Swimming Pool Maintenance For Beginners

Everyone loves swimming pools, but no one loves to maintain them! Especially in the winter when we don’t even use them but they still demand our time and attention to keep them looking good. Yet swimming pool maintenance shouldn’t be something to dread – by learning a few simple techniques, you can keep your pool […]

Extend Your Swimming Season With An Economical Heat Pump

In South Africa, we’re lucky to have hot summers and, in most parts of the country, mild winters. This means you can enjoy a swimming season lasting between four and five months, from November to March, depending on where in the country you live. The great news for swimming enthusiasts is that an economical heat […]

Salt Chlorinators – Separating Fact From Fiction

Although salt chlorinated pools are becoming more popular in South Africa, there is still a lot of confusion about how they work, and what the pros and cons are. Hopefully this article will help to clarify things a bit more for those of you who might still be wondering whether to take the plunge (so […]

Turning up the Summer Fun with Lane Dividers, Diving Boards and Slides

Whether it’s for commercial or private use, why not give your swimming pool or facility the clear advantage when it comes to “fun central” with the addition of slides, lane dividers or even a diving board. Pool Slides The addition of a pool slide will instantly add a theme park thrill to any otherwise ordinary […]

When People Say Your Pond Is Dirty, Just Suck It Up!

No doubt your pond gives you hours of pleasure. It’s very relaxing and tranquil to sit next to, listening to the sound of a water feature splashing, or watching your brightly coloured Koi as they flit about. Or maybe you just like to watch the sunlight sparkling off the water’s surface. Ponds definitely add character […]

Indoor Water Features Are, Well, In!

Swimming pools, ponds and courtyard fountains are all great ways to add fun, interest and atmosphere to your garden, but we’re not usually so enthusiastic about water inside the house (flashbacks to the Great Geyser Burst of ’05, or the Overflowing Bathtub Incident of ’09!) Indoor water features (intentional ones, that is) are actually a […]

Taking The Worry Out Of Winter Pond Care

One advantage pond owners in South Africa have over pretty much anywhere else (except maybe Australia!) is that we don’t have to worry about how to keep our ponds from freezing solid during the winter! Thankfully, we don’t have prolonged cold spells, and even if the temperatures do drop below freezing every night for a […]

Winter is coming – is your home swimming pool prepared?

In the height of our South African summer, taking a dip in your home swimming pool is pretty much as an enjoyable and regular an occurrence, as firing up the braai, if not more. Depending on where you live, South African’s are generally lucky enough to be able to swim comfortably between October and February. […]