Keeping Your Pool Clean Really Is A Simple Job!
Pools Are A Lot Easier To Clean Than You Think!
Nearly every pool owner would be thrilled to have their pool cleaned by a professional pool cleaner. We witness this on TV commercials all the time. The problem is that a professional pool cleaning service can become very expensive, especially over the entire pool season. Consequently, you should know how to clean your pool with your own two hands.
The water surface of your pool will collect leaves and other debris. Clean it with a pool type leaf rake that has a net attached to it. It should have a long pole on the rake so you can reach all around the pool to scoop up surface debris.
What is the quickest method to clean your pool? Start by walking along the sides of your pool and collecting pool debris with your net. Do this a few times so that you can pick up leaves and nasty insects. It is a great idea to empty the net if the debris fills it and then return to raking to avoid dumping picked up debris back into the water.
Take the leaf rake into the center of the pool and move the net up and down to clean the center. Pull the rake towards your body and make sure to keep an angle of the head of the rake. This will help you trap and bring in any debris that is hanging out in the middle of the pool.
The water surface is done so the next thing to do is to vacuum the bottom of the pool. Connect the hose to the vacuum and place the unit in the water. Adjust the hose so that it fills with water. You need do this first to avoid the vacuum taking in air during the first few moments of cleaning. This will give your vacuum a longer cleaning life. Vacuum the pool floor until it is shiny and clean to your satisfaction.
Brush the sides of the pool after vacuuming the pool floor. It may seem counterintuitive because some debris will fall to the pool bottom. However, this is much faster then brushing first and waiting for the debris to land on the pool bottom before vacuuming. If you have more time then brush first. It is really up to you. If you do brush first then wait about a half hour after brushing to begin vacuuming.
Place the head of the brush downward and brush along the sides of the pool. Use a downward brushing method and keep the brush straight all the way until you touch the pool bottom. Bring the brush back up to the surface with care. Repeat this method for each pool wall.
Presto. You now have a clean pool. That wasn't so bad. Was it? The best thing is to clean periodically to avoid massive debris build up. Follow the steps listed above and you will be well on your way to a pristine clean pool that will have your neighbors green with envy.
This article was posted on November 01, 2005
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