Spring has sprung and now is about the time of year that Swimming Pool owners will be about to dust off the pool covers, and start thinking about getting the swimming pool back to optimum condition for the first real swim day – which going by the weather of late should not be too far away.
There are probably a couple of things you should do before chemically balancing your pool, and one of the first things you should consider doing is sanitising your pool filter. This is an easy task, and can be completed overnight. The second thing you should do, after sanitising your filter, is to give your pool a ‘shock’, using a trusted oxidiser like BioGuard Burnout Extreme or BioGuard Power Chlor.
Once you’ve completed those steps, bring a ½ litre water sample to Wright Pools and Spas and we will test your water and talk you through the right chemicals for your pool and size. It’s important that you are able to tell us the pool volume (Length, x Width x Av Depth) so that you are not over-dosing or under-dosing your swimming pool.
With 3 stores in the greater Wellington region, Wright Pools and Spas is the largest supplier of BioGuard Pool and Spa Chemicals. With a wet-lab on site, we are able to test your water in quick time and provide the right advice from our experienced team.
Pop into your local Wright Pools and Spas store at:
18 Kapiti Rd, PARAPARAUMU
403 High Street, LOWER HUTT
156 High Street North, CARTERTON
Open 7 days.
There is an excellent article by Charlie Mitchell on Stuff today. It compares NZ's response to other countries round the world - its informative and very interesting.
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,
Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).
In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.
We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.
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