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This is one of the ‘Big Boys’ of looking after a pool. If you don’t have good circulation all sorts of problems can rear their head.


It is important that there is water movement through the entire pool. A struggling pump, a full skimmer basket, or a clogged or damaged hair and lint pot can decrease water circulation. A cracked skimmer basket or hair and lint pot can also have serious implications for your pool and equipment. Please contact us for replacement baskets, or for further solutions to improve circulation in your pool. We can also arrange for your pump to be checked and serviced if necessary.


The big round thing in your filter shed is a sand filter. It’s full of sand that catches all the dead algae, dirt, greases etc as water passes through. It is the main thing that keeps your pool water clear. After a week of filtering, the filter sand gets very dirty, and its ability to allow water to flow through efficiently is hindered, slowing your circulation.

Backwashing your filter will clean the sand and enable maximum filtration to happen again. You can tell if your filter needs backwashing by looking at the pressure gauge. Pressure will rise as the sand becomes clogged with dirt etc.

Sand has an average life expectancy of 4 – 5 years. Please contact us if you suspect your filter sand has reached the end of its useful life. We can also replace and damaged pressure gauges if necessary.


If the water level is too low, or your pump lid is not on properly, it will cause your pump to surge and starve for water, seriously hindering water circulation and the life of your pump. Please top up your pool with water to eliminate this issue.