Practical Pool Cleaning Tips for Pool Ownersby Pool Smith We Do All The Work. You Have All The Fun.
There is nothing more enjoyable than splashing around in your backyard pool on those lazy summer days, is there? However, if you want to enjoy your swim time year-round, you need to keep your pool well-maintained, which could be a lot of work.
The pool looks filthy when the leaves and debris find their way into the pool and settle on the surface of the water. All of this needs to be cleaned out frequently; the walls, flooring, and steps of the pool also need frequent scrubbing, or they will start to turn slippery and mossy.
This article will cover some of the basic tips you need to keep in mind for your pool cleaning sessions.
It is always the best choice to hire a professional pool cleaning service provider. But if you really want to take a DIY approach, you need to invest in some pool cleaning equipment, such as a skimming net, a pool vacuum cleaner, and an algae brush.
Once you have the supplies, you can start cleaning the pool as detailed below:
- Use the skimming net to remove leaves and other debris that is floating on the surface of the water. This should not take very long, provided you do not have too many trees overlooking the pool. Keep a large garbage can beside you and empty your skim net into it. Keep going until the water in your pool looks clean.
- The floor and walls of the pool need cleaning too. Algae build-up and start to spread over the bottom and sides of the pool, requiring you to give the entire pool a good scrubbing every so often. For a green pool clean up, first drain the pool entirely and then use a long-handled rough scrubbing brush; you get them made especially for swimming pools. Start at one end of the pool and work your way all down the side to the other end, then continue on around the bend and over to the other side. Once the walls are done, you can do the floor, working your way across it from side to side in a systematic manner. If your pool has tiles, you will have to get a separate tile cleaning brush.
- You need to vacuum your pool once a week to keep it really clean. There are automatic pool cleaning systems available on the market that will suck up debris and other dirt from the bottom of the pool. This will save you much effort and time in not having to manually clean it up. The automatic pool cleaning vacuums are a bit expensive, though.
- Swimming pools have strainers and filters to prevent the drains from becoming clogged. Debris and leaves do make their way down to the filters and strainers, which need to be cleaned periodically. Filters need replacing every so often, so you will have to check on them every time you clean your pool.
- You will also need to check on the water in your pool; for this purpose, you can buy a water testing kit to check how hard or soft the water is.
As you can see, cleaning the pool is a fair bit of work. If you want a clean and beautiful pool that you can enjoy with family and friends, and you do not want to do the legwork, it is best to engage a professional for a job.
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