How To Effectively Clean Your Pool In No Time
- October 15, 2018
- By Admin: Jamey Konicki
Owning a pool in your backyard offers many perks. You can always take a dip and swim in the comforts of your home. You can have family and friends over for a pool party. But maintaining and cleaning your pool can be a buzzkill.
The good news is, there are easy and effective ways when it comes to pool cleaning. Consider the following tips, and you’ll have a clean swimming pool with sparkling water in no time.
Do Skim and Scrub
Manually skim your pool daily to get rid of leaves, debris and other items floating on your pool. Don’t forget to scrub as the edges and sides of your pool are prone to algae buildup. Do this at least twice a month or once every other week, or as soon as you see algae growths in the area.
Get a Robotic Cleaner
Got no time and energy to clean and maintain your pool? Then get one of those reliable Robotic Pool Cleaners, and your problems are good as gone. These smart innovations get the job done the easy way. They work independently and doesn’t require you to connect them to your pool filters. The best part? They are low maintenance and delivers excellent results every single time.
Test Your Waters and Balance the Chemicals
If the water on your pool is improperly balanced, then expect it to be murky and dirty. Chances are, it will be a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause skin irritations and other health problems. Lucky for us, testing and balancing the chemicals on your pool is not that hard.
To test the water, fill a few testing kits with your pool’s water, add the solutions that came with the kit, close the vial and compare with the guidelines that came with the testing kit. Adjust chemicals as needed until your pool water turns crystal clear. The water should have no scent once you’re done balancing the chemicals. Do this once a week.
Use Baking Soda Instead of Chemicals
Baking soda is an excellent choice if you want a cheaper alternative to chemicals. It has the same sodium bicarbonate concentration per pound as chemicals, so all you need is to put the same amount of baking soda on your pool water as you would with chemical solutions.
Tennis Balls are Your New Best Friends
Before taking a dip, most people use different products that contain oils like sunscreen, suntan oils, hair products and even the natural oils found on our skin. Such oils get left behind in the water, and the simplest solution would be to throw in a tennis ball into your pool. The fibres on it will absorb oil, and you’ll notice less sheen on your pool water.
Cleaning your swimming pool and maintaining it should not be a burden. As long as you know how to do it the right way and with the right products and equipment, your pool should be in tip-top shape. By taking time to do these tips, you can focus on enjoying your day at the pool instead of spending unnecessary money out of your pocket.