Pool products like no other
NEW NEW ProMaster VSD400
Davey’s NEW ProMaster VSD400, big brother to the 200. Now available through your local Davey Master Dealer.
NEW CrystalClear Media Filters
When it comes to premium pool filters, look no further than the Davey Crystal Clear Media filter. Constructed with strong corrosion and UV resistant reinforced fiberglass and the unique T-Lateral internal tank design, gives you better filtration and a sparkling pool.
Davey Chlorinators Testimonial
A testimonial from Kings Swim School in Narre Warren Victoria talking about the benefits and results they have acheived by installing a Davey salt water chlorinator.
Expert Advice For Keeping Your Pool Balanced
The use of Pool and Spa chemicals is a must, to ensure your water remains balanced. An unbalanced pool can be unsafe for swimming and have adverse effects on the pool itself and your pool equipment.
Pool chemicals are now available from a wide variety of outlets, however many adopt a ‘cash & carry’ approach that places all responsibility on the pool owner. The management of pool and spa water and in turn the interaction between different chemicals is complex and should only be given by a trained professional.
Your Davey pool dealer has qualified and trained staff who can provide you with knowledgeable advice to kept your pool chemical use to a minimum. Only they can check your pool equipment to make sure it’s operating efficiently and maintain your equipment to avoid expensive and inconvenient breakdowns.
Keep your pool in check and contact us today.
Reminder For Healthy Water in Spas
It’s best to change the water in spas every three to four months, or replace about one-third of the volume every three to four weeks. Being hot changes the treatment regime for spa pool water. Properly applied, chemicals will keep it clean and healthy eradicating all viruses, bacteria and algae.
As a Davey Pool Dealer we can provide a test kit and advice on its use. It’s best to test the water before each use or weekly when not used. Always allow one hour before using the spa after adding chemicals to the water. Regularly check Total Alkalinity, pH and sanitiser (Chlorine or Bromine) levels.
TIPS ON HOW TO FILL YOUR SPA
When refilling your spa it is important to ensure that you fill from your filter to avoid air getting caught in the pipe work of your spa pool.
The process is easy; simply place your hose in the mouth of the skimmer filter box. This helps to push air out of the pipe work and spa jets. Commonly referred to as air locks, this problem can cause spa pumps to purge leading to poor spa performance, inadequate filtration and additional operating costs as the pump cycles between high and low speed.
Another easy way to fix an air lock is to turn all equipment off at the main switch and slowly loosen the barrel union on the discharge of your spa pump. Continue to loosen the barrel union until a small amount of water begins to leak helping to release any air. Retighten the barrel union and switch the equipment back on. The surging issue should now be corrected, saving you a service call.
For more information on Davey spa pool pumps, skim filters or spa controllers talk to us today!
Davey Chloromatic Why Use Salt?
Salt is a naturally occurring substance and when added to your pool creates mildly salted water that is enjoyable and soft to the touch, just like swimming in a mineral spa. Davey Chloromatic® sanitisers provide the cleanest, most sparkling water, making your pool easier to maintain and pleasant to swim in.
Traditionally, pools have been sanitized by using packaged chlorine which involves certain risks in production, transport, handling and storage. Chlorine is the number one chemical pool treatment used and is effective, however, if you do have a chlorine pool, chances are you have already realized that the major cost of ownership is attributed to buying chlorine to maintain correct sanitation levels. Even when adding a stabiliser to protect it from UV, in the height of summer chlorine can still evaporate at an unacceptably fast rate.
This traditional sanitation process can be greatly improved by using the Davey Chloromatic. This extremely effective and convenient process is based on electrolysis of common salt. By installing the Davey Chloromatic equipment and the addition of pool salt, you are not only choosing a system that is “green” (environmentally friendly), you will be creating water that is crystal clear, pure and fresh for your swimmers to enjoy! When used in indoor pools the swimming environment is vastly improved and swimmers typically love the feel of the water and the gentle effect it has on their hair, eyes, skin and swimsuits.
Salt is also a natural antiseptic, is therapeutic to the body and the salt concentration required by the Davey Chloromatic system is less than half the salt concentration of a human teardrop. When combined with Davey’s swimming pool range of products, the whole bathing experience is pure enjoyment.
In recent years, salt water chlorinators have become more popular and offer added advantages of lower maintenance and using fewer pool chemicals.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider converting to a salt water chlorinator:
Greatly reduced chemical Use – Running your pool with a salt water chlorinator means that you will not normally need to add chlorine as the salt water chlorinator produces it’s own. In times of heavy rain that can fuel algae growth, chlorine may be needed only as a top up.
Softer feel on your skin and eyes when swimming – saline water is softer for the skin and doesn’t have strong chemical odours. It is also a low irritant so less likely to cause red eyes, itching and dried out hair, common effects of when directly dosing with chlorine. These symptoms occur when chloramines are present, a by product of chlorine after it has attacked organic matter or urea present from human sweat and urine. Undertaking a super chlorination will help to address this issue.
Environmentally Safe – Using less pool chemicals is better for us and our environment.
Easier Maintenance – A salt water chlorinator requires less maintenance, than dosing chlorine and also helps to minimise the growth of algae.
Cost Saving – The initial purchase cost of the salt chlorinator will compensate with its low maintenance cost quite quickly.
Finally – If you do want to save money and obtain a sparkling pool, selection is easy and based on the size of your pool and the type of climate you live in. Sizing is based on their output in grams per hour.
Contact us today for more information on Davey’s salt water chlorinators and swimming pool range.
SAVE UP TO 70% of your pool’s running costs with PMECO
There is plenty of literature out there with energy efficiency claims that seem to be “too good to be believed”. Can you actually save up to 70% of the running costs of a pool pump by buying a multispeed or variable speed pump in it’s place?
The simple answer is…. yes you can! The exact amount of money you can save will depend on your specific pool setup, but when compared to the costs of a conventional pool pump, the savings are significant.
The reason is simple. When you push a greater volume of water through pipework, a lot of the energy goes to overcoming pipe friction – and in fact this amount of energy is disproportionate to the amount of water that flows.
Essentially, the energy operating cost of pushing more water rises faster, than the increase in flow you are getting.
A simple fact to remember is that reducing the flow rate by 50% reduces the energy used by 87%. So if you reduce your flow rate from 300lpm to 150lpm with a variable or multispeed pump, you can get half the flow for only 13% of the energy.
So that means you can run the pump for twice as long at 150lpm and only use 26% of the energy you would have used to deliver a flow of 300lpm.
The operating principle of a multispeed pump such as the Davey PMEco is that you use the lowest speed for cost effective filtration, the middle speed to run your suction cleaner and the high speed is only used for backwashing. By doing this, you are saving energy for the vast majority of the time the pump is running. The longer timeframe still allows you to achieve the required pool turnover but be way ahead on energy costs.
For example: Running a multi speed pump such as the Davey PMEco will allow you to turn over a 60,000 litre pool (10m x 4m x 1.5m) in as little as 6 hours 40 minutes on low speed.
You can save even more if you partner your pool pump with a Davey PoolSweepa Robotic Cleaner. This will give you a level of clean beyond any suction cleaner but also help to reduce your power bill. The fully robotic models are independently powered and do not require your pump to run them.
Whilst variable speed or multi speed pumps give you the ultimate in flexibility what matters most is that your filtration flow rate is right for your pool to do the job effectively. Pool design and efficiency of pipework is an important factor and you can discuss this with one of our professional Davey pool dealers for further advice.
If variable or multispeed pumps are not right for your pool design, the Davey Silensor is another good option. Correctly specified this single speed pump has a very efficiently designed wet end and the water cooled motor offers very quiet running over older style traditional pool pumps.
Your local Davey Master Dealer can help you identify the pump you have and estimate how much you are likely to save by moving to an appropriately sized Davey pool pump.