The recent fire events across Australia have been devasting to witness, our thoughts go out to all the firefighters defending our homes and wildlife. Thankfully, some parts of Australia received heavy downfall, however this too has become a flooding issues for many areas. On top of this, parts of Australia have also received dust storms and hail. These events have caused many pool owners to have problems such as green pools, brown pools and high phosphate levels. We hope everyone continues to stay safe and that these weather events will pass soon.

 

A few quick tips:

 

  • For small amounts of dust or ash, try a strong clarifier such as Lo-Chlor Miraclear Liquid or Lo-Chlor Ultra Kleer Plus 4-1. These will assist with the removal of small amounts of dust and ash.
  • For larger amounts and if you cannot see the bottom of the shallow end of the pool, then floccing the pool with Lo-Chlor Maxi-floc Plus may be necessary.
  • A Maxi-Flow Plus uses a combination of Polyaluminium chloride and a patented polymer resin which will enable you to floc debris to the floor of the pool in only 6-12 hours, rather than normal flocs which can take up to 48 hours.
  • As algae thrives under conditions which add large amount of phosphates into your pool, such as ash and dust, consider using a long term preventative algaecide such as Lo-Chlor Pool Algaecide. If you have a large algae infestation, we recommend trying a Lo-Chlor Tropiclear Pool Algaecide.

 

In the meantime, please take the time out to watch this quick video on taking care of your pool after such events.

 

Please share with friends and family who also have pools, so that they can continue to enjoy and cool down in their pools, over this hot period. Remember, if you need assistance with anything, just give us a call on 131 546 and we will put you in touch with a local pool technician.