a case of knowing what to do. Here are our top tips to get a pool back into shape: Continue reading →
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Maintaining the Right pH in your Pool

Maintaining the Right pH in your Pool

Getting the right pH level is essential to keeping your pool, spa or hot tub in great condition. Find more treatment tips at Online Pool Chemicals.
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