Category: Pool Maintenance

robotic pool cleaner

In the world of pool automation, few things perk up the ears more than the term, ‘robotic pool cleaner’. To some, it inspires imagery of a hot, android pool guy, to others it’s a 1960’s-style robot doing the chores while those who are more informed on such matters will think along the lines of small(ish) […]

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They say of owning a boat that the best day you’ll ever have will be the day you buy it. The next best day will be the day you sell it. While a swimming pool is no boat, the quote will still resonate with many pool owners who recognise that the initial thrill of ownership […]

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Choosing a pool cleaning service can be a task wrought with uncertainty. There are so many options that things get complicated quickly and there’s a temptation to choose the first offering that seems to do the lot. However, this can be a recipe for an unhealthy pool and/or you can end up with some large […]

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Chlorine Hair

There are many myths surrounding the effects of swimming pools on hair – especially blonde hair. It’s not surprising; regular pool swimmers who don’t take precautions will often end up with a severe case of chlorine hair that sees it become frizzy, matted, dry and generally unpleasant. But can it actually change colour? The answer […]

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A fair number of the pools that we convert to Pooled Energy are green when we arrive. The owners have given up on the unending task of manually keeping the water clear. Combined with a scientific understanding of what makes your pool go green and a bit of practice we’ve perfected our method for fixing green pools.

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Pool automation

There are several ‘levels’ in automating a pool and the first step is to simply decide what you are trying to achieve. Is it more free time? Better quality, healthier water that does not go green? Energy savings? Elimination of dangerous chemicals from around the house, kids and pets? Getting rid of the regular ‘pool […]

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Are you seeing rust or corrosion on stainless steel components in your swimming pool? What does the manufacturer or the pool shop say? They say it’s the water chemistry, right? Too acid or too alkaline or some costly chemical component they can sell you is missing. Wrong! It’s not the water. It’s not the chemicals. […]

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Camilla’s green pool was a ‘pea soup’ – until the Pooled Energy team, headed by Thomas, came to the rescue. The Pooled Energy system was installed on Monday 29 October 2018 – when Camilla’s green pool looked like this (pictures from Thomas’ cell phone).     By Thursday 1 November 2018 the difference was clear. Camilla’s […]

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Pooled Energy has a new algorithm (under development) in the Network Operating Centre, which is inside the Internet Cloud, that looks out for pool leaks. These can be difficult to distinguish, especially in pools which have automatic top-up. Below is shown a trend of a pool’s salinity over 5 weeks. In a normal pool, the […]

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The operating time of pool equipment required to maintain pool water in a good quality state can be reduced in winter as biological activity declines with the decline in water temperature and solar radiation. Some people even go so far as to turn their pool equipment off in winter because of concerns about the high […]

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