If you have just finished pool renovations and are new to the delightful world of home swimming pools you will want to know the best ways to keep that pool clean. The easiest way of all is to purchase an automatic pool cleaner. That way you don’t have to work quite so hard to clean and maintain the water in your pool.

However, automatic pool cleaners can’t do all the work that is needed. Here are some of the other ways in which you can ensure good water quality and reduce the need for extra chemicals in the pool.

  • Use a pool scoop to skim leaves and other debris out of the pool on a daily basis. The sooner they are out, the less likely the ph of the water is to change. Rotting starts immediately, even though you cannot see it with the naked eye and it is that which interferes with the ph level of the water. Vacuuming should be done at least once a week, but daily is better.
  • If you don’t have an automatic cleaner, brush down the walls of the pool. Algae tends to form on the walls of the pool. Since it seems to grow there, it needs to be brushed off. It will then sink to the bottom where the robot cleaner can deal with it. If your pool is concrete lined with plaster, a stiff brush will be needed. Other types require a soft bristle brush.

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