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How To Clean Your Own Pool

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If you have a pool in your backyard, you obviously want it to be clean and well maintained so you can enjoy it whenever the weather allows it. By borrowing a few tricks from the professionals like Imperial Paddock Pools Ltd, you can maintain your pool so you can get swimming as soon as possible. This article explains a few professional tips for pool maintenance.

Cleaning the Visible Debris

The first step is to get rid of all the visible debris in your pool. With your pool skimmer, get all of the surface debris out of the pool. Then, get all of the debris out of the filters. Most often, this debris will be in the form of fallen leaves. Look around your landscaping and see if there are any problem trees that are producing most of the debris. It might be smarter and more effective to simply trim back the problem trees instead of skimming the pool on a daily basis.

Setting Up Your Vaccuum

When setting up your vacuum you want to turn the nozzle of the return jets downward. If the nozzles are facing upward they will produce bubbles. When you connect the vacuum hose hold it above the water when you power it up and wait until water starts to pour out of the vacuum. At this point you can drop the vacuum into the water and let it go to work. Most pool vacuums can run on their own. However, you can make your vacuuming more effective by guiding it with your skimmer pole.

Scrubbing Away Scum and Algae

Your vacuum will get most of the dirt and debris off the bottom of your pool surface. However, there is always a chance that algae can build up, especially on tile pools and in grout lines. To clean away the scum you simply need to get out and scrub brush and start scrubbing. You might as well jump in the pool and enjoy it while you're scrubbing away. Keep an eye out for plaque buildup in your grout lines. This could be a sign of mold that can end up being hazardous to your health. If there is mold throughout your pool, you might need to drain it and then reseal all the areas where it is forming. In the worst case scenario you might have to change some of the tiles.

The final step is to add the appropriate chemicals to balance the pH of your pool. After this, you should be ready to take a dip.