Pool Tips

PREVENT ALGAE Ever heard the expression “prevention is better than cure?’’ Well pool owners should know this all too well. Every pool owner at one stage or the other has had a pool green with algae. Most pool owners know the cost of fixing that problem.

backupStep Three of the BioGuard 3-Step programme is designed to prevent algae and keep your pool surface clean and clear of algae all year round. Now that spring has arrived, the chance of algae blooming in your pool greatly increases. In your fight to keep your pool free from algae, we recommend you call for back up.Yes, back up inhibitor is our super soldier when it comes to algae prevention.

This concentrated liquid is a broad spectrum algaecide that prevents a wide species of algae. It works well in high and low pH levels, works where algae accumulates and the best part of this product is that it doubles in activity every 6 degree rise temperature.

With just a 90 millilitre dose per 10 000 litres of pool water for the initial treatment, and a 15 millilitre dose per 10 000 litres of pool water as a weekly preventative treatment, keeping algae out of your pool has never been easier.

Bring a water sample into our pool shop, or order online and we will deliver to your door.     

Happy Spring!

OXIDIZE: To oxidize, or shock treat the pool is probably the most important step in pool care which most people neglect. Even if you do not follow a system or programme, you should be shocking your pool at least once a week. Shocking your pool gets rid of waste that cannot be removed through normal filtration example swimmer waste like Sweat and make up or contaminants from the environment or even pets.

BioGuard Lite is the preferred choice of maintenance oxidizer used by those who choose to enjoy their swimming pool and ensure comfortable, soft water for 100% bather comfort.

With BioGuard lite, oxidizing your pool has never been easier. All you need is one bag (450g) per 50 000L of pool water, once a week, simple as that. Broadcast evenly around the pool (amount determined by the size of your pool). For vinyl or coloured swimming pools brush immediately after direct application to ensure quick dissolving of active ingredients.


BioGuard has come up with its unique 3-step Programme to keep your swimming pool sparkling clean and clear at all times. Thanks to their wide range of products available, we at Blupool can assist in custom designing a programme that suits your lifestyle and your pocket.


This week we will be introducing one of our many 3 step programmes starting with Step One.


STEP ONE: SANITIZE. When it comes to pool care, sanitizers are the main ingredient. They keep your pool clear and protected from bacteria.

Although there are various types and brands of sanitizers on the market, BioGuard's ultraswim is one of the best. This unique product is a multi function stabilized granular chlorine that has built in clarifiers, filter enhancer, algae preventative and sunlight protector. It is a 4 in 1 sanitizer and shock that kills bacteria and algae while enhancing your filter function. Ultraswim also has built in stabilizer which means you don’t need to continuously be adding chlorine due to chlorine loss from the sun.

Ultraswim is designed for easy safe application directly into your pool or through the skimmer with the pump running for at least 2-4 hours. For fibreglass, vinyl, painted and coloured plaster pools, always add ultraswim through the weir and not directly to the pool as it could cause bleaching of the pool surface.

If you’re using ultraswim for the first time its best to start of with 100g per 10000L of pool water. Thereafter 30g per 10000L every second day and enjoy your clear, safe, bacteria and algae free swimming pool.


Other products in our sanitation range include: Smart Tabs, Swim Tabs, Swim Clear Floater and Super Soluble. Stay tuned for more information on these products or check out our online store.

Many of us start too late when wanting to build a swimming pool. It stands to reason that we don't think of swimming at all in winter, but the fact of the matter is sometimes it can take longer than a season- just to get your pool plans passed.

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when building a pool is making a rushed decision about which contractor they intend to use. The pressure of running out of time and trying to get the pool finished before the family comes for the holidays often sees customers choosing contractors simply because they are available. Sometimes they are also the cheapest.

If your house plans are up to date and your pool is approved by the local municipality, sometimes you can expect to wait two to three months before a swimming pool building company is available to build your pool in Durban. Then it can take two to eight weeks to compete the swimming pool construction, depending on what type or size swimming pool you want to build.

So start getting your quotes early, and take your time when choosing a swimming pool contractor in Durban. This swimming pool is an investment, and you will have to maintain it long after the pool company has finished building it. So make sure you use the right company, and start building early. Winter is a good time to build!