Ensuring Great Water Quality

Crystal Clear Water equals Great Water Quality

A swimming pool or spa is a major investment and it needs to be kept in the best condition possible, monitoring the water conditions is paramount.

At Specialist Pools Services (SPS), we know crystal clear water is a sign of great water quality and we use the Pooltest 25 Professional plus for all our water testing, as it provides a full range of pool parameters to ensure disinfection control and water balance testing. Professional pool testing should always be carried out with a photometer and the Pooltest 25 Professional Plus is the choice of major international events such as Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

When interviewed for a recent article on water testing, SPS Director Phil Stevens said:

“Compared to a manual comparator, it makes a world of difference. It looks at all elements which contribute to the state of the water, including hydrogen peroxide, ozone and copper. Making the switch has significantly improved testing by providing us with a complete picture of the water’s health. Since we made the switch, we’ve found our accuracy with testing has significantly improved and we now have a complete picture.”

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK’s longest running and most respected trade title. Produced bi-monthly, the magazine covers swimming pools, covers, enclosures, spas, swim spas, hot tubs, saunas, chemicals, accessories and much, much more!

If your pool or spa water isn’t crystal clear then call us today on 07500 112041, or via our contact form to discuss how Specialist Pools Services could help you.

See the full article in the August 2018 issue of SPN (Swimming Pool News) – link here

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If your pool or spa water isn’t crystal clear then call us today on 07500 112041, or via our contact form to discuss how Specialist Pools Services could help you.

Swimming in Sunshine… and don’t it feel good!

The maintenance of your pool can be a tricky task, Specialist Pools Services are here to make it easy for you. Over the Summer, it’s important to regularly check the condition of the pool, to ensure it stays in perfect condition, ensuring plenty of use in the Summer months.

Here are our top 4 maintenance tasks:


1) Filter, pump and heating system.  Regularly check to see if there are any cracks or signs of damage.

2) Debris, get rid of it! It’s essential you remove large debris quickly to avoid a build-up If you’re thinking about sprucing up your garden it’s important to dispose of any debris on your pool before taking a swim.

3) Water Levels: Low water level: keep your pool nice and full at all times, especially if you have an automatic cover that sits on top of the surface. This will help you when you vacuum clean. High water level: drain so it doesn’t overflow. Doing this manually might take some time depending on how much there is, so a pump may be required.

4) Test your water quality. Although we love our party-goers, they may bring some uninvited guests to the party; sweat, dirt, oil and sunscreen… just to name a few. The increased amount of pollutants can change your water’s chemistry, which may lead to cloudy water and algae growth in your pool. So test often and treat the water to maintain perfectly clear water in your pool

We have listed just a few ways you can check whether your swimming pool has fallen victim to heavy use during the Summer seasons. However, to get the full care your pool deserves,  please get in touch with our specialists who can ensure that everything is working to its optimal potential. We will chlorine wash your pool, vacuum to remove any debris, dose the water, and check the systems for leaks and any signs of damage. We can also take care of any repairs that may need doing to ensure that you keep your pool up and running in tip-top condition.

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If your pool or spa water isn’t crystal clear then call us today on 07500 112041, or via our contact form to discuss how Specialist Pools Services could help you.

I can see clearly now…

To the bottom of my pool

The most common causes of cloudy swimming pool water are improper filtration, insufficient water circulation or flow rate, poor pool water chemistry.

Properly balanced swimming pool water chemistry is the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy and safe swimming environment. A correct water balance protects bathers and increases the life of the pool plant equipment and fittings.

There are a number of factors that contribute to balancing pool water.

• pH,
• Total Alkalinity,
• Calcium Hardness,
• Temperature,
• Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).

At Specialist Pools Services we know the clarity of pool water is critical. You must be able to see clearly the bottom of the pool at its deepest point. If you can’t then there is a problem with the water treatment regime, resulting in discomfort to users along with damage to plant equipment or the actual fabric of the pool. The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group has the following to say,

Clarity of pool water is critical. It should be possible to see clearly the detail of the bottom of the pool at its deepest point from the pool surround. If not, this is a sign of deterioration in water quality and could lead to an immediate physical danger to anyone in distress, as well as the likelihood of discomfort to bathers because of the poor condition of the water. Also, it is a sign of ineffective disinfection and similarly if the cause of the cloudy water is ineffective filtration then disinfection will be compromised.

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At Specialist Pools Services, we have a three-step treatment  plan to ensure the water in your swimming pool is crystal clear;

Step 1: Check the filtration system including a clean of the filter, and reestablishing the proper flow rates.

Step 2: Establishing proper swimming pool chemistry water balance.

Step 3: If the swimming pool water is still cloudy after the first two steps, it is likely there are microscopic suspended particles. In this case, we will perform water clarification.

If you would like crystal clear water in your swimming pool then, call us today on 07500 112041 to discuss how Specialist Pools Services could help you.