Safety around my pool

Safety around my pool

  STANDARDS AND OBLIGATIONS TO SECURE YOUR POOLYou are or will be the owner of a private pool soon and you have questions about the safety standards to be respected? We explain it all to you. Each country adopts its own regulations and you have the obligation to...

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cleaning my pool properly

cleaning my pool properly

Why clean your pool regularly?A regular cleaning of your pool helps to keep the water clean and healthy and to preserve your equipment in the long term. By adopting a weekly cleaning routine, you will no longer be reacting to water changes  (algae , cloudy water), but...

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Balancing your spa water

Balancing your spa water

Balanced water is based on 3 parameters: pH, alkalinity (TAC) and hardness (TH). It guarantees the optimal efficiency of the chemical products, the preservation of the equipments and a perfect water quality.  Water balance depends on the use of your spa Depending...

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Water hardness

Water hardness

Hard water is water too rich in calcium.     Too much calcium and magnesium (or T.H.) in the water is a danger for the equipment of the pools and spas. Inversely, water that is too soft leads to corrosion of metals and walls. Here are our tips to effectively...

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All about alkalinity

All about alkalinity

  Alkalinity of water     The alkalinity level, also known as TAC, is an essential element in the balance of the water along with the pH and TH (water hardness). It should be between 100 and 200 mg/l depending on the treatment used in your pool or spa....

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Extending your Wi-Fi into your garden

Extending your Wi-Fi into your garden

    Optimize your Wi-Fi connection  Your ICO connects to your home router and sends hourly water analysis data via the ICO cloud, to provide you timely recommendations on how to maintain best water quality on your app. However, it is possible that the signal...

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How to clean my spa

How to clean my spa

 Our tips for cleaning your spa   To fully enjoy the benefits of your spa, it is necessary to maintain a healthy and balanced water but also to clean your spa regularly. Here are all our practical tips to do at home.Taking care of your spa has never been easier...

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Preserve the spa from freezing

Preserve the spa from freezing

Protecting your hot tub from freezing is a topic that comes up every year for all outdoor spa owners. Here are some practical tips to help protect your equipment for the long term.Freezing temperatures can seriously damage your spa and equipment. Fortunately, there...

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All about TDS

All about TDS

What is TDS? What is it used for?   Our chemistry expert explains in video all you need to know to treat your pool or spa water.     What is TDS? TDS stands for "total dissolved solids" in water. It is composed of minerals and trace elements (iron,...

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All about pH

All about pH

  Our chemistry expert explains everything you need to know about the pH of your pool or spa in video.       What is the need to measure the pH? The pH or hydrogen potential is a determining indicator of water quality that allows us to control the acidity of the...

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all about chlorine

all about chlorine

  Which chlorine to disinfect your water?   Our chemistry expert explains everything you need to know about treating your pool or spa water.     There are 3 different chlorines: active chlorine, free chlorine and total chlorine. The water in your pool...

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Don’t confuse TDS, TAC and TH

Don’t confuse TDS, TAC and TH

TH and pH are part of the three factors that determine the equilibrium of your water with TAC. They allow you to keep a clear water throughout the season. To enlighten you and help you to differentiate them, find all the information to remember in this article.   TDS...

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Algae and my pool

Algae and my pool

    The appearance of algae in your pool is the problem that all pool-owners want to avoid. Your face turns green with the algae and you don't know the best way to quickly restore your water quality and rid yourself of the algae. Don't worry, every problem...

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Building an above ground pool

Building an above ground pool

Spring is here, which means that summer is just around the corner and maybe for you, it could mean the construction of your above-ground pool. The most important part when it comes to placing an outdoor pool is the terrain on which it will be placed.  Effectively, you...

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Protecting your own and your children’s skin

Protecting your own and your children’s skin

The summer season is just around the corner, which means the return of our articles on protection of swimmers and the environment around your pool. To start this new season, what better than a little reminder on exposing your body to chlorine and UV rays.THE EFFECTS...

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Building your pool

Building your pool

Building your pool should not be a puzzle ! It is a project for your house which should be planned, thought through, and respected to avoid any nasty surprises during and after its construction. In short, different criteria should be taken into account to ensure the...

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DID YOU KNOW ?

  Chlorine levels can be altered by the pH and therefore the pH must be kept at the correct level for the chlorine to work. Chlorine is 100% effective with a pH of 5.5 (but the water is too acidic to swim in!) With a pH between 7.2 and 7.4 the chlorine is 60%...

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Treating your pool with bromine

Treating your pool with bromine

There are different ways in which to treat your swimming pool, the main ones being chlorine, bromine, and salt (which produces chlorine). After having spoken about chlorine in our previous article, here is another form of treatment, bromine. But what is it? What are...

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Animals and my swimming pool ?

Animals and my swimming pool ?

Your pets love water but do you hesitate before letting them swim with you? Do you wonder whether if there are consequences for the quality of your water or effects of chemical products on your pet? Don't worry, here are the answers to all of your questions. First of...

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What is the purpose of flocculant?

What is the purpose of flocculant?

Flocculants improve filtration, leading to an improved cleaning and disinfection of the water. This treatment method is recommended when the filtration system struggles to remove all the floating particles (murky/troubled water). The chemical process which follows is...

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The world’s most extraordinary pools

The world’s most extraordinary pools

Who has dreamed of having the most beautiful and original pool? After a first article revealing all the possible fantasies you can have about your pool, this week discover the most extraordinary pools in the world. Spread across all the continents, these pools are...

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UV index

UV index

Natural ultraviolet (UV) rays are emitted by the sun and are measured with an index relative to their strength. What is a UV ray ? A UV ray comes from the sun but its impact on organic molecules is very important and this impact that affects all areas of life. The...

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Swimming pools, are they good for babies?

Swimming pools, are they good for babies?

Swimming is one of the gentlest and most relaxing activities. Today, we have decided to write an article about the benefits of swimming on the body and in particular during a very precious moment in life: pregnancy.   We'd like to point out that at Ondilo we are not...

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Are you bold enough to color your pool ?

Are you bold enough to color your pool ?

We all know about the magnificent clear blue pools that we see in the films. But what if your pool had some character? It's not just blue pools that exist, it is also possible to add a bit of fantasy during their construction to make your pool truly original....

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Treating your pool with chlorine

Treating your pool with chlorine

For a peaceful summer, the correct treatment of your pool is essential. There are several types of treatment such as chlorine, bromine, or active oxygen but today we will talk about chlorine. Chlorine is the product that is used the most to keep swimming pool water...

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The update for the ICO application

The update for the ICO application

Here at Ondilo, we are always thinking about how to improve our ICO and its application to offer the best possible experience to our clients. Over the last couple of months we have received a number of comments and suggestions for our application . The users wanted to...

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Connected objects are in vogue

Connected objects are in vogue

Connected objects are always being developed and take on more and more of a role in our everyday life. A connected object is an object which is not normally designed to connect directly to the internet but which interacts with other objects or the human being, Machine...

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