Cleaning our pool has, up until recently, been at the very bottom of our favorite chores lists. Things have changed in the last few weeks for two reasons:
- We got an electronic pool cleaner.
- We have learned why we should be cleaning out the pool every week.
In this article, we will talk about how getting an electric pool cleaner has changed our world. We’ll also be talking about three of the main reasons you need to be regularly cleaning your pool.
Pool Cleaner, Game Changer?
Cleaning our pool isn’t always a fun job. However, as we will discuss later, it’s an essential job that should be done at least once a week.
After reading this article on the best pool cleaners, we picked ourselves up an electric pool cleaner, and we couldn’t be happier with our purchase.
These cleaners take a lot of the hard work out of cleaning your pool. You can even get a Rumba equivalent of a pool cleaner that will do all the work whilst you’re busy with someone else.
If you’re looking for a device to make cleaning your pool easier, try investing in a pool cleaner.
Why Should I Clean My Pool Every Week?
We mentioned above that we’d been a lot keener to clean our pool since we learned about the benefits of doing it.
Cleaning your pool can have many benefits, including extending the life of your pool, preventing your cleaning system from breaking down, and making your pool safe to swim in.
Here are three reasons you should regularly check your own pool:
You’d be surprised at how much money you can save by cleaning your own pool.
Doing this will require a small amount of investment at the beginning. You’ll need cleaning materials and most likely an electric pool cleaner. After you’ve made that initial purchase, you’ll quickly see the savings add up.
Things you should be doing to your pool once a week:
- Checking the pH balance on the pool, as well as checking the chlorine levels in water
- Brush the sides and the floor of the pool
- Check the pump is working properly.
- Check your skimmer is working properly.
- Check the filter pressure.
- Use a net to remove any leaves and dirt on the surface of the pool.
Prolongs The Life Of Your Pool
Many types of bacteria can build up in your pool when you don’t regularly clean it. Some of these bacteria can damage your pool.
Some types of bacteria will eat away at the grouting between your tiles. Without regular cleaning, your pool can begin to leak or fall apart. If the tiles fall onto the bottom of the pool, they can cause injury, and a leaking pool can damage your property.
The best way to avoid this type of bacteria building up is to brush the sides and your pool floor once a week.
It is also important to regularly clean the pool filters. If they get a build-up of bacteria, then their parts can get damaged. Not only can they sustain damage from the bacteria, but they can also pump the harmful bacteria around the pool.
If they get too damaged, that will stop cleaning your pool all together.
Keeps It Safe To Use
Not only can a dirty pool produce bacteria that can damage your pool, but it can also produce bacteria that can make you ill.
Most people keep their home pool covered to keep unwanted visitors out. But these covers can’t prevent bacteria from building up inside their pool.
Many waterborne parasites are developing chlorine resistance, including cryptosporidium. This parasite can cause vomiting and diarrhea when ingested. Other bacteria that can build up in a pool that isn’t cleaned include norovirus and Legionella.
How Often Should I Clean My Pool?
So, how often should you clean your pool? Doesn’t chlorine keep it clean?
Using chlorine in your pool will take care of many nasty things growing in your pool to truly make it safe to use its best to clean it regularly. Cleaning your pool at least once a week is the best option.
If you plan not to use your pool for a couple of months (like over the colder months), then the best thing you can do to keep it safe is to drain it then. As the weather is getting warmer deep clean the pool before refilling it.