Cleaning your pool is a must to ensure your comfort, protect your equipment, and keep it clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. Keeping the pool well maintained and with proper pool cleaning, could prolong its life, prevent bacteria growth and hold off needed repairs. It is important to clean and brush the pool on a regular basis to upkeep your pool looking great and relaxing. Spend at least five to ten minutes pool cleaning and brushing every few days to keep your pool sparkling or look for reliable pool experts to do the work for you.
- Net any debris off the surface of the pool water
- Brush the entire surface of the pool, including tiled areas
- Manually brush any dirt and debris that has not been already removed by the cleaning system
- Clean out the skimmer and pump baskets
- Check filter pressure to determine if backwashing or cartridge cleaning is necessary
- Test the levels of chlorine, pH and alkalinity
How to clean
Use a manual brush and pool vacuum on all areas of the walls and floor at least once a week, even if your pool is equipped with an automatic system. There are some places in every pool that the automatic cleaning systems miss. Pay particular attention to stairs, corners and other hard-to-reach areas that get little circulation.
Why is brushing important?
Brushing is an important part of the initial new pool cleaning process but, even after your pool is clean, it is important to occasionally brush your pool to remove the dirt that will adhere to the wall and floor. Start at the top of the walls on the tile line and work your way down to the bottom of your pool. Avoid scraping the bottom of your pool with the plastic edges of the brush, which may cause marking of the plaster. Using steady, firm strokes, always brush the dirt toward the recirculating drain, overlapping your brush strokes.
The easiest way to maintain your pool is to hire a reliable pool maintenance professional to do most of the maintaining for you. The professionals at Pristine Pools are experts in pool maintenance, pool cleaning, and pool repair service. We are located in Austin, Texas. Contact us for a free quote at 512-773-0668.