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"How often should I have my water tested?"

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A common question we are asked quite a lot is “how often should I have my water tested”. Let's first take a look at what things affect your swimming pool water balance, rain, filling up with fresh water, swimming, leaves, debris and heat to name a few, everything affects a swimming pool as it is an unnatural body of water.

Taking all those factors of change into consideration it is best to test your swimming pool water as often as you can to help promote a healthy and cost effective swimming experience.

Benefits of a balanced swimming pool:
- Safe swimming environment for bathers no sore eyes or skin irritations.
- It will increase the longevity of your pool equipment as improper balance can damage many parts of your pool including the finish / surface over time.
- Automatic pool cleaners perform best in balanced water especially robotic pool cleaners as they won't slide down the pool walls.

Swimming Pool Water Testing

As the water chemistry can change daily depending on weather, use and debris the best practice is to test the water twice a week in summer and once a month in winter using a professional service and testing method provided the pool is clear, sooner if the pool is cloudy or going green.

Between visits or services a home test kit that measures the chlorine and pH level in the water is always recommended to give you the ability to do any preventative maintenance to the pool and keep the pool actively sanitised, clear and comfortable. Our recommendation is to purchase a kit that gives you the opportunity to buy the testing reagents individually which will reduce the cost per test.

For more information regarding the safe pool water balance and testing call 1300 117 665 or alternatively you can contact us by email or see us in store at one of our three store locations in Norman Park, Fairfield & Wishart.

Christmas & New Year Trading Hours

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Christmas Holiday Flowers

Find below our Christamas and New Year trading hours for our Norman Park, Fairfield and Wishart stores.

MON 23 DEC | 8:30AM - 5:00PM
TUE 24 DEC | 8:30AM - 4:00PM
FRI 27 DEC | 8:30AM - 5:00PM
SAT 28 DEC | 8:30AM - 4:00PM
MON 30 DEC | 8:30AM - 5:00PM
MON 31 DEC | 8:30AM - 4:00PM
THU 2 JAN | 8:30AM - 5:00PM
FIR 3 JAN | 8:30AM - 5:00PM
SAT 4 JAN | Resume normal trading hours

Jamie, Carolyn and the Team at JC Pool Services would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, happy New Year and a safe holiday period. Can't wait to see you all in 2020. Swim safe!

Best Regards,
The JC Pool Services Team.

Kreepy Krauly RX-Tank

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For the first time in almost a decade, Kreepy Krauly have released a new suction based swimming pool cleaner made and designed in Australia for all the world to benefit from.

Kreepy Krauly RX-Tank Swimming Pool Cleaner

The RX-Tank from Kreepy Krauly is a great addition to their already impressive and legendary suction side line up of swimming pool cleaners expected to match or outperform both cleaning potential and durability Kreepy Krauly is known for. Using an interestingly different approach sporting a front brush divided into two it shows Kreepy Krauly have been listening and watching market trends closely as no other manufacturer has successfully tried on a suction side cleaner. Using this design should elevate any potential problems of the cleaner bottoming out on hydrostatic covers which can be a concern for some consumers.

Kreepy Krauly’s RX-Tank creates a powerful vortex vacuum, even when using variable speed pool pumps (eco pumps). The vortex vacuum generates superior circulation to aid in the restriction of flow that a suction cleaner generally creates.

Kreepy Krauly RX-Tank Features

Like many Kreepy Krauly models the RX-Tank works under swimming pool blankets and compatible with all swimming pool surfaces or finishes.

Some features of the RX-Tank include:

A Power Steering Halo
Advanced power steering delivers unbeatable wall traction for multi-angle wall cleaning.

Halo Pump Protection
The halo is a guardian angel for your pool pump, ensuring your cleaner releases off the pool wall preventing air from entering your system.

Dual Drive Navigation
X-Nav technology with a dual drive coverage system that independently navigates the RX-Tank in any direction across the floor and wall it intelligently creates a cleaning path for your pool and effortlessly cleans it for you.

Fully Automatic
Plug and play, just empty your skimmer basket no need for manual lifting or power cords making it a truly automatic solution.

X-Tream Clean Power Brushes
Dual hydraulic power brushes agitate and lift dirt and debris.

Turbo Cleaning Cycle
Tough even through sand and other fine debris.

Kreepy Krauly Design

For more information regarding the Kreepy Krauly RX-Tank suction swimming pool cleaner call 1300 117 665 or alternatively you can contact us by email or see us in store at one of our three store locations in Norman Park, Fairfield & Wishart.

Liquid Pool Blanket

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Heat Loc Liquid Swimming Pool Blanket by Australian Energy Systems

Swimming pool blankets are a fantastic way to slow / stop water evaporation and help heat or maintain the temperature of your swimming pool. However not all pools of environments can support the use of a pool blanket such as pools with difficult shapes or semi commercial like apartments and complexes. For these reasons we find liquid pool blankets to be the best option.

We find some first time swimming pool owners believe they have a leak the first summer season or two due to the high levels of evaporation sometimes even up to one inch a week or more depending on your pools location.

Liquid pool blankets still help with water evaporation loss and heat the pool or outdoor spa, which is why we are happy to announce Heat Loc by AES (Australian Energy Systems)

Using an invisible and untraceable patented formulation they create a coating over the water, rest easy knowing it your evaporation is reduced by up to 30%.

Features and Benefits:

  • Designed to prevent pool water heat loss and evaporation
  • Adds an ultra-thin, invisible barrier which helps protect your pool from evaporation and heat loss.
  • A safe alternative to traditional covers, making this a family-friendly option for children and pets.
  • Easy and Minimal Application - 30 Days of Protection – Economical & Long Lasting
  • Need only be dosed once a month, while other liquid cover products need to be added daily.
  • Provides up to 1 month of protection per dose.
  • A 1 litre bottle will provide 4 months treatment to a 50,000 litre pool.
  • It has been shown to be 20% more effective than other liquid blankets.
  • A non flammable formulation.
  • Its efficiency will not be affected by automatic pool cleaners.
  • It may be used in all types of pool finishes.
  • It is compatible with all recognised sanitisers and other pool additives.

Dosage rates:

  • 250mls per 50,000 Litres pool water
  • Use once every 30 days

Directions for use:

  • Shake bottle before using.
  • With the pump running, add 250mls per 50,000 litres of water.
  • For best dispersion, add Heat Loc in front of pool return line or to skimmer.
  • Run the pump daily for proper circulation.

For more information regarding swimming pool blankets, covers or liquid pool blankets Brisbane call 1300 117 665 alternatively you can contact us by email or see us in store at one of our three locations

The New King of Polaris?

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Zodiac have released their first new Polaris in almost 10 years, taking components and abilities from the famous 3900 Sport pressure side pool cleaner and some lessons learned from the robotic side of the business the Polaris Quattro Sport has blown my expectations right out of the water.

  • Active brushing attacks fine and stubborn debris
  • Aggressive wall-climbing capabilities
  • Dual-stage filtration
  • Extra-large debris intake & superior vacuum power
  • Multi-directional navigation
  • Large, easy-to-clean debris canister

Rather than using a bag like a traditional Polaris the Quattro uses a fit in canister like a robotic pool cleaner.

I would like to see a “pro” model with the scrubbers from an AX10 instead of the current ones maybe a possible upgrade in the future or Mark 2? but only time will tell.

For more information regarding the Polaris Quattro from Zodiac call 1300 117 665 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best Regards,
The JC Pool Services Team.