Pool maintenance is a vital part of pool ownership. There are many parts to consider, from the pool water chemistry to the pool machinery. If you ever plan on owning a pool, one large part of your regular maintenance is likely skimming the surface of your pool.
When you skim the pool, you remove the debris and particles which fall into your pool daily. It’s a good idea to remove them as often as you can.
While you could always hire a pool cleaning service, it’s easy to do by yourself with the right equipment. In the long term, owning the correct tools will save you money later. To give you a better idea of what we mean, we’re going to take a look at the following:
The Pool Skimmer
The pool skimmer is, appropriately enough, the tool you’ll need to properly skim the surface of your pool. This is the first part of the pool cleaning process. Before you do any other cleaning, you should skim the pool’s surface.
You need to do it daily, if you can, if you want to remove unwanted debris, such as dead leaves, twigs, and other large objects.
When you’re done, your pool will look much nicer than it did before.
Even if you don’t own a skimmer, you might own and automatic skimmer. These are handy devices, but even then, you’ll want to check up on them every now and again. If they don’t work properly, then it defeats the purpose of owning them. Automatic skimmer baskets also require occasional cleaning.
Benefits of Skimming the Pool
Think of all the things which get into your pool. Hair. Insects and arachnids. Leaves. Bark. Twigs. There’s other debris, too, but you get the picture. Swimming with these things isn’t particularly desirable. While skimming it once a week is usually enough, generally it’s a good idea to do it as often as possible.
Skim the pool daily, if you can. If you do, it is bound to look clean and inviting. This is why it’s important to own a skimmer. However, even once you’re finished skimming the pool, there’s still more cleaning left.
Scrubbing the Pool
Now comes the next step: scrubbing the pool. Like skimming, you’ll want the right tools for the job. In addition, you’ll want to make sure your pool scrubbing tools won’t ruin the liner in your pool. Once you’re sure everything’s correct you can begin scrubbing.
Why do we mention this? Because once you’re done, you’ll need to skim the pool again.
That will remove the debris which surfaced from scrubbing. If you don’t own a pool, but are interested in owning one, contact a Texoma pool dealer near you.