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Introducing the new PoolLab® 1.0

Introducing the new PoolLab® 1.0

Owning a pool comes with great rewards and a number of responsibilities. You need to be confident that the sanitiser concentration are at the correct levels and controlled for the health and comfort of your bathers. The disinfection of a swimming pool is typically achieved with the use of chlorine, when using chlorine, it is important you monitor the levels regularly to avoid infections and irritation to the bathers. Another form of sanitiser is bromine, this sanitiser is predominately associated with indoor domestic swimming pools, hot tubs and hydrotherapy pools. It is equally important these levels are regularly monitored to provide an exceptional bathing experience. Continue reading →
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Britain’s Best Lidos for Summer Swimming

Britain’s Best Lidos for Summer Swimming

  As you know, Britain doesn’t get a lot of sunshine. So, when the sun does decide to come out, people take to the beach with their boogie...
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How to Chlorine shock dose your swimming pool or hot tub

How to Chlorine shock dose your swimming pool or hot tub

Shocking dose your pool is a critical process to make sure your pool has that crystal clean look! This process will raise the chlorine level by approximately 5 times, killing bad organics, unfilterable waste, algae and bacteria making your pool a safer environment for you and your family. Shocking dose your pool is important and should happen on a regular basis, ideally during the peak season on a weekly basis or sooner after heavy use of the swimming pool.   Here are 4 handy tips to help you make the most of your pool: Continue reading →
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OPC blog for Winterising Swimming Pools – Part One

OPC blog for Winterising Swimming Pools – Part One

  With the Autumn fast approaching our focus now turns to preparing the swimming pool for the winter, in this blog we will be focusing on in-ground swimming...
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Do You Actually Sweat When You Swim?

Do You Actually Sweat When You Swim?

Do swimmers sweat? It’s a curious wondering that has plagued us all at some point in our lives. Thankfully, we’re here to put an end to the speculation. Here’s an in depth analysis of the perspiration habits of swimmers. Continue reading →
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How to Treat Chlorine Damaged Hair

How to Treat Chlorine Damaged Hair

Swimming may be great for mind, body and soul, but too much chlorine has been known to have an adverse effect on your hair. Continue reading →
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Going Greenclear: Say Goodbye to Algae and Mould

Going Greenclear: Say Goodbye to Algae and Mould

  Both algae and mould are a fence enthusiast’s nightmare, it can really take the shine off the summer décor that you had worked so hard to achieve throughout the months of spring. Fortunately, we here at Online Pool Chemicals have a passion for ensuring that you gardeners have the best chance of completing your dream landscape. Continue reading →
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How Swimming Can Improve Bad Circulation

How Swimming Can Improve Bad Circulation

If you suffer from bad circulation, trying to get rid of that annoying ache or having to constantly shake your legs into action can be a real day-to-day annoyance. While many recommend stretching, yoga or even running as a way to combat your circulation issues, these options don’t always solve the problem. So, why not opt for something different? Continue reading →
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Why Would You Choose Winter Swimming?

Why Would You Choose Winter Swimming?

As insane as it sounds, there are those who choose to enjoy a spot of outdoor swimming in spite of there being plenty of indoor pools available. Continue reading →
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