Swimart’s top 10 summer pool care tips
12 December 2018
Torrential rain, gale force winds, firestorms and drought-related heat spells – Australians experienced it all this spring. And with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting warmer than average days and El Niño conditions likely through the summer months, extra care is vital to keep our swimming pools clean and healthy. That’s because the weather has a major effect on water chemistry, often providing the perfect breeding ground for algae to grow. “Hot weather causes evaporation, which in turn leads to water imbalance and chemical loss; storms blow in debris and contaminants which lead to algal growth; and heavy rain dilutes pool chemicals causing water imbalance,” says Swimart’s pool and spa expert […]continue reading
Swimart’s list of pool-friendly plants will ensure your garden is lush with minimal maintenance.
10 October 2018
Choosing the right species for your pool deck can save a lot of time, money and effort. Create lush landscaping with these pool-friendly plants. Creating lush landscaping around your swimming pool provides welcome shade, privacy and protection from wind, and also a splash of colour in a sea of blue and green. And while many of us have our favourite go-to species, they may not be the best choices for growing near the pool. That’s because plants must be able to withstand exposure to salt or chlorine from pool splash and tolerate the high winds and harsh glare typically associated with exposed pool decks. Also, increased humidity levels and intense […]continue reading
Get the best pump for your pool with Swimart’s product guide. Includes energy saving models that reduce power bills.
10 October 2018
Which speed pool pump is right for you? The pump is the heart of your pool’s filtration system, keeping water clear and sparkling clean. Whether you’re after a pump for a new pool, or a replacement pump for an existing pool, Swimart has a high-quality range of models to choose from. Incorporating the latest technology to deliver the right combination of performance and energy savings, they’re engineered to the highest standards. There are four types of domestic pool pumps on the market – fixed, dual, multiple and variable – which operate at different speeds and use corresponding amounts of electricity. Single speed pumps are typically made with an induction style […]continue reading
Replace your old halogen pool light with Britestream LEDs and slash your power consumption by 85%! Now 20% off RRP at Swimart.
10 October 2018
Slash your energy bills with LED pool lights Britestream LED lights have a lifespan of 70,000 hours. That means if you kept them switched on for six hours a day, they’d last 30 years! There’s something special about taking a refreshing dip in a pool on a warm summer’s night – even better when you’re bathed in bright blue, red or green light! Pool lighting really does provide hours of entertainment, and not just for the kids. And, like garden lights, they highlight special features you wouldn’t normally see after dark. Available in flush-mounted or wall mounted fittings, LEDs (light emitting diodes) have revolutionised the lighting industry over the past […]continue reading