FAQ

Why is my pool green?

Generally this is caused by insufficient sanitiser levels or inadequate filtration times. It can also be caused by poor circulation. Take a sample to your local pool professional and get them to check that all chemical levels are sufficient.

 

Why is my pool cloudy?

This can be the first sign that your pool may turn green if due to insufficient chlorine levels or inadequate filtration times. It can also be a result of storms blowing in dust and other debris or organic material from rain or water run off. Cloudy water is also caused by dirty or clogged filters which are unable to collect material in the water. Get your local pool professional to check your chemical balance and adjust accordingly.

 

 How can I tell if my pool is leaking?

Natural evaporation will cause a water loss of between 2 and 5cm per week depending on how hot and windy it is. One quick way to check is to get a bucket of water and put it beside the pool and mark the line on the top of the bucket where the water is when first filled, mark a line inside your skimmer at the same time. Compare the two levels a few days later and if the pool has dropped considerably more than the bucket you may need to get a leak detector in. 

 

What causes Blackspot algae and how can I stop it coming back?

Blackspot algae is a root based algae that embeds itself into the pebbles. Poor circulation can be a large contributor to recurrent blackspot issues. Ensuring good chlorine levels and good circulation will assist with reducing recurrent issues as will the use of a metal brush to “break down” the coating over the blackspot which will allow the chlorine to kill it off. The use of a quality algaecide is also recommended.

 

How often should I check my pool water?

You should maintain chlorine and pH levels between pool shop visits and this is recommended on a daily basis. During Summer a fortnightly visit to the pool shop is probably wise and monthly during Winter. It is also a good idea to get the levels checked following heavy storm activity.

Generally this is caused by insufficient sanitiser levels or inadequate filtration times. It can also be caused by poor circulation. Take a sample to your local pool professional and get them to check that all chemical levels are sufficient.

 

Why is my pool cloudy?

This can be the first sign that your pool may turn green if due to insufficient chlorine levels or inadequate filtration times. It can also be a result of storms blowing in dust and other debris or organic material from rain or water run off. Cloudy water is also caused by dirty or clogged filters which are unable to collect material in the water. Get your local pool professional to check your chemical balance and adjust accordingly.

 

How can I tell if my pool is leaking?

Natural evaporation will cause a water loss of between 2 and 5cm per week depending on how hot and windy it is. One quick way to check is to get a bucket of water and put it beside the pool and mark the line on the top of the bucket where the water is when first filled, mark a line inside your skimmer at the same time. Compare the two levels a few days later and if the pool has dropped considerably more than the bucket you may need to get a leak detector in. 

 

Why is my pool green?

Generally this is caused by insufficient sanitiser levels or inadequate filtration times. It can also be caused by poor circulation. Take a sample to your local pool professional and get them to check that all chemical levels are sufficient.

 

Why is my pool cloudy?

This can be the first sign that your pool may turn green if due to insufficient chlorine levels or inadequate filtration times. It can also be a result of storms blowing in dust and other debris or organic material from rain or water run off. Cloudy water is also caused by dirty or clogged filters which are unable to collect material in the water. Get your local pool professional to check your chemical balance and adjust accordingly.

 

How can I tell if my pool is leaking?

Natural evaporation will cause a water loss of between 2 and 5cm per week depending on how hot and windy it is. One quick way to check is to get a bucket of water and put it beside the pool and mark the line on the top of the bucket where the water is when first filled, mark a line inside your skimmer at the same time. Compare the two levels a few days later and if the pool has dropped considerably more than the bucket you may need to get a leak detector in. 

 

What causes Blackspot algae and how can I stop it coming back?

Blackspot algae is a root based algae that embeds itself into the pebbles. Poor circulation can be a large contributor to recurrent blackspot issues. Ensuring good chlorine levels and good circulation will assist with reducing recurrent issues as will the use of a metal brush to “break down” the coating over the blackspot which will allow the chlorine to kill it off. The use of a quality algaecide is also recommended.

 

How often should I check my pool water?

You should maintain chlorine and pH levels between pool shop visits and this is recommended on a daily basis. During Summer a fortnightly visit to the pool shop is probably wise and monthly during Winter. It is also a good idea to get the levels checked following heavy storm activity.

Blackspot algae is a root based algae that embeds itself into the pebbles. Poor circulation can be a large contributor to recurrent blackspot issues. Ensuring good chlorine levels and good circulation will assist with reducing recurrent issues as will the use of a metal brush to “break down” the coating over the blackspot which will allow the chlorine to kill it off. The use of a quality algaecide is also recommended.

 

How often should I check my pool water?

You should maintain chlorine and pH levels between pool shop visits and this is recommended on a daily basis. During Summer a fortnightly visit to the pool shop is probably wise and monthly during Winter. It is also a good idea to get the levels checked following heavy storm activity.