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How To Prepare Your Pool For An Australian Winter
Winter is coming which means it's time to winterise your pool. Although the White Walkers have been defeated (couldn’t help the Game of Thrones reference), the battle against pool algae, pH and stains continues. Unfortunately "Winter" isn't Latin for "Pull on the pool cover, put up the pool closed sign and forget about your pool....

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How To Remove Organic and Metal Pool Stains
Removing pool stains can be tricky, particularly metal stains. All is well with the world and then one day you notice a stain on the bottom of your pool that wasn't there yesterday. If your automatic cleaner or the pool cleaning fairy can't scrub the stain off, what can you do to remove the stain? Read on to become a qualified....

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Robotic Pool Cleaner vs Suction Pool Cleaners - Which Should I Buy?
All pools, DIY pools included, need to be cleaned. If a robot cleaner went nine rounds with a suction cleaner, who would win the title? Which does a better job of cleaning your pool in the least amount of time? Do you put some of your budget towards buying a robotic pool cleaner, suction pool cleaner or stick with manually vacuuming your....

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Cartridge versus Media Pool Filters - Which Is Best?
All pools need filters, including DIY pools. Pool filters remove the big organic stuff and the microscopic particles in your water which bacteria and algae spores like to feed on. Getting the right filter will mean the difference between safe, low maintenance, sparkling clear water or being on a first name basis with your local pool....

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What Is The Difference Between Saltwater, Mineral and Freshwater Pools?
"What is the difference between saltwater, mineral and freshwater pools?" If you are unsure, you are not alone! There plenty of claims out there offering "low salt", "salt free" and "chlorine free" options to sanitise your pool with equally big differences in the costs to buy and run the systems over 5 years. Spoiler alert! Many....

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Which Type Of Swimming Pool Offers The Most Design Flexibility?
Concrete, fibreglass or vinyl liner pool shell? The photos all look great and so do the brochures. Pool shells, not matter what they are made from, have pro's and con's. How do you choose the right one for you? Start with answering the following questions and you'll be choosing the right type of pool for you and the space you have....

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Maintaining Pool Water Quality - The 5 Things You Must Know
You've bought your fibreglass pool direct (or through a full price pool builder) and now your sparkling pool water is looking a little cloudy, the local pool shop has a rows and rows of chemicals that fix problems you've never heard of and your not really sure what you are supposed to do. Sound familiar? Yep, that's how 90% of new pool....

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Buying Pools Direct - How To Choose The Right Size Pool For Your Family
Your family is wondering which particular year you meant when, five years ago, you said "we'll have a pool in by the end of the year" and said pool has yet to appear. You've heard buying pools direct can speed up the process. Tape measure in hand you head out to the backyard to work out the biggest size pool you can possibly get. Just....

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What Is The Best Pump For My Pool? Single, Two or Variable Speed?
You've bought your pool direct as a fibreglass pool kit and the swimming is glorious. You knew having a pool would increase your power bill a bit but "not this much". Is there problem with your pool pump or is it the type of pump you have that is chewing up the electricity? So, what are the different types of pumps and why do you need to....

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Concrete Pools v Fibreglass Pools - Which Is Cheaper To Maintain?
Concrete and fibreglass swimming pools have clear differences in the ongoing cost to maintain and it's thousands of your hard earned after tax dollars. Just because one is cheaper than the other doesn't mean it is a better swimming pool for you. What is most important is choosing a pool that is the best fit for your family and annual....

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What Is The Difference Between Saltwater and Mineral Pools?
Saltwater pools and mineral pools both use salt to produce chlorine (either pool salt or potassium salt in a mineral pool). Yep. No such thing as a chlorine free mineral pool folks. In a mineral pool, the water requires less chlorine than a saltwater pool and feels soft and silky from adding mainly magnesium and potassium to the water.....

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What Type Of Pool Is Less Time Consuming To Maintain?
Time spent maintaining a pool means less time having fun in the pool (or quiet time for parents while the kids swim). You don't want your "on pool" time taking away from your "in pool" time. 

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How long do swimming pools last?
Fibreglass v concrete v vinyl liner swimming pool shells and how long they last is a common question. Whether a DIY pool or not,  a well-maintained fibreglass or concrete will last a very long time however there are big differences in warranties and maintenance costs.

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