Monthly Archives: June, 2014

One of the Best Online Pool Shops in Perth Greets the Net with a Great Deal

“Fortunately, we at POOLSHOPWA have just the solution for pool owners like you! As part of our website’s grand opening, one of the best pool shops in Perth gives you an offer you possibly cannot refuse: Zodiac MX8 pool cleaners on sale for $549.00!

Aside from our stellar arsenal of cleaning equipment, our expertise in maintenance and pool heating in Perth allows us to help make your pool the envy of everyone in the neighbourhood! Hurry up, because our promo only lasts for the month of July, 2014!”


Taking Care of Pool Equipment in Perth during the Cold Winter Season

“Reduce water level

Reduce the water level of your swimming pool. Most Filters and pool pumps in Perth have drain plugs to enable them to be emptied easily. A quick way to remove some of your swimming pool water is via the backwash line of your filter. With the winter rains regularly topping up your pool with fresh water it can often lead to overflow of your swimming pool and damage the surrounding areas of your pool area. it is important to check the pool water level regularly.

Pool covering

Keeping debris out of your pool is a top priority to keep it clean and ready for the warmer months. Winter pool coverings should also prevent nasty algae growth. You can utilise air pillows at the centre to hold the cover up like a tent so water and debris fall to the side instead of accumulating on the top.”

The Need for Pool Heaters in Perth

Perth, West Australia is fortunate to get hot, sunny days for much of the year. However, this doesn’t mean that swimming pool heaters are redundant in this part of the country. In autumn, or from March to May, temperatures can drop to as low as 21 °C, below a swimming pool’s comfort levels of 24 to 28°C; and in winter, temperatures fall to an average of 17 to 18 degrees Celsius.

With these in mind, people who wish to extend their “swimming season” need only to install heaters in their pools and spas. At present, they can choose between two types of heaters: solar and gas. Gas-fired heaters work faster, but they’re costlier to operate. Solar heaters, on the other hand, are more cost-effective, but they require a more powerful pool pump to work properly. In addition, spas require more powerful heaters since their comfort levels rest somewhere between 34 to 38 °C.

Despite the availability of such options, people should be careful not to heat their pools too much, because warm bodies of water are a suitable environment for algae to thrive. Increased algae growth, in turn, leads to more frequent pool cleaning, which can get very expensive over time.

Distinguished Online Perth Pool Shop Unveils Brand New E-Commerce Website

“With 28 years of experience, Pool Shop WA strives to support each client in maintaining their swimming pools by carrying extensive product lines of top brands like Astral Pool, Hurlcon, Zodiac, and Chemigem. The company’s knowledgeable pool technicians are familiar with the industry’s latest developments and can help recommend products which suit each client’s needs and requirements.

Aside from retailing equipment like pumps, filters, chemical feeders and heaters, the Perth pool equipment company also offers complete services such as pool servicing, pool plumbing system maintenance, pool cleaning and pool water chemical testing. For more information about what they can do, visit today.”–Website

Maintenance Tips for a More Energy-efficient Pool

Do you want a more energy-efficient pool? Here are some pool maintenance tips that can also help save on electricity costs:

Invest in proper pool pumps.

As the equipment that consumes energy the most, pool pumps have to operate with high efficiency. Use pumps with adjustable speed settings or select brands that are part of the voluntary labelling program. The Energy Rating website of the Australian, State and Territory and New Zealand Governments has a listing of these compliant pool pump models. Use a timer to run the pool pump exactly as the manufacturer directs.

Switch to energy-efficient lighting.

Discard old incandescent bulbs, and replace them with more energy-efficientalternatives like fluorescent lights or LEDs. Look for products that use less wattage and last longer than previously installed lights. Consider natural lighting whenever there is plenty of sunlight or moonlight, or even solar-powered lights.

Purchase solar pool covers.

Solar pool covers or thermal pool blankets allow you to save on heating costs, which substantially contribute to your electricity bill. The air pockets or bubbles in this equipment collect the sun’s heat, which is then used to warm the water. The cover also prevents the heat from escaping at night. It also reduces the rate of evaporation, so you conserve water and minimise the consequent use of water pumps.