TestWater (Windows)

testwaterTestWater is a new way to test and report on the quality of the water in your water feature, swimming pool or spa. This is the replacement for the popular WaterTest program.
TestWater brings the benefits of water testing in a pool shop into your lounge room by providing the same expertise and local knowledge for customers used in our showroom to generate your own test reports and when issues arise you can email us directly for further assistance.
TestWater is your way to test water and allows you to record and track your pool tests in your own database.
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Davey Water Products

The Pool Clinic is a Davey Master Dealer and can assist you with supply, service and repair of all Davey Products.

Davey Water Products

Davey Water Products

Davey produce a wide range of products from their award winning Silensor pool pumps to Crystal Clear sand filters, Easy Clear cartridge filters and RainBank rainwater systems. In addition they also produce a wide range of pumps including pond pumps, pool pumps, submersible pumps, pressure pumps, firefighting pumps and transfer pumps.

For all of your Davey requirements, backed up by their industry leading warranty, contact us. We can also perform warranty repairs on all Davey equipment in our workshop.

See: Which Pump and Filter?, Davey Water Products

Watermaid Salt Chlorinators

The Watermaid Salt Water Chlorinator makes on-site chlorine for swimming pools by converting mild saline pool water into chlorine.  The salt water goes under a process of electrolysis in the Cell of the chlorinator producing 100% liquid chlorine.It can be easily be added to any existing pool system to provide automatic chlorination, with no chlorine odour and no messy chemicals.  Many people also prefer salt water for its taste and smell.

Watermaid Salt Chlorinators

Watermaid Salt Chlorinators

Watermaid had been producing reliable chlorinators for over 30 years.

All new Watermaid salt chlorinators are self-cleaning at the same price!!
This will help keep the cell cleaner reducing maintenance, and it’s patented technology does this without reversing polarity of the cell plates which can affect the life expectancy of the cell.
Can be used with Ezy-clean or QT cell.

See: Salt WaterSalt Chlorinators

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AquaQuip Lights

apc_whitePool lights can be temperamental. They can be affected by water if they leak, and the globe must not be touched by your hands or it may blow. They cannot be lit out of water as they use the pool water to keep them cool, which works well but it can also lead to condensation forming inside the light. Common practice tends to suggest that running your light(s) regularly, not even for long (e.g. 1 hr daily), will keep them dry from condensation and should help the globes to last longer.

The design of Aquaquip surface mounted underwater lights makes them compatible with most existing light fightings and their design reduces the risk of leaks and blown globes. Now available with LEDs.

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Chemicals, Spare Parts and Accessories

We have a wide range of chemicals, accessories and spares and are experts in equipment dating back up to sixty years.  We have a much wider range of products than we could fit onto a website.  Contact us if you are after spare parts or accessories for your pool or spa and let us find it for you.

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Daisy Pool Covers

Daisy Pool Covers has steadily grown to become Australias largest supplier of quality pool covers and roller systems.  Our success is based on a simple promise: quality you can trust and service you can rely on.  Daisy Pool Covers is a technology-driven organisation that’s constantly striving to provide the best possible products at competitive prices.

Daisy Pool Covers

Daisy Pool Covers

Daisy Solar Pool Blankets with exclusive UltraDomeTMbubble technology are the first real advance in solar pool blanket design for years.  Daisy UltraDomeTM Solar Pool Blankets are made stronger to last longer, and our newextended warranties reflect this superior quality.  Our domestic 5 Star Roller range features superior design and components. They are easy to install and simple to use – and guarantee years of trouble-free operation.

Daisy Pool Covers is so confident of the quality of our products we make you this promise: “If you have a problem with any Daisy product, Call us and We’ll Fix It.

See: Solar Covers

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Australian Spa Covers

Australian Spa Covers is an Australian owned company. Based in Victoria, they have been manufacturing spa covers for over a decade. Our quest for quality and innovation in product and manufacturing has continually positioned Australian Spa Cover as a market leader. Their spa covers and accessories have long been preferred by the majority of spa manufacturers and retailers on a national scale.

Australian Spa Covers

Australian Spa Covers

They design and manufacture the toughest spa covers with the best weight bearing capacity in Australia.
24 month limited manufacturers warranty is delivered with every spa cover purchase.

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Algae or Green Pool?

This is the most common problem and the simplest to solve. Algae grows in a pool when the water is not treated properly and there is a chemical imbalance. The reason we chlorinate pools is to keep the water clean, healthy and safe for swimming. Often the water in a well treated pool is cleaner than your tap water. Algae will tend to occur in warm water, sheltered areas or corners of the pool more easily. This is because chlorine evaporates out of warm water faster and the algae grows well in warmer conditions. Sheltered areas or corners of the pool can grow algae because of an insufficient flow of water or lack of sunlight to kill algae. The easiest way to stop algae growing is to keep the pH of your pool between 7.0 and 7.2 and keep the chlorine level between 2.0 and 3.0. Algaecides are often handy aids in preventing the occurrence of algae in your pool. If you have a salt water chlorinator you are not immune to this problem, in fact you are more likely to have algal problems. The reason for this is many owners are not actually aware of what a salt water chlorinator does. The mesh cell on your chlorinator is specially coated with rare metals. This coating when electrically charged causes a reaction that releases chlorine and Sodium Hydroxide into the water and produces a Calcium residue on the cell.. This calcium is the white build up you have to clean off regularly. The cell releases the Chlorine ions into the water. When the chlorine passes through the water it increases the pH. As a result if you do not add acid regularly your pool can quickly become susceptible to algae. What should I do? If your pool is green the first thing you should do is check the chemical levels. In 90% of cases the pH will be high. Should I add chlorine? Yes, but remember chlorine increases the pH and unless you add acid as well the algae will continue to flourish no matter how high the chlorine level is. The simplest and cheapest method of removing algae from a pool is acid and chlorine. What if my pool goes cloudy? This can easily happen when you have bombed a pool with chlorine and acid. Often it just means you need to add more acid, but check your pH first. If the pool is still cloudy there are a number of ways to clear it up, depending on what type of filter you have. Diatomaceous Earth filters need regular cleaning but are very efficient and will clear your pool quickly, while sand filters may need a filter aid or ‘blue block’ to assist them. Should I backwash my filter or clean my cartridges? Definitely.  D.E. and cartridge filters can filter algae but they clog quickly and until the pool is clean will require regular backwashing or cleaning. Algae burrows through the sand in sand filters making them ineffective so they will definitely need backwashing. Often once the algae is dead you will find the pool needs vacuuming. Make sure the pool cleaner is removed and if you do have to vacuum do it to ‘waste’ or down the drain so you are removing the algae from the pool without clogging your filter. If you have persistent problems or even if you do manage to kill the algae it is a good idea to have your water tested at a pool shop.

If you have a re-occurring problem with algae, look at adding an algaecide to help prevent it’s growth.  If you are getting regular green or yellow algae on the pool walls, this is due to lack of chlorine, adding stabiliser will help your pool retain chlorine better.

In recent years we have noticed the re-occurrence of a new (or rather old) form of algae. This algae is one of the oldest forms of life and tends to occur in pools with leaf problems. It is a luminous green colour and will get greener with small doses of chlorine. The reason is that as a defence mechanism the algae will breed when attacked. If you give it a small dose of chlorine one algal spore can breed to 20,000. If the green just won’t go away then this is probably what you are experiencing. To fix this add a copper algaecide to the pool (winteriser or similiar – 40gm/L copper) and bring the pH down into the lower end of the ideal range. Disconnect any automatic pool cleaners. Add one significant dose of chlorine (15L+ of liquid or 1.5-2kg of powder) and run the filter as long as possible. We have found it tends to occur in pools with sand filters which are not as fine as diatomaceous earth or cartridge filters. This is why you should use a filter aid, such as alum or a floc cube, and run them for longer hours. Continue filtering the pool as long as possible daily until the green disappears. Keep the chlorine level at 1ppm (ideal) and do not let it drop until the green disappears. After a few days you will probably need to add chlorine daily; 1 cup good quality powder or 1 litre liquid. The pool will go blue all of a sudden, in some cases the pool will be clean too. It may take hours, days or weeks. You may need to manually vacuum the pool to waste when the water clears if there is a large amount of dirt (dead algae).

 

Cloudy Pool?

Water can go cloudy for two reasons. One is a chemical imbalance and the other is suspended solids.  After super-dosing a pool with chlorine to kill algae it is very common for the pool to go cloudy. This is a combination of both problems. The dead algae will make the pool cloudy and as a result of the excess chlorine the pH will have risen, also affecting clarity. How do we fix it? The first thing to do in all cases is check the pH level of your pool. In most cases the pool just needs acid and by running the filter for a day the pool will return to normal. If this is not the case there are a number of products which can help you. Floc or Alum is thrown in your pool with the pump off. It gathers all the suspended solids and drops it to the bottom. After 24 to 48 hours when the pool is clear you can vacuum this dirt to waste. Those with a sand filter will benefit from the use of a pool blue block. The blue blocks contain clarifiers and other chemicals and when placed in the skimmer basket they help the filter collect more of these particles. The very simplest solution of all is of course just to run the filter continuously until it clears and will save you buying chemicals, however do get your water tested just to make sure everything is chemically balanced.
Disconnect any automatic pool cleaners as these will continually stir up the dirt and will make the pool take longer to clear. If you have a sand filter you may find that when you vacuum the dust from the bottom it returns to the pool. This means the dust is most likely topsoil and is finer than the sand in your filter. This dust may need to be vacuumed to waste. This problem can also occur with the residue from low quality powdered chlorine. This residue can be stirred up by your cleaner and will make the pool water milky white. Disconnecting the cleaner and running the filter will settle this residue to the bottom but it will have to be vacuumed to waste. This is why we recommend you use either low residue american granular chlorine or liquid chlorine. Even though the low residue chlorine may appear expensive you will use significantly less making it much more cost effective.
A correct pH, chlorination and continuous filtration (24Hrs if possible) with the cleaner disconnected should clear any pool within days.
If your pool is still cloudy after 3-4 days check that your filter is working and that the water is still balanced. Inadequate water flow will affect filtration efficiency.