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Hints and Tips

Whether you are a seasoned pool owner, are in the process of building a new pool or have recently moved into a home with an existing pool, we find most pool owners are hungry for information to help make pool ownership easier and more enjoyable.

The articles in this section provide some helpful hints and tips about pool ownership. They have been grouped into articles that will appeal to existing pool owners and those that are relevant to new pool owners or prospective new pool owners.


Existing Pool Owners

10 Reasons Why Aussies Design World-Class Pools

Many people underestimate the power of a well-designed and incorporated pool, the life-changing effects it can offer and the real value it can add to a home. Australians are leading the way in design, sustainability and integration – and that’s just the start of it. Take a look at a few of the reasons why Aussie pools are some of the best in the world.

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How to Plan a Summer Poolside Paradise

It’s one thing to put a pool in, but quite another to make the area surrounding your pool a lifestyle-enhancing, crowd-pleasing lounging-about zone that draws you and your family and friends outside at every opportunity.

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Closing your pool (Winterising)

Winter is coming.

As the weather starts to get cooler, it's time to think about closing your pool down for the off season. This guide is made for pools that do not freeze over during winter.

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Top 10 Pool Tips

Zodiac's Top 10 Summer Pool Tips

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Opening Your Pool For the Season

Unless you have a heated pool and swim all year round, most pool owners will need to get their pool ready for swimming at the start of the season.

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PEAK SEASON MAINTENANCE

It's that time of year!  The warm weather has arrived and our pools are popular again!

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Cleaning Flooded Pools

Flooded swimming pools and spas are substantially contaminated. The following will provide some guidance on the main things you will need to address when a pool or spa has been affected by flood and needs to be prepared for use again.

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Chlorinator Troubleshooting

Zodiac salt chlorine generators will require very little maintenance however, there are a few things you should keep an eye on and be aware of to ensure that you have a hassle free swimming season.

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ECO FRIENDLY POOL TIPS

With rising energy costs, a swimming pool can be a great inspiration for households to be more water wise and energy efficient.

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Pool Water Testing

Pool Water Testing is perhaps one of the most important aspects of owning a pool.

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Pool Water Troubleshooting

As much as we love our pools, finding time to maintain them can be hard. This can lead to problems like algae formation, murky water and pool staining . Fortunately, there are easy solutions that will restore your pool to its former glory in no time.

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Baracuda Troubleshooting

Automatic pool cleaners can take care of your pool but to get the best out of your pool cleaner they will need a little help from you every now and again.

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New Pool Owners

Planning a new pool

Investment in a swimming pool is similar to any other large-scale home improvement. It requires careful thought and planning. The more time you spend researching what's available and pinpointing what you want, the better your building experience will be.

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CHOOSING A BUILDER

Once you know type of pool you want it's time to find someone to build it for you! Zodiac recommends that you always use a builder who is a member of SPASA (Swimming Pool & Spa Association).

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Starting up a new pool

Most pool builders will hand-over your new pool filled with water, and treated with chemicals, ready for you to start enjoying. The process most builders will follow to fill the pool and treat the water is outlined in this article.

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