Pool Physics 101 Blog

Pool Physics 101

Frogs in your pool?

Frogs typically do not like swimming pool water, however they don’t know they don’t like that beautiful lagoon in your backyard until they are already in. To keep frogs out of your pool, you can try an create a barrier they do not want to cross. This can be done using a physical barrier, generally over 20cm high or a salt barrier. A salt barrier can be done by mixing salt and water (1 part salt to 9 parts water) ...

Rain and your skimmer box

So it is raining, which is good for the farmers and topping up your pool. However, did you know if your pool is too full, it may stop your skimmer box from working? It is recommended you have your water level between one-third and one-half up the skimmer box opening. If the level is higher it may slow or even stop debris being pulled into the skimmer box through the plate or valve (if you have a Kreepy Krauly pool ...

Do I need to put sunscreen on in winter?

Did you know even during winter in Australia the UV index can still reach above 3? This means even during winter when the sun may look like it is hiding, you are still being exposed to UVA and UVB rays. These rays can cause sunburn, skin ageing and eye damages, as well as melanoma and other skin cancers. By being sun smart even in winter, which is a slip, slop and slap, you will be saving your skin and eyes ...

Unlocking the best anti-aging secret

Did you know prevention is the best form of protection? And did you know that exposure to UV rays (UVA and UVB) causes sunburn, skin aging and eye damage, as well as melanoma and other skin cancers? So the answer the best anti-aging secret is simple… Slip, Slop, Slap… Slip on some sun-protective clothing – this doesn’t have to be your grandma’s dressing gown, but possible a long sleeve cotton shirt Slop on some SPF 30+ sunscreen that filters approx. ...