Shaw Thing Pool Services

Pool Care



There are a wide variety of Pool Products you can buy, but the wrong pool chemical can make little or no difference to the pool problem you have.  We offer free advice on what is the correct pool maintenance solution, so please ring Tony on 0415 752 327 and get the best pool maintenance free advice on the Gold Coast!

Our full Gold Coast Pool Maintenance Product Catalogue appears below.

Gold Coast Pool Service Sanitisers

Gold Coast Pool Chemicals - Sanitisers
Gold Coast Pool Service Chemicals PH Balancers

Gold Coast Pool Service Chemicals - PH Balancers
Gold Coast Pool Service Chemicals - Algaecides

Gold Coast Pool Service Chemicals - Algaecides
Gold Coast Pool Service Chemicals - Clarifiers

Gold Coast Pool Stain removal
Gold Coast Pool Service Chemicals - phosphate removers

Gold Coast Pool Service Chemicals -  Cleaners

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Pool Water Safety

Important Gold Coast Swimming Pool Maintenance and Water Safety Measures

Gold Coast Pool Safety by Shaw Thing Pool Services

Although thousands of people buy properties with pools or install their own pools, most of them don’t start thinking about swimming pool water safety and maintenance until it is too late. A safe and well maintained swimming pool offers a wonderful way for families and friends to relax together and enjoy the outdoors. However, just like your car, the pool requires a certain degree of maintenance to function properly. A poorly maintained pool not only poses a number of serious health and safety concerns but also various aesthetic problems.

What’s more, swimming in unclean pools can easily lead to diseases such as stomach bugs and diarrhoea. Ailments such as skin rashes and eye infections can spread very quickly via contaminated pool water.  To ensure your swimming is safe for both you and your family, it is extremely important to keep your pool clean. To help to keep your pool in the best shape possible, here are a few measures you can take to keep your pool bacteria free and crystal clear:


Manage the chemicals in the Pool

Check the chlorine and PH levels regularly. It is very important that the PH Levels don’t go above 7.8 or below 7.0. Chlorine on the other hand should be between 1 and 3ppm. For the best results, it is strongly recommended that this should be done weekly, regardless of whether the swimming pool is in use or not. Pool water is not like tap water, it is stagnant water and there is a considerable risk of it becoming a nightmare if not maintained well.


Disinfect the water

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Though pool water is fun to swim in, it can also be a breeding round for fungi, algae and bacteria. Make time every week to inspect the water and add a disinfectant. STPS will use chlorine and other carefully selected chemicals to do this.


Clean the filter regularly

The pump filters out debris from the water into a collecting basket. This keeps the pool crystal clear and prevents pipes inside the pool from getting clogged. Now, the size of the filter basket, as well as the rate at which the debris accumulates, is a major determinant of how often you should clean the filter. If the pool is in an area with debris and trees than can get into the water, you may need to check the filter at least once every week.


Leak Detection

Regular pool maintenance will also help detect leaks early. You can use duct tape for this. Mark the water level when the pool is full and then let the filter run for at least 12 hours. Measure the quantity of water lost after the 12 hours by taking note of the duct tape relative to the water level. Now, fill back the pool again, but switch off the filtering system. Wait for another 12 hours and then measure to determine if there was water loss. If the was any water loss, then odds are your pool has a leak. At this point the best solution is contact a qualified pool maintenance expert like Tony.


Keep both the deck and pool clean

Pool Services For Residential Swimming Pools

This sounds obvious right? Well it may surprise you that many people overlook it! Your pool has a considerable amount of human gunk in it. Deodorant, sunscreen, hair gel, sweat and many other things that people have on their bodies usually end up in the water. And if left untreated, these chemicals can build up several layers of filth that are difficult to clean and can even start eating away at the pool liner. Additionally, clean your deck more often. If you don’t do this you are just inviting more debris and dirt into the pool. It is a good idea to encourage your family to shower before using your pool.


Swimming Pool Covers

Swimming Pool Covers are also a good idea. A pool cover helps with maintenance, in that it stops leaves and debris from ending up in the water in the first place. It can also assist in keeping some warmth in the water.


Do I need professional for my Gold Coast Pool Maintenance?

These facts are not meant to scare you, but to remind you of the potential dangers of a poorly maintained pool. As such, it can be tempting to have DIY mindset when it comes to maintaining your pool, as it often seems easier and cheaper to buy pool chemicals than it is to hire a professional. However, take a car – or any other machinery – for example. Generally people go to professionals and experts to get them fixed, not because they don’t have any idea of how to do it but because experts know exactly what to do and doing it themselves could lead to even more damage.

Think of your pool’s safety in the same way. While there are some maintenance tasks that you can do, calling in a professional is always the best option. Also, if you do not have enough time, hiring a professional is a good idea. With our experience, your pool will not only be hygienically clean, but it will also look beautiful and function optimally all year long. Swimming Pool Maintenance costs deter some people, but regular pool servicing by the experts can be more affordable than having to fix problems caused by poor or non-existent pool servicing. And you will not find a better value-for-money Gold Coast Swimming Pool Maintenance company than Shaw Thing Pool Services.

Gold Coast Pool Maintenance for Pools Spas and Water Features

Gold Coast Pool Maintenance for Pools Spas and Water Features

For the ultimate in Gold Coast Pool Maintenance, call Shaw Thing Pool Services now on 0415 752 327!

Green Pool Servicing

Why is my pool green? How can I get it fixed?

Green Pool with AlgaeIn addition to the unsightly discolouration, a Green Pool usually results in excessive chlorine usage, short filter cycles an ugly staining of your pool interior.

Green Pool Algae can be caused by natural issues like hot temperatures or excessive exposure to direct sunlight (one reason many pools have shade covers).  It can also be caused by chemically unbalanced water and/or the presence of nitrates, phosphates and carbon dioxide.  If you have algae present, there may be a lack of proper water circulation, filtration and/or sanitation which may be caused by faulty equipment.

More often than not, a Green Pool involves several of the above, which is why we recommend professional assessment and remediation for a Green Pool clean up.  Call Tony Shaw – The Pool Man – on 0415 752 327 and get the pro’s to work before someone gets sick.  We will look at two separate issues, clearing up the problem and putting in place preventative measures to stop it happening again.

For prevention, maintenance of a proper chemical balance is critical, including removing phosphates from your pool water and the maintenance of an appropriate sanitiser level. The use of a suitable long-life algaecide is necessary but we need to look at your pool set up before recommending which one is most appropriate.


Here is a brief outline of the Green Pool Service steps we will take to remedy your green pool.

Gold Coast Green Pool Cleaning Services

1. Clear up all debris, including leaves, from your pool; then, brushing the wall and base of your pool.

2. Add the appropriate chemicals to achieve a PH balance of between 7.4 and 7.6.

3. Ensure the pump baskets and skimmer are free of any debris.

4. Run the filter on recirculate to ensure the PH stays at the right level.

5. Check the cartridge filter and replace if necessary.

6. After adding algaecide, recirculate it through the pool for a couple of hours.

7. We may need to add additional products to “shock” your pool – we will advise you on this.

8. In stubborn cases where the water is still cloudy after 24 hours, we reassess and repeat whichever of the above steps is necessary and run the filter for a further 48 hours.

9. Vacuum all sediment from your pool floor.

Pool Services For Residential Swimming Pools

We’ll keep working on it until your pool sparkles again – contact Tony now on 0415 752 327 and get rid of your unsightly green pool…It’s A Shaw Thing!


Pool Equipment Maintenance

Gold Coast Pool Equipment Maintenance


Evoflow Pool Pump Supplier Gold CoastA pool is an expensive investment and uses various types of pool equipment to keep it running efficiently. These pieces of pool equipment mostly consist of mechanical parts that require regular maintenance to ensure that your Gold Coast swimming pool is always at its best. Most of this maintenance should be conducted regularly and an understanding of the basic operation of the equipment is usually best left to the experts.

Among the many benefits of regular Gold Coast Pool Equipment maintenance are:

– Increases the longevity of your swimming pool and your pool equipment.

– Detection of any early problems before they become serious ones.

– Protect the appearance and integrity of your pool.

– Saves you both time and money.

– Ensures that your pool is always safe for your family and friends.


What Needs to Be Done To Service Your Gold Coast Pool Equipment?

First, it is important to know the main types of pool equipment that require regular maintenance. These include the pool heater, the pool pump, and the pool filter. Shaw Thing Pool Services has not only the knowledge and experience to do this but also access to the best parts and chemicals for your needs.


Maintaining a Pool Filter.

All types of filter, whether it is a pool filter or spa filter, need to be cleaned periodically to ensure that water remains clean, clear and healthy at all times. The number of times you need to clean a filter may vary from once every couple of weeks to once every 2-3 months, depending on the type of filter being used and how much the pool is used.

The filter should be cleaned before any drop in the quality of water becomes noticeable. To prevent future problems with the filter, ensure that you check the flow meter properly, plus the pressure gauge on the pool. As the filter starts to become dirty, there will be a bigger difference in the flow between the gauges. If this difference is 10 – 15 pounds per square inch or more, this is a sign that the filter needs to be cleaned.


Maintaining a Pool Heater.

The heater is a part of your pool equipment that requires a minimum of maintenance. A gas heater can normally run for a year before it needs to be serviced professionally and an electric heater can last even longer.  We have the knowledge and experience to ensure that the various manufacturer’s recommendations are followed before beginning maintenance on either type of heater. If a heater does not warm the water properly, there might be calcium scales building up in the tubes, thus preventing water to flow properly. We check for this issue, and disassemble the heater to clean the tubes in it using a wire brush or acid – usually beyond the scope of DIY.  Using the experts today can save you heaps down the road.



Maintaining a Pool Pump.

A pool pump requires some regular maintenance. Pool pumps usually don’t need to be filled with water before you turn them on at the beginning of a season. However, you will still need to regularly clean the strainer basket – at least once a week. You need to remove the top of the pump housing in order to gain access to the basket. Evoflow Swimming Pool Pump Supplier Gold CoastWhen looking at the basket, also take a look at the condition of the O-ring or gasket that is used to seal the housing’s lid. If it has deteriorated or is damaged in any way, make sure that it is replaced as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in the lid not being able to form the seal that is needed in order to keep the pump in working condition.


The Dangers of not maintaining Your Gold Coast Swimming Pool Equipment.

As you have seen above, swimming pool equipment maintenance is essential, but various things need attention at different times. What can happen if you fail to maintain your pool equipment?

– A decrease in the flow of water.  Any obstruction in the supply line will prevent water from being pulled into the pump, leading to low water levels in the pool.

– A leaking pool pump. Failure to clean and inspect the condition of a pool pump may lead to a deteriorated seal around the pump shaft, which in turn causes leakage around the area of the pump.

– A noisy pool pump.  Failure to check the pump’s condition may cause something to become jammed inside the impeller of the pump. This will lead to a lot of noise from the pump. Additionally, if the pump installed is oversized for the pumping system, it will try to discharge more water than is coming in and thus make unwanted noise.

– No water being pumped. If a filter becomes clogged and is not cleaned, this will prevent water from being pumped into the pool.

Evochlor Salt Water Pool Chlorinators Suppliers Gold Coast

Evochlor Salt Water Pool Chlorinator Suppliers Gold Coast

What is the fast, simple, fail-safe way to ensure your Gold Coast Pool Equipment is properly maintained?  Call Tony now on 0415 752 327 and let Shaw Thing Pool Services ensure that your Gold Coast Pool Equipment Maintenance is done properly and on time – at a great price!

Pool Cleaning and Maintenance

Gold Coast Pool Cleaning and Maintenance

Pool Cleaning and Maintenance Company Gold Coast

Owning, or having access to, a swimming pool is one of life’s little pleasantries. Having a swimming pool is fully appreciated in the summer, when the temperature soars and all you can think of is immersing yourself in cool, refreshing water. Additionally, a pool is a great place for you, your family and friends to have some great fun time together. However, like everything else good in life, you have to maintain your swimming pool to enjoy it without problems. Failure to maintain your pool and keep it clean has some nasty consequences;  the water can become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and germs. It will also cost you much more to rehabilitate your swimming pool than investing in pool cleaning and maintenance on a regular basis. And using a Gold Coast Pool Cleaning And Maintenance Service like Shaw Thing Pool Services can turn out to be a great investment, both in time and money saved.

Read on for some of the reasons why you should regularly maintain your pool:


1.Your Swimming Pool Can Be a Breeding Ground for Harmful Bacteria and Germs

Resort Swimming Pools

Resort Swimming Pools

It’s true that a swimming pool is a wonderful place to relax, but it is also true that you can pick up nasty infections from the water. When water stagnates in one place for substantial periods of time, harmful bacteria and germs can develop. If you do not clean your pool on a regular basis, then you are at risk of getting sick or developing skin conditions from the germs that breed in dirty water.

Investing in regular pool cleaning and maintenance is an investment in the health of your family, friends, guests and residents.


2.It Can Be Costly To Rehabilitate Your Pool

If you fail to maintain your pool, then it can turn into something that looks more like green pea soup! It becomes utterly unusable and is a health hazard too. It costs a lot of money to clean the water and it is also very time consuming.


3. How Do You Maintain Your Swimming Pool?

As noted earlier, swimming pool maintenance is very important. But the question is, how you do so? There are two ways – the easy way and the hard way!  The easy way is to call Tony Shaw on 0415 752 327; the hard way is to try doing it yourself!!! If you prefer to do it yourself, here are some tips – but keep Tony’s phone number handy as you will probably get tired of it real quick, run out of time to do it, or run into problems that require professional help!!!

a)  Do Regular Water Circulation

Residential Pools

Residential Pools

You need to circulate the water in your swimming pool to create an inlet-outlet scenario. The importance of doing so is to prevent algae growth. As you circulate the water, add water cleaning chemicals like chlorine. At the same time, ensure that the water passes through a filtration system as the filters will capture any minute particles and other contaminants.

b)  Maintain A Balanced Water Chemistry

To avoid a cloudy pool, ensure that its water chemistry is perfectly balanced. In order to achieve this, you need to come up with a weekly maintenance routine. Additionally, doing a shock treatment occasionally solves most water cleaning issues. Keep checking the water pH where the optimal reading should be 7.4. When the reading drops below this, it means your water is starting to be acidic. If it goes high above this reading; it means you are putting too much chlorine into the pool. Swimming pool cleaning chemicals need to be applied in the right amounts, and at the right frequency – another good reason to use Shaw Thing Pool Services Gold Coast.

Instances Where You Need To Clean Your Pool More Frequently Than Usual

At times, you will need to clean your pool more frequently than others. If your pool has more swimmers than usual; when there are very heavy windstorms and rains; when you smell an unusual odour coming from the pool; and when swimmers may have burning or red eyes. These are all indications that something is not right.


Swimming pool maintenance is very important!

It will prevent heavy expenditure that you may incur for rehabilitation of your pool. It will also prevent you and your family members and friends from getting sick due to unhealthy pool water.

Among the best Gold Coast Swimming Pool Cleaning Companies – and most affordable – is Shaw Thing Pool Services.

Pool Care for Resorts, Hotels and Motels on Gold Coast

Pool Care for Resorts, Hotels and Motels on the Gold Coast

If you have cleaned your pool and it still has a problem – it is advisable to seek the services of a professional Gold Coast Pool Cleaning and Maintenance company; ring Tony on 0415 752 327 now!