Cleaning and Maintaining Your Pool

It is important that your swimming pool be cleaned and maintained at all times so that you can get the best from its usage. A properly maintained pool can save you from stress, sickness, and huge financial costs in the long run. Therefore, you should learn and understand how to clean a swimming pool always.

The good thing is that the process is really not that difficult and you can apply them without having to employ professionals do it for you. The following are the easy steps you really should apply to clean your swimming pool.

First off, it is important you gather all the needed tools and equipment for the cleaning. From a swimming pool store you can buy the cleaning and maintenance supplies and equipment. Something else to consider is a supply of water to refill your pool. Rainwater tanks make a great addition.

Examples of these supplies may include automatic cleaning system, manual cleaning system like telescopic pole, broom, leaf net, pool brush, and vacuum head assembly. You also need to get cleaning chemical and pool test kit for the job.

The type of supplies provided will readily depend on your experience, the type of pool you have, and the level of contamination of the pool.

When all your cleaning kits or tools are in place, it then becomes necessary to get on and begin the cleaning. This can be done daily, weekly, or after a heavy storm.

  • You should skim the surface of the water with a leaf net and telescopic pole to remove floating debris. The leaf net can be sunk underneath the water to collect debris underneath the water.
  • You should get rid of the debris collected through skimming and filtering processes. More so, it is important to take proactive measure to ensure that debris around the pool areas are swept off and prevented from flying or falling into the pool water.
  • Attach the telescopic pole to manual brush and scrub the floor and walls of the pool. This is should be done at least once in a week. Manual brushing and vacuuming could be more effective than automatic cleaning system because they can easily clean some of the crevices and impossible places that the automatic cleaner will miss.
  • Test the water to ensure that the pH level is normal. You should also test the calcium hardness and the total alkalinity.

Sometimes you may have algae growing in the pool. In extreme cases, the only way to really get rid of it is to drain your pool completely of water and give it a good acid wash (only recommended for concrete). To refill your pool can cost thousands of dollars, but water tanks could reduce your cost dramatically.

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