Cleaning your pool may be cumbersome if you decide to take on the duty yourself. All pools are different from each other and so are the maintenance requirements. Nevertheless, they do have something in common — if cleaned regularly they will remain attractive. |
Below I explain some steps that professionals take to make your pool clean and hygienic. One of the fastest and easiest methods that keep your pool clean is skimming its surface by hand. It’s easier to remove floating debris because if you don’t, it will eventually sink and become harder to remove.
They use a long-handled net called a hand skimmer or leaf skimmer to remove things like leaves, bugs, etc. Skimming increases the efficiency of the pool’s circulation system and therefore it reduces the amount of chlorine you need to add into the pool. Another important aspect of pool cleaning is vacuuming. A pool must be vacuumed every week in order to keep the water clean.
Pool vacuums come in various shapes and sizes. They may use a manual design and work it back and forth all over the surface of the pool just like you would if vacuuming a carpet. They will also frequently check the filter and clean it if required.
The next step is brushing, and this too should be done at least once a week. If the walls and tile are brushed regularly then algae buildup and calcium deposits are reduced. This will eliminate algae turning into larger problems and a bigger clean up.
The toolkit required for brushing depends on the material of the pool walls. For example, if it is a plaster-lined concrete pool then a stiff brush is required but if they are vinyl or fiberglass walls then a softer brush is used. A soft brush must also be used for tiles to prevent scratching or cutting of grout.
There are many steps in the process of pool maintenance. For some it may be too tedious or time consuming, the best approach would be to hire a pool service professional to maintain your pool.
Pool maintenance is more than just making your pool appear clean. For example, you must know what type of chemicals to use as well as the limitations for each chemical, otherwise your pool may look clean but won’t be hygienic. In addition, a non-hygienic pool may threaten the health of your family. Call the pool service professionals today.
Farhan Musavi blogs on Major Journal .
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