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A Brief Guide To Cleaning Your Swimming Pool

February 10, 2022

A Brief Guide To Cleaning Your Swimming Pool

Swimming enthusiasts can never resist the urge to get a bit of action in their home pools. The thrill of diving into the lukewarm water on a bright sunny day is just too irresistible and unmatched. Hence, regular parties and sports including, water volleyball, water basketball, and a lot of splashing is normal for pool lovers.

However, no fun comes for free. With the excitement of pool sports comes the burden of cleaning the pool. From selecting the appropriate pool cleaning products to the cleaning method itself, every aspect of the process is quite demanding.

The cleaning part is often not as appealing as the swimming part. However, it is absolutely essential. Remember, your pool is not like a natural water body where continuously flowing water and bedrocks will naturally filter out the impurities. A pool is a man-made water body and requires a well-defined cleaning mechanism.

If the latter fails to motivate you to clean your pool, then let us remind you of a few things. You invited people over for a pool party and had a lot of fun. But who knows how many insects, animals and children swam in the pool before you. Since you are going to be using the same pool for a deep swim later, it is best that you purify it before you let the water find its way into your mouth.

To help you accomplish the mission of attaining crystal-clear pristine water, this blog will provide a detailed discussion of the steps to follow when cleaning your pool.

Steps To Efficiently Clean Your Swimming Pool

Your pool is a part of your home. Just like your house needs proper cleaning for the well-being of your family, so does your swimming pool. There are two types of impurities in your pool – organic and other waste (visible to your eyes) and microorganisms such as bacteria (which can’t be seen). Hence, the steps in swimming pool sanitation can be broadly categorised into:

  • Removal of organic waste and other visible materials such as leaves, grime, or more.
  • Disinfection of the pool to remove harmful microorganisms.

Follow these steps:

1. Confirm That You Have The Right Pool Cleaning Supplies

As mentioned earlier, cleaning your pool is no joke. That is why there are professional companies that may offer to do the job for you. But if you want to save the cost and do the deed by yourself, then it is critical that you have all the things you need beforehand.

First, make sure you have the right pool cleaning equipment such as a leaf skimmer, a pool brush, and a telescopic pole. Then, purchase the appropriate pool cleaning chemicals from a reputable supplier. There are many suppliers that provide a wide range of high-quality cleaning supplies.

The latter is a sensitive matter as the water in question is often ingested by people using the pool. Resultantly, any compromise on the quality of the cleaning products may be detrimental to a person’s health.

2. Start From The Surface

The key to the success of any cleaning procedure is following the right order. So, instead of jumping straight to throwing chlorine tablets into the pool, first remove the impurities you can see on the surface. Attach a leaf skimmer to the telescopic pole and remove all the leaves and any other visible impurities from the surface.

3. Clean The SIdes

After the surface, naturally, you should think about cleaning the pool’s walls. To get started, smear whichever cleaning chemical you chose on the brush and thoroughly clean the walls and the stairs to remove any grime.

4. Vacuum The Pool

Some dirt and debris may find its way to the bottom of the pool or may settle down in corners. Thus, the next step should be to vacuum the pool. Simply move the vacuum across the pool gently and stay longer in areas that look more contaminated.

4. Clear The Filters

Some dirt particles may collect in your filters and cause blockages. To avoid the latter, regularly check the filters for any accumulated waste and get rid of it.

5. Disinfect The Water

Now it is time to get rid of the harmful bacteria and other microorganisms. To accomplish the latter, you can:

  • Add sanitising chlorine tablets to the pool. However, ensure that you follow the instructions of use from the manufacturer. Do not overuse these chemicals as they may increase the water’s acidity levels which may be harmful to your health.
  • Use a pool shock. The latter is a type of cleaning product that attacks bacteria released from sweat, urine, and hair. You do not want to swallow any of these. Therefore, use a pool shock to get rid of them.

Nevertheless, always keep an eye on your pool’s pH. It should neither be too acidic nor too alkaline. Maintain it between 7.3 to 7.6.

About Smith’s Sanitation Supply

When it comes to residential or commercial sanitation products, Smith’s Sanitation provides a curated list of high-quality cleaning supplies and equipment all across Burlington. We join hands with only the best and reputable suppliers to ensure that our clients get only the finest products for their commercial and personal cleaning needs. Contact us for more information.

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