The Importance of Regular Pool Cleaning
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, will make a difference in prolonging its life, preventing algae growth and extend the need to perform costly 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 by thoroughly brushing a minimum of twice monthly to keep your pool crystal.
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.
Adjust the water chemistry to the guidelines NSPI established
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.