How to Maintain Your Pool During Summer

The UK is experiencing a summer of record temperatures, so it is the best time to be cooling off in your swimming pool. In this blog we will give some advice on how to maintain your pool throughout the summer to avoid any issues spoiling your fun. 

Regularly Check the Water

Make sure to regularly inspect the pool water for any dirt or contaminants. Your pool is getting the most use in summer so there is a higher chance of the water being affected. See if the water is becoming dirty or cloudy, or if the colour has changed. The faster you detect a problem with the water, the easier it is to resolve. 

Check Your Chlorine Levels

Be sure to check chlorine and pH levels at least once a week. If the pool is getting regular use then it is better to check a few times a week for peace of mind. Also check your filtration pump and basket for debris that needs removing. 

If you have hosted a big event with friends or family then your chlorine levels have probably been reduced. So after any event with the pool getting more use than normal, make sure to give the chlorine and pH a check. Otherwise you might see the pool water begin to change colour. 

Going On Holiday

If you are going on a holiday you may be worried about your pool whilst you are away. The best advice is to have someone check the pool once a week. This could be a friend or a neighbour with pool maintenance knowledge, or even a pool maintenance company. 

Some basic jobs to carry out would be to clean the skimmer baskets, backwash the filter, and test the water. Furthermore, to make life easier for the person checking, be sure that the pool chemistry is perfect before you leave.

We have a range of swimming pool maintenance packages available at Jax Leisure so that you can have peace of mind while you are away. Give us a call for expert swimming pool maintenance services for swimming pool owners based in Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and across Kent.

Summer Pool Maintenance with Ajax Leisure

Ajax Leisure Services offers bespoke, affordable Swimming Pool Maintenance, cleaning & Servicing visits to suit all our customers’ individual requirements.

Our fully qualified and trained, professional pool engineers provide an unrivalled swimming pool cleaning service, catering for both indoor and outdoor pools throughout Kent and across the South East. Contact us today for more information. 

How to Make your Swimming Pool Safer?

Perhaps the greatest priority as a swimming pool owner is ensuring that the pool is safe at all times for everyone using it. Here is some of our advice for keeping your pool safe all year round. 

Get a Safe Swimming Pool Cover 

It is crucial that your pool has a reliable and sturdy pool cover. This will help keep children and animals safe when the pool is not in use. A good cover can support heavy weight, so if a child or animal falls on top, they will be safe. Bear in mind that it is not a replacement for supervision, and children should always be supervised around the pool. 

Pool covers provide safety for your pool all year round, and also provide the advantages of preventing algae growth in the water and stopping debris and dirt entering the pool. 

Another idea to keep your pool safe is to install a pool enclosure. This is a barrier that will surround your pool and prevent people and animals entering. 

Be Vigilant at All Times

A swimming pool can be dangerous for children if they are left unsupervised. So when the kids are playing in the pool it is essential that an adult is supervising at all times to prevent any accidents. 

You never know when an accident can occur so the safest swimming pool safety measure is vigilance and supervision. It is also important to instruct children not to run around the edge of the pool to prevent slips and injuries. 

Remove all Hazards from Around the Pool

It is often the case that kids will play around the pool so removing trip hazards is important to minimise the risk of injury. All pool equipment should be stored away from the pool edge as well as any gardening tools and toys. 

Also you should regularly test your pool for the correct pH and chlorine levels, as well as for pollutants. Swimming in a dirty pool can damage your health. 

Swimming Pool Maintenance With Ajax Leisure

You can make sure your pool water is safe and your poolside area is tidy with our Pool Maintenance packages. 

At Ajax Leisure Services we offer bespoke, affordable Swimming Pool Maintenance, cleaning & Servicing visits to suit all our customers’ individual requirements. If you would rather that a professional team takes care of your pool, then you can have peace of mind with our great services. 

We will ensure that your Kent swimming pool is clean and healthy. Our fully qualified and trained, professional pool engineers provide an unrivalled swimming pool cleaning service, catering for both indoor and outdoor pools throughout Kent and across the South East.

Get in touch with us today for more information or for a quick quote. 

The Benefits of Hiring a Swimming Pool Engineering Service

It can be wise to hire a swimming pool engineering service to inspect your pool and give you peace of mind that everything is as it should be. At Ajax Leisure we offer a professional and affordable Hot Tub, Sauna and Steam Room, and Swimming Pool engineering service. Our service covers Filter Sand Changes to checking for leaks and even complete pool refurbishment. 

The Ajax Leisure team has a wealth of experience and we provide an unrivalled local service for Kent and the South East.

The Benefits of our Swimming Pool Engineering Services Catalogue

Our pool engineering services can deal with a lot of the jobs that maybe you do not have the time or equipment to carry out yourself. Here we will go through some of the services we provide.

Our team can carry out Filter Sand Changes, the media filter will generally need to be replaced every 3 years. Using modern pool equipment we can also detect leaks. We can quickly locate leaks and give your appropriate advice for its repair. Furthermore we can offer a two hour visit to inspect all pool fittings and plant room pipework for leaks with our engineers performing manual tests. 

Our team can also carry out pressure tests to pressurise your return, skimmer, vacuum, low suction, and sump lines. We will then be able to tell you if there are any leaks and the required action to fix them. Finally our engineers can use breathing apparatus to test susceptible underwater fittings for possible repairs. 

Save Money On Repairs 

With our engineering services we can help you find any potential leaks or issues before they can develop into more serious issues. Mistakes in your pool equipment can be expensive to remedy. 

With our service you will have peace of mind that all your equipment is running smoothly. If there are any issues then we can give you advice on how to deal with it appropriately. 

Other Available Swimming Pool Engineering Services

  • Callouts and Emergency Callouts
  • Special Occasion Pool Cleans
  • Hot Tub Servicing
  • Pump Replacement
  • Plant Room Refurbishment

Contact Us Today

For swimming pool engineering services in Kent & surrounding counties, get in touch with us today. Our professionals will be happy to check your pool and pipes with all the latest equipment. 

How to Open Your Outdoor Swimming Pool in Spring

After a mild winter you might be thinking about opening up your pool again. Here we will give you some tips to make sure that your outdoor pool is ready for use this spring. 

Clean your Pool Cover

First of all when it comes to opening your pool for spring, you will need to brush any dirt and debris off your pool cover, then drain it. This is to minimise the amount of debris that falls into the pool when it is removed. 

After you have removed the cover, it is a good idea to give it another thorough cleaning. Make sure to keep the pool cover in a dry place, where it is less likely to grow mould. 

Raise the Water Level

Once the cover has been removed, the next step is to refill your pool to its standard level. You can do this using your garden hose. You will treat the pool later so water from the hose is fine to use. 

Reconnect your Pool Equipment

When you covered your pool for the winter, you might have disconnected some equipment. When reopening for spring, it is time to reconnect your filter, heater, and pump. Give all the equipment a clean and inspect that it is all in working order. You can then turn on the equipment and see if it is functioning properly. 

Test your Pool Water

It’s now time to test your pool water for unwanted contaminants.  Firstly, you need to treat the water for metals that might discolour the pool. After this has been completed you should test for pH, calcium hardness, alkalinity, and chlorine. It is normal that over several months of no use, the levels will not quite be correct. 

To change the alkalinity, use an acid or alkaline treatment. Then you can focus on adjusting the pH balance. After you have corrected these levels, you can treat the pool for calcium hardness after waiting 24 hours. 

Give the Swimming Pool a Good Clean

Some dirt and debris will inevitably find its way into your pool and around the pool surfaces. Scoop out any leaves and other waste from the pool and give the surfaces a good brush. You can then turn on the filtration system overnight to clean out other contaminants.  

Give the Water a Chlorine Shock

Now you can shock the water by applying a large dose of chlorine to wipe out bacteria and algae that might have grown during the winter. 

Follow the steps recommended on the instructions on your kit or shock pot. Pour out the solution in the pool water in the advised fashion and leave it overnight to allow it to filter through the pool system. 

Give the pool a final check

After all this is completed, it is important to  give a final check of all the levels to make sure it is all safe. When the correct levels have stabilised then the pool is ready for use. Regular maintenance and checks should then be carried out regularly. 

Spring Pool Opening With Ajax Leisure

Ajax Leisure Services offers bespoke, affordable Swimming Pool Maintenance, cleaning & Servicing visits to suit all our customers’ individual requirements.

All our pool maintenance packages include a spring pool opening so that everything will be taken care of for you. So contact us today if you would like a great pool maintenance service in Kent. 

How to Test Your Swimming Pool Water

It is hugely important to make sure that your swimming pool is clean with the correct pH and chlorine levels. In addition to this there are also contaminants that you need to look out for such as calcium. If you neglect regular testing you run the risk of severe damage to your pool. 

The Importance of Testing Your Water

To avoid any issues with your pool, regular testing, preferably once a week, is fundamental. Otherwise contaminants can build up over time and harm your pool. 

Firstly you will need a sample of your pool water. You should use a clean cup, and try to get a sample from as close to the middle of the pool as you can. 

You can then test the water with a liquid test kit or with swimming pool test strips. 

Testing for Contaminants

Contaminants can build up in your pool over time so it is important to test for them. 

Copper Testing 

A buildup of copper in your pool water will give it a greenish hue. This can sometimes be caused by copper elements in the pool filter corroding due to low pH levels. To test for copper you will need a copper testing strip. 

Iron Testing

An excess of iron in your pool can turn the water brown. Low pH levels can also cause iron to rise. Many copper testing kits also test for iron. For an excess of copper or iron, a metal sequestrant or a metal trap filter can be used as a solution. 

Calcium Testing

Too much calcium can cause your water to become cloudy, however if there is too little then your concrete surfaces can dissolve. Most pool testing kits will test for calcium, which should be between 200 and 500 ppm. 

Swimming Pool Maintenance with Ajax Leisure

At Ajax Leisure Services we offer bespoke, affordable Swimming Pool Maintenance, cleaning & Servicing visits to suit all our customers’ individual requirements. If you would rather that a professional team takes care of your pool, then you can have peace of mind with our great services. We will ensure that your Kent swimming pool is clean and healthy. 

Our fully qualified and trained, professional pool engineers provide an unrivalled swimming pool cleaning service, catering for both indoor and outdoor pools throughout Kent and across the South East.

During a typical visit we will give you the following:

  • Full Pool Clean
  • Vacuum
  • Brush (including tile band)
  • Filter Backwash and Rinse
  • Plant Room System Check (including Pipework & Fittings)
  • Pump Basket Clean
  • Cover Clean
  • Chemical Check & Dose
  • Heater Check
  • Solar Cover Clean
  • Chemical Check and Dose including Chlorine/Bromine, pH, TA, Cyanuric Acid (from customer stock)

Get in touch with us today for more information or for a quick quote. 

Swimming Pool Maintenance Service Kent

Why Get a Kent Swimming Pool Maintenance Service

There are many reasons to get a maintenance service for your pool. As a pool owner you will know that giving your pool proper maintenance can be tedious and time consuming. Swimming pools need regular attendance and cleaning, and if this is not carried out there are many risks, such as green pool water. 

To take care of pool maintenance, many owners choose to hire a professional service. Hiring a pool maintenance service for your pool in Kent will save you time and give you peace of mind that your pool is getting professional care. 

If you have a large pool then cleaning it can take over an hour, not including other procedures like vacuuming, cleaning the filter, testing the pool chemistry, and more. Over months and years, this time adds up. With a pool maintenance service you can free yourself up to relax or sort out other tasks. 

How Our Kent Swimming Pool Maintenance Service Works

If you have a pool in Kent that needs an exceptional pool maintenance service, then Ajax Leisure can help you.  

We offer a bespoke and affordable Swimming Pool Maintenance service to pool owners throughout Kent. This will involve cleaning, vacuuming, chemical checks and more to ensure that your pool is perfectly healthy and in excellent condition. Our service will be tailored to the size and structure of your pool to ensure the best results. 

Our team is made up of fully qualified and trained professional pool engineers. They can deliver a swimming pool cleaning service of the highest quality for whatever type of pool you own, be it outdoor or indoor. All visits are reported in detail on our NCR (no carbon required) worksheets.

So contact us today if you need a Kent swimming pool maintenance service.

What’s Included in our Pool Maintenance Service?

During a typical visit we will give you the following:

  • Full Pool Clean
  • Vacuum
  • Brush (including tile band)
  • Filter Backwash and Rinse
  • Plant Room System Check (including Pipework & Fittings)
  • Pump Basket Clean
  • Cover Clean
  • Chemical Check & Dose
  • Heater Check
  • Solar Cover Clean
  • Chemical Check and Dose including Chlorine/Bromine, pH, TA, Cyanuric Acid (from customer stock)

Contact us for Expert Swimming Pool Maintenance Services in Kent

If you have a pool in Kent in need of some attention, or you would like the peace of mind that a professional service brings, then get in touch with us today for more information .

At Ajax we provide an expert poo maintenance service for pools in Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, and across Kent. 

In addition to indoor and outdoor Pools, our Kent Swimming Pool Maintenance and Servicing packages span Spas & Hot Tubs, and Saunas & Steam Rooms.

How to Properly Clean Your Swimming Pool

Why Clean Your Pool?

It is important to regularly give your pool a proper deep clean for hygiene purposes and to keep it looking great. You might give it a regular vacuum but it is important to do a full on clean every so often. 

It might be a task that you have put off or something you are unsure about, but here we will explain how you can best clean your swimming pool.

What Equipment is Needed to Clean a Swimming Pool?

Before you get started, it is important to have all the correct tools for the job, and to make sure the equipment you use is functional. 

Here is a basic list of the equipment you will need clean your pool:

• Telescopic Pole

• Skimmer net

• Pool Brush

• Pool Vacuum Head

• Tile band cleaner

Clean the Pool Surface

Firstly, clean the surface of the pool with a skimmer net to remove debris like twigs, bugs, and the rest. Cover every part of the pool sweeping abc and forth not to miss anything. When the net fills up, make sure to empty it to stop debris re-entering the pool.  Also fish out any debris that has sunk to the bottom, such as leaves or rocks. 

Scrub the Walls of the Swimming Pool

Now it is time to scrub down the walls of the pool. Make sure to get to every area, even behind ladders. Scrub methodically around the pool, from the very bottom to the top. If the pool wall is dirty then the water can become murky as you clean it. 

Vacuum Clean Your Swimming Pool

After this it is time to vacuum the pool. This can be an arduous task and take time. Try to work methodically from one end to the other, and pay close attention to the corners where dirt can accumulate. 

Scrub the Swimming Pool Tiles

After the vacuuming is finished, you can scrub down the tile band around the pool. Use a tile band cleaning agent and get to work scrubbing the tiles clean. Read the instructions on the cleaning agent before getting to work. 

Empty the Pump Basket and Backwash the Filter

Now that the pool has been given a deep clean, you can turn your attention to the filtration system. Turn off the pump and remove the lid to have a look at any debris that has built up. You can hose down the pump basket to give it a good clean. When this is done, simply return the basket to the pump and replace the lid. 

After you have cleaned the basket, you perform a standard backwash to remove any dirt and debris from the filter. 

Clean the Filtration Equipment and Pipes

After all this has been completed, be sure to clean all the filtration equipment. You can get some microfibre cloths and a toothbrush to clean all the tight spaces of the filtration system and the pipework. 

Kent Pool Maintenance with Ajax Leisure

If this is a job that you would rather leave to the professionals, then let Ajax Leisure keep your pool in tip top condition. 

At Ajax Leisure Services we offer bespoke, affordable Swimming Pool Maintenance, cleaning & Servicing visits to suit all our customers’ individual requirements. We are based in Kent serving London and the South East. 

During a typical visit we will give you the following:

  • Full Pool Clean
  • Vacuum
  • Brush (including tile band)
  • Filter Backwash and Rinse
  • Plant Room System Check (including Pipework & Fittings)
  • Pump Basket Clean
  • Cover Clean
  • Chemical Check & Dose
  • Heater Check
  • Solar Cover Clean
  • Chemical Check and Dose including Chlorine/Bro

So get in touch with us today if you would like a professional Swimming Pool Maintenance Service for your pool, indoor or outdoor. 

What Size of Swimming Pool is Best for Your Home

It is common to wonder what size of swimming pool is best for your property to make the most of the space. Obviously it is an important decision and one that is worth seriously considering from all angles. 

There are a number of considerations when deciding on the size of your swimming pool. Here are some that we think are the most important:

What will be the main use of your swimming pool? 

If you are looking to get a pool installed in order to exercise then it needs to be sufficiently long to swim decent lengths. You will want to be able to swim an adequate amount without having to turn around too frequently. A good length to exercise in would be 10 metres and above. 

If however the pool is mainly for relaxing and for your children to play in, then size will be less important. Children will find a way to make good use out of pools of any size. 

How much space do you have on your property? 

Of course perhaps the biggest consideration is the size of your property and how much space you have available for a pool. Naturally most people would like a large pool on their property, but if your garden is not big enough it can be tricky. 

Furthermore you might not want the pool to take up the majority of space in your garden. So it is important to take into account the size of the pool you can comfortably accommodate in your garden, and how much space you would like to remain for other uses. 

How would you like to use the surrounding area?

A swimming pool can be great for entertaining friends and family and other guests to your home. When installing a pool you also need to consider the area around it and how to make the most of it.

Many pool owners like to have a bbq or outdoor kitchen by their pool so they can entertain guests. So when it comes to planning the size of your pool, take consideration of what furniture or other equipment you will have around it. 

Pool Installation with Ajax Leisure

We hope the above questions will help you towards deciding on the size of your swimming pool. At Ajax leisure we can always advise you on the most appropriate size for your home. 

Regardless of the size of the pool you are after, whether it is indoor or outdoor, our great team can take you through the whole process from first designs to installation. 

Our aim is to build you the pool of your dreams. We will listen to your preferences and build you a pool based on how you want it to look. 

Get in touch with us today for swimming pool installation in Kent.

The Benefits of an Indoor Swimming Pool

You might be wondering about the benefits of installing a swimming pool on your property. There is also the question of which type of pool, indoor or outdoor, is better for you. We know that the choice comes down to a variety of factors including preference, but here we will outline some of the benefits of an indoor swimming pool. 

Indoor Pools are Easy To Access

With an indoor pool you do not even have to leave your house to use it. There is no need to move back and forth between the garden and the house moving towels and other things. You can simply get up and go straight for a swim whenever you feel like it. 

Swimming is not Dependent on the Weather

An outdoor pool is of course weather dependent to a degree. You will get the most enjoyment out of it on a sunny day, so in some months it will get less use.  

A great advantage of an indoor pool is that you can enjoy it all year round whatever the weather outside. So if you are looking for a pool that can be used whenever you want, then an indoor pool is the best choice for you. 

You can Manage the Temperature with Indoor Pools 

Indoor pools have heating systems, which means you are in control of how warm you want them to be. This is a benefit that outdoor pools do not have. So with an indoor pool you won’t have to worry about swimming in cold water, as you can heat them to your preference.

Indoor Pools do not Need Weatherproofing

It is necessary to winterise outdoor pools in order to protect them from the cold weather. Indoor pools of course do not require this process which can save you some time and money.  

Furthermore with an indoor pool you will spend less time removing dirt, leaves, and other materials that find their way into outdoor pools. This translates into more time swimming and less time with the cleaning net. 

The Choice is Yours 

Both indoor and outdoor pools have their own unique advantages and benefits. The choice of which type you want comes down to your preferences and the property you own. 

At Ajax Leisure we can install both indoor and outdoor pools for you in Kent and throughout the South East. Whether you want a large or a small pool, our expert team can take you through the whole process. We will discuss designs with you so that your preferences are taken into account. 

Swimming pools can be a significant expense, but we have a huge network of parts and materials suppliers. This means we can always get you the very best deals on every single component of your swimming pool build.

If you want more information on our swimming pool installation service in Kent, then do not hesitate to contact us

Swimming Pool Builders Kent

Are you looking to build a swimming pool on your property in Kent? Here at Ajax Leisure we have an expert team of Kent swimming pool builders ready to install a pool for you. We can build both indoor and outdoor pools to suit your preferences. Swimming pools are increasingly popular as a place to relax and also keep fit. So whether you need an indoor or outdoor pool in Kent, Ajax Leisure can help you. 

Expert Swimming Pool Builders In Kent

If you want to improve your property or add to it’s value, then adding a swimming pool can be a great addition. Our expert team of swimming pool builders can also help you out with the design if you are not sure. We have years of experience with all kinds of pools and can help bring your vision to life. As well as designing the pool we of course can build and install it, so the whole process is taken care of. 

A Swimming Pool Builder In Kent With Competitive Pricing

Building a new swimming pool can seem like a daunting prospect, and you may be worried about the price. At Ajax Leisure we have built a large network of materials suppliers which allows us to find the best deals for you on every swimming pool component. So whether you need a large or small pool, indoor or outdoor, our professional team will ensure a competitive price so you can stop worrying. 

The Swimming Pool Design Process

Our experienced team will make sure to incorporate all your specific preferences and requirements into the design of your new pool. Our Pool Design, Build, and Installation services run all year round, so our pool experts are ready whenever you want to start your project. 

For an on-site meeting, Survey and Quote, please Contact Us today.

A Swimming Pool Installer You Can Trust

We know how important a swimming pool is for your house, as it is a dream for many. At Ajax leisure we want to build you the perfect pool that you have always wanted. Therefore we will never cut any corners and we will involve you in every step of the process. We will aim to build your swimming pool exactly to how you want it to look. 

Get in touch with us today for swimming pool builders in Kent. We will be able to arrange a visit to your property so we can offer you the best advice on how to approach your swimming pool installation.

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