The Pool Experts - THE COOL POOL by Fluidra

THE COOL POOL / 21 July 2017

Four key factors for a safe pool

Pools should always be a place for enjoyment, a space for just relaxing, doing sport or having a good time without a care in the world. However, it cannot be denied that there are certain risks involved in owning a swimming pool, especially if there are children around who can get into it unsupervised. In [...]
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THE COOL POOL / 12 July 2017

What kind of chlorine should you use in your pool?

Chlorine is the most popular pool disinfectant because it is efficient and affordable. There is a wide range of chlorinated products on the market and the best way to choose the most suitable one for your pool is to ask an expert. Below, you will find a brief description of four chlorinated products: dichloride, trichloride, [...]
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THE COOL POOL / 27 June 2017

Freepool: the healthiest alternative to chlorine

The most common method now used for disinfecting pools is chlorination. It is an inexpensive and efficient system but, unfortunately, there are often some problems associated with it, such as the unpleasant smell, the decline in the quality of air, and the irritation bathers experience to their airways, skin and eyes.

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THE COOL POOL / 6 June 2017

How to save 95% on a pool’s power consumption

On hot summer nights, there are few things as relaxing as the still water of a perfectly illuminated pool. When temperatures soar to their maximum in the year, it is difficult not to dream of a night time dip, and the idea of interrupting the silence that engulfs a garden when the sun sets with […]

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THE COOL POOL / 4 June 2017

Get your pool ready for summer

Summer is just around the corner, the days are getting longer and temperatures are on the rise. It’s time to start making summer plans – options are endless, but few are as tempting as simply relaxing and having a good time around the pool with friends and family.

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THE COOL POOL / 8 May 2017

How can I optimize pool sustainability with minimum effort?

This question is asked more and more often by pool owners, and in response CTX Professional has just launched its two-product CTX Bubbles range. These new single-use solutions from the Fluidra group make it possible to enjoy a crystal-clear and sustainable pool without investing much time and money, and are specifically designed for users committed […]

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THE COOL POOL / 25 April 2017

5 Tips for a 10-Out-of-10 Pool

The professionals at AstralPool present a series of recommendations to get the most out of a pool and in the most sustainable fashion. Follow these tips for a perfect amenity!

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THE COOL POOL / 11 April 2017

Why You Should Connect Your Pool to the Internet

The Internet of Pools is here and looks set to stay. This groundbreaking concept developed by the Fluidra multinational is posited on applying the Internet of Things to the pool and garden sector and its versatility and ease of use means it is just a question of time until it completely transforms the daily management […]

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THE COOL POOL / 24 March 2017

How does a pool work?

At first sight, a pool does not look that complicated. After all, it is a big hole in the ground full of water. However, there are various parts hidden under the surface that fit together to form its sophisticated inner workings, which enable us to have a great time splashing around in crystal clear water.

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THE COOL POOL / 3 March 2017

The new generation of filtration pumps

The best-selling filtration pump in the market has had a makeover with features and ease of use never seen before. The AstralPool brand has launched Victoria Plus Silent, a more resistant, silent and easy-to-use version of its bestseller Victoria Plus.

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THE COOL POOL / 17 January 2017

This is how you can have a more sustainable pool

The first step for ensuring that a pool has as little environmental impact as possible is to choose the right systems involved in its maintenance. Specifically, the choice of a filtration pump that exactly meets the needs of the users and the requirements of each pool is decisive for attaining maximum sustainability, both in public […]

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THE COOL POOL / 8 January 2017

From thought to action: building a perfect pool

About 20 kilometres south of Palma de Mallorca, lies the pleasant Bellavista housing estate. The owners of a detached family home with spectacular sea views entrusted the architect Isabel Catany Artigues with a major mission: to turn the garden into an oasis of relaxation, with an infinity pool and a sundeck.

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THE COOL POOL / 27 December 2016

How to Include Feng Shui in Your Pool

Have you ever asked yourself why so many Chinese restaurants have fish tanks? The answer has nothing to do with any special interest in fish, it’s because of feng shui. According to this philosophy based on the idea of occupying spaces in a conscious and harmonious fashion, water symbolises good luck and contributes significantly to […]

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THE COOL POOL / 20 December 2016

The Valve that Lets You Hook Up Your Pool to the Internet

The new applications of the Internet of things are a fashionable topic at professional fairs in the pool and home sector. Experts say that connected pools are not just much easier to maintain and give users more leisure time but are also healthier and more sustainable, and provide a significant energy and financial saving. In […]

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THE COOL POOL / 29 November 2016

Train for a Triathlon in Your Home Pool

For many triathlon enthusiasts, going to the seaside to swim can be extremely difficult and, therefore, the most viable alternative for training in the water is of course to go to a swimming pool. However, the experience of swimming in a pool is totally different to what the sea has in store on the day […]

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THE COOL POOL / 8 November 2016

Top Pool Innovations for 2017

Pool experts from around the globe met in Lyon from 15 to 18 November to celebrate Piscine Global Europe, an exhibition which, in this 27th edition, once again showed why it is a not-to-be-missed event for all sector professionals.

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THE COOL POOL / 10 October 2016

Pool Winterising in 5 Steps

Did you know you should only empty a pool once every five years? However, when winter comes around, many pool owners and maintenance staff still choose to remove all the water. This action is not only fairly unsustainable, it can also be very pricey.

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THE COOL POOL / 7 October 2016

The Best Way to Get the Most Out of a Pool Year-Round

It’s a cold winter’s day. After eight hours at the office and a colossal traffic jam, you finally arrive home. You pour a glass of wine, change into your swimsuit and relax into the pool. The water is the perfect temperature. You begin a gentle breaststroke and after just a few strokes start to feel […]

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THE COOL POOL / 20 September 2016

Water leisure: the key to attracting family tourism

To capture a particular target group, it is important for tourist establishments to have a dedicated offering that sets them apart in the sector and satisfies the needs of increasingly discerning and segmented tourists. Water leisure can be a major draw for families, particularly young children, who play a decisive role when it comes to […]

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THE COOL POOL / 9 September 2016

What will the fountains of the future be like?

The fountains sector is constantly evolving and the construction of new and stunning installations around the world demonstrates the growth in some trends, including interactivity, clean lines and the intelligent combination of music and colour. All of these characteristics form true works of art, a world away from the fussy designs that were popular in […]

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THE COOL POOL / 26 July 2016

Bury a treasure in your garden

What if you could create an unlimited source of adventure, health and well-being for you and yours? Turn your garden into your family’s (and friends’!) favourite place this summer with an in-ground pool.

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THE COOL POOL / 23 May 2016

Fluidra Connect: your pool ready for use whenever you need it

Reading emails on your watch, paying for your shopping with a wristband, lamps that switch on by themselves when it starts to get dark… The emergence of the Internet of Things has made things that a few years ago would have seemed like something out of science fiction part of our everyday lives. Thanks to […]

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THE COOL POOL / 2 May 2016

What would a pool look like in my garden?

If you have a garden and you haven’t built a pool in it, you will probably have thought about it. As summer approaches, the truth is that there is nothing more appealing than relaxing and cooling down in the privacy of your home. Can you imagine what it would be like to take a dip […]

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THE COOL POOL / 27 April 2016

Pool start-up guide in 10 steps

With summer just around the corner, the time has come to start preparing pools for the new season. Fluidra’s professionals recommend exercising caution and to start this process in spring. You will therefore be able to use your pool as soon as the bathing season starts. Initially, this procedure may seem costly, but the company’s professionals […]

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THE COOL POOL / 5 April 2016

Robotic pool cleaners, the guarantee to perfect pools

There is a wide range of pool cleaners in the market that can help keep a pool spotless. Basically, this type of device can be divided into manual and automatic ones. Amongst the latter, it is worth highlighting electronic robots, state-of-the-art devices that are surprisingly efficient and sustainable, in addition to allowing users to enjoy their […]

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THE COOL POOL / 29 March 2016

Childproof pools

Kids have fun, socialise, do sport and develop their psychomotor skills in pools. However, if families with children want their pools to be a veritable haven of fun and wellbeing, it is advisable to take certain measures to make them safer, the water of a better quality and easier to access.

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THE COOL POOL / 8 March 2016

Three ways of heating residential pools

Making the most of your pool means being able to use it at times of the year when the weather would otherwise rule this out. Since ancient times, Scandinavians have learnt to live with the fact that bright sunshine is not necessary for going for a swim. Now it is also possible to use residential […]

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THE COOL POOL / 24 February 2016

Five reasons for having a pool

With the good weather just around the corner, many people are asking themselves if the time has come to make their dream come true of building a pool in their homes. Whether for fun, well-being or even for financial reasons… You will find five good reasons why this is the year for you to take the […]

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THE COOL POOL / 10 February 2016

Wooden pools: characteristics and advantages

Wooden pools are characterised by their durability and sustainability. Wood is an extremely hear-wearing material, which withstands temperature changes, gives pools a natural look and fits in extremely well with in natural surroundings.

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THE COOL POOL / 4 February 2016

Countercurrent swimming systems: making the most of your pool

A countercurrent swimming system will enable you to make more of your pool than ever before. Easy to install, these devices make it possible to have unlimited fun and swim for as long as you like in small pools. There are no more excuses for not exercising in the comfort of your home.

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THE COOL POOL / 25 January 2016

The Five New Trends in Pools for 2016

Today we are going to review the trends that will have an impact on the design of pools this year. We would like to present five accessories and applications that are essential for a must-have pool. Which would you choose?

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THE COOL POOL / 11 January 2016

Why Are Pool Filters So Important?

In addition to making it possible to swim in transparent, healthy water, the choice of a suitable filtration system is crucial for all of the devices required to maintain a pool to work properly.

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THE COOL POOL / 28 December 2015

How to Get Rid of Algae From Pools

All experts agree: to keep a pool in perfect condition, prevention is the best solution. There are currently various products in the market that can help prevent the appearance of algae in pools. When you choose which product you are going to use in your pool, it is very important to remember that you will […]

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THE COOL POOL / 21 December 2015

Tips for Pool Maintenance in Winter

Although you may not use your pool in the coldest months of the year, it is very important to carry out maintenance work on it. A few years ago, this task involved emptying the pool (a costly and not very environmentally friendly practice), but over time new methods have come about, such as winterising, a […]

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THE COOL POOL / 14 December 2015

Upgrade to a More Efficient Pool and Save Money

An efficient pumping system is crucial for keeping pools in top condition. Pumps are the pool’s main circulation mechanism and malfunction threatens the cleanliness and quality of water in the system. To perform this maintenance task with the greatest efficiency possible, Astralpool presents Viron variable speed pumps.

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THE COOL POOL / 18 November 2015

Starry Skies in the Bottom of the Pool

Have you ever dreamed of floating among the stars? Making your dream come true is now much closer than you imagine. IgniaLight has created Starry Sky, an innovative decorative lighting system that uses underwater fibre optic cables to create captivating constellations in the bottom of the pool.

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THE COOL POOL / 9 November 2015

Keep Your Pool Water Crystal Clear Without Any Effort

If you have a pool of up to 90 m3, enjoying clear, healthy water is now easier than ever. With the aim of delivering a level of filtration never seen before in the residential pool sector, AstralPool’s experts have come up with NanoFiber, an efficient, healthy filtration system.

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THE COOL POOL / 22 October 2015

Cleaner and Safer Pools Thanks to the New CTX Multipurpose Tablets

There is no greater pleasure for pool owners than being able to enjoy transparent, healthy water without spending a great deal of time on pool maintenance. With this goal in mind, the team of experts at CTX Professional have come up with a new system for disinfecting pool water: multipurpose tablets in water-soluble film.

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THE COOL POOL / 13 October 2015

Freepool, the Healthiest, All-In-One Water Treatment System for Public Pools

The pool at Club Natació Atlètic-Barceloneta (CNAB) staged the launch of FreePool, a new all-in-one water treatment and disinfection system for public pools that improves the health and well-being of swimmers. The system was developed by Fluidra and its benefits have been endorsed by Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

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THE COOL POOL / 26 September 2015

Compact Electricheat, the Most Efficient Way to Heat Your Pool

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up relaxing and unwinding in the pool. To help beat the colder weather AstralPool presents Compact ElectricHeat, the newest model in its range of electric heaters. With a more modern and efficient design, the collection of heaters designed by Fluidra Group brand AstralPool is […]

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THE COOL POOL / 11 August 2015

Use Your Mobile to Water Your Plants With Samcla SmartHome

A hose could never reach that far. The time and space constraints that watering poses have been loosened somewhat in recent years, but the remote systems that have emerged on the market have lacked complete autonomy, nor can they be controlled by the user at anytime, anywhere.

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THE COOL POOL / 19 June 2015

Keep Your Pool Clear with CTX-39 Pool Gel

Enjoying a crystal clear swimming pool is easier than ever before with the CTX-39 Pool Gel purifier. CTX, the leading brand for the care and treatment of pool water, has created this groundbreaking clarifying agent to help you keep your pool clean and glistening.

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THE COOL POOL / 12 May 2015

State-of-the-Art Pool Cleaners for Impeccable Pools

With its new range of automatic pool cleaners, AstralPool has once again made the most environmentally-friendly and advanced technology available to the general public. The brand’s innovative pool cleaners guarantee a thorough clean that uses less water in record time, thus giving people the opportunity to enjoy more time in the pool.

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THE COOL POOL / 20 April 2015

ModuloPool, the Ready-to-Enjoy Pool

Can you imagine a pool that can be installed in just one day? One that offers the durability of concrete, multiple design options and saves time and money? With these objectives in mind AstralPool developed ModuloPool, a module-based pool concept to suit the needs of every client.

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THE COOL POOL / 12 March 2015

CTX Carepods, the Single-Dose Pool Care Product

CTX, a leading specialist in pool water treatment and care, is celebrating the addition of a new revolutionary product to its catalogue. CTX Care Pods are single-dose tablets that help prevent three common problems in all pools: cloudy water, the formation of foam and the removal of phosphates. Moreover, it is a totally natural product, in line […]

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THE COOL POOL / 10 January 2015

More Efficient and Quieter Pools with Kivu

KIVU by AstralPool is one of the most versatile filter pumps on the market. Designed for a range of applications (pools, fish farms and water parks), KIVU is a plastic pump for large flows that offers maximum hydraulic efficiency with a low noise level.

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THE COOL POOL / 24 November 2014

The Internet of Things Reaches the Pool Sector

The Internet of Things is a concept that has been talked about for some time now. The idea of a network with millions of sensors and instruments that monitor how everyday objects work first came out in the 1990s, when forward-thinking people began to toy with the idea of smart domestic appliances, such as fridges […]

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THE COOL POOL / 6 October 2014

Mineralpools for Relaxing, Healthy Bathing

Our bodies can absorb up to 500 ml of water during an hour in the pool. It is therefore essential that pool water be clean and free of all substances that can harm the body. Fluidra set itself the goal of coming up with a practical solution to this problem. It has therefore created Mineralpools, […]

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THE COOL POOL / 15 September 2014

Swimming Pool Design: Innovation at the Service of People and the Environment

Pool design, just like the designs of cars and sunglasses, has evolved over the years. Infinite pools, organic shapes, architectural integration. When it comes to developing a project of these characteristics the designers’ work is becoming increasingly more exquisite. Along with aesthetic quality anyone who is thinking of installing a swimming pool next to their […]

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THE COOL POOL / 15 August 2014

Rattan Reaches Pools

Trends in exterior design draw on ecological and natural materials that blend in with the environment and nature. Current tastes in gardens and terraces are dominated by rattan, one of the most widely used materials outdoors, as it has the enormous advantage of being able to create intimate spaces in gardens.

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THE COOL POOL / 4 August 2014

AstralPool Mac, the Success Story of the 3.0 Pool

Astralpool Mac remains at top of the league table for pool control and maintenance. AstralPool’s smart pool won the Environmental Award at the 2014 SPLASH! trade show because of its energy efficiency and functionality. These awards are given annually to the most environmentally friendly products and designs in the pool sector. The prize-giving ceremony took place […]

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THE COOL POOL / 4 July 2014

Advanced Technology: Now in Pools?

Innovative pool maintenance accessories that aim to make living with a pool easier are increasingly available on the market. Pool owners know that water quality, temperature, cleanliness, level and the type of chemical products used must constantly be monitored. Like in other industries, implementing advanced technology in pools makes taking care of all these factors […]

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THE COOL POOL / 30 May 2014

Smart Irrigation Systems: Responsible Use of Water

Up with well watered green spaces! And with the responsible use of water, too! Valves, solenoid valves, sprinklers and sprays, electric regulators and programmers are some of the components that form part of the smart irrigation systems available in the market and that make possible the efficient control and management of any irrigation system. All […]

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THE COOL POOL / 28 May 2014

The Pool Expert on Your Mobile or Tablet

Judging by the amount of time we spend with smartphones and tablets they must be our best friends; we take them with us virtually everywhere we go. Now, thanks to technology and a new application developed by CTX, swimming-pool care and maintenance become as simple and accessible as answering the phone or checking your email.

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