How To Clean Your Pool

A lot of people get to clean their pools, but very few do it the right way. Nobody enjoys cleaning the pool as much as they enjoy taking a swim in it. Cleaning a pool takes more than removing floating materials from it; it entails way more than that.

If you don’t make cleaning your pool as part of your priority, there will come a day when swimming won’t be possible due to the state of the pool and water. It is of utmost significance to keep your pool clean and safe at all times.

They are various ways to clean your pool, viz.:

SKIMMING AND BRUSHING

MAKE A CHECK FOR THE SUPPLIES.

Before commencing on the skimming and brushing period, make sure your supplies are available.

  • It is of grave importance to clean your pool. A lot of pool cleaning devices has an attaching mechanism. It is highly advisable that you routinely wipe off the pole while using it, to ensure it is free of any contaminants.Another vital pool cleaning tool, which is a must have, is the skimmer net or leaf skimmer. It is used with the telescopic pole. This net is attached to the telescopic pole. This net is easily used in the removal of mostly leaves and other debris that float on the water surface. It should be noted that skimmers should be cleaned routinely.
  • Ensure that you own a pool brush. This equipment is employed in the cleaning of the steps, sides, and ladders of your pool. These brushes can easily get blocked with either dust or debris, so, it is essential to form the habit of rinsing the pool brush immediately after use.

MAKE USE OF A LEAF SKIMMER TO SKIM THE SURFACE OF YOUR POOL

Skimming the surface of the pool with a skimmer is essential. It is highly recommended that the pool should be skimmed daily to prevent contamination.

Skimming is one of the most straightforward pool maintenance practices. It entails attaching the skimmer to the pole before the skimming take place. Once you have an outdoor pool, you must be ready to remove leaves or debris. To do this, the skimmer is extended to the water surface to remove any foreign material around.

MAKE IT A DUTY OF ALWAYS WASHING THE POOL LADDER AND SIDE OF THE POOL

After the pool is being cleared of all its debris, it is recommended you use a brush to scrub the side of the pool and ladder. Brushing both the ladder and the side of the pool is essential to prevent the buildup of dirt. In cleaning this part of the pool, the brush is firmly attached to the telescopic pole and scrubbed with a measured amount of force.

VACUUMING

  • Choose a pool vacuum

A vacuum is used to handle the process of cleaning the floor section of the swimming pool. There are various types of pool vacuum; depending on personal needs and most importantly, the type of pool.

The automatic cleaners are mostly of three different types. It is not advisable to go for the suction side cleaners as they can suck up things and materials that can cause considerable damage to your pool infiltration system. Pressure side cleaners operate mainly by removing debris from water already filtered and then putting it in a removable bag.

The robotic pool is clearly the most preferred and highly effective automatic cleaner.

The only demerit ascribed to it is its cost.

  • Fix up the vacuum

Choose a vacuum that is built for the task you want to handle.  A lot of pool vacuums come with a set of instruction for users.

  • Pool vacuuming is similar to carpet vacuuming.

Vacuuming a pool is done almost the same way as vacuuming a carpet. In both cases, the vacuum is always moved across the bottom, in the case of pool vacuuming, the bottom of the pool. This is done mostly in areas that seem dirtier than others. These new age automatic cleaners do not have the requirement of the user doing anything but just pressing the command button.

  • Form the habit of vacuuming at least once a week

It is most likely that the bottom of the pool can be the breeding ground for a host of bacteria and debris. In order for your pool to be safe and clean, vacuum at least once a week to avoid such an unhealthy build up.

CHEMICALS

  • The pH level of water

In a pool, chemicals are being added to help maintain the level of cleanliness. Constant use of a pool and even the weather condition can go a long way in affecting the pH of your pool water.

  • Regularly check the pH of the water using a pH tester

The pH of the pool should be between 7.2 and 7.6. In cases where the pH exceeds this range, it is highly advisable to make use of either a pH reducer or pH increaser.

  • Regularly check your pool’s filter

This area should always be free of debris and any other sort of clogging materials. This is done to avoid a situation whereby the filter gets blocked or clogged.

  • Chlorine tablets

Sanitizing chlorine tablets play the role of killing bacteria found in the pool. These sanitizing tablets are also to be added to the automatic feeder, floater, and skimmer.

  • Pool Shock:

This is a pool cleaner that mainly targets bacteria released by mostly human by products (sweat, hair, and urine). Furthermore, if you have any worries about bacterial contamination, the pool shock should be considered. Check out the Pool Support website on pool chemicals for more details.

HOW DO I CLEAN MY POOL THAT IS VERY DIRTY

  • Make use of leaf net to get rid of the debris

In cases where there is too much dirt or the water in your pool is green, it will take a lot of work to make it clean. Using skimmers at this point to get rid of the debris will only make the situation worse. It is advisable that you make use of a leaf net.

  • Try to adjust the chemicals being added.

Some chemicals aid in the growth of bacteria, so it is highly advisable that you adjust the chemical level until the water is spotless and safe. Testing the pH level of the water and running an adjustment is also an ideal way of adjusting the chemical concentration of the pool water. Making use of gallons of pool shock is also recommended.