How to Clean a Swimming Pool

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Having a swimming pool at home can be a fantastic asset to any family. With access to a pool each day, families can stay both fit and healthy, as well as having a place to entertain, relax and take away the stresses of day to day life.

As good as owning a swimming pool may be, unless it is cared for in the correct and proper manner, it will soon be deemed unusable, require an often expensive professional clean or, in the worst case scenario, need to be closed off and completely refurbished. Thankfully, all of these outcomes can be prevented, as long as a regular cleaning regime is followed.

If the pool is outdoors, the first step to take is to ensure that there are no obvious leaves, twigs, branches or insects floating in the pool. The time of year generally stipulates how often this should be done, but once every day or two is considered a good average that should be adhered to.

Whilst a large amount of problems are prevented by simply removing any pieces of foliage from the swimming pool, it will still require a thorough cleaning of the floor and walls to ensure no lime scale or dirt builds up.

On first thoughts, many people would believe that to clean the walls and floor of a pool, it needs to be emptied of all of its water. Although this may have been true once, there is an extensive range of products on the market to clean it without the need to drain its contents. Of the many products that will help with the cleaning process, the most notable is the pool vacuum. Simply a version of a vacuum cleaner for use underwater, the pool vacuum effectively removes any dirt or unwanted items that have sunk to the bottom of the pool. Relatively inexpensive but essential for maintaining a healthy pool, these items have a range of different attachments and capabilities, specifically the telescopic handles, which ensures that regardless of how deep the pool is, the vacuum can reach it effortlessly.

If a swimming pool is used on a regular basis, it is highly advised to place a range of appropriate chemicals into the water. For example, by using chlorine, pool owners can guarantee that unwanted dirt and grime will be completely minimized and the water itself will stay looking fresh and healthy.

There are a range of chemicals available to use and the process involves a lot of chemistry work, including the recording of the different chemical levels within the water. Whilst it may sound daunting, all of the chemicals used come with full and detailed instructions, ensuring that the process becomes one that is very straightforward.

Cleaning a your pool thoroughly once a month will ensure that it remains in the best condition possible. However, by carrying out smaller tasks on a daily basis, the cleaning process can be one that takes only a small amount of time to carry out, but ensures a healthy swimming pool for all to enjoy.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29