7 Essential Items for Swimming Pool Maintenance
June 5, 2019by Content Team HPOOL AND SPA
In the United States, there are 10.4 million residential pools.
Owning a pool is a ton of fun – but also requires continuous maintenance!
Here are some essential tools for swimming pool maintenance.
1. Vacuum Hose
To be able to vacuum dirt and other debris from the bottom of the pool, this is an important piece of equipment in your pool maintenance kit.
The vacuum hose connects with the vacuum head and a telescoping pole. You can lower this into the pool, fill the hose with water, and then have it suction up all the dirt at the bottom of the floor.
2. Vacuum Heads
The vacuum head is also important. You should vacuum your pool on a regular basis. The vacuum hose attaches to the vacuum head which is the part that actually cleans the bottom of the pool.
There are two different types of vacuum heads that you can get. You can either get one that is weighted and has wheels, or you can get one that has brushes. The latter is used for vinyl pools.
3. Telescoping Pole
A telescoping pole is also important for the last two pieces of equipment.
The telescoping poles come in all kinds of sizes and different materials. The best ones are ones made of fiberglass because they are more durable.
There are normally two holes in the bottom of the pole so that you can attach different things to it to have a better reach in your pool cleaning.
4. Pool Shock
Your pool can have all kinds of gross chemicals, oils, and other things living in it. Thankfully, there are chemicals that can kill the bad stuff.
This is why you should have a pool shock. When you add pool shock into your water, it will bring the sanitizer levels in the water back up so that it can effectively kill whatever is living in the water.
To make sure that you buy an effective shock, choose one that has calcium hypochlorite in it. You should add the pool shock about once a week.
5. Pool Brushes
Pool brushes are also important to keep your pool clean.
You can buy all kinds of different pool brushes. If you have a concrete pool, then you may want to consider buying a stainless steel brush. However, if you have a vinyl pool, you should get a plastic bristle brush.
6. Skimmer Nets
One of the most popular pieces of pool equipment is a skimmer net.
This is a net made of mesh that can attach to your telescoping pole. If something is floating in your water, you can easily stick the net in and scoop it out.
This is easy and convenient so that you don’t have to get in the water and dig something out.
7. Algae Brush
An algae brush is useful if algae have started to grow in your pool.
Algae can be difficult to clean out of your pool, but the first step is by brushing it off with one of these brushes. If you have a brush that has stainless steel bristles, this can work to break up the algae.
If you have a vinyl pool, use a nylon bristle brush.
Using this kind of brush will save you a lot of time and money.
Use These Supplies for Your Pool Maintenance Today
Start with these pool maintenance tools to keep your pool looking new as long as possible.
Sometimes it can be too much of a chore to clean your pool, but you can find someone else to help you out.
If you need help with cleaning your pool, feel free to contact us!