Swimming pools are great places to be, especially during the warm summer months. But they can be tricky to clean. This is because there are usually a lot of chemicals in the pool that can damage your health if you are not careful (for example, chlorine). That is why it is best to be selective about the cleaners that you use and how often you use them. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to properly clean your pool. So sit back, relax, and get ready to swim!
Use The Correct Swimming Pool Cleaner
When you are planning on cleaning your pool, the very first thing you need to do is to decide which type of cleaner to use. You have several options, from simple dip tanks to automatic pool cleaners. Let’s take a look at each one.
This is the most basic and least efficient type of cleaner. It is usually made of a few buckets and a scrubbing board. All you have to do is pour the pool water, along with any furniture or plants, into the bucket and scrub for about 10 minutes. After that, you need to rinse the bucket with fresh water and repeat the process. This type of cleaning requires a lot of physical effort and is very inefficient. To put it plainly, it is very labor-intensive and quite impractical for the average person. Not to mention that it can damage sensitive parts of your pool equipment (for example, the filter). As a general rule, this type of cleaner should only be used for maintenance purposes or in case your pool is exceptionally dirty. Otherwise, you should consider an automatic pool cleaner (see below).
This type of cleaner is used for large pools and is similar to the traditional cleaner in that it has two compartments: a dirty and a clean one. You will need to use this type of cleaner in conjunction with a pool cleaner key (this makes it easy to switch between the two compartments). To avoid any confusion, I would recommend avoiding this type of cleaner altogether; it is neither efficient nor sustainable. Not to mention that you will need a separate bucket for the clean part which takes up more space than what you need.
Pump And Spray Cleaner
This type of cleaner has a pump that sprays the water with a fine mist, which makes it easier to disperse the chemical into the pool water. It is also more environmentally-friendly than the other types as it eliminates the need to dump the entire contents of the bucket. Still, this type of cleaner requires a bit of training to properly use and is not for the faint of heart. As a general rule, this is the type of cleaner to avoid unless you are planning on changing the filters often (otherwise, it might lead to health problems).
Spring-Loaded Swimming Pool Cleaner
This type of cleaner, typically, mounts on the side of the pool and is connected to a cord that connects it to a wall socket. When you turn on the switch, the cleaner starts pumping. It functions on a combination of pressure and suction, which allows it to clean the entire pool simply by moving around. It is, in fact, very similar to a traditional bucket with the difference that it has a spring that automatically returns it to its original position when you turn off the switch. This type of cleaner is great for big pools as it saves you a lot of effort (hence its common use in resorts). One of its main advantages is that you do not have to be present to use it (the kids can help out too). Unfortunately, this type of cleaner is often complicated to use and requires a bit of training (hence the reason it is not very common). Still, if you are looking for an eco-friendly and easy-to-use option, this is the one for you.
Fully Automated Pool Cleaner
This type of cleaner is usually a single, large chamber that is connected to a vacuum tank and a chemical dispenser. It functions on a timer so that the cleaner will clean the pool automatically every day. The vacuum ensures that all of the dirt and debris are removed from the pool while the chemical dispenser injects chlorine into the water. It also has a water dispenser and provides a nice, clean drinking water fountains near the pool (for the dog and the kid). One of the biggest advantages of this type of cleaner is that it requires very little physical effort to use. The vacuum takes care of the dirty part, while the chlorine does the rest. Not to mention that this type of cleaner can clean the pool super quickly (depending on the size of the pool). This feature makes it ideal for use during parties and gatherings where people might want to swim for a bit or stay in the pool for a while. Lastly, it has a lot of settings that you can use to customize the cleaning process. This makes it very easy to use (it will even tell you how to use it effectively).
As you can see, there are many different types of cleaners that you can use to clean your pool. Each one has its perks and disadvantages (some are more eco-friendly than others while some are more convenient for daily use). It really depends on what you are looking for and what type of pool you have. But, as a general rule of thumb, choose the one that is eco-friendly and that you can operate with minimal effort. If you go for the automatic types, you will save a great deal of effort and time too. That is why most pools now use them instead of the traditional bucket and scrub board strategy. So, if you are in the market for a new pool cleaner, consider all of its pros and cons and choose one that is best suited for your needs.