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It’s been splash and fun with your pool until you notice one fine day that the water’s cloudy and grimy. Fun time’s over because your pool needs some cleaning!
Like any part of your home, you should know how to maintain the cleanliness of your pool. The last thing you would want is a dirty pool that’s polluted and bacteria-infested.
Tools And Equipment For Pool Cleaning
A net attached to a pole that scoops debris like fallen leaves, sticks, and bugs on the surface and bottom of the water.
A certain type of brush, normally with hard bristles, used for brushing pool surfaces like the sides, ladders, and steps.
A mechanical tool, either manual or automatic, that efficiently removes tiny particles of dirt and other contaminants present in your pool.
An extendable pole allows you to reach the depths of your pool without having to reach, bend, or walk around. Usually comes with the option for interchangeable heads for your pool skimmer, manual vacuum, or pool brush.
Small test strips allow you to test the quality of your pool water.
A chemical added to the pool water that brings the sanitizer level up to its required level to kill bacteria and prevent algae from growing.
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Measures how acidic or basic the water is. Pool water should be within the neutral level of 7.4 and 7.6
What you will use in this step is a net skimmer attached to a telescoping pole to scoop out any obvious debris found on the surface or bottom of your pool. If there are many surrounding plants and trees in your pool area, skimming should be done daily.
Removing debris out from your pool water is one way you can prevent the accumulation of organic contaminants and microbes. More debris is likely to fall into the water on a windy day or after a rainstorm so you’ll have to do more skimming.
Most often, a regular skimmer is not practical to use in this case. Meanwhile, a leaf net should get the job done. It scoops and holds more debris so you won’t tire yourself from pausing every few seconds just to empty the skimmer.
Now that all of the larger debris is out of the water, it’s time to deal with the less obvious ones. And what you will need is a pool brush. Brush the surfaces of the pool, making sure you go over the sides, steps, and ladders as well. Put in some force to successfully remove the grime.
Whenever you have free time, you should consider brushing as your new pastime to save you from heavy pool maintenance in the long run. You can prevent algae build-up by spending 10 to 15 minutes brushing your pool.
When algae stick to your pool’s surface, they develop a protective coating. This is the reason why algae are not affected by chlorine and other pool chemicals.
Brushing regularly breaks down this surface and lets the chemicals destroy the algae and other harmful contaminants. You could also opt to use a good algaecide when brushing your pool to make sure it’s algae-free.
Now, this is the part where you clear out all the dirt and grime you’ve removed from brushing. For this, you’ll need a vacuum attached to a telescoping pole. A vacuum is very efficient in cleaning your pool as it sucks tiny particles of dirt and debris.
Make sure that you attach your vacuum to your pool’s filtration system and go over the floor and sides of your pool. Stay longer on areas that seem to be dirtier or where dirt has been accumulated. Vacuum at least once a week to make sure your pool is free of bacteria and water pollutants.
Your pool water is a mixture of chemicals that help keep the water clean and safe for you to swim. However, due to external factors like the weather, the levels of these chemicals change and are reduced in most cases.
Before adding amounts of chemicals to have the levels up to where they should be, you first need to test the quality of your pool water. Doing so enables you to tell how much you should add. What you will need for this part are water test strips.
Measures the ability of the water to resist changes in pH. This should be within 100 – 150 parts per million (ppm).
Sanitizers kill the bacteria and other microorganisms and the levels depend on what you are using.
Among all the pool chemicals, a pool shock is probably the most important one to have. Whenever you see that your pool is cloudy, shock it right away.
Pool shock means abruptly raising the “free chlorine” level in your pool water to a point where contaminants such as chloramines, algae, and bacteria are destroyed.
If you want a more effective solution, consider using calcium hypochlorite or Cal Hypo shock. Shocking should be done at night time to prevent UV degradation of your chlorine. After shocking, your pool should be off-limits for 24 hours.
How To Clean Your Pool Effectively
Your pool cleaning routine consists of four easy steps. But before you even drop a single sweat, you should have the handy tools and needed supplies in your arsenal.