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This series of articles in our swimming pool blog discuss some of the most common questions that clients ask our technicians.  We hope that this information is useful and saves you time and money.  If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.  There is also more Australian based information about water chemistry available in the swimming pool blog found here.

Salt staining on fibreglass pool - after

Which pool surface is best in 2024?

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.

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Topping up pool

Calcium hardness in water

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.

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salt - magnified

Is quality swimming pool salt worth the money?

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

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water PH test kit

pH of swimming pool water

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.

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