How to Clean Your Swimming Pool in Five Simple Steps

Some things are meant to be green – bright, vivid shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day, your lawn, and sparkling emeralds. These are all prime examples of things that look best in this hue. But do you know what really should not be green? If you guessed your pool water, then you’d be correct! The fact is, the best pools are clean pools. After all, nobody wants to swim in a gross swimming pool. Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually not that hard to help keep the water fresh and safe to swim in during the warmer months.

These five steps can have your pool ready for you next time you want to go for a dip.

Remove All Visible Debris

Reach for your leaf skimmer to scoop out all floating debris that may be clogging up your swimming pool. Not only can it help remove floating leaves and dirt, but it can also thoroughly remove any insects that may have fallen into your pool. A leaf net with a telescopic pole is especially helpful for any hard-to-reach debris, sparing you from needing to dive in to grab whatever may have fallen into your pool.

Scrub the Sides and the Floor

After you remove floating contaminants from your pool, you then need to clean the floor and the sides of your pool, too. Sediment and algae can quickly start to form on the surfaces of your pool if you don’t stay on top of this task. Don’t forget to take your scrubbing brush to your pool accessories, such as your ladder or the light fixtures, as well. This can help keep your pool sanitary and free from filmy buildup.

Let Your Equipment Work for You

Once you’ve given your pool a good cleaning, you can now let your pool accessories and system work for you. Check to make sure your pool pump is working properly to help prevent problems from arising in the future. Make sure you clean out your filter regularly, too, so it can continue to work at peak efficiency. Pool vacuums are great investments as well, as they can reach some of the hardest and deepest spots of the pool and remove built-up debris. You’ll save precious time — and have a more sanitary pool in the long run — if you invest in the right equipment for your swimming pool.

Water Chemistry

We highly recommend testing, balancing and sanitizing your pool on a regular basis as well. Water chemistry is key to a clean and operational swimming pool. For all of your water care needs, visit Pool Tech in Salisbury today. Our team of experts can help you find the right pool chemicals and accessories to get the job done correctly.

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Having a clean and inviting swimming pool can make you the most popular person on your block during the hotter months. However, if you’re struggling to keep your pool clean, your enjoyment of it can quickly plummet. To learn more tips and advice on keeping your pool clean this summer, please head on over to our blog for more information. Whether you’re looking to learn more about the right pool chemicals needed to keep your pool clean, you want to find out how to properly maintain your pool during the offseason, or you want to learn more about our custom in-ground pool designs or Sundance® Spas, our team here at Pool Tech in Salisbury can point you in the right direction to help you fully enjoy your pool when the weather gets warm!

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