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7 Tips to Enjoy Your Summer

The Summer holidays are here! It’s hot, there’s time to spare and you’re getting restless staying at home. But what type of things can you get up to over the holidays to really enjoy them? We’ve come up with a short list of suggestions we feel you might like for the holidays.

1.       Travel

Feeling wanderlust? Then feed it with some travelling! You can always visit local gems within your state, head interstate, or even overseas to clear the cobwebs! Travelling is a great way for you to come back from the holidays feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2015.

2.       Don’t stay indoors all summer!

Remember that a screen isn’t all there is to life! It’s okay to leave it for a while and get outside to enjoy the sun and the weather. Explore the outdoors, meet some people, find new cafes and pubs or even lounge around the pool.

3.       Deepen relationships

There’s nothing better to know that you have valuable and meaningful relationships around you. Why not take the holidays to call your partner, family or friend out for a catch up? It doesn’t take long, and the investment into the relationship will be priceless.

4.       Enjoy the cold foods!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! There are so many great cold foods that taste better when it’s hot. Ice cream, frozen yoghurt, cold fruits and frappes are just some that we recommend and enjoy.

5.       Summer clothing

It’s time to whip out the clothing you bought in anticipation for summer or even better, for those that need retail therapy, head out to the shops with friends to find a great new summer look.

6.       Summer projects

Always had an ambition to learn a new skill or create something? Use this time wisely to learn some new skills, or get your creative juices going and look to build something!

7.       Remember to relax

Finally, remember that these are the holidays! You’re allowed to take it easy, so relax. Find a book, get a new album worth listening to, walk around the park and then lie down on a picnic rug in the middle of it, get a massage or even just sleep in. You have these days so you can rest, recharge and experience the days to their fullest, so don’t neglect your own relaxation and recover.

We hope you’ve found something to help you enjoy your summer vacation with a bit of a kick! And remember, the team at the Pool Shop Liverpool is dedicated to you, the customer, to enjoy summer J If you have any questions about the chemicals or anything else pool / spa related don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by our shop. We are happy to help you with all of your questions.

Happy Holidays!

Top tips for a top party!

Pool partyBecause Summer is almost here we thought it’s the perfect time to for pool a pool party! Planning to invite a few friends over for a relaxed poolside get together or is having the music blasting and cocktails flowing more your type of party? Whatever your perfect kind of party is, here are a few general tips to help you organise an awesome Summer Fun Pool Party!

Tip 1 Invites!
Besides having a pool of course, the most important element of as party is having people there to celebrate with you! Call up your friends or create themed invitations and start building that guest list.

Tip 2 Good music
The best music for your party depends on the theme & which people you invite, but music is always a great idea at any party. Beach or tropical tunes are a great way to give the party a real ‘Summer feel.

Tip 3 Food and drinks
A good supply of cold drinks are always recommended, especially in the Summer when it is very hot. Put at least 2 big jars with ice cold water, maybe with some lemon, on the table so nobody will be thirsty. A barbeque is always a good idea for a pool party and how about some tropical cocktails!?

Tip 4 Necessities
It is a Summer pool party after all so the sun will be shining and it’s easy to get burnt in the water; so always have enough sunscreen available for your party guests. Also make sure to create some areas of shade so that people can stand out of the sun when it gets too hot or they have gotten sunburnt. Always fun is to have some pool toys in the water, like beach balls or water guns.

Tip 5 Accessories
To really get that Summer mood dress your garden up like if you are in the trops. Get sunshades, umbrella straws, beach balls, fake palm trees and anything more you want to add. Keep everything in the summer theme even the food and drinks. This will make the party even more fun and let you really enjoy the summer.

The only to rest now is to plan your own pool party! Good luck! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for more fun and informative posts you might like!’

#tip! How about adding a cool dye to your pool water? This Pool Party dye will create a beautiful cool sparkly blue colour! Stocking in store.

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6 Tips for Getting your Pool Ready for Summer

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Summer is coming soon and the weather is already beautiful at the moment! You’ve hidden away your winter clothes and gathered your shorts, swimming trunks and thongs YOU are ready! But is your pool?
Here are a few tips to help you get your pool Summer ready:

Tip 1
There may be leaves and dirt on the floor of your pool, so use a pool vacuum or automatic cleaner to get the leaves and other dirt out of the pool. Also make sure to empty your pool cleaner every once in a while so it doesn’t get full or clogged. Then top up the water level.

Tip 2
Clean out all the basket and filter systems of your pool. There are normally 2 baskets that need to be cleaned out: skimmer & pump. All leaves that have been skimmed from the top of the water as well as those picked up by automatic cleaner or pool vacuums will be in this skimmer basket. You can leave the cover or pool blanket on the pool when you are doing this, but most important is that don’t empty the pool; leave all the water in. When you are finished cleaning the basket you can turn on the filter, but make sure to check again if it really is clean before you turn it on.

Tip 3
After running the filter for at least 12 hours, test your water, we recommend a professional test so that you know for sure the water is good. We provide FREE water testing at Liverpool pool shop. After the test you will have to balance the chemicals so that your pool is perfectly balanced again. If you are not sure which or how much chemicals you have to use, just stop by our shop or give us a call and we will help you!

Tip 4
Shock treat the water, this will neutralize contaminants and will help raise the available chlorine levels in your pool to make sure the water is nice and clear!

Tip 5
Treat your pool with an algaecide, by doing this early in the season and regularly throughout you will prevent algae from entering your pool.

Tip 6
Keep your pool clean all Summer long, especially if it’s used quite regularly. Therefore, test the water and clean the filters regularly. If you don’t have the time to clean it every week, why not consider our mobile services? We come by your house to check and maintain your pool!
Check out our website for more information about the services we offer and the products we sell. If you have any questions about the chemicals or anything else pool or spa related don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by our shop. We are happy to help you with all of your questions.