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May 17, 2024

How to Clean a Pool

Having a pool is a luxury, but it comes with the responsibility of keeping it clean and well-maintained. A clean pool not only looks inviting but also ensures safe swimming conditions for you and your family. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the essential steps to clean your pool like a pro, specifically tailored for pool owners.

Keep your pool sparkling clean all year round with these pool care tips.

1. Skim and Brush Regularly

Remove leaves, insects, and debris from the surface of your pool using a skimmer net. Pools can accumulate a lot of debris, especially during windy seasons or near trees. Regularly brushing the walls and floor of your pool helps prevent algae buildup and keeps your pool sparkling clean.

2. Vacuum the Pool

Invest in a reliable pool vacuum to clean the bottom of your pool effectively. Pools can collect dirt, sand, and other debris, especially if they are located near beaches or in dusty areas. Pay special attention to corners and steps where dirt and algae tend to accumulate.


Zodiac Duo-X DX4050 iQ


3. Test and Balance Chemicals

Regularly test the pH and chlorine levels of your pool water using a testing kit. Climate can vary greatly, affecting the chemical balance of your pool water. Adjust chemicals as needed to maintain the proper balance for clean and safe swimming water.

4. Clean the Filter

Backwash or clean your pool filter according to the manufacturer's instructions to ensure optimal filtration and circulation of water. In locations where pools are often used year-round, a clean filter is essential for keeping your pool water clear and free of contaminants.


Waterco Trimline Cartridge Filter


5. Shock the Pool

Shock your pool regularly, especially after heavy use or during periods of hot weather, to kill bacteria and algae and prevent cloudy water. Summers can be intense, leading to increased bacteria growth. Shocking your pool helps maintain crystal-clear water for enjoyable swimming.

6. Maintain Proper Water Level

Check the water level of your pool regularly and top it up as needed to ensure proper filtration and circulation. Climate can be hot and dry, leading to evaporation. Keeping your pool at the proper water level ensures efficient operation of your filtration system.

About Pool Shop

Pool Shop is one of Australia's leading suppliers of pool and spa products, offering a wide range of essentials like cleaners, pumps, lights, chlorinators, filters, chemicals, spare parts, and more. We stock the highest quality products as authorised sellers of leading brands such as Zodiac, Astral Pool, Maytronics, Hayward, Madimack, Polaris, Pentair Onga and more. With a price match guarantee and fast delivery, we ensure a seamless shopping experience.

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