Which pool surface is best in 2024?

Salt staining on fibreglass pool - after

This swimming pool surface guide is for those who are considering building or renovating their existing pool. We discuss the costs, benefits and possible downsides of various pool interiors. So, if you are unsure of which surface would suit you best then this page will be a very helpful guide.

Calcium hardness in water

Topping up pool

As with every aspect of water chemistry, calcium hardness must be balanced to protect your pool surface from calcium formation, stains, or corrosion. High or low calcium hardness can cause white staining on pool surfaces, etching, or discoloration.

Is quality swimming pool salt worth the money?

salt - magnified

Almost daily we receive phone calls from distressed clients saying the following – “I got some cheap salt from my local hardware store and now I’ve got these ugly brown stains all over my pool”.  Often, this brown staining becomes evident within hours of adding the salt to the water

Pool Water Cloudy? Here’s how to fix it [Updated 2024]

Cloudy pool water

Our technician visited a green pool last year that had five times the normal chlorine level and was still green! Why? The pH of the water was so high that the chlorine was prevented from working and so it was not able to clear the pool.

pH of swimming pool water

water PH test kit

Poor pH balance causes nearly every type of stain that our technical team see each day. Our photo gallery shows some extreme cases where the pH has been left to drift a long way above the suggested level.