Ondilo – Your SMART Pool Partner!

If you are looking for the latest gadget to help you monitor and manage your pool health – you need look no further!

Ondilo is the award-winning, SMART Solution that you simply place in your pool. It takes the pain out of testing, by analysing your pool water quality 24/7 with precision, formulating recommendations and delivering them on demand via your smartphone!

You simply place the compact, floating Ondilo device in a skimmer or let it float around the pool freely – whatever suits.  The water quality is checked via the Ondilo App. You simply add the recommended levels of chlorine and water treatment when prompted – it works 24/7!

And if you don’t have time to top up your pool yourself?  BTU’s pool experts can monitor it for you and top up as required.  Ondilo can tell us what your pool needs – so all you have to do is relax and enjoy!

Ondilo – your SMART Pool Partner!

Watch the Ondilo video to Learn more.

For further information or to enquire about Ondilo and BTU’s Pool Management Service call: 01483 727444.



Top 5 Hot Weather Pool Tips

This year’s heatwave is going nowhere! With temperatures soaring towards 30degrees, if you’ve got a pool, you’ll need to know what to do to keep it in tip top condition and ready for those cooling dips you and the family need!

BTU Pools are one of Surrey and the South East’s longest established pool build and maintenance companies and Service Manager Wayne Coleman has a few useful tips to help you keep your pool in pristine condition.

TIP 1 – Circulation:

Keep your water circulating! Depending on the type and size of your pool you may need to run your pump for 8-12 hours each day. This will help keep the water clear and looking fresh.

TIP 2 – Filtration

You need to keep your skimmer baskets, pump baskets and the filter clean and clear of debris. You also need to make sure that the filter is working properly and backwashed.

TIP 3 – Brushing

This may seem obvious, but you down’t want bacteria or algae forming on the walls or floor of your pool.  So, make sure you brush the pool regularly (once a week is good). Take extra care in the areas of your pool where there is low water circulation – such as steps, benches, corners etc..).

Tip 4 – Water Chemistry

Pool water should be tested at least once a week – or more when the weather is particularly hot or when many people are using it (remember, suncreams and moisturisers also affect the water chemistry). Testing and treating the water accordingly will help keep the water free from bacteria and algae. Leaving your pool to be checked fortnightly or monthly poses a risk to the quality of the water at this time of the year. It is worth noting that preventative algaecide is helpful during hot weather periods.

Our recommended levels:

  • Test at least weekly during this hot weather
    • chlorine – 2.0 to 4.0ppm
    • pH – 7.2 to 7.6
    • cyanuric acid – 30 to 50ppm
    • salt level in a salt pool –2700 to 3500 ppm
  • Test monthly or as needed
  • Total alkalinity – 80ppm-150ppm
  • Calcium hardness – 200 to 400 ppm

TIP 5 – Most Important Tip of All

Simply keeping your pH level at the optimum level of 7.2-7.4 – this will make sure the chlorine you are using is at its most effective.

If you are unsure or you are struggling with managing your pool in this hot weather, you can bring a bottle (500ml) of water into our PoolShop at Wyevale Garden Centre, Woking and we would be delighted to undertake a water analysis for you and recommend the correct treatment. Alternatively, we can help you keep your pool clean and ready for use this summer – give us a call on 01483 727444 for a weekly pool maintenance estimate.



The Pool Party starts here!

Get your very own pool party off to a fantastic start this summer!  Make sure you’ve got the coolest pool in town! All you need is a pool – check! Cool water – check! Sunshine – check! Some fantastic floats and games to keep everyone in the mood and all the friends and family that you can squeeze in!

You can pick everything you need from our fabulous new Pool Shop at Weyside Road Guildford – we are open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday and from 8am till 2pm on Saturdays during the summer. There you will find an amazing array of accessories, equipment and chemicals to suit any pool size or type.    And if you don’t have a pool?  No need to worry.  Inflatable above-ground pools start at a pocket-friendly £54.20 and can be installed and filled in no more than 3-4 hours. Some of the inflatable toys we stock can even be packed and brought on hols with you – check out everything from Sprinkle Doughnuts, Chocolate Doughnuts, Popsicles, ‘Lil Gators, to inflatable volleyball or diving games and inflatable and framed above ground pools that can be assembled quickly and easily.

If you have a pool already – pop in and pick up some chemicals and pool maintenance products so you can be certain your pool is hygienic and clean (don’t forget to scoop out any debris, or buy a cover to ensure it keeps as fresh and clean as possible).

You can buy via the Facebook Store or website, or pop into the PoolShop at Weyside Road Guildford, for an even larger choice and great advice. Alternatively you can Ring and Reserve what you need and pick it up when it suits.  Tel: 01483 727444.


Get Directions to BTU Pools here:

BTU Pools, 38 Weyside Road, Guildford GU1 1JB.

Retail Pool Shop:

Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm (all year)
Saturday 8:00am – 2:00pm (April to August)

Tel: 01483 727444