A pool maintenance service is an essential part of keeping your swimming pool safe, clean and healthy. They’ll use the best tools and chemicals to keep your pool sparkling and free from bacteria.
They can help you save money on pool upkeep and prevent future repairs. They’ll also save you time by making sure your pool stays healthy and clear of debris.
Pool chemicals are used to keep the water in your pool clean. This involves balancing the pH, alkalinity and sanitizer levels to ensure that your water is safe for you and your guests to swim in.
Strong Oxidizer of Unwanted Contaminants
Chlorine is the most common sanitizer. It acts as a quick and persistent sanitizer, an effective algaecide and a strong oxidizer of unwanted contaminants.
Non-chlorine oxidizers such as potassium monopersulfate can be added in addition to chlorine to help break down organic contaminants. These can be added to your pool once or twice a week, but make sure that they are not exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
The filters included with a pool cleaning service are designed to remove foreign debris such as bugs, dirt and hair from the water. This prevents cloudy water that is unfit for swimming.
Filters also help with water circulation, which is important for healthy pool Manual and spas. This helps pool chemicals distribute evenly to kill bacteria and prevent infections.
Sand & Diatomaceous Earth
There are three main types of filters: cartridge, sand and diatomaceous earth (D.E). Cartridge filters strain contaminants as small as 10 microns.
A skimmer is one of the components in your pool’s filtration system that filters out debris, dirt and leaves from your pool water. If you don’t clean out your skimmer basket regularly, it can clog up the filtration system and make it work harder to circulate water.
Stewart Vernon, Founder and COO of America’s Swimming Pool Company, says that skimmers are the “most important part of the filtration process.”
If you have an above-ground pool or don’t have a skimmer built into your pool, there are other options available.
Automatic Pool Cleaner
Skimmers are designed to connect to an automatic pool cleaner (vacuum) and collect surface debris as it floats in the pool. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices, so find the right skimmer for your needs.
Pool brushes are the tools used to scrub a pool’s surface. They are often the least-familiar equipment for customers, but they’re an essential component of any pool maintenance plan.
The right brush can be a key tool for removing stains and algae from the surface of your pool. It should be able to reach corners, and it must be easy to maneuver.
Most Common Type of Pool Brush
Nylon bristles are the most common type of pool brush, but stainless steel bristles are also available. Stainless steel brushes are ideal for cleaning tough stains and algae on concrete or gunite pools.
Nylon and stainless steel pool brushes are usually paired with a telescoping pole to make it easier to reach all of your pool’s surfaces. However, they can be quite heavy to use.
One of the simplest and most affordable pool cleaning tools, vacuums suck dirt, leaves, mud and other debris off the floor of your pool. This helps prevent excess buildup of algae, scum and other undesirable materials, and keeps your pool water cleaner and fresher for longer.
Vacuums can be manual (handheld) or automatic. Handheld vacuums are a great option for spot-cleaning smaller pools that haven’t had a thorough clean.
An automated vacuum will connect to your filtration system while it’s off and then automatically crawl around the pool to clean it. This is a hands-free cleaning process that saves you time and energy, but it’s important to backwash your filter after using a vacuum to prevent the buildup of debris in the system.