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Why do I need a Hydrostatic Release Valve in my Swimming Pool?

Hydrostatic Release Valve

Swimming pools are a great source of entertainment and relaxation, especially during hot summer days. However, as much as swimming pools provide a fun experience, they can also pose a danger to those who use them. That is why safety measures are essential to prevent accidents and structural damage from occurring.

One safety measure that is commonly installed in swimming pools is a hydrostatic release valve. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why a hydrostatic release valve is crucial for swimming pool safety.

Do I need an Air Blower on my Hot Tub or can I use Venturi?

Air Blower or Venturi

Welcome to my blog post where I will explore the question of whether you need an air blower or venturi on your hot tub. If you’re a hot tub owner, you may have heard these terms before and wondered what they are, or if they’re even necessary. Likewise, if you are in the design stages of a new hot tub you may be wondering what to do.

The truth is, both of these components can enhance your hot tub experience, but it depends on your personal preferences and the specific features of your hot tub. In this post, I’ll break down the differences between air blowers and venturis, and provide you with the information you need to decide which one, if any, is right for your hot tub.

I’ve Sprung a Leak – “Fix a leak” Review

I’ve Sprung a Leak – “Fix a leak” Review

I’ve had a small leak in my hot tub now for some time. Nothing too drastic, couple of centimetres / an inch of water a week that I have been topping up.

I thought that this would be a good time to review the “Fix a Leak” product from Canadian Manufacturer Marlig Industries. They have specialising in this leak repair industry since 1980. I know that a couple of my customers have used this product before with success so let’s see how I get on.

Mini Pool Ideas – The Perfect Addition to Your Backyard

Mini Pool Ideas – The Perfect Addition to Your Backyard

Are you looking for a way to add a touch of fun and relaxation to your backyard? Look no further than mini pools! These compact swimming spots are the perfect solution for those who want to enjoy a refreshing dip without having to invest in a full-sized pool. Mini pools come in a variety of styles and designs, so you’re sure to find one that fits your backyard and lifestyle perfectly. Whether you want to lounge on a float in the sun, play with the kids, or entertain guests, a mini pool is the perfect addition to any backyard. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the world of mini pools and explore some of the best options available on the market. So sit back, relax, and get ready to add some fun and excitement to your outdoor space.

5 Alternatives to Buying a Hot Tub

5 Alternatives to buying a hot tub

Hot tubs have long been a popular way for people to relax, relieve stress, and soothe sore muscles. But with the high cost of purchasing and maintaining a hot tub, it’s no wonder many are exploring alternative options. From affordable, portable options to free and natural alternatives, there are plenty of options available to those looking for a similar spa-like experience.

What is New In the Industry? My Findings at Spatex 2023


For those of you who have not heard of Spatex, it is one of the largest trade shows in Europe for the wet leisure industry. This week, I had the pleasure of attending, catching up with some suppliers and manufactures and chatting about all things hot tub and pool related. In this article, I will share some of my findings.

Can I add an Air Source Heat Pump to a Hot Tub with a Dual Speed Pump?

Dual Speed Hot Tub Pump and Air Source Heat Pump

There are quite a few hot tubs out there that run on a single pump. If you have a 13A hot tub then this is going to be you. The dual speed pump controls the filtration as well as the jets. However, with the cost of electricity prices rising, you may be looking to reduce your bills with the use of an Air Source Heat Pump.

However, if you are not sure whether you can use an Air Source Heat Pump with a dual speed hot tub pump then read on – I will let you into a secret – YOU CAN!