How to Keep Your Pool Water Clean and Clear

How to Keep Your Pool Water Clean and Clear

Less-Obvious Equipment Required in Swimming Pool Maintenance

by Cassandra Caldwell

When you install a swimming pool in your backyard, you can kiss goodbye to long drives to a beach or a public swimming pool for an afternoon dip. Finally, you can enjoy summer afternoons in the comfort of your backyard. Notably, swimming pools require several pieces of equipment to keep them safe and in optimal condition. While some of the supplies are obvious, others are not, although they are equally critical to pool maintenance. This article looks at the less-obvious swimming pool cleaning supplies.

Telescopic Pole

Pool experts refer to the telescopic pole as the unsung hero of swimming pool maintenance, while others call it the Swiss army knife of pool equipment. The reason is that a telescopic pole is a highly versatile pool cleaning equipment that you can use for skimming, brushing, and vacuuming tasks. All you have to do is attach a skimmer net or brush to perform the desired task. However, that is not all a telescopic pole can do regarding pool maintenance. As its name implies, a telescopic pole can extend and shrink, offering you the flexibility to reach wherever you want to clean. When shopping for a telescopic pole, choose one with thick tubing, preferably aluminium. Overall, you save a lot of time and effort with a telescopic pole.

Pool Leveller

Pools lose water every day in several ways, including splashes while swimming, evaporation, and leaking pipes. Unfortunately, it is impossible to avoid the loss entirely, mainly evaporation, since it is natural. Pool water levels drop when it happens, and you have to replenish it using a garden hose. However, using a hose garden to restore pool water levels is inefficient and time-consuming. An automatic pool leveller is an efficient alternative attached to a water hose and hangs on a pool's edge. It is equipped with sensors that monitor pool water levels in real-time. When pool water levels drop below the set threshold, a pool water level automatically adds more water.

Chemical Monitor

Ensuring pool water has optimally balanced chemicals is the cornerstone to a safe and clear swimming pool. However, the only way to ensure your pool has enough chemicals is to test the water regularly. Unfortunately, it is common for pool owners to forget to test their pool water, leading to chemical imbalances. You can eliminate guesswork and forgetfulness in testing pool water by getting a chemical monitor. Notably, a chemical monitor does precisely what its name says, monitors chemicals in a pool and alerts you in case of imbalances. Quality chemical monitors can even tell you how much of each chemical is necessary to restore balance.

For more information, contact local pool equipment companies. 


About Me

How to Keep Your Pool Water Clean and Clear

I love my swimming pool. There is nothing better than spending a long summer's day by the side of the pool, taking the occasional dip to cool off. I also like to exercise in my pool before I start work. It really wakes me up and gets me going for the day. However, I had a bit of a shock when I uncovered my pool after a long winter. The water had turned a funny green colour. I called in a pool contractor and they explained that the water was out of balance and needed to be shocked and cleaned. Since then, I have learnt all about how best to care for my pool water. I have started this blog to let others know how they can look after their swimming pool.