Poolwerx Blog

Whether you want to learn more about pool care – or you’re simply interested in the latest pool products – the Poolwerx blog has got you covered. Discover expert advice, buying guides, easy-to-follow “how to’s” and the latest Poolwerx news – all here in one handy place.

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Important Update on Coronavirus & Poolwerx

The safety of our clients and their families is paramount. As many New Zealanders stay at home and practice social distancing, proper pool care is more important than ever. If you have to or choose to self-isolate, Poolwerx can help maintain your pool and spa while ensuring the health of your family. Our priority is the wellbeing of our clients and employees.

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Coronavirus & Pools FAQ

During these uncertain times, it’s important to understand what you can do to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your family. We’ve shared below our most frequently asked questions around pool use and the Coronavirus.

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Poolwerx Excellence Award Winners 2019

The Poolwerx 2019 Gala Awards were held in Adelaide recently, recognising our Franchise Partners from across Australia and New Zealand who have achieved excellence in their business throughout the year.

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Poolwerx Hamilton Win Best Home Services Franchisee

One of Poolwerx’s most decorated franchise partners has further enhanced its already glowing reputation by scooping up the award for Best Home Services Franchisee at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.

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How To Maintain a Pool Filter DIY How To Maintain a Pool Filter Is your Pool filter due for some maintenance? Watch Poolwerx teach you how to maintain your pool filter and ensure your swimming pool is clear and healthy to swim in all year-round. Don’t have time to do this yourself? Contact your local Poolwerx, we’ll be happy to help. Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 00:23 How to Maintain Your Media Filter 00:59 Filter Degreaser 01:13 How to Maintain Your Cartridge Filter Need a water test to check your the pH, Alkalinity or Calcium Hardness in your pool? Find your local Poolwerx or visit us in-store with your water sample! Alternatively, book one of our pool experts to come to you! With over 25 years of experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit poolwerx.co.nz to find out how to get your pool ready for your next pool party! Sand vs Cartridge Filters – https://www.poolwerx.co.nz/blog/video/diy-video/pool-filters-sand-filters-vs-cartridge-filters/ Find a Poolwerx – https://www.poolwerx.co.nz/locations/ Read More
Pool Filters – Sand Filters vs. Cartridge Filters DIY Pool Filters – Sand Filters vs. Cartridge Filters Choosing the right pool filter for your pool can be a tricky process. Sand filters and cartridge filters each have different benefits for your swimming pool. Watch our Poolwerx Expert, explain which pool filter is right for your pool and the how it each pool filter works. Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 00:32 Sand Media Filters 1:17 Cartridge Filters 1:43 How to make your choice Need a water test to check your the pH, Alkalinity or Calcium Hardness in your pool? Find your local Poolwerx or visit us in-store with your water sample! Alternatively, book one of our pool experts to come to you! With over 25 years of experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit poolwerx.co.nz to find out how to get your pool ready for your next pool party! How to Maintain Your Pool Filter – https://www.poolwerx.com.au/blog/diy/how-to-maintain-a-pool-filter/ Find a Poolwerx – https://www.poolwerx.co.nz/locations/ Read More
Everything You Need To Know About Pool Salt DIY Everything You Need To Know About Pool Salt Learn all about pool salt and find out which type is best for your pool with Poolwerx. We break down what pool salt is, how it improves your pool and the benefits of high quality salt. Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 00:10 What is Pool salt? 00:39 The best Pool salt options Need a water test to check your the pH, Alkalinity or Calcium Hardness in your pool? Find your local Poolwerx or visit us in-store with your water sample! Alternatively, book one of our pool experts to come to you! With over 25 years of experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Find your local Poolwerx – https://www.poolwerx.co.nz/locations/ Read More
Importance of Proactive Pool Care DIY Importance of Proactive Pool Care Proactive pool care can save you time, money and keep your swimming pool clean, healthy and swim-ready all year round. Poolwerx shows you how you can proactively care for your pool all year. Let the pool experts guide you through all the pool tips and tricks to make your pool ready for any occasion! Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 00:19 Basic Pool maintenance 00:37 Checking your Pool’s PH levels and alkalinity 01:14 Pool equipment maintenance Need a water test to check your the pH, Alkalinity or Calcium Hardness in your pool? Find your local Poolwerx or visit us in-store with your water sample! Alternatively, book one of our pool experts to come to you! With over 25 years of experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit our blog to learn more! Read More
Prepping For A Pool Party DIY Prepping For A Pool Party Make your pool be the life of the party! Find out how you can ensure your swimming pool is ready for your next pool party. Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 00:20 Pool presentation prep 00:46 Removing tripping hazards 01:01 Pool safety 01:16 Shock your Pool Need a water test to check your the pH, Alkalinity or Calcium Hardness in your pool? Find your local Poolwerx or visit us in-store with your water sample! Alternatively, book one of our pool experts to come to you! With over 25 years of experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit poolwerx.co.nz to find out how to get your pool ready for your next pool party! Visit our blog to see learn how to ensure your pool can be ready for the Summer party season. Read More
How To Treat Your Pool in Hot Weather DIY How To Treat Your Pool in Hot Weather Hot weather can see your pool become a very busy place! This extra use can mean your pool needs a little extra maintenance and care during the summer months. Our pool experts provide you with all the advice you need to ensure you pool is healthy, clean and ready for those hot, summer days! Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 0:15 How to treat a pool in hot weather 0:41 Check Chlorine levels 1:14 Pool blankets With over 25 years of experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit our blog to see learn how to ensure your pool can be ready for the Summer heat! Read More
Tips For Pool Owners During La Nina Weather Poolwerx News Tips For Pool Owners During La Nina Weather Don’t let La Niña ruin your summer of poolside fun! Heavy rainfall means leaves, dirt and algae spores get delivered into your pool. Phosphates get deposited into the water and chlorine, salt and minerals are diluted. Combined with sunlight, these conditions are perfect for algae to grow and turn your healthy pool, into a green pool. It also affects the water’s pH, calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, alkalinity and other chemical levels. What is La Nina? The Bureau of Meteorology has warned to expect a La Niña weather pattern this summer, which is set to bring mass wet weather across the parts of New Zealand – with backyard pool owners warned to prepare for a whirlpool of challenges. What are the effects of La Niña? Typically during La Niña seasons, there is above average rainfall with extra rain, some storms and possibly even flooding expected. Poolwerx Founder and CEO John O’Brien says the effects of this excess rain are pretty significant on your pool and could have a huge impact on backyard summer fun. “It is pivotal for pool owners to prepare in advance, and work with their local Poolwerx team to manage these effects during and after the season, to ensure they still have a healthy pool to create backyard family memories in. The solution is simple – prepare in advance and take the necessary steps to avoid greater cost and energy to remedy the situation after summer.” La Nina & Your Pool The effects of this excess rain can have a significant impact on your pool’s health if you don’t look after it properly. Along with the usual culprits that accompany heavy rain, such as debris, garden runoffs, overflow and contaminates, La Niña brings additional long-term consequences – the dilution of pool chemicals, green pools, and increased risk of mosquito-borne viruses. Below is our easy guide for New Zealanders to help you maintain a healthy pool during stormy weather Read More
Prepare Your Pool For Storm Season DIY Prepare Your Pool For Storm Season Make sure your pool is ready for any storms. Our Poolwerx Pool experts run you through all you need to know and do to ensure your pool is ready for any storm at any time. Subscribe to our channel for more Pool Tips and regular how-to videos Timestamps: 00:22 – General Tips & Advice 00:45 – Avoiding Power Damage 00:56 – Combatting Storm Pollutants With over 25 years of experience, Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand. Visit our blog to see learn how to ensure your pool can be ready for storm season!  Rain and Storm Pool Guide  Top 6 Tips For Pool Cover Care Read More