We have discussed about pool construction, pool heating, solar/ electric powered pool pumps for the last four months and now we would like to proceed to discuss on the equipment you need to maintain your pool after a busy day of swimming activity.

Below let’s look at some critical pool care items that you need to have them at your pool maintenance store and train your attendant on how to use them regularly.

Automatic pool cleaners/Barracuda – offer the benefit of moving around the pool floor while vacuuming.

Floor Brushes -The floor brush is made of superior nylon bristles and is specially shaped for awkward corners.

Wall brushes-are for removal of persistent algae and are available with either nylon or stainless steel bristles.

Manual vacuums that connects to the pool vacuum outlet with a vacuum hose for effective removal of dust and debris.

Options include a leaf net which is effective for removal of leaves and debris from the water surface and a leaf rake which is specially shaped for scooping debris from the pool floor.

A standard three test kit for the measurement of pH, residual chlorine level and acid demand.

Floating or suspended thermometers for reading pool water temperature in Centigrade or Fahrenheit. Thermometer with floating ring for in-depth reading i.e. 30cm below water level

Aluminum handles with standard fixings for all brushes, nets and vacuums. Options are either a single length of 5m or a telescopic design expandable from 2.4m to 4.8m

Standard 38mm floating vacuum hose available in standard lengths of 15m,12m and modular 0.9m sections that connect to make hose lengths of choice. The modular hose also has the advantage of being able to replace damaged sections.

Life ring- You need it for enhanced pool safety

Davis & Shirtliff offers very high quality pool care items sourced from International pool items manufacturers all available at our Headoffice Nairobi main store and all East Africa outlets.

Simple water disinfection system

Buccaneer is a simple, versatile and effective gravity feed disinfection system that uses compacted calcium hyperchlorite chlorine cartridges for dosing free chlorine into a water flow. The cartridges are suspended in the mixing unit that is fed either directly or from a bye-pass off the main flow and chlorine dosage is effected as the cartridges dissolve. Dosage rate is set by controlling either the flow through the mixing unit or by varying the number of cartridges and cartridges lift in their seats to indicate when used. Typical applications include sewage and waste water effluent, factory wash down, agricultural disinfection, food storage and potable supply.

Outflow from the mixing unit is via an overflow pipe either directly by gravity into a bulk storage tank or optionally the mixing unit can be mounted on a balance tank from which treated water can then be drawn by a pump. In this arrangement it is necessary to fit a float valve operated hydraulic valve, which stops system flow when the outflow ceases.

Buccaneer is the ideal solution for reliable and consistent unmetered chlorine dosage without the need for external power or skilled operators where assured water disinfection is required


Dosatron proportional chemical feeders are a unique solution for accurate in-line injection of a wide range of chemicals for various water treatment, agricultural and industrial applications. Installed directly on the water supply line, the Dosatron operates using energy in the water flow as its power source. This activates a reciprocating piston, which in turn pumps concentrate chemical into the water stream. As each piston stroke is determined by a given volume of water, chemical dosage is directly proportional to flow regardless of line pressure variations.

Particular benefits are:-

· Fully automatic operation with dosage directly proportional to flow.

· Simple to install and no external power source required.

· Highly accurate and consistent dosage externally adjustable as required (except D15).

· Accommodates large dosage ranges and operating pressures.

Built principally from high quality engineering plastics and incorporating simple mechanical components, Dosatron feeders are designed for long-term reliability and durability. Now extensively proven the world over, Dosatron is established as the preferred option whenever consistent and accurate chemical dosage is an essential requirement for any production or environmental control process.


LORENTZ PS Swimming Pool Pumps are high quality products designed for use in residential and commercial swimming pools and spas. In most pool applications all of the filtration needs can be met directly from solar panels meaning no electricity costs and significant benefits to the environment.

The LORENTZ pump uses a DC brushless motor for high efficiency and reliability; it is connected to a solar generator via a controller. The controller monitors the system, controls the pump speed and optimizes the amount of water pumped based on the power available.


· Zero energy costs provide a very fast return on investment

· Longer life expectancy than standard AC motors

· Quiet and efficient

· Proven in service record

· Speed controllable to match the pool size exactly

· Smart modular design for simple and cost effective servicing and repair

· Fast and simple installation, direct replacement for an existing pool pump


· Engineered in Germany

· ECDRIVE DC brushless motors, designed for solar with over 90% efficiency

· High quality non corrodible materials used throughout

· Solar direct connect with AC connection options

· MPPT technology to maximise power use from PV modules

· Optional data logger