How to keep your pool clean and what supplies do you need?

Swimming is becoming an activity enjoyed by more and more people in the comfort and privacy of their own backyards, rather than something that’s only enjoyed in hotels or on vacations.

Even with the advent of new technologies, pool cleaning and maintenance can still be a cumbersome task but it’s not as tedious process as it used to be. Additionally, though hiring a pool maintenance professional is the way that many pool owners are opting for so they can simply enjoy the pool without the muss and fuss of cleaning.

If you opt to clean your own pool it’s easier than ever before because of the access you have to products on the market. Here are some tools we like for keeping your pool clean and healthy for your family and friends:

Brushes – The straight and corner brushes are used to scrub debris and algae and come with suction to clear out the debris that was removed
Skimmers – A skimmer also helps keep insects, leaves and other debris out of the pool. Leaves clog filters and can stick to the sides of the walls and floor, making a slippery mess
Testing kits – In addition to having your cleaning supplies, you need a testing kit to make certain the chemical levels are in balance.
Pool filters – remove bacteria and small dirt particles that enter the pool; the filters need to be checked and cleaned regularly.
Pool cleaners – these devices also clean up the sediment that settles on the bottom of the pool and sometimes get into the hard to reach places. There are robotic pool cleaners on the market which make this task even easier than before.

Keeping your water clean and bacteria and debris-free is essential to providing a safe swimming experience for all those who frolic in the pool. Whether you undertake the maintenance yourself or hire a professional, ongoing pool cleaning is essential. 

Robbi Hess is a blogger/editor for www.poolinfosite.com where she blogs about all things pool-related.