Spring pool opening leads to a happy swimming season

Be more rabbit and less turtle this Spring! Hop into Summer and don’t miss out on valuable swimming time! Special Spring pool opening chemical packs to save you time and money.Spring pool opening

Our friendly showroom team can advise you on exactly what your pool needs to help you go from green to clean and to stop it happening again! It may be something as simple as scooping out all the leaves and keeping a debris cover over the pool during the winter period.

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O2e Charity Challenge: 300 mile cycle ride in 3 days!

Managing Director, Martin Borley, is cycling a challenging 300 mile route around the Wild Atlantic coast of Ireland in 3 days, as part of the annual challenge for O2e Charity Challenge.

He is raising funds via his just giving page.

300 mile cycle ride in 3 days for O2e Charity Challenge

300 mile cycle ride in 3 days for O2e Charity Challenge

What is the O2e Charity Challenge?

O2e is a community of philanthropic volunteers who enjoy furthering themselves through exercise and adventure. The benefit of this is twofold;

  1. To improve their own lives
  2. To improve the lives of children who are in need of help due to disability or illness via fundraising

Stepping outside your comfort zone means you’ve gone from ordinary to extraordinary.
The beauty of this process, perfectly defined by the name of our charity, is that it is absolutely unique to you. O2e never compares one supporter with another.
It’s in the DNA of O2eers to not let the possibility of failure discourage them. It spurs them on. Failures whilst out of the comfort zone are as much of the journey as the successes are.
Being extraordinary isn’t being successful.
Being extraordinary is being prepared to embark on the journey.
The journey from O to e.
Ollie Rastall
Chairman
O2e

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Summer rain – don’t let it spoil your pool fun!

Summer arrived last week and what a fabulous entrance – everyone was enjoying the pool with friends and family and the aroma of BBQ food wafted in the air. However the rain has returned – hopefully just enough to water the garden, but it can play havoc with the water chemistry in your swimming pool?

Summer rain can definitely have an adverse effect on you swimming pool water and not because of dilution of chemicals, as the increase in the surface area is minimal. It is the algae spores and airborne debris present in the air that attach to those raindrops that cause problems. Unfortunately this material plus debris from your surrounding gardens washes into the pool water.

If you don’t deal with this algae and other organic material that rain brings to your pool water, you will not have a happy swimming experience. All of this material reacts with your pool chlorine and so reduces the active chlorine level in the water. When the organic matter decomposes it provides fuel for the growth and reproduction of algae and other simple organisms in the water. Combined with a little sunlight—especially in warm water— the conditions become perfect for rapid growth of algae in the pool.

So, what is our advice? You need to make sure you are killing off the algae in your pool more quickly than it is growing. Keep your chosen sanitizer level up in the correct range, keep your pH as close to 7.2 as possible and add algicide promptly. We recommend always adding an algicide Fi-clor multi functional algicideto help kill and keep the algae away but also regular shock treatment Fi-clor Shock Granules when the sanitizer is low, after rain, or after a pool party.

This way as soon as the Summer sun returns, your pool will be sparkling, clear and ready to jump right in!

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Tanby Celebrates 50 Years of Amazing Pool Construction!

Tanby Pools 50 year anniversary

Fred Borley (third from left) with left to right, Craig Trusson from Norcal, Vance Gillette from Jandy and Ian Smith from Norcal in the early 1970’s

This year Tanby celebrates 50 years of Amazing Pool Construction as Award Winning Pool Builders.. Incredibly Tanby Swimming Pools started building swimming pools way back in 1966 – the last time the English football team won the World Cup!

Tanby Celebrates 50 Years of Amazing Pool Construction!

Tanby Celebrates 50 Years of Amazing Pool Construction!

Fortunately, Tanby Pools have been much more successful than our footballers with an amazing 45 awards clocked up since we first entered in 2000. With our first taste of winning we waited another 4 years, then returned with a vengeance and have entered every year since 2004 and won awards on every occasion!

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