Can I Use Rainwater to Top Up My Swimming Pool?

South African homeowners have been in something of a quandary when it comes to keeping and maintaining their swimming pools. Water – or rather – the lack of it means that our home pools may appear to be a luxury that the country can ill-afford. Thankfully rainwater harvesting systems are becoming more popular as we […]

Shades of Blue – Light or Dark, which is for you?

Speaking to those who have owned both light and dark coloured pools, we find that besides personal taste, there were some reasons why one or the other was preferred. The Light Swimming Pool Colour If you’re in an area favouring hot summers, a lighter coloured pool will keep the water cooler. Light pool colour discourages […]

Pool Water Treatments – Hitting the Ozone

Remember that fresh scent in the air after the first spring rains? That’s ozone, we’re smelling and its undeniably sweeter than chlorine. In fact, the word comes from the Greek ozein, meaning “to smell”. Starting as far back as 1893, ozonised air has been used in drinking water treatment plants and there are now over […]

The Pros and Cons of Mosaic Tiles in Swimming Pools

There’s no question that the range of mosaic tiles for swimming pools these days is extraordinary. A far cry from the compulsory checked-hue-of-blue mosaics that became the measure of when the water evaporation called for topping up the pool, the world of mosaics is a veritable Disneyland waiting to enchant. Mosaic tiles are considered a […]

Deck Pools – Taking your Swimming Pool to the Next Level

Above ground pools are becoming ever more popular. The days when the pool was stuck at the bottom end of the garden where a pool house needed to be built alongside to accommodate wet bathers and equipment are fading fast. Above ground pools, set into a deck pretty much takes the headache out of tons […]

The Aquatic Delight of Pond Plants

Today there is a wonderful array of aquatic pond plants available. Smart selection means there is a strong possibility of having flowers blooming from different varieties all year round. If the pond, however, is to be a Koi pond, then whatever plants chosen, need to be placed in containers around the pond. Koi are essentially […]

Perfect Ponds Start With The Right Pond Liner

Don’t be fooled by the neighbour who slapped up a pond in an afternoon using black refuse bags taped together with duct tape to line his latest garden feature. The success of your pond is not in finishing the feature in the shortest possible time but in that which will assure zero headaches down the […]

Lighting Turns Your Pond Feature Into A Magical Spectacle

Ponds that are a focal point in the day all but disappear when the sun goes down. Pond lighting gives your prized garden feature a nightlife. Besides that, you don’t want guests stumbling into your pond in the dark, so whether for safety or for beauty, we take a look at three viable options to […]

Thinking of a Home Aquarium? Think Pool Spa

When you were little perhaps you had a fish bowl with a lonely little goldfish. However, as a fully-fledged adult, you have made the decision to have something – well – a little bigger. Yes, a large home aquarium is a statement piece which brings a rare beauty, light, and the wonder of the natural […]

How Does Chlorine Keep Your Swimming Pool Clean?

How often do we go about our lives doing things the way that they’ve always been done, but never questioning why? If it ain’t broke…right? In the interests of education, we’d like you to question why you use chlorine to keep your swimming pool clean. Knowing how it works will also benefit you when things […]