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Pool Care 101

The super easy ways to look after your pool - so it looks after you!
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Created by Chris Parsons
Last updated 12/2014
English
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What Will I Learn?
You will have a firm understanding of what Balanced water is, Why its Important and How it Can be Achieved.
You will also learn the meaning behind such terminology as PH, Total Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness and Prevention.
And you will know exactly, in very simple steps, how to look after your pool with the detailed Start Up Procedure.
You will also gain understanding into why Salt needs to Added and the Why the Walls of the pool need to brushed.
You will also have all the Do's and Dont's easily explained and highlighted.
Students will also be provided with Ten Tips to keep their pool in fantastic condition
The Common problem areas of pools will also be highlighted and tips on how to overcome these issues will be provided
Students will also be given the answers to 5 Common Questions asked by pool owners
Also a few key areas will be explored in detail, such as Water Balance - Pool Cleaners - Salt Chlorinators - Sanitisers and Filtration
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Requirements
  • Of course to look after your new pool you may have to take a quick trip to your local pool shop to get - a pool testing kit (Langlier Saturation Index) and the various chemicals and additives you may need - chlorine, salt, a calcium prevention product etc...
Description

If you have a new pool or a new pool interior - then this course could save you thousands of dollars!!

The information contained within this course will ensure that your pool will be in brilliant condition for years to come!

You don't need any specific training, you certainly don't need to hire a pool professional, all you need to do is follow a few simple steps.


In this course you will Learn:

* The Importance of Balanced Water

* How to Balance Water

* What is PH and Why is it Important?

* What is Total Alkalinity?

* The Importance of Calcium Prevention and How to Prevent it

* The Start Up Procedure in very easy to follow steps

* The All Important Do's and Dont's

* Why should we Add Salt?

* Why do we Need to Brush the Walls of the Pool?

* What to Do and When

Everything you need to know about looking after your new pool is contained right here!

If you Love your Pool and want to have it for many, many more years to come, then jump into this course!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those that have a new pool or a new pool interior - no experience necessary!
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Curriculum For This Course
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Pool Care 101
10 Lectures 06:53

In this lecture we will explain the importance of Balancing the Water in your Pool

Preview 01:11

In this lecture we explain the Langlier Saturation Index (Pool Testing Kit) and

How you can use it to keep the - PH - Total Alkalinity - Calcium Hardness and Temperature balanced

We will also explain how important PH is and What the Ideal reading should be so as to achieve balanced water

Preview 01:22

In this lecture we explain what the Start Up Procedure is and What the ideal readings should be -

PH - 7.4

Total Alkalinity - 120

Calcium Hardness - 100

Preview 00:49

In this lecture we explain How the First Step of the Start Up Procedure is to add a product designed to inhibit the formation of Calcium Scale in salt and freshwater pools.

Preview 00:33

In this lecture we explain how to achieve a Total Alkalinity reading of 120

Preview 00:14

In this lecture we explain How to get your Ph reading between 7.2-7.4

Preview 00:16

In this lecture we state how salt should not be added for the first month

Preview 00:18

In this lecture we explain why brushing the walls of the pool is important

Preview 00:16

In this lecture we review all the Do's and Dont's of the Start Up Procedure

Preview 00:24
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Everything Explained - Why should we do all these things?
8 Lectures 04:06

In this first lesson we explain why we should add a product that holds calcium in suspension

Preview 00:19

In this lesson we explain why we need to check our PH and TA (Total Alkalinity) everyday for the first week

Preview 00:24

In this lesson we explain why we don't add salt for the First Month

Preview 00:22

In this lesson we explain why we need to brush the walls of the pool

Preview 00:17

In this lesson we explain why we Don't add Calcium

Preview 00:22

In this lesson we summarise Absoutely Everything we need to do in the Start Up Procedure and the First Month of our new pool interior

Preview 00:45

In this Bonus Tip we highlight the best way to add chemicals to your pool

Preview 00:35

In this Final Lesson we talk about how we look after the pool beyond the first month - all the hints and tips for the ongoing care of your pool, so it can be in top condition for many years.

Preview 01:02
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Trouble Shooting - A few problem areas you may encounter and what to do about it
2 Lectures 02:40

Three of the most common issues encountered with a pool, deal with Pool Stains, Green Water and Complaints of Sore Eyes

- In this video we identify what causes these issues and what we can do to overcome them

3 Common Issues - Pool Stains - Green Water and Sore Eyes
02:08

In this video we find out what causes cloudy water and what the best remedy for that is

Another Common Issue - Cloudy Water
00:32
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A Few Important things explained in detail
5 Lectures 14:55

In this lecture we discuss the importance of Water Balance and 3 areas that affect it

1. PH

2.TA

3.Calcium Hardness

Water Balance - Why its important for your Pool
06:05

In this lecture we discuss what function water filtration plays in your pool, we also talk about what are the various types of filters and which one is best for you

Filtration - What is it?
03:45

In this lecture we talk about the importance of Pool Cleaners - We also talk about the various types of Pool Cleaners and which one is best for you

Pool Cleaners
02:12

In this lecture we talk about what a Salt Chlorinator is and why its important

Salt Chlorinators
01:08

In this lecture we talk about Sanitisers are and why we need them for our pools

Sanitisers
01:45
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Ten Pool Maintenance Tips
12 Lectures 11:40
Introduction
00:56

In this lecture we talk about the biggest difference you can make to your pool - if you can stay on top of this - the rest is easy.

Tip 1 - Skim Debris and Clean out Baskets
00:54

In this lecture we talk about the importance of vacuuming and brushing and we also mention the best way to go about it

Tip 2 - Vacuum the pool and Brush Walls and Tiles
01:09

In this lecture we talk about the importance of cleaning the pool filter and what are the most common pool filters.

Tip 3 - Clean the Pool Filter
00:54

In this lecture we talk about the different types of heaters and why you should you get it serviced

Tip 4 - Professionally service the Heater
00:52

In this lecture we talk about the importance of Maintaining Water Levels - When is a good time to check and what is an adequate level of water

Tip 5 - Maintain Water Level
00:58

In this lecture we talk about what an optimal PH level is and How to Test it

Tip 6 - Maintain the PH Level
01:15

In this lecture we talk about why you need to super chlorinate your pool

Tip 7 - Super Chlorinate Water
00:56

In this lecture we talk about the ways in which you can check to see if you have a leak

Tip 8 - Find and Repair Leaks
00:56

In this lecture we talk about the importance of Winterising your pool and how to go about it

Tip 9 - Winterise your Pool
01:20

In this lecture we talk about how to prepare your pool for Summer

Tip 10 - Open your pool in swimming season
00:55

Bonus Tip - How to Add Salt to your pool
00:35
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5 Commonly Asked Questions ..Answered
6 Lectures 05:28
Q1. Can I put a salt water chlorinator on my pool?
00:24

Q2. How do I test for Chlorine?
00:17

Q3. When should I add chlorine to my pool?
00:18

Q4. How often should I clean my Cartridge?
00:18

Q5. How often should I backwash my Sand Filter?
00:20

In this lecture we talk about all things Chlorines - What it is - How its caused - How does Ammonia get in the pool? - What are stabilised chlorines?

Stabilised Chlorines
03:51
About the Instructor
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Hello everyone my name is Chris Parsons, a Presenter and Producer from Australia. I have spent the last 15 years meeting, learning and hanging out with people from all walks of life - from bird of prey handlers to engineers to pole vaulters, fishermen, bakers and fighters, discovering how and why they do what they do and do it very well.

I've been fortunate enough in my role as a television host to learn from the very best in their various fields and use their teaching to enable me, a complete novice (in pretty much everything), to build, cook, fly, drive, and bake a whole host of different things.

You know how people say - 'If I can do it anyone can do it? - Yeah I'm that guy.

Its great to meet you!

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