Tips for keeping your pool clean
Tucson, AZ- As opposed to most public opinion, keeping your pool sparkling clean is not very cumbersome.The secret to pristine pool health is regular and routine care. There are several tips for keeping your pool clean and these include;
This is the easiest and simplest way of keeping your pool clean and it should be done every few days.It is always easier to remove floating debris than to wait for them to sink because it becomes very hard to remove.When removing these floating debris, one uses a hand skimmer or a leaf skimmer.
Vacuuming the pool in order to brush walls and tiles
This should be done every week in order to minimize algae and calcium deposits that might have accumulated at the base of the pool.The cleaning tools for the pool after vacuuming it entirely depends on the type of material that has been used to make the floor or the base of the pool.That is if the floor is tiled soft brushes are used and if the floor is plaster lined or is concrete, stiff brushes are used.
Cleaning pool filter
It is very essential to clean pool filters as they determine the clarity of the pool water.In other words the pool filters need to be cleaned regardless of the regular maintenance cycle.There are various types of filters that is cartridge, sand filters diatomaceous earth and cleaning depends on the type of filter.However the cleaning procedure should be properly regulated as cleaning more than recommended can hinder filtration process due to interference with the normal functioning of the filters.
Super-chlorination of water
With time organic contaminant accumulate in the pool and when massive amounts of these react with chlorine they form chlorinates which interfere with the normal pool cleanliness.These chlorinates are the source of the potent purge smell in some pools.To counter this reaction and consequently reduce the smell it is advisable that one super-chlorinates their pool once in a while.
Routinely servicing the heater professionally
For pools that have heated water it is very advisable to get a professional to service and clean the heaters once in a while and hence avoid contamination.This is because for gas heaters, calcium scales tend to build up and hence restrict normal flow of water and also prevent adequate heating.This should be done from, time to time though not as frequent as other cleaning procedures.
Cleaning of strainer baskets
For the ones attached to side or above ground pools, it is simply done by removing them and shaking while spraying the inside with a hose pipe to help dislodge stubborn objects.This can also be done for those in pool decks of in-ground pools.