Category Archive: Tip of the Month

How to deal with broken glass in your pool

It is every pool owners worst nightmare… getting broken glass in a swimming pool. Broken glass is a major cutting hazard in pools as it is extremely difficult to see. It lies on… Continue reading

Draining Swimming Pools and why it needs to be done slowly

Swimming pools need to be able to move and are constructed with ‘expansion joints’ to enable this to happen.  Temperature changes will make the concrete tank expand or contract, as will weight differences… Continue reading

Tile Tap Test-Top Tip

This is a simple and effective test that Commercial & Specialised Diving commonly use to investigate areas of tiles that are at risk of de-bonding from the pool wall or floor, and helps… Continue reading

Blanking Pipework

Many swimming pools centres feel that they have to drain their pool to conduct work in the plant room pipelines or to work on plant pipes, valves and grills throughout the circulation system.… Continue reading

Grout Failure – Why you should act sooner rather than later

Regular maintenance of all aspects of your pool is a good investment as early intervention can prevent small issues developing into large costly ones. One area where this is particularly true is the… Continue reading

TOP TIP – HDPE Balance Tank Covers

Commercial and Specialised Diving regularly carry out balance tank inspection and cleaning, and are experienced in working in the confined spaces these present to us. However, gaining access to the balance tank itself… Continue reading

Top Tip: Defend your pool from mastic pickers!

Our divers are frequently called out to investigate pool tiling problems which turn out to be caused by grout material loss in expansion joints. One of the most frequent causes of the failure… Continue reading

TOP TIP – Making Your Mark!

In addition to the well-known and fairly universal  use of demarcation strips to define swimming lanes, they are also used as ‘signposts’ to swimmers  – alerting them to perimeters, access and exit points… Continue reading

Top Tip – HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) – A Fitting Solution!

As our top tip this month we have decided to focus on the benefit of using an HDPE product in your pool. HDPE is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. It is sometimes called “alkathene” or “polythene”… Continue reading

Top Tip – Deep Clean the Pool Tank

Is it time to get your pool cleaned? Is algae growth appearing on your grouting, walls, floors and expansion joints? Algae growth can be quite noticeable in swimming pools and can lead to… Continue reading