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Monthly Archives: June 2018

  • Basic swimming pool maintenance tips this Summer

    Summer is finally here, which means outdoor pools are at their most popular season. Whether you own a hotel, spa or you’re lucky enough to have a swimming pool in your own home, there are things you need to stay on top of in regards to pool maintenance. Here at Complete Pump Supplies, we’ve put together a handy guide with some basic swimming pool maintenance tips to be aware of this Summer.

    Vacuum the pool

    It’s important to vacuum your pool every week. This is so that the pool remains as clean as possible while also reducing the amount of chemicals that need to be added to it.

    Brush the tiles

    While vacuuming the pool, spend some time brushing the tiles to minimise any algae buildups. The type of brush you use to clean with depends on the type of material the pool is made from. For plaster lined concrete pools, for example, use a stiff brush, and for tiles use a soft brush that will prevent any scratching.

    Check your pump supplies

    As with any water system, you need to make sure your pump supplies are in good working condition. We stock a selection of Calpeda and DAB swimming pool pumps for you to choose from, in various sizes, for the purpose of recirculating and filtering water that’s integrated into the pool’s filtration system.

    Clean the filter

    It goes without saying that you’ll need to keep the filter of the pool clean as part of any maintenance routine. How often you clean the filter, however, is another story, as cleaning it more than needed can actually hinder the filtration process. A mild amount of dirt in the filter is good as it helps trap other particles, removing debris from the water. Therefore, a clean filter can hinder the filtration process. A good indicator that it’s time to clean the pool filter is when there’s an increase in flow between the flow meter and pressure gauge.

    Remove debris

    Every few days, make sure to skim the pool’s surface for floating debris such as leaves, bugs and any other unwanted items so that you can get rid of them before they get a chance to sink. Doing so helps make the circulation system of the pool much more effective and prevents too much build up in the water.

    Monitor PH level

    Lastly, you’re going to need to monitor the pool’s PH level to ensure that the water people are swimming in is sufficiently clean. Using a testing kit, look for a scale of around 7.2 and 7.8 as this is deemed the healthiest pH level.

  • Common household problems and how to avoid them

    Every now and then, homeowners are bound to run into problems within the household. Whether you’re in a new home or an old building, there are plenty of common issues that can arise. Whether it’s getting rid of pests or preventing low water pressure with a home booster water pump, here’s some common household problems and what you can do to avoid them.

    Damp

    Damp is not only inconvenient but can also be a serious concern in the home, affecting health and indicating structural issues. The best way to avoid damp is to prevent it as much as possible. Ensure the home is well ventilated, avoid producing excessive moisture, and minimise condensation. Doing small things like using a lid on pans when cooking and buying a dehumidifier can help avoid damp in the future.

    Low water pressure

    Drizzling taps, slow showers — we all know how much of a nuisance they can be. A lot of the time low water pressure is down to poor water mains and systems, which is why installing a home booster water pump is the best solution. Booster pumps work by providing adequate water flow to showers and taps in the home, meaning you’ll never have to deal with those bothersome morning showers. Here at Complete Pump Supplies, you’re sure to find the perfect home booster for you with our wide selection.

    Pests

    Nobody wants insects or vermin in the home, but unfortunately this is the reality for those who don’t take the right measures. The simplest way to prevent this is to keep your home as clean as possible. Stay on top of all cleaning maintenance, including dusting and hoovering, and always take out rubbish promptly. Other things you can do are inspect walls for holes and cracks, and fix any leaking pipes as this can attract a variety of pests.

    Draughty rooms

    Draughty rooms are a common issue a lot of people face in their property, but there’s some easy DIY hacks that can help avoid this. Weat­hers­tripping is a simple and inexpensive solution to draughty doors and windows. If the draft is coming from somewhere other than a window or door, such as between floorboards or around electrical fittings, you can block these off but must be careful doing so in rooms that need adequate ventilation due to humidity, such as the kitchen or bathroom.

    Excessive dust

    A bit of dust is expected now and then. However, if you’re finding yourself cleaning only to see more dust particles form soon after, that’s when it becomes an issue. To prevent excessive dust, consider switching slatted blinds for washable curtains which are easier to clean, and placing an air purifier near the window to trap dust and air contaminants as they enter the room. You should also be conscious of whether or not your air purifier and vacuum cleaner contain a HEPA filter which helps trap molecules.

    To explore our wide range of home booster water pumps and other water systems, click to shop with Complete Pump Supplies now!

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