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Different types of pool cleaners- Explained

Admin, 15/12/2017
With summer fast approaching, you are probably really thankful for your backyard pool. Or perhaps, this will finally be the summer that you invest in one. Whatever the case, you probably remind yourself about all the hassles that come with owning a pool, prime of which is cleaning. Well, if you don’t want a green slimy mosquito wonderland in your back yard, you’re gonna have to clean the pool. But fret not! Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies has come up with a list of the different types of pool cleaners that make your life easy. Enjoy!
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Why Does Pool Water Turn Green

Admin, 05/12/2017
Why does swimming pool water turn green? Green pool water is caused by a chemical imbalance that can send pool owners mad trying to find a solution. It can occur in a small time frame and make any pool resemble a pond. But what exactly is this green water and what are the circumstances that make it occur.
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Things to ask your professional pool cleaning company before you hire them

Admin, 15/11/2017
When you hire professionals, you do so because probably you don’t have the time or expertise to carry out the job in question. So, it would be in your best active interest to make sure the professionals deliver exactly what they promise and the job is done flawlessly. We at Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies completely agree. That’s why we came up with this list of questions you should ask before you hire a professional pool cleaning company.
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Must have pool toys this summer

Admin, 05/11/2017
Everyone just loves summer. And here in Australia, especially on the Gold Coast, summer is synonymous with beaches, barbies, beer and lazing around in the pool. And with summer fast approaching, it might be a good idea to stock up on pool toys. After all, it is a great idea for the family to get together and have some good, old fashioned family fun. Here’s a brief list and description of the pool toys that are most popular at Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies.
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Benefits of Spas

Admin, 15/10/2017
Whenever we hear the word “Spa”, we associate it with relaxation and fun. But, in reality, spas can do so much more than that for you. There are lots of other benefits of spas apart from making you relaxed and feel good. These include health benefits as well. Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies has made a list of the benefits that a spa session can have. Enjoy!
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What to look for in an inflatable boat

Admin, 05/01/2018
With summer fast approaching, more and more people will be looking to get involved in water related activities, especially water sports. One of the more common pieces of equipment used in a variety of water based sports and activities is inflatable boats. But with so many options in the market, it can be very confusing to figure out what “floats your boat”. That is to say, it might be difficult to pinpoint which boat checks all your boxes. But have no worries, because Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies has put together a list on what to look for in an inflatable boat.
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Different types of water features- explained

Admin, 15/01/2018
Having a regular pool is all and good, but if you really want to make your yard landscape stand out that extra bit, water features are your best option. Not only do they look great, they provide a natural aesthetic feeling of calmness throughout your home.
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Benefits of using electric pool heaters

Admin, 05/02/2018
Pool maintenance can be a nightmare. As discussed in previous blogs, owning a pool comes with extra chores and additional work to do. But, at the end of the day, it’s worth it because having a pool is awesome. However, if you can’t use the pool for a significant part of the year because it gets cold, then you have a problem. This is where pool heaters come in handy. Electric ones are especially reliable and Captain Nemo’s has a great range of options for you! Hence, we have prepared a list of benefits of using electric pool heaters. Enjoy!
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Different types of pool heaters- explained

Admin, 15/02/2018
Having a pool is one of the greatest feelings as a home owner. It looks great in your yard, increases the value of your home and last but not least, frolicking around in it in the privacy of your own home is awesome to say the least. But, it is disappointing when you can’t use your pool because of the cold weather. Winter lasts around three months in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, which means no pool activity from June to August. But, there is a way you can increase your pool season. That is by using pool heaters. However, there are many different types to choose from and it can get confusing. But have no worries, because Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies has come up with this blog post to help you choose what type of pool heater you need!
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How to keep children safe around pools

Admin, 05/03/2018
Safety always comes first. Safety is never more a priority than when children are involved. Here at Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies we feel that we are more than just a business, and therefore we have an obligation to our customers to advise them on safety around pools. This blog will outline a few tips on how to keep children safe around pools.
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Diamond Spas- Captain Nemo’s very own

Admin, 15/03/2018
How long have you craved that long relaxing break from all the stress from and home? If the answer is, “pretty long”, then imagine how awesome it would be to chill out in your deck inside your very own spa! It does not have to a figment of your imagination any longer though. And that is because, Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies has just what you are looking for. Diamond Spas are Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies’ very own spa brand and there are many different lines available. While the variety and options are a great plus point, there are many other reasons behind why you should purchase a Diamond Spa from Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa Supplies. Have a look!
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Captain Nemo’s Pool Maintenance Tips

Admin, 05/04/2018
A pool can be the center of attraction of the exterior of any modern house. When placed correctly, it can be the centerpiece of your yard. But at the same time, if your pool isn’t well maintained it can look very dirty, ugly and unappealing. So, even if it is a bit of extra work, keeping your pool well maintained and clean is in your best interest. Here’s a few tips from Captain Nemo on how to keep your pool looking pristine.
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Spa Essentials

Admin, 15/04/2018
When it’s time to relax, it is vital to get every step right. Unless you do that, you won’t be able to rlax fully and enjoy it properly, which will mar the whole process of relaxing and researching yourself for later. When it comes to relaxing, it does not get much better than getting a spa session done. However, that can be a long process in itself, not to mention expensive. So, your best bet for a long term solution is getting a home spa. Captain Nemo’s Pool and Spa supplies has come up with a list of the essentials you are going to need for a perfect spa day at home. Enjoy!
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Why Captain Nemo's Are #1 for Pool Spa Supplies revised

Admin, 05/10/2017
If you have a swimming pool on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane and need a reliable source for pool chemicals and pool supplies, or perhaps you are considering having a swimming pool or spa installed in your home, then you should seriously consider teaming up with the experts at Captain Nemo’s Pool & Spa Supplies.
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Warm Up In Winter With A Hot Spa revised

Admin, 15/09/2017
Although winter in South-East Queensland would be considered mild compared to other parts of the world, it can still become too cold to swim. With short days and long nights, people tend to hibernate indoors, and the pool can often go untouched for up to 4 months.
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The Benefits of Professional Pool Servicing revised

Admin, 05/09/2017
Cleaning and maintaining the pool water yourself is fine if you know what you’re doing, enjoy doing it and have the time for swimming pool maintenance. But if you can’t or don’t want to maintain your own swimming pool, there is the option of calling in a professional pool maintenance service to take care of your pool on a regular basis.
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The Anatomy of a Pool Filtration System

Admin, 15/08/2017
Pool filtration is the heart of any swimming pool, Without a pool filtration system running correctly, the water can attract bacteria through various forms of algae. Inadequate or underperforming swim pool filtration can cause a build up in unwanted dirt, debris and trigger the pool to resemble a pond.
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The Advantages of Above Ground Pools revised

Admin, 05/08/2017
If you are considering adding a brand new swimming pool to your backyard landscape, have you thought about the possibility of getting an above ground pool instead of an in ground concrete pool?
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Teach Your Kids To Swim At a Very Young Age revised

Admin, 15/07/2017
The idea of having a swimming pool at home is for fun, and the safer everything is, the more people can relax and enjoy it. Swimming pools can present a danger to young children, with many drowning in pools each year across Australia.
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Pool Hygiene For Families

Admin, 05/07/2017
Although your pool’s filtration system and the addition of pool chemicals and chlorine to swimming pool water will go a long way towards keeping your pool clean and healthy, there are definitely some things everyone using the pool can do to make sure it stays sparkling clean and free of debris.
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Fun Things You Can Do In Your Pool

Admin, 15/06/2017
While swimming or just chilling out in your swimming pool on a hot day might be the most common reasons to get into the water, there are other fun things you can do in your pool from time to time to keep things interesting.
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Enjoy Your Pool All Year Round

Admin, 05/06/2017
Nothing beats coming home from work in the warmer months of the year and having your very own backyard pool to dive into. It’s cool and refreshing and immediately takes away the tensions and cares of the day. In South-East Queensland the weather can be warm for the majority of the year, but it can get cold for those few months during winter which can see most pools go unused.
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Amazing Benefits of a Swim Spa

Admin, 15/05/2017
The Gold Coast, Brisbane and all of South-East Queensland presents perfect swimming weather most of the year. Many homes have swimming pools, but how many people have considered having a swim spa installed?
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Zodiac Inflatable Boats Safe and Fun Days on the Water for the Whole Family

Admin, 03/05/2017
Zodiac inflatable boats are renowned for being almost as light as air, yet they are extremely tough and durable, and can hold exceptional loads for an inflatable craft. The secret to this lies within its welded structure, enabling the craft to be super lightweight and strong at the same time.
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New Store Open in Marine Village Sanctuary Cove

Admin, 25/11/2016
We are thrilled to announce that we have opened a new store, The Cove Pool & Spa in the beautiful Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove. The store opened on the 11 November 2016 showcasing our superior brands such as Zodiac Pool Equipment and Diamond Spas
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Why you must have a CPR sign

Adam, 28/04/2016
When you install a new pool in your Gold Coast backyard, most homeowners are well aware they will need to install an approved and certified pool fencing system around their pool or spa.
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The benefits are crystal clear.

Admin, 29/05/2016
There’s nothing better than relaxing in the pool on a balmy summers day. When the hot summer months roll in you can dive in for a refreshing plunge to cool off.
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How Safe Is Your Pool

Admin, 29/06/2016
Swimming pools are to be enjoyed by all, and in warm climates like experienced in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, having a pool in your backyard can be a real blessing. But pools also need to be safe to protect the lives of young children - both your own, visitors, and those in the neighbourhood.
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Landscaping your pool area? Tips to planting a pool friendly garden.

Admin, 29/06/2016
Swimming pools are to be enjoyed by all, and in warm climates like experienced in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, having a pool in your backyard can be a real blessing. But pools also need to be safe to protect the lives of young children - both your own, visitors, and those in the neighbourhood.
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Things to consider when buying a spa

Admin, 29/06/2016
When we think of spas, we picture warm, bubbling water and soothing massage jets, relaxing our tired bodies and minds.
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The benefits of Hydrotherapy

Admin, 29/06/2016
Hydrotherapy is often used alongside other rehabilitation programs for those who suffer from a disability, have suffered an injury or suffer from chronic pain.
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Basic pool chemicals explained

Admin, 29/06/2016
For those of us who are lucky enough to own a pool or a spa, we know just how much enjoyment and fitness they can bring, but often we don’t really understand what the pool chemicals do, other than what the pool shop tells us to do.
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Why a pool cover is essential

Admin, 29/06/2016
Installing a pool is one of the major investments we can make in our lifetime. Pools can cost considerable amounts of money, so it makes sense to protect your investment and in the case of pools, a pool cover can do this.
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Learning to swim. Better late than never!

Admin, 29/06/2016
Not just on the Gold Coast or Brisbane, but Australia wide, very young children are being taught to swim. Being Australian is synonymous with being outdoors and in the water.
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Testing your pool water

Admin, 29/06/2016
If you have installed a pool, you really need to get into the habit of testing your pool water each week to ensure it is safe for your family and friends to swim in. You can either use a liquid test kit, test strips or take a sample of the pool water to a Captain Nemo’s pool shop.
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Top 5 questions to ask your mobile pool company

Admin, 29/06/2016
If you have installed a pool, you really need to get into the habit of testing your pool water each week to ensure it is safe for your family and friends to swim in. You can either use a liquid test kit, test strips or take a sample of the pool water to a Captain Nemo’s pool shop.
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How To Maintain Your Pool In The Winter Period

Admin, 14/07/2016
you don’t have a pool heater than you probably won’t be using your swimming pool during the cold winter months. Even though the climate in South-East Queensland can be pretty warm for most of the year, it does get cold in winter on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.
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Pool And Spa Equipment Checklist

Admin, 29/07/2016
You have your beautiful new pool or spa. It’s up and running and looks amazing. But in order to look after your new showpiece, you will need some equipment to maintain its health and beauty. Let’s take a look at some pool and spa accessories to have in your inventory.
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The Health Benefits Of Having A Spa

Admin, 14/08/2016
There is more benefit to having a spa than just feeling good and relaxing in a pool of bubbles. Spas of one form or another have been around for thousands of years and the many health benefits of regular spas is well documented.
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Tips For Looking After Your Pool

Admin, 29/06/2016
Having your very own pool in your backyard is great when living in a warm climate like the Gold Coast and Brisbane, but pools do come with maintenance. If your pool is not looked after, the water could turn green or cloudy; the pH balance will be out, will be unsafe to swim in and could cost you money as the pool equipment can become damaged.
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Thank you to our customers for helping Captain Nemo’s support Jordan!!

Adam, 28/04/2016
For those that are not aware Captain Nemo’s ran an advertising campaign last summer to donate $15 for every sale of a Zodiac Aquasphere Pool Cleaners to Jordan - We are happy to say that we raised $900.
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Kids pool party coming up? How to get your pool ready.

Adam, 28/04/2016
When you install a new pool in your Gold Coast backyard, most homeowners are well aware they will need to install an approved and certified pool fencing system around their pool or spa.
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How to be sun smart when swimming in your pool

Adam, 28/04/2016
You know the weather is getting warmer when the kids start to nag about swimming in the pool again after the cooler months. However, nothing is more painful than a bad dose of sunburn if you or the kids aren’t sun smart before you jump in!
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Pool or spa? Which one is best for you?

Adam, 28/04/2016
When you’ve made the decision to invest in a pool or spa, how do you choose which one will work best? There will be a number of determining factors that will ultimately swing you towards one direction or the other.
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Relax, Replenish and Rejuvenate

Admin, 28/04/2016
A spa, whether it’s set in a stunning location with panoramic views, or it is hidden away in your garden can provide the perfect setting for a relaxing soak or even a social gathering for friends and/or family.
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Why It's Great Owning Your Own Pool

Admin, 28/04/2016
A spa, whether it’s set in a stunning location with panoramic views, or it is hidden away in your garden can provide the perfect setting for a relaxing soak or even a social gathering for friends and/or family.
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