If you own a pool, then avoiding pool cleaning mistakes needs to be a part of your daily routine. Otherwise, you could end up with problems like algae build-up and dangerous bacteria in your pool water. Unfortunately, there are quite a few common mistakes pool owners make when cleaning their pools. By being aware of these mistakes and how to avoid them, you can keep your pool clean and ready-to-enjoy all summer long.
Relying on Automatic Cleaners
Automatic cleaners allow you to drop a high-tech device into your pool and have leaves and other debris automatically sucked up and stored away. And while these devices can be great for helping you maintain an already-clean pool, they should not be used as a substitute for manual cleaning and scrubbing. All too often, pool owners will think that using one of these means they don’t need to perform their regular cleaning and maintenance, but this simply isn’t the case.
Forgetting to Scrub and Brush
Another common mistake pool owners make when it comes to cleaning is that of forgetting to thoroughly scrub and brush the sides and bottoms of the pool. Skimming the water of debris is important, as is added regular pool chemicals. However, without scrubbing and brushing, algae and other bacteria can build up along the inside surfaces of your pool and lead to chemical imbalances, algae spores, and other difficult problems. Ideally, you should be scrubbing the sides and bottom of your pool at least once a week.
Choosing a Skimmer Over a Rake
While leaf skimmers are a cheaper option, leaf rakes will do a much more thorough job at removing debris not only from the top of your pool water but from the bottom as well. Specifically, a rake can easily be dipped down and used to pick up debris from the bottom of your pool, which can be extremely difficult with a traditional skimmer.
Now that you know which mistakes to avoid, you can take better care of your pool. Of course, if you’ prefer to save yourself the hassle and leave the pool cleaning up to a professional, don’t hesitate to contact us at Aquanomics Pools!