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.

  • 30/03/2021 - LoChlor Australia 0 Comments
    Some helpful advice on cleaning up swimming pools

    Some helpful advice on cleaning up swimming pools after the recent floods across the East Coast of Australia. With the recent heavy rain, winds and floods most pools across the eastern states are full of dirt, debris, mud, silt, and organic contaminants such as phosphates and nitrates. Any chemicals that were in the water would now be completely diluted so it is important to get pools safe and clean as quickly as possible. Algae will be blooming by the hour and as the clean up ramps up we would like to offer some helpful tips on cleaning up green or muddy pools.

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  • 24/03/2021 - Chris Maher 0 Comments
    Preventing boatmen bugs and water beetles in swimming pools

    Following recent reports of a resurgence of small brown bugs in swimming pools, we are reprising this article on water beetles.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 09 Oct, 2020 0 Comments
    Safe, Energy-Efficient Underwater Solar Pool Light

    Billabong Pool Service has a new solar-powered underwater pool light that’s energy-efficient, sleek, attractive and easy to install. Learn more about it and how to buy.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 09 Oct, 2020 0 Comments
    What’s New in Robotic Pool Cleaners for Your Pool | Sunshine Coast

    New Robotic Cleaners Available From Billabong Pool Service

    Billabong Pool Service & Supply, Sunshine Coast’s leading pool service and suppliers, introduces two new robotic pool cleaners to the market: Maytronics Dolphin M600 and Astral Viron QT1000. Both are available in-store.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 09 Jul, 2020 0 Comments
    Which Pool Cover Should I Buy?

    Which Pool Cover Should I Buy?

    After our Blog on 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.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 08 Jul, 2020 0 Comments
    The Best Way To Heat Your Pool | Billabong Pools

    Whether you have an inground or above ground pool at home, keeping it at a comfortable temperature all year-round with a pool heating system maximises your investment.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 23 Mar, 2020 0 Comments
    Best Automatic Pool Cleaners | Billabong Robotic Pool Cleaners

    Find Out the Basic Features of Each Model of Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaners

    Best Robotic (Automatic) Swimming Pool Cleaners

    There are a wide variety of amazing automatic pool cleaners currently on the market. But which option is right for you?

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 23 Mar, 2020 0 Comments
    Understanding Pool Water Chemistry | 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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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 8 Mar, 2020 0 Comments
    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Are Swimming Pools Safe?

    Advice From the Swimming Pool Industry Association

    Click on the link below to access the most up to date advice from SPASA and CDC on how safe swimming pools are:

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    26/11/2020 - Gary D | 06 Jun, 2019 0 Comments
    Demystifying Mineral Pools

    Mineral Pools and Assessment

    Mineral Pools

    The significant investment in a pool is becoming more complex with a large variety of options available to the consumer. That’s due to the different types of pool surfaces, sanitation, filtration and heightened lifestyle expectations.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 09 Apr, 2019 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.

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    26/11/2020 - Gary D | 18 Mar, 2019 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.

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    26/11/2020 - Gary D | 26 Nov, 2018 0 Comments
    Summer Time Fun

    Summer Time = Swim Time

    Summertime is Christmas and school holidays. It’s about getting out with the kids and grandkids and jumping into the pool on a hot summer’s day while having fun.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D |17 Aug, 2018 0 Comments
    Swimming and Osteoporosis

    While the previous blog post was interesting, it was probably not all so relative to our site. Please visit some of the sites listed below if you wish to know more. The related content to us is as follows:

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 05 Jul, 2018 0 Comments
    Staining in Pools

    What Is That Stain? What Can I Do About It?

    These questions are not easily answered. There are multiple types of stains, multiple reasons for stains to appear and sometimes a combination of staining issues can be at play.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 27 May, 2018 0 Comments
    Solar Heating – Is It Worth It?

    Solar heating, is it worth it? A loaded question really. As with everything related to pools, pool design, pool surface type, sanitation options, filtration options, auto cleaners and heating options, they all rely on customer expectations and the economics of realising these expectations for the outcomes to be achieved.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 14 May, 2018 0 Comments
    Pool Covers

    A Brief Story of Pool Covers


    75% of a swimming pool’s heat loss is due to evaporation. A solar cover minimises heat loss from evaporation by acting as a barrier between the pool water and the air. Specifically, you can reduce your swimming pool heating cost by 70% or more, depending upon the quality of the cover you are using.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 01 May, 2018 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 some relevant information about heater options for your pool or spa.


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  • 26/11/2020 - Gary D | 06 Apr, 2018 0 Comments
    Change of Season and Your Swimming Pool

    Welcome, today I am going to be talking about the change of season and what it means for your swimming pool. Here on the Sunshine Coast being a sub-tropical, some may say it is more like tropical these days, but that could be a blog subject for another day.

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  • 26/11/2020 - Chris Atkinson | 15 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

    User Friendly Manual Pool Vacuum

    Welcome to this week’s blog. Had the opportunity to go out on the first demo of a new pool vacuuming system that we are marketing. It is not generally aimed at the domestic market, but at the larger commercial market. It is called the Hammer-Head commercial pool vacuum.

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