The Ultimate Pool Cleaning Guide that You Need to Print Out

Sometimes, one wonders on how to do certain chores the easier way. When it comes to your pool, all you have to do is follow the tips below.

Make Sure you Have All your Pool Cleaning Supplies and Equipment

Did the neighbor recently borrow one of your pool equipment? Make sure to get it before you start cleaning your pool.

Be ready with the following:

  • Telescopic pole
  • Skimmer net
  • Pool brush
  • Pool vacuum
  • pH tester
  • Chemicals

Skim your Pool’s Surface

Get your leaf skimmer and get rid of all debris that you can see floating in your pool. This is one of the easiest tasks that you can do to keep pool water clean. This should be done as frequent as possible.

Do some Brushing

Brush the stairs of your pool and do that to the sides too. You will likely see some grime there. If you can’t get rid of the grime, put a bit of force while brushing it. It will come off pretty easily unless you are dealing with stubborn stains. If your pool is suffering from stains that can’t be removed by brushing, get your pool water tests done to determine what is causing the stain. Brushing should be done once a week.

Vacuum your Pool

Get your vacuum and start vacuuming your pool. If you have a robotic cleaner, it will be able to do the job a lot faster because it can drive around on the pool’s floor to collect debris. Before using your vacuum, make sure to take a look at the manufacturer’s instructions first.  If you haven’t bought a vacuum yet, take a look at our pool vacuum cleaners here.  Vacuuming should be done once a week.

Test your Pool Water

How often should you test pool water? This is one of the most important questions that pool owners ask. Keeping pool water healthy can take a lot of work but if you do regular testing, maintaining healthy pool water is fairly easy. Our experts note that the frequency for testing depends on pool usage and current weather conditions. While this is so, we have outlined a guide on how often you should test pool water.

  • Get your pH tester and dip it into the pool. The results should be between 7.2 and 7.6. If it is lower than 7.2, get a pH increaser. Use a pH reducer if it is higher than 7.6. You need to check your pool’s pH level 2 to 3 times a week.
  • Chlorine, a chemical that helps disinfect pool water, should be checked twice or three times a week.
  • Copper, iron, and the like can stain pool water if left unchecked. You should do a metal test every 4 months to ensure that metals do not accumulate in your pool.
  • Your pool contains a lot of chemicals and they are bound to have chemical reactions. They can also interact with pollen, dust, and other foreign agents in your pool. You should check for total dissolved solids once a month to ensure that your chemicals work they way they should.
  • Testing for calcium hardness should be done once a month especially if a new batch of chemicals have just been added into your pool.
  • Your pool’s total alkalinity level should be tested every week because its stability can affect the water’s pH.

Check the Filter

Your filter needs to be cleaned too. It should not have any debris or any type of build up in it.

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