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Salt Water Chlorination Secrets 1972-2021

A beautiful clean and clear pool maintained with a test kit
Who Invented Salt Water Chlorination? By PENNY SWIFT It is widely accepted that salt water chlorination is an Australian invention. But some say the invention stems from New Zealand. This includes the man who invented a salt water chlorinated in New Zealand!   It's not just the continent that is in question. There is a huge international debate about who exactly invented...

DIY Swimming Pools – 5 Reasons To Think Twice

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DIY Swimming Pools – Why Not? 5 Reasons to Leave Work to the Pros Swimming pools add luxury to any property. Whether you own a townhouse or an entire apartment complex, you’ll definitely want to consider having a pool to boost its curb appeal and value, not to mention give tenants and household members a fun way to stay healthy or...

Guest Blogs Welcome

We welcome guest blogs on The Pools Professor! Posts do need to be home improvement related but anything on the environment that we live in will be welcomed. We would like blogs of at least 500 words long. At this stage we are limiting the back links to only one per 500 words. We can also negotiate a trade-off of...

Pool Winterizing is Important – 6 tips

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Winterizing your Swimming Pool For many people having a swimming pool is something they can only enjoy at certain times of the year. It may be too cold for most of the winter months to be able to swim in it comfortably. Properly winterizing your swimming pool will help ensure it is ready to go again for you when the...

The Big Cover-up for Winter – A Pool Cover

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Whether you want to keep your pool water warm, reduce water evaporation or simply stop leaves from falling in the water, a pool cover will be a worthwhile investment. Kathryn Alexander takes a closer look. Pool Blankets Blankets keep us warm, so it should come as no surprise to discover that blankets, or a pool cover, can help warm swimming pools...

Solar Panels: Cool Pool Warm up for Winter

Warm Up Your Pool
Swimming pools are hotting up. Exploit the sun’s natural energy and extend your swimming season with solar panels. Kathryn Alexander tells you how. Use the Sun for Solar Panels Living in sunny areas that get cold and snowy, and even where the sun shines long and hot, it makes perfect sense to use the sun’s energy. It’s free and it can...

Save Energy & Save Your Environment in 2021

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Save energy to save money Typical mid-income households spend $100 to $200 on electricity every month using between 750 and 1,000 units or kilowatt-hours (kWh). Source: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/ Most households could easily save 20–30 percent of this. Save energy to save water Power stations use two liters of water for every unit of electricity (kWh) generated. Save energy to reduce ‘greenhouse’ gas emissions Internationally much...

A Jigsaw Puzzle Swimming Pool – in 9 pieces

Indian Ocean swimming pool
When Poly Phoenix glass fiber pool manufacturers were asked to transport a 40ft x 20ft (12m x 6m) swimming pool to Matemo Island off northern Moçambique, last year they accepted the challenge with great glee. Pool Made in Nine Sections Instead of molding the swimming pool in one piece, as is the norm when manufacturing glass fiber pools and spas, this...

This Pool Design Is As Solid As a Rock

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Pool Design - Between a Rock & A Hard Place You could say that this swimming pool design produces tranquility between a rock and a hard place. Built on a landscaped platform 131 ft (40 m) above the road below, this swimming pool is designed to compliment an eight-story private dwelling in one of the world’s most sought after avenues. While the...

Make the Best of Your Pool View + 12 Examples

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Main Picture Above: This award winning pool shows the impact a view can make. But to get maximum use of your pool, exposure to the sun is even more important. This winning pool looks out over a magical river scene. Swimming Pools With Strong Views What sort of a view do you have from your swimming pool? Whether you can see...

How to Understand Pool Terminology

Pool-Speak - Pool Terminology 101 What Those Words & Phrases Mean. Does pool terminology sound like gobbledygook to you when you are discussing anything about your pool or spa with your pool guy or supplier? Well help is on hand here. Below is an A to Z list of the most common words and terms that are used in the pool...

Pool Lights Will Lighting Up Your Life – 6 bright Ideas

Beautiful night lit swimming pool
Picture above: Pool lights combined with lights in and outside the house to create a dramatic effect. Get Your Pool Lights On. Underwater pool lights are installed as part of most swimming pools and spas which should be powered with alternating current that does not exceed 12 volts. The entire installation, including the electric cable, must be waterproof and made...

Troubleshooting Your Hot Tub Spa – 8 Tips

Troubleshooting your spa and make it healthy & clean
Troubleshooting For Hot Tub Spas Have a problem with your hot tub spa? Our table gives you a list of possible problems plus descriptions, with causes. It also offers solution to help you solve your spa and hot tub problems. Troubleshooting Problems we can help you solve The hot tub water problems we list in our table are: Cloudy water Colored (or discolored)...

5 Keys to Healthy, Clean Water Management

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These are the 5 Key points to a Healthy, Clean Water Management. These outlines, in simple terms, are the steps necessary to ensure that your swimming pool has healthy, clean water and remains sparkling clear all year round. For swimming pool water to be hygienically safe for swimmers, it must be properly sanitised. Chlorine, available in different forms remains the most...