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Summer Season

Summer is now fast approaching and most outdoor pools are up and running in spite of the erratic weather. To open your pool use some shock chlorine to kill any living matter before adding the NomoreAlgae. We have plenty of fresh liquid chlorine, Superfast Shock and our NoMoreAlgae. The shop is now open on Sunday mornings as clocks already changed for British Summertime.

The Water Balance should be checked and adjusted as necessary. Another wet winter may have caused the Calcium Hardness and Total Alkalinity levels to become depleted unless a substantial amount of fresh tap water is added when opening your pool. A water sample will be required if you want us to check the balance for you. We can offer a full Balance check, plus “Total Dissolved Solids” and a report using the Spin Photometer for just £5. The long awaited update for the Spin has now arrived with improved accuracy as well as testing for phosphates. (Food for Algae) A quick check (non Spin test )is still free which is strongly recommended if you are just opening or closing your pool and not sure where to begin. Again a water sample will be required.

We know several independent pool engineers who can professionally  open and close your pool as well as carrying out maintenance  tasks, sand and liner changes etc,  for you as required at realistic prices.


Patio Cleaner

Our Liquid chlorine shock is a great product to use on patios and paths. Start with a 50/50 solution in a plastic watering can. Can normally dilute further if stains not too stubborn. Use stiff brush and leave a quarter of an hour or so and rinse area. Be careful if rinsing with a pressure washer as grouting maybe dislodged.

Very Important! Wear old clothes, no matter how careful you are tiny splashes will ruin your cloths. Eye protection (goggles) also recommended. Good idea to use up old product for this purpose leaving the fresh supply for the pool.

Still only £17.50 for 20 Litres

The Waterlink Spin Photometer

We can’t believe we have been using our old Waterlink express photometer for 18 years now. It was “state of the art” at the time but now this latest updated version offers much greater potential accuracy in less than half the time. The same 8 tests are are carried out plus phosphates using just one disc.

The checks are for Free and total chlorine - sanitation

pH, Total Alkalinity, Total Hardness - for Water Balance

Cyanuric Acid, Copper and Iron - chlorine stabiliser and metals.

Phosphates - Food for algae, often added by Water Board to combat                    metal from aging pipe work

We think it fair to charge a nominal £5 per test set (all 9 tests)

New software and firmware updating the original Spin has now been implemented. Phosphates are now included in the tests and overall accuracy has been enhanced


Use this product to keep your pool clear all Summer.

One bottle per 10,000 gallons or 45m³

 First check pH adding some pH reducer if over 7.5. Shock  pool with liquid chorine or Superfast Shock and brush walls  and floor. If chlorine level is around 10ppm 24 hours later  then add NoMoreAlgae.  If pH was over 7.8 then more pH  reducer will probably be required. Note that high chlorine  levels can interfere with pH readings so wait until chlorine  readings are less than 10ppm.

 Very wet weather may have lowered the overall water  balance on outdoor pools making the water more aggressive  - see below.

Please Note: We are open on Sundays until 21st October 2018.

Fi-Clor Pool Care Centre   

We are pleased to have been stocking the new Fi-Clor Premium 6 chlorine tablets  exclusive to Fi-Clor Pool Care Centres. Only available in 5Kg pack size, these new 250 gramme tablets will give your pool sand filter a boost each time new tablets are added. Feedback so far has been very positive, these tablets are making pool maintenance easier and results even better!

Same price as original 5Kg Premium 5 Tablets, the choice is yours!

Feedback received from users so far has been very encouraging!   

New Fi-Clor Promotion!

Buy any three Fi-clor products and receive a free inflatable floating soft drinks tray- call in for more details and available only while stocks last.

Copyright K.Downs 2018 Lots of Special Season deals Please ask for Details! Pentair Mastertemp Gas Certikin Genie Calorex and Zodiac Heat Pumps Picture: Waterlink Spin Photometer Heater Offers

Variable Speed Sta-Rite

We have a limited number of these super efficient pumps in stock at the very special price of £750.

New more efficient permanent magnet motors run much cooler. The slower running speeds use much less electricity for slightly reduced water flow. Ideally needs a 24” filter with 1HP pump (¾HP min) to make real savings. This pump is a must if you have a Heat Pump or run pump 24 hours a day.

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