Kew Infinity Pool and SpaContemporary Pool, Melbourne
A Neptune Pools Original design
Infinity pool and spa fully tiled with Glass Mosaic tiles
Photography by Patrick Redmond
What Houzz contributors are saying:
How can I prevent water from going dark or cloudy? 1. Check your pool’s chlorine and pH level every two days. This is especially important after a period of heavy usage, a very hot day or a period of solid rain.2. Clean out your skimmer basket and the hair and lint pot in your filtration pump weekly.3. To keep pool water properly balanced, take a sample from elbow depth to your local pool store for professional testing every week or so.4. Use a quality algaecide to keep algae at bay.5. Run the filter six to eight hours a day.6. Regularly check sanitiser levels – ideally daily.7. Check total alkalinity (TA) weekly with a test kit or by taking a sample to your local pool store. 8. Thoroughly backwash your sand or DE filter, or remove and clean the cartridge from your cartridge filter with a hose.9. Keep the water level at least half way up the skimmer box opening.10. Regularly brush or vacuum the pool walls and floor.
4. Add sanitiser: Using a shock treatment, dose your pool according to instructions, then keep your pump running and don’t let anyone in the pool for a day or so. After shocking, sanitise your pool as normal.5. Clean the pool walls and surfaces: Brush your pool’s walls, steps and benches – not forgetting those tricky-to-reach corners – to help remove algae and loosen dirt, then follow with a vacuum. 6. Check the pool for signs of wear and tear: Years of use, temperature fluctuations, pressurised water and cleaning chemicals can take its toll on your pool. The four tell-tale signs that your pool’s interior needs immediate attention include: unstable pH levels, stains, an uneven surface and water leaks.7. Test safety equipment: Make sure your fence meets the prescribed height and latching requirements and remove any furniture and pot plants outside the fence that could help a child climb over it. Also, check that your child-proof gate and latch are in good working order and position a resuscitation chart nearby. Remember to supervise children when they are in the pool area – especially if they haven’t swum in the pool since last summer.