ACCURATE Pool INFORMATION on the Sunshine Coast

At Billabong Pool Service & Supply, we help you make the most out of our beautiful Sunshine Coast weather by enjoying your pool.  While we do offer wide ranging services, equipment, parts, accessories & chemicals, we realise that information is also required.  Our Blog is here to assist you with a variety of topics regarding pools, chemicals & equipment.  It's all part of our service to help you better understand your pool.

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  • 16/09/2021 - Gary 0 Comments
    De-Mystifying Minerals Salt Chlorinated Pools

    Mineral Pools an assessment

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  • 02/09/2021 - Gary 0 Comments
    Total Dissolved Solids-The Facts

    What is T.D.S. and why should we care

    As pool professionals we are always looking for resources to explain the, sometimes abstract concepts of a complete story on the health of your pool or spa. TDS is one of those vague chemistry concepts that can be hard to explain. Fortunately I have come across this very good article on the subject from AquaMagazine https://aquamagazine.com and APSP Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC) January 2019 which follows here.

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  • 02/09/2021 - Gary 0 Comments
    Pool Sanitation Alternatives

     

    Some straight talking on pool sanitation systems.

    There is an ever growing market in pool sanitation systems alternatives. As pool professionals we are constantly asked which is the best?

    The answer to this question has many variables and muddying the water is a large amount of information available on the internet. A Google search will throw up a lot of information, majority of which are advertisements for one system or another, which are coloured by the fact the information is provided by manufactures or suppliers. We have no reason to believe that the assertions made in these “advertisements” are not factual nor claims made about their products cannot be substantiated. We merely observe that they project the systems in the best possible light and can choose to omit negative factors that do not support this view . Truly informed research is sometimes hard to come by, so to help you separate the wheat from the chaff, we will endeavour to give you some pros and cons on all of the major sanitation systems available. We are going to avoid any manufactures or suppliers names, instead we will concentrate on the systems only and on the base systems only as there is a plethora or hybrid combination systems available, but are all based on the forms of sanitation as set out below.

    It cannot be stressed enough that sanitation and filtration go hand in hand to produce clean, clear, safe and sparkling pool water. Please be aware that any sanitation system can only perform to its full potential with an installed efficiently operative filtration system correctly sized to the volume of water being filtered.

     

     

     

     

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  • 02/09/2021 - Gary 0 Comments
    Pool heating a guide

     

    SELECTING A HEATER FOR YOUR POOL OR SPA.

    We have had an extended summer this year …. What do they call it “Indian Summer”? Well it’s going to get cold … Soon I guess. We are always receiving a large number of inquiries from domestic and commercial pool owners on the options available to heat their pool. In this Blog I hope to impart to you some relevant information on what are heater options for your pool or spa.

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  • 02/09/2021 - Gary 0 Comments
    Understanding Pool WaterChemistry | Billabong Pool Service & Supply

    From pH to calcium hardness, here’s your guide on pool water chemistry. Visit Billabong Pool Service & Supply on the Sunshine Coast for great pool supplies.

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  • 02/09/2021 - Gary 0 Comments
    Which Pool Cover Should I Buy? | Billabong Pools

    If you are considering pool heating.  We discuss a subject that goes hand in hand with heating efficiency. Pool covers deliver a wide range of benefits for those lucky enough to have a pool at home. From preventing water evaporation to avoiding leaf litter and keeping your pool cleaner, there are many reasons why pool covers are the right choice.

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  • 01/09/2021 - Gary 0 Comments
    Summer Time Fun- Summer Time = Swim Time

    Summer time is Christmas, School Holidays. It’s about getting out with the kids and grand kids and jumping in the pool on a hot summer’s day having fun.

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  • Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner
    31/08/2021 0 Comments
    The Benefits of Robotic Pool Cleaning vs. Traditional Pool Cleaning

    There are many benefits of investing in a robotic pool cleaner.

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  • Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner
    31/08/2021 0 Comments
    5 Key Things to Consider When Choosing a Robotic Pool Cleaner

    Before selecting the best robotic pool cleaner for your home or your commercial property or business, there a few things you should consider.

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