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) and pouring it gently around the pool. When the water evaporated there will be a light amount of salt left, which is uncomfortable on their feet. Note: Please avoid this around your garden area, as it may damage your plants.

Around the garden you could try using a fertiliser that contains Ammonia Sulphate or removing greener that frogs may like to hide in around the pool.

In summary, pool water isn’t ideal for frogs as their skin is permeable and the chemicals in your pool may harm them. So if you are a lover of frogs, why not set up a small pond or some lush greenery for them in another area of your garden for them to ‘hop’ free.



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 it higher is may slow or even stop debris being pulled into the skimmer box through the plate or valve (if you have a Kreepy Krauly), meaning floating debris will be left on your pool water surface.

Please ensure you check your water level regularly, even during winter, and drain or backwash to ensure your pool surface is bug and dirt free.

Note: If you have garden beds near your pool, run off of debris can affect your water quality and balance. If you need a local pool professional to help check your water, why not visit one of our friendly local stores, all you need to do is enter your postcode.


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 for the future. Buy the BEST anti-aging products on the market, a long sleeve top (cause you are old anyway), some SPF 50+ sunscreen and a hat.