Newsletter #3 10 Oct 2012

Hello and welcome to MyPoolGuru Newsletter #3, dated 10 October, 2012

 

We have introduced a new feature on MyPoolGuru; a comments box at the bottom of each article. Please feel free to add any comments you like

 

In the past month we have uploaded a further 10 articles to our rapidly growing library. Please follow the links below to learn more about each subject: - 

Hydrogen Peroxide - as a safe, inexpensive and effective alternative pool sanitizer. Get rid of Chlorine for ever!

Plaster - white or tinted - the most common pool-finish

Fibreglass pools - Care and Maintenance of this popular type of pool 

Pool Liners - Care and Maintenance

Pool Surfaces - what's good, what's best, what's not

Phosphates and Algae - You can't have one without the other

Solar Showers - free hot water

Babysitters - and pools; what babysitters must know when they're looking after children near a pool

Thank-you Page - saying thanks to those who have published our articles on their websites

Disclaimer - because the world is ruled by lawyers (who constantly seek to find areas of conflict between greedy, gullible Joe Public and even the best-regulated companies, in the hope of clawing some money in.)

If there is something you would like to learn more about please let me know 

We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website, including what you see on this page.

All our work is Guaranteed, both parts and Labour

For free and unbiased advice, a site visit or no-obligation Quotation*, please make initial enquiries by email. Tell us a little about your pool problem and include a daytime phone number. Thanks.

Note: - Please contact our recommended pool professionals for supply and installation of all pool-related services: - 

Andalusia and the Costa del Sol - Pool Safety SpainPool Safety Spain

Nerja area - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*We only offer Quotations: - a fixed, agreed price that cannot, and will not, be increased. We do not give 'estimates', as an estimate offers no guarantee of final price.

Share this website with other Pool Owners and Users, and help us to make every pool a safer place. By sharing this information we can cut the number of pool accidents and deaths.  Please also see our Facebook page.

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Newsletter #2 10 Sept 2012

Hello and welcome to MyPoolGuru  Newsletter #2

Thanks for all the kind comments about our site - it's lovely to get so much positive feedback

I'm all grown up now and can take negative feedback also, so if you spot anything wrong with the site like broken links, missing images, spellin erreurs or the like, please let me know

We've made the house-move back to Alhaurin el Grande (5 house moves in 6 months! - I'm calling the Guinness Book of Records right now . . .) and we are firmly back in harness, writing new articles for the MyPoolGuru site and adding a few whistles and bells to it

The first Big news is that our long-suffering Webmaster (Russell of Mint MicroMint Micro) has successfully incorporated some excellent translation software into the site and MyPoolGuru is now available in some 40 languages. So, if you know anyone who only speaks Haitian Creole, Lithuanian or Hmong Daw - please let them know!

The second Big News - AngloINFOAngloINFO have asked me to become a regular Blogger on their Spain sites. So I'll get onto that rapid - honest!

The third Big News . . . . well, I'll tell you that in the next Newsletter - if all goes well

 

Routine Maintenance - Keep a firm control of the pool chemistry. Test pH and Free Chlorine regularly and vacuum at least once a week. Write everything you do to the pool in your Pool Logbook

Other than that, there is little to do at this late stage in the season so enjoy the pool while it is still warm enough to get into because in a few weeks it will be too cold. A pool cover will extend the season for around 6 weeks but after that the water will be too chilly for any except the hardiest of swimmers

If you're contemplating fitting a Pool Heater for this coming winter the time to install it is right now, before the pool (and the pool structure) cools down. That way, you won't have to pay to warm it up again

What with the move and everything I have managed only a couple of additions to the site content this week: -

Under 'Types of Pools'  I have added Swim Spas page

and also beefed up the Circulation Systems page

 

We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website, including what you see on this page.

All our work is Guaranteed, both parts and Labour

Indoor Swim Spa - enjoy swimming all year

For free and unbiased advice, a site visit or no-obligation Quotation*, please make initial enquiries by email. Tell us a little about your pool problem and include a daytime phone number. Thanks.

Note: - Please contact our recommended pool professionals for supply and installation of all pool-related services: - 

Andalusia and the Costa del Sol - Pool Safety SpainPool Safety Spain

Nerja area - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*We only offer Quotations: - a fixed, agreed price that cannot, and will not, be increased. We do not give 'estimates', as an estimate offers no guarantee of final price.

Share this website with other Pool Owners and Users, and help us to make every pool a safer place. By sharing this information we can cut the number of pool accidents and deaths.  Please also see our Facebook page.

Ken Walker - MyPoolGuru©

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Newsletter #1 27 Aug 2012

Hello, and welcome to MyPoolGuru Newsletter #1

We've seen the hottest of the summer weather (with any luck!) and the pool is now just the right temperature. However, in a few short weeks it will start to cool down unless you own, and use, a pool cover

Covering the pool reduces evaporation to next-to-nothing and evaporation is where 90-95% of the heat is lost from the pool. Reduce evaporation and the pool will remain warm much longer

It's not only at night that a cover brings benefits - keep it on all the time that you're not actually in the pool and you'll notice a big difference in water temperature

Routine Maintenance for the coming month is much the same as in August - test the pH and sanitizer level regularly; adjust as required. You might find you use a bit less Chlorine now the Grand-children have gone home and they're no longer peeing in the pool . . . . Bless 'em!

I've been busy over the last couple of weeks, writing and adding new articles: -

Financing Pool Safety Equipment - how to pay for a Safety Barrier when you're broke

DIY Katchakid - about as 'affordable' as 100% Pool Safety gets

CPR Courses - low-cost (or sometimes even free!) Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Courses near you

Holidays and New Homes with pools - the first few minutes with a new pool can be deadly for Kids

Pool Safety Checklist - 5 minutes well invested when you get to your Holiday Villa-with-pool

Pool Games for Kids - fun for all

Pool Rules for Adults - sensible guidelines for keeping the kids safe at the pool

Chemical Accidents - what to do in an Emergency

Pool Rules for Kids - rules that kids can understand

Worldwide Emergency Numbers - because it's not always always '999'

Safety Liability - your legal obligations and responsibilities as a pool-owner

Swimming Lessons - teach the tiddlers to swim and/or learn yourself 

 

Thanks to everyone for joining us. We now have over 160 different subjects covered on the MyPoolGuru site - with many more to come!

If there's some subject that you would like to know more about right now please let me know and I'll do my best to write about it

Having said that; we're moving house again this week (for the 5th time this year!) so I might not get around to it for a few days

 

We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website, including what you see on this page.

All our work is Guaranteed, both parts and Labour

For free and unbiased advice, a site visit or no-obligation Quotation*, please make initial enquiries by email. Tell us a little about your pool problem and include a daytime phone number. Thanks.

Note: - Please contact our recommended pool professionals for supply and installation of all pool-related services: - 

Andalusia and the Costa del Sol - Pool Safety SpainPool Safety Spain

Nerja area - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*We only offer Quotations: - a fixed, agreed price that cannot, and will not, be increased. We do not give 'estimates', as an estimate offers no guarantee of final price.

Share this website with other Pool Owners and Users, and help us to make every pool a safer place. By sharing this information we can cut the number of pool accidents and deaths.  Please also see our Facebook page.

Ken Walker - MyPoolGuru©

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