Pool and Spa Maintenance Products

By: Kumeu Plumbing  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Water Management

Kumeu Plumbing carry a good range of Pool and Spa Products as well as a very comprehensive range of chemicals, including bulk; plus a selected range of equipment. If the item you need is not in stock then we will certainly source it for you.

Advice for your pool or spa is provided free of charge by our professional staff.

We also provide a free pool/spa water testing programme that gives you a print-out with step-by-step instructions on how to balance your pool or spa water.

Kumeu Plumbing retail staff hold Certificates of Proficiency in:

  • Basic Water Chemistry & Water Management Workshop
  • Advanced Pool & Spa Water Treatment Programme
  • State of the art computerised pool testing laboratory

Both conducted by Bio-Lab Australia Pty Ltd.

Pool Care

Cold Weather Protection

To Do Now

Clean filter. Filters trap a lot of debris, dirt greases, oils and scum over summer. Normal backwashing cannot rid the filter of all this particular matter. Filters should be chemically cleaned twice a year using Bioguard Filter Brite. Degreasing and descaling your filter with Filter Brite will bring your filter back to peak efficiency. It also helps to prolong the life of the filter cartridge, pads or sand.

To Do Once Per Month

Step 1: Chlorinate with Burnout Extreme. With pump and filter running add slowly into the skimmer box on the side of your pool. 1 bag for pools up to 50,000 litres and 2 bags for pools over 50,000 litres. Wait 15 minutes and continue to Step 2.

Step 2: Algecide, i.e.


. With pump and filter running pour recommended dosage evenly around pool edges. The pump should remain running for at least one hour after treatment.

Regular Off-Season Maintenance Tips

  • Run your filter for a maximum of 4-6 hours per day, preferably in 2-3 cycles during a 24-hour period. This ensures your pool water does not stagnate and helps distribute pool chemicals evenly throughout the pool.
  • Make sure that the return fittings on your pool are angled downward at a 45 degree angle. This assists the circulation of pool chemicals to every section of your pool, which helps prevent algae from forming.
  • Maintain a pH level of 7.4-7.6. This prevents potential staining, corrosion or scaling of equipment and surfaces.
  • Always maintain a residual chlorine level of 1.0-1.5. This helps control bacteria.

Off-Season Tips

Clean Exposed Pool Surfaces

Scum lines and bathtub rings that build up around the water line over summer are a haven for bacteria and algae. Remove them with Bioguard Off The Wall. This pool grade cleaner is a heavy-duty strength that not contain algae encouraging phosphates or surface damaging abrasives that many household cleaners do. Off The Wall offers many household uses as well.

Clean the Pool and Brush

The build up of debris such as leaves, dirt and insects in the pool can tax the chemical's efficiency. The debris should be removed from the pool and skimmer box on a regular basis by vacuuming and skimming the pool. Pool surfaces should also be brushed regularly to help agitate the water and create a hostile environment for the algae spores to survive in.

Have Your Pool Water Tested

To ensure that the pool water has the proper mineral balance it should be professionally tested at least once a month during the non-swimming season. Having correctly balanced water pool water also means that the pool chemicals being used are working to their maximum efficiency. Poorly balanced water also wastes chemicals and money as well as the risk of damaging the pool surface and equipment.

Spa Care

SpaCare: The Art of Relaxation

A spa or hot tub is an investment in your relaxation. A hot soak relaxes tired muscles, promotes circulation and helps relieve stress. Sound chemical maintenance will preserve your investment and enhance your enjoyment. The is designed to help you get the most enjoyment from your spa or hot tub without risking your health or damage to spa equipment. On the web-site they will use the term "spa" to refer to both spas and hot tubs. The SpaCare® Chemical Maintenance Programme fulfils the special needs of all spas and hot tubs.

SpaCare: Has What You Need For Great Spa Care

  • Keep your spa water protected from bacteria
  • Keep your spa water sparkling clear and comfortable
  • Enjoy your spa when you are ready

Always read product labels for detailed information on application and use. And of course, feel free to ask Kumeu Plumbing any questions.

Because we want you to have a perfect spa environment whenever you're ready to explore the fine art of relaxation.

Pool & Spa Care Products

Bioguard Chemical Range

Bioguard have the full range of chemicals for both pools and spas.


Austral Pool & Spa Products

Austral is a major supplier of equipment and ancillary lines to the Swimming Pool, Spa Pool and Spa Bath industries.

Their comprehensive range of products sourced from many specialised manufacturers worldwide has established


as one of the major equipment suppliers servicing our industry in the Australasian region, and this extensive range is available through Kumeu Plumbing.

We realise that you want to enjoy season after season of trouble-free pool or spa pleasure, which means the behind-the-scenes equipment has to be right.



e, expect nothing but clever design and quality construction that delivers a lifetime of hassle-free, easy maintenance.



, we make everything but the pool. From filters, pumps, chlorinators, to skimmer boxes and fittings, heaters, options and accessories.

If you're in need of any pool equipment, ask your local


dealer: Kumeu Plumbing.

LeisureTime Spa & Pool Covers

LeisureTime is the leading manufacturer and distributor of Spa and Pool covers in New Zealand. If you own a spa or heated pool, a cover will dramatically reduce heat loss, not to mention keeping leaves and other debris out of your pool.

They can provide virtually any type of cover, for any type of pool. In addition to Spa and Pool covers, they have a wide range of pool maintenance accessories including domestic and commercial pool cleaners.

They are the distributor of the popular


Automatic pool cleaner as well as the


Commercial model. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Leisure Time can offer you professional advice in all areas of pool covering and maintenance. This wide range of products are available through Kumeu Plumbing.

Hot Water Heat Pumps

Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd , the largest manufacture of swimming pool heat pumps in New Zealand for over 25 years.

Heat pumps are the most energy efficient and reliable form of water heating and chilling. This site will cover "in's and out's" of selecting a heat pump and how a "Performance Plus" Heat Pump will save you money.

Heat pump application does not stop at swimming pools. They are used for many different purposes such as underfloor or in-floor heating, hot water heating for the home or commercial, horticulture and aquaculture where temperature control can be crucial. They also specialise in heat recovery and indoor pool ventilation.

See Kumeu Plumbing with any

Hot Water Heat Pump


Paramount Pools or Pool-Quip

Paramount Pools , a division of PoolQuip Ltd (bought in 1993 from Para Rubber Co.), has been developed into a company that provides swimming pools, spas, chemicals and accessories that meet today's regulations in the electrical and building codes.



Pool has been sold in New Zealand since 1967 and has been further developed into both an above ground model, and an in ground model, providing enhancement to property and enabling families to swim in their own back-yard.

All pools and equipment sold by


Pools carry a warranty and guarantee.

Thier mission statement is: "We sell goods that don't come back to people who do."


offers a full service backup and experienced staff to look after our valued customers.

Talk to Kumeu Plumbing regarging any


Pool or



Spa Quip

Suppliers of a whole host of Spa equpment including Cartridge and Skim Filters, Jets & Fittings, Pumps, Blowers & Lights, Control units, and complete In-gound Spa Packs.

Feel free to contact Kumeu Plumbing for our full range of products.

Keywords: Water Management

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