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  • Maintaining a swimming pool this Summer

    As June 1st is rapidly approaching that can only mean one thing… summer! If you’re fortunate enough to have an outdoor pool now is the time of year to maintain the pool water to ensure it stays clean and safe to swim and splash about in.

    Our pool maintenance tips aren’t just for those with a pool in their homes, they also apply to spas, hotels and local swimming baths; however we know for these types of commercial locations it is paramount to always be on top of the cleanliness for public use.

    5 Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips

    Whether it be an indoor or outdoor pool there is always going to be a certain amount of debris that will gather at the bottom of the swimming pool. It’s important that every few days this is cleaned well to remove any rubbish that is laying on the base; depending on the amount of use it could be worthwhile doing this daily to make sure there isn’t a huge build up, especially if it is a public pool.

    Keeping the pool water clean is one of the most important parts of pool maintenance and this all comes down to how the pump is running. There are a variety of swimming pool pumps available that will keep a clean flow of water in the swimming pool but depending on the size and the amount of usage the pool is getting this will be something to consider. Our range of submersible pumps is varied by size and brand, our professional customer service team will be able to help you find exactly what you’re looking for to meet your needs.

    Algae can be a big problem for swimming pools so making sure you clean the tiles around and at the bottom of the pool is a huge priority. This will remove any build up along with minimising future occurrences. The brush you use totally depends on the time of tile/materials used within the pool so be sure to do your research first so you don’t cause any damage to the swimming pools structure.

    7.2 to 7.8 are deemed as the healthiest Ph level for swimming pool water so these are the type of levels you should be looking at having yours at. It’s easy to know what Ph level your pool water it at by using a test kit. This ensures the healthiest and most sufficient water for swimming use.

    Filter cleaning, how often are you doing this? If you’re not sure then that’s probably a sign that it isn’t enough as it should be, however be sure not to over clean as this can also negatively affect the regular process of the filter. A great way to know if your filter needs cleaning is by monitoring the flow between the flow metre and pressure gauge, if there is an increased flow then this is an indication your filter needs cleaning.

    Swim Clean in 2019

    By following these simple steps your swimming pool will clean and more importantly safe to use. For any further information on our swimming pool pumps or for expert advice be sure to get in touch with our expert team.

  • 6 home modifications to help you save energy

    Money doesn’t grow on trees so we’ve put together six simple modifications you can make to your house and garden that will help you save on energy bills.
    drainage pumps home modifications to help you save energy

    1. Insulate or top up your insulation

    First, insulation. Not very glamorous and in fact hard to see once it’s done, but what a difference it makes. It can turn a draughty old property into a cosy home. It’s estimated that a quarter of the heat in a home is lost through the roof if it’s not properly insulated, and the payback is immediate.

    You may think that your roof has been insulated, but if it was done a few years ago, it’s probably nowhere near the standard of insulation that is now regarded as adequate. If your roof space is not too complex or irregular, you can try doing this as a DIY job. Use mineral wool, which is available in rolls. Start by putting a layer between the joists, and then put the next layer at right angles to cover the joists and achieve a sufficient depth.

    Be aware though that while the house is warmer, the roof space is colder, so any pipes in the roof will need lagging.


    2. Double-glaze doors and windows

    As well as making the house much quieter, and which of us wouldn’t welcome that, this will have a major effect on keeping draughts out and heat in. Other advantages include no more rattling window frames if you live in a windy area, so you can enjoy improved sleep and warmer mornings.


    3. Consider changing your boiler

    This is a somewhat controversial area, and you need to balance the energy-efficiency of new boilers with their shorter life and higher maintenance costs. With a new boiler coming in at £2,000, it’s not something you want to replace often. Yet some of the new energy-efficient boilers have poor reputations for longevity. And they really need to be on a monthly maintenance plan, which makes them less cost-effective. You need to weigh up your heating needs and consider the size of your house and the region you live in.


    4. Invest in a programmable controller for your heating

    One degree down on the thermostat is equal to 3% down on your energy use and therefore on your bill, so take a look at your thermostat. But once you’ve done that, make sure that your programmable controller is reflecting your heating needs and isn’t running when you’re at work. When the clocks change, adjust the heating timer straight away.


    5. Replacing drainage pumps

    People who use drainage pumps for ponds or swimming pools need to make sure they’re up to date. The new models are far more energy-efficient and retain suction, so they don’t have to be run for so long.


    6. Invest in new appliances

    You may think your freezer is a low-energy appliance, but you have to remember that it is on 24/7, so any reduction in the energy it uses is going to pay a big dividend. It’s worth getting a super-rated fridge and freezer next time, because these both need to operate at maximum efficiency. And keep the freezer filled as far as possible, because an empty freezer is even less efficient.

    Shop our drainage pumps online now. With these provisions in place, you should be sitting smugly when the next lot of winter storms rolls in.


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