Pool Cleaning 101
No matter what type of pool you have, you need to know how to clean your pool to prevent cloudiness and pollution and prevent your pool from becoming an unswimmable mess. Below, we'll detail the basics of how to clean your pool and keep it looking beautiful all year round.
You'll need to pick up a few items to clean your pool efficiently.
- A pool net
- Pool test strips
- A pool brush
- Pool vacuum cleaners (not always essential)
- A filter cleaner
1. Skim Off Any Debris
This is a simple first step that will set you up for success in all steps that follow. A skimmer can fish out most leaves, and higher-density skimmers can also collect most of the dirt.
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2. Use a Pool Brush
Like your teeth, your swimming pool needs a good brushing to avoid expensive damage. A pool should ideally be brushed at least once a week. If you've got a big family that uses your pool throughout the week, cleaning twice is recommended, aside from weekly pool brushing. A high-quality brush easily removes dirt from the corners of the pool and stairs. You can purchase our recommended pool brush on our website Aiper.com.
3. Vacuum Your Pool
Connect a pool vacuum to start vacuuming. This will ensure all those tiny bits of dirt and debris are cleaned. There are new ways to vacuum your pool, and you can find the perfect cordless pool cleaner for your pool at Choosing Your Aiper.
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4. Clean The Filter
Perhaps your cartridge doesn't look half bad. However, do you know how much dirt is lurking between the pleats? We recommend you do a full clean-out at least once a month. How do you do that?
Cleaning your filter is simple. First, rinse your filters with fresh water with a garden hose or in the sink, and spread each out pleat to remove debris. Then spray filters with filter cleaner, let them sit for 15 minutes, and rinse them once more with fresh water.
5. Balance Out The Pool Water
Swimming pools should be tested with a test kit once a week. If any of your pool's chemicals are off-balance, you'll need to test the water daily until the chemicals are balanced. Before adding any chemicals to your pool water, ensure the pool pump is on so the chemicals will circulate throughout your pool. Chlorine should be between 1-5 ppm, pH 7.2 - 7.6, and your pool's stabilizer between 30-50 ppm.
6. Use a Pool Cover
A pool cover will prevent the majority of dust, leaves, and pollen from collecting in your pool before it becomes a problem. Simply, a pool cover will eliminate most of your cleaning tasks before they ever build up, making this one of the best investments for your pool.
7. Pool Leak Detection
Pools naturally lose water to evaporation, splashout, and drainage. On the other side, rainfall will also refill your pool. But how do you know when your pool is experiencing excess leakage? My rule of thumb is that if you're routinely adding more than two inches of water to your pool per week, you probably have a leak that is worth spending some time and possibly money to repair.
Pools are meant to be watertight, but sealants deteriorate over time while other parts of your pool shift, settle, or just plain wear out. Pools can leak through any of the fittings or accessories, plumbing, or even right through the shell.
It is essential to repair leaks to save water, heat, and chemicals and prevent undermining pool structural components from deteriorating and washing away fill dirt that supports the pool walls and pool deck. Thorough pool care will ensure clean, safe water and a healthy pool. We here at Aiper hope the above tips will help you clean and healthy with ease so you can get back to enjoying your pool, not spending time cleaning it.