How To Keep Your Swimming Pool Clean

DailyMorningCoffee welcomes Ivan Dimitrijevic with his first Guest Article. 

How to keep your swimming pool clean and safe?

If you are a pool owner, you have to know that decision about the right pool cleaner set for your pool have to be based on the shape of your pool.

For a rounded swimming pool with no square corners for a cleaner to get stuck in, a random style suction cleaner will be an excellent solution.  If your pool has square shape and sharp corners then a random pool cleaner will likely get stuck. You can choose to go for a geared suction cleaner that will either constantly slowly turn or every few minutes reverse back a few steps before continuing.

Pool cleaners are the equivalent of “underwater robots” which seemingly move around on their own on the floor of a swimming pool. As they move around on the floor’s surface, a motor/hose combo will employ vacuum suction power that safely removes all the debris which may have collected since the last cleaning. While a pool cleaner does not provide a comprehensive cleaning that covers all every aspect of making a pool tidy, but it does a tremendous job of clearing settled debris out of the pool.

Next thing you have to keep in mind as a pool owner is that you need to find a pool cleaner which is capable of handling the type of debris which can find its way into your pool. Depending on your pool location, leaves, branches, sand, and, of course, dirt can cause some problems with your pool cleaning and safety. Different models of pool cleaners are specially designed for different impurities and debris. You need to match your cleaner with what you intend it to deal with.

Another piece of regular pool maintenance equipment is pool pumps.

Specially, one thing you have to keep in mind when we are talking about modern pool pumps and this is energy efficiency. The older models were mainly focused on high power consumption, but modern days pool pumps are friendly for your energy bill and the main focus is the speed at which water passes through the filtration system. Modern designers have come up with a wide range of either variable flow or variable speed pumps.

Variable speed pumps differ with single speed ones in that they use magnetic motors to keep varying the speeds on their own, according to the pools volume and size. They work at the least needed energy for every swimming pool task such as heating, circulation and cleaning. A single speed will in contrast use the same power for each task. Experiments have proved that power consumption can be reduced to an eighth by cutting pump water speed by a half.

Next thing you have to keep in mind are pool chemical sets. Pool chemical packages offer a cost effective alternative for pool owners to keep pool and spa water healthy.

Pool chemicals offer a cheap alternative for pool owners to keep pool and spa water healthy all year round. The main chemical for sanitizing and pool cleaning is chlorine. It is a cheap and effective disinfectant for water which will kill the algae and bacteria. The advantage of chlorine is its effectiveness at a very low price. With a dose of chlorine you are able to kill bacteria and algae in your swimming pool, as well as break down the level of natural oils and grease from our bodies in the water.
The chlorine in the water can have some well known negative implications, because chlorine will react with organic cells giving your pool a not so pleasant smell plus well known eyes stinging issue. What may be a less well known fact is that the chlorine will only be properly effective when the PH balance is correct.

For that reason, you have to consider chemicals to maintain the PH balance and so called clarifiers.

Pool balancers – PH balancing chemicals are typically just concentrated acid or alkali to put into the water in an effort to keep the ph7 neutral level. It is very important to use some kind of pool PH testing strip to see the actual PH level of the water before adding anything. Finally clarifiers are a useful pool chemical because they make the process of filtering and skimming the pool that much easier. The clarifier helps the individual particles that are dispersed in the water to clump together to make it easier to filter them out.

Author Bio:

Ivan D. is part time blogger and online enthusiast. He contributes to many blogs including Red Baron Pool Supplies, writing about inspirational pool design, pool equipment and maintenance, pool chemicals, salt chlorinators and pool pumps.

 

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11 comments

  1. Enclose your pool with high fences, which can be locked. Do not leave the pool open and accessible since children can fall inside. Keep your pool safe, and keep your kids away from the poolside.

  2. One of the best ways to keep your pool clean is to use it every day. This helps keep the pool active and doesn’t allow mildew to start forming on the pool walls. Also, make sure you wash off before getting in the pool. This will eliminate extra sand and dirt from entering the pool.

  3. Algae is another popular scapegoat when it comes to swimming pool cleaning. It is often blamed for making pool water dirty. While algae certainly will turn pool water cloudy and eventually make it go green if it isn’t dealt with, it isn’t actually making your pool water dirty. Algae is a microscopic plant and perfectly natural. Still, a pool full of algae isn’t going to contribute towards a healthy swimming pool either!

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